Learn More About Sunset International Bible Institute
SunsetOnline.org is the online classroom and bible course website of Sunset International Bible Institute (SIBI), a worldwide organization that is a leader in Christian education and ministry training. Since 1962, SIBI has offered in-depth bible study and bible courses in our main residential campus in Lubbock, Texas, in over 60 international branch and associate schools around the world, and over 380 satellite schools through correspondence.
Since 2006, the same bible studies and ministry training courses are available right here at sunsetonline.org. Sunset Online has students come from 56 countries across the world. Currently, we have over 200 active students who are actively taking credit-level courses toward their associate's and bachelor's degrees.
Beginning in 2009, Sunset International Bible Institute was granted authorization to confer a Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Degree. This is a religious degree focused on Biblical studies and Christian ministry. It is a statement to churches, Christian organizations, and to congregational leaders that the holder of a degree from Sunset has achieved a high level of knowledge and training and has earned the degree designation. Our degree program is designed to equip students to teach the whole counsel of God and to effectively participate in a variety of ministry applications.
Since Sunset is a single-purpose professional institute of ministry, our degrees reflect our uniqueness. We don’t want to misrepresent the nature, scope, and substance of our degree program. We are committed to preparing students for ONE THING: Ministry in the Lord’s church. Since our program is an intensive academic and practical study of the Bible and related ministry subjects, it does not include a liberal arts component. Sunset International Bible Institute is not seeking regional accreditation, but it is widely recognized among Churches of Christ as a quality ministry training school. Our degree program is authorized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Learn More about Sunset
What to Expect from Studies
Frequently Asked Questions
View Course Descriptions
Steps to Earn Your Degree
Register/Apply for Admission to the Degree Program
You can expect your online education at Sunset to teach you the strong, biblical values that have been a part of its long and rich history as a school. Learn more about what you can expect and what we expect from our students.
You can find out more about Sunset International Bible Institute, its history, its programs worldwide, its Master's degree program, and its residential school in Lubbock, Texas, by visiting www.sibi.cc.
How can online studies at Sunset International Bible Institute help me?
Our bible courses at Sunset Online have been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of people. Whatever your background or your situation, we think you'll find online bible courses here that will meet you where you are:
- I'm not of the Christian faith
Get to know the life and teachings of Jesus, and find out the reasons why so many believe in Him.
- I'm a new Christian.
Explore the foundations of the faith that will launch you into a lifetime of discipleship and in-depth bible study.
- I'm a growing Christian.
Enhance your knowledge of the word of God, as well as your ability to put it to good use.
- I'm a Christian leader.
Find out ways to minister more effectively while digging into the deeper treasures of God's word.
- I teach bible classes.
Our online bible classes are an excellent resource for background material as well as biblical application of the material.
- I want to be a minister or missionary
Since 1962, Sunset has been training ministers and missionaries to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Earn the complete Bachelor of Biblical Studies Degree and be prepared for a lifetime of service to God.
What do I need?
Generally speaking, all you need is a computer and an internet connection. The chances are very good that the computer you are currently using already has everything you need to access courses on sunsetonline.org. The following are all that is required:
- Most computers (whether PC or Mac) manufactured within the last five or six years will work fine.
- Internet connection:
- Average speed DSL (or better) to use streaming audio
- Broadband internet to use streaming video
More details, as well as tests to find out if your computer meets the requirements, can be found in the FAQ.
How do I get started?
Getting started on sunsetonline.org is quick, easy, and free.
First, register for free to establish your username and password for the site.
Once you're registered, simply choose one of the available bible courses and enroll in it. A sample bible study from each course is freely available in the Course Samples section. If you enroll in a paid course (credit, certificate, or audit), you will be escorted through a quick and secure checkout using Paypal and will have access to your course within minutes.
If you are pursuing a degree (credit courses), check out the "First Things First" page to make sure you are on the right track.
Ready? Let's get started!