Membership Information

IBR welcomes new members. There are five categories of membership (vid. By-Laws for fuller description of requirements which are summarized below).

The online application form for membership is available here.  (Note: The online application process is preferred. However, IBR is also happy to accept this PDF version via email, or printed out and sent via regular mail.)

The confessional basis to which all IBR members agree is here.

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), click here.

FELLOWS

1) He or she has been granted a doctoral research degree or an equivalent achievement in a biblical discipline; and

2) Letter of support from at least two current Fellows in good standing received by the Secretary of the Corporation at least one month before the annual meeting (vid. By-laws sec. 2. A. for a more complete description)

Nominations for membership as a Fellow must be received by the Secretary of the Corporation at least one month before the annual meeting. Upon approval by the Board of Directors, the candidate shall be awarded Fellow status

ASSOCIATES

Individuals holding an annually renewable membership in the Corporation shall be referred to as Associates (vid. By-Laws sec. 2. C. for a more complete description).

1) Such individual must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board of Directors that he or she is a doctoral candidate in an academic field of biblical study at an accredited university, college or seminary.

2) Letter of support from at least one current Fellow in good standing

Nominations for membership as an Associate must be received by the Secretary of the Corporation at least one month before the annual meeting of the members. Upon approval by the Board of Directors, the candidate shall be awarded Associate status. Upon achievement of a doctoral research degree (or an equivalent achievement in a biblical discipline as set forth in paragraph A above), an Associate may request nomination from the Board of Directors as a Fellow in the Corporation.

SENIOR FELLOWS

A Fellow may choose to become a Senior Fellow at any time upon written notification of his or her desire of the same delivered to the Secretary of the Corporation (vid. the By-laws sec. 2. B. for a more compete description).

FRIENDS

Individuals other than biblical scholars eligible for membership as Associates or Fellows shall be referred to as Friends (vid. the By-laws sec. 2. D. for a more complete description).

1) Such individual must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board of Directors a desire to promote the purposes of the Corporation.

2) Nomination for membership as a Friend must be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors by at least one Fellow in good standing with the Corporation in such manner as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time.

Nominations for membership as a Friend must be received by the Secretary of the Corporation at least one month before the annual meeting of the members. Upon approval by the Board of Directors, the candidate shall be awarded Friend status as a member of the Corporation.

STUDENT MEMBERS

Individuals who are Masters level students may hold an annually renewable membership (vid. the By-laws sec. 2. E. for a more complete description).

1) Such individual must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board of Directors that he or she is enrolled in a Masters level program in an academic field of biblical study at an accredited university, college or seminary.

2) Letter of support from at least one current Fellow in good standing

Nominations for membership as an Associate must be received by the Secretary of the Corporation at least one month before the annual meeting of the members. Upon approval by the Board of Directors, the candidate shall be awarded Student Member status. Upon culmination of Masters level studies, a Student Member may request nomination for Associate or Friend status as appropriate.

Members can now login to our website, check their membership status and renew their membership. 

Current Annual Membership Dues are: $62 for Fellows and Friends, $42 for Senior Fellows, Associates, and Student Members ($22 for Student Members without BBR subscription)

For other membership questions, inquiry may be made to: 

Beth M. Stovell, IBR Secretary and Chair of Membership
Ambrose Seminary, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Email: bstovell@ambrose.edu