Texas International Bible Institute

aka Texas International Bible Institute   |   South Houston, TX   |  www.ibitibi.org

Mission

Our mission is to form men and women to study the Scriptures with objectivity and intelligibility, so that they can mold others in the ministry of evangelism, multiplying disciples, their personal relationship with Jesus, so they will be able to strengthen the local churches to which they belong.

Ruling year info

2005

Director

Dr. STEPHEN R Austin

Assistant director

Mr. Kevin Montgomery

Main address

P.O. Box 1501

South Houston, TX 77587 USA

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Formerly known as

Texas Gulf Coast Bible Institute

EIN

27-0073061

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a need for more trained Spanish-speaking men and women who are equipped to teach and demonstrate knowledge of the Bible and of Jesus Christ in practical ways in their families, churches, and communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Full-time scholarship students

In this program we provide students with a scholarship that can permit them to study full-time and work in their local churches, under the supervision of experienced church leaders. The primary method of formation and teaching is live interactive video conferencing. This program requires two years full-time to complete.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of Latin American descent

In this program our video courses and all accompanying materials are loaded onto flash drives, DVDs, or portable hard drives and given to people and churches located where internet access is limited or non-existent. Local facilitators organize the programs in each small group, church, or city, and we coordinate with these facilitators

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of Latin American descent

These courses are the same as those shared in our live full-time program, but recorded as videos and accompanied by all course materials. They are accessible 24/7 anywhere in the world with internet connections, and administered by full time coordinators and part-time facilitators. If students only wish to obtain knowledge, these courses are free.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of Latin American descent

Where we work

Accreditations

Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana 2020

Affiliations & memberships

Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Local Bible Schools

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Results include students in the online, videoconferencing, and hard drive programs. In all, since we began, we have had about 21000 students take one course or more.

Number of program graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Full-time scholarship students

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are students just in the full-time program. Our Cuba program, beginning in 2018, plans to graduate people every three years.

Baptisms

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents the number of people baptized in sites where we help train students; much of the credit goes to the people in each site. This is likely incomplete, as we do not always receive reports.

Number of churches planted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

These represent new churches planted, not just churches with whom we work. Since 2009, we have helped plant 63 new churches, with again much of the credit due to people at each site.

Hours of training or supervision per year per student

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Full-time scholarship students

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Each student receives weekly guidance from a full-time supervisor in spiritual formation, strategic planning, and problem-solving. This is in addition to other consultation or counseling needed.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to train and form Spanish-speaking men and women worldwide for ministry and Christian living, and reproducing these in other people and communities.

We want to promote an environment of love, respect, unity, dialogue, compassion, and service, both in our school and in the local churches and communities where we live.

We teach 40 courses on the biblical text and various ministry skills. We also require our students to do practical field work in their local churches, under the supervision of a full-time ministry coordinator and local leaders. With these skills and practice, they make disciples of Jesus Christ and gather them in local churches wherever they live.

We offer the training described above on three different digital platforms worldwide: live interactive video conferencing, online recorded video courses, and these same courses provided on portable hard drives, DVDs, or flash drives. We create, tailor, and maintain the technology required to do this training; our website, our video conferencing system (Zoom, capacity of 12,300 sites connected at once); our servers with our online courses; our YouTube channel, and any portable storage we supply.

We offer these tools to anyone who desires to be equipped in spiritual formation, biblical knowledge, and ministry of various kinds.

We have had 136 graduates from the full-time program since 2007. We have 192 current full-time students or graduates working in 121 congregations in 79 cities in 18 countries.
As of June 2021, we have a total of at least 2800 students worldwide in our full-time student program, online courses, and local Bible schools.
Since we have begun, we know of at least 21,000 students worldwide who have taken one or more courses with us, in some format.
We have helped plant 64 churches in Latin America, and we know of at least 4900 baptisms in sites where we help train people.

In addition to our undergrad program, we collaborate in a masters program to continue advanced training for some of our graduates. This program currently has 49 students.

We plan to continue to increase the number of full time students, as well the the online and Local Bible School students.
We have a small training program in Austria (English translated to Farsi).
We can increase our technological capability as needed.
We obtained certification in October 2020 from the Asociación de Educación Teológica Hispana (Association for Hispanic Theological Education). This certification is done in collaboration with ATS (the Association of Theological Schools) who accredits all seminaries in the United States. With this certification, our graduates can be accepted at any seminary in the US.
Besides our enrollment increasing as a result of this certification, it also has helped us obtain a grant to further equip our faculty, from the Leadership Education program at Duke Divinity, which in turn is partially funded by the Lilly Endowment.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email, feedback from students and graduates, as well as faculty and staff,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have heard from students at our university level courses that they would like to have the option to further equip themselves for study and ministry. So about 3 years ago we began to offer a Masters-level program in ministry to meet this need. We currently have 39 students enrolled in this, from 5 different undergraduate schools.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Texas International Bible Institute

Board of directors
as of 6/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Greg Lemon

Texas International Bible Institute

Term: 2018 -

Jamie Lemon

Dick Nill

Flo Mata

Alan Mashburn

Randy King

Lance Tolar

Gustavo Villanueva

Micaela Villanueva

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/28/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.