The director for KSBS is Gary Kiser. He is a certified satellite school administrator and has completed his Associates and Bachelors of Biblical Studies through KSBS. He has been an engineer for over 30 years. He also served as a Youth and Family Minister for 10 years, was a houseparent at Christ’sHaven for Children for almost 4 years, and was a foster parent for many years. He currently serves as an Elder at Keller church of Christ.
Keller School of Biblical Studies
The Keller School of Biblical Studies (KSBS) is a certified satellite school of the Sunset International Bible Institute (SIBI) in Lubbock, Texas. SIBI was founded in 1962 by Cline Paden with an initial enrollment of six students. To date, more than 75 classes and 3,000 students have graduated from Sunset (and its satellite and branch schools around the world), which offers both Bachelors and Masters degrees.
Our goal is to train people to be better servants, teachers and leaders where they are! We want to teach the Word of God so that churches and families may be strengthened.
Most classes are presented on DVD and facilitated by a capable Bible teacher. We also now offer our classes via zoom. The lessons will be motivating, interesting and fulfilling as we study the greatest book ever written. We will always pray together and provide opportunities for questions and discussion. Studying with Christian friends making the commitment together is enjoyable and provides more encouragement than just studying alone. The three levels of study make it easily accessible even for those with the most demanding schedules.
Why not commit now to growing spiritually and strengthening your family under the shadow of the Bible? Old familiar passages will suddenly have meanings you’ve never discovered. This could be exactly what you’ve been looking for!
Level One: Audit
The student who is interested in studying the Bible without earning any formal credit may simply attend (audit) the courses. There is no requirement to take any exams or complete any assignments. You are required to have a study guide and will want to answer the self-exams at the end of each lesson.
Level Two: Certificate of Basic Bible Studies (CBBS)
This level is for those interested in more in-depth study and training. It requires completion of all study guide exercises, memorizing assigned passages, and taking the written exams. Upon completion of the 40 courses, students will receive a “Certificate of Basic Bible Studies” from Sunset.
Level Three: Advanced Certificate of Biblical Stud- ies
The requirements for this certificate are the same as for the Level 3 Bachelors however, the cost is somewhat less. Upon completion of 20 courses, students will receive an “Associate Certificate of Advanced Biblical Studies”. Those completing all 40 courses will receive a “Bachelors Certificate of Advanced Biblical Studies.”
Level Three: Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies
The third level is the most demanding and most rewarding. It involves all the requirements of the second level plus additional assignments such as additional scripture memorization, readings from the course textbooks, and research, theme and evaluation papers. Upon completion of 20 courses, these students will re-ceive an “Associate Bachelor of Biblical Studies.” After completing all 40 courses, students will be awarded a “Bachelors of Biblical Studies” degree.
A Certificate of Completion is presented at the conclusion of each course when all requirements are met for the student’s participation level.
Bible History I
Bible History II
Biblical Interpretation Distinctive Nature of the
Historical Christian Evidences Homiletics I (Public Speaking) James
Life of Christ
Timothy and Titus
The Christian Home
History of the Church in a
World Culture Minor Prophets Epistles of Peter
Scheme of Redemption Spiritual Living for Ministers
Basics of Christian Counseling Intro to Christian Counseling Colossians/ Philemon Ephesians
History of the Church in Acts Jeremiah
Gospel of John
I, II Thessalonians
Second Corinthians Daniel
Excellence in Leadership Galatians
John, I, II, III (Epistles of John) Psalms
Theology of Missions Revelation
The following fee* schedule is for tuition only and does not include required books and materials. Thecostforthese additional items will vary with each course.
Level One: FREE
Level Two: $30
Level Three (Certificate): $60
Level Three (Bachelors): $90
*Fees are established by S.I.B.I. and are subject to change. Levels Two and Three require an Initial Registration Fee of $25.00 (one time only).