The Institute for Hebraic Christian Studies was founded by Dr. Richard Booker and offers courses at the McKinney campus at the Bethany Center. The classes are conducted and taught by Dr. Victoria Sarvadi, a graduate of IHCS Houston, and Chaplain Lisa Depew, a graduate of IHCS McKinney. The institute offers 6 courses that consists of 12 classes in each course. Each year we provide 3 courses in the form of trimesters and will take 2 years to complete the degree.

Those who want to earn an Associates Degree in Hebraic-Christian Studies may do so by answering the questions at the end of each lesson and submitting their answers either on paper or electronically through email on a Word Document. Students who are not interested in earning the diploma need not submit their answers. Classes may be attended through Zoom or in person. Everyone must register.

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COMING IN 2022

JR CLASSES

JR 400 – Jesus and the Original Church – January 10th – March 28th, 2022

The purpose of this course is to assist the student in discovering the “Jewishness” of Jesus and understanding the beginning of the early church. The student will learn the Hebraic background of the teachings of Jesus and the early church, the relationship between the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament, the purpose and role of the Law, the emerging influence of the Pharisees and the role of Pilate and the Sadducees in the crucifixion of Jesus. Register now >>

 

JR 500 – God’s Chosen People: from Abraham to the Holocaust April 25th – July 18th, 2022.  July 4th is off night.

The purpose of this course is to help the student understand the history of the Jewish people from the call of Abraham through the First Testament, the period between the Testaments, the New Testament era, the Roman era, and Christian anti-Semitism from the time of Constantine through the Holocaust. Register now >>

 

JR 600 – Understanding Judaism – Beliefs and Practices September 12th – November 28th.

The purpose of this course is to help the student understand the basic Jewish beliefs and practices from a Hebraic-Christian perspective. Register now >>

ADVANCED CLASSES

Behold Your God – February 2022, more information to come.

Purpose:

The purpose of this course is to teach the student how to draw closer to God and experience worship and intimacy with God. This is done by studying the nature and character of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-the God of Israel. The result is a sense of awe and joy in the biblical revelation of the greatness and goodness of God. Students are encouraged to seek the presence of God and discover the personal meaning and application of each attribute of God to their lives.

Subject:

  • BYG 1 – Knowing the God of the Bible
  • BYG 2 – Knowing God as Self-Existing
  • BYG 3 – Knowing God as Personal Spirit
  • BYG 4 – Knowing God as Sovereign
  • BYG 5 – Knowing God as All Power
  • BYG 6 – Knowing God as All Knowledge
  • BYG 7 – Knowing God as Everywhere Present
  • BYG 8 – Knowing God as Unchanging
  • BYG 9 – Knowing God as Holy
  • BYG 10 – Knowing God as Love
  • BYG 11 – Knowing God as Just
  • BYG 12 – Knowing God as Good

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COMING IN 2023

DATES TBA

JR 100 – Discovering Jesus in the Covenants and Rituals. Classes begin February 1st at 7:00pm and runs through April 26th.

The purpose of this course is to help the student understand the various covenants in the Hebrew Scriptures with a special emphasis on the blood covenant. The student learns the basic blood covenant ritual and God revealed it to Adam, Abraham, Moses and the prophets as a picture of the blood of the everlasting covenant He has made for us through Messiah Jesus.

 

JR 200 – Discovering Jesus in the Sabbaths and Feasts. Classes begin June 14th at 7:00pm and runs through August 30th.

The purpose of this course is to help the student understand why God gave the Sabbath(s) and Feasts in the Hebrew Scriptures.The student will study the meaning of the Sabbath, when and how it is to be kept, and by whom.The student will also study the biblical Feasts as a foreshadowing of the Messiah as well as other Jewish holidays.

 

JR 300 – Israel and the Nations in History and Prophecy. Classes begin September 27th at 7:00pm and runs through December 20th (off December 6th).

This course is to help the student understand God’s plan for Israel and the nations in history and prophecy.The student will gain an overview of the entire history of the Jewish people including their past glory and suffering, present crisis and future hope.The student will also study the prophecies of the Messiah in the Hebrew Scriptures in light of their fulfillment in Jesus.

 

OUR TEACHERS

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VICTORIA SARVADI, TH.D., ORD.

Primary Teacher, Graduate IHCS 1999, Doctorate in Theology, CSBR & HCG

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LISA DEPEW, A.A., M. CHAPLAIN, ORD.

Teacher, Graduate IHCS 2018

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Richard Booker, PHD, ORD.

Teacher, Founder of IHCS