Fall Semester Classes

Required Academic Courses

111 - Old Testament Survey/ Historical Books

This is a book-by-book overview of the entire Old Testament. The books are considered in their historical and chronological perspective, with  special attention given to a thorough study of the historical books.
(3 credit hours)

113 - Bible Doctrine I

These two courses (113 & 114) provide a solid foundation in the major doctrinal areas of historic Christianity.
(3 credit hours)

115 - Genesis

Creation, the fall of man, the beginning of nations, and the development of Israel as a nation are among the major topics studied in the book of Genesis.
(3 credit hours)

117 - Gospel of John

This book is centered on the eternal, incarnate Son of God. Each chapter bears witness to His person and to His work in the redemption of man.
(2 credit hours)

121 - Introduction to Missions

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the priority of the Missionary Program in the mind of God. The course strives to introduce the student to the basic principles of missions and life on the mission field.
(2 credit hours)

151 - Basic English (If Needed)

Good communication skills are important in our ministries. This course is designed to be a review of essential concepts of English sentence structure, grammar, and spelling.

All incoming students will be given an English proficiency exam. Students exhibiting weaknesses in English skills will be required to take Basic English.
(0 credit hours)

153 - In-depth Discipleship I

The purpose of this course is to enable the student to face, deal with, and endure the trials of life from a biblical perspective. It will also equip students to disciple others so that they too will be able to deal with the trials of life biblically.
(2 credit hours)

155 - Writing Research

This course teaches skills necessary for doing independent research and for presenting that research in a well-organized, accurately documented paper. CBI has adopted the Turabian, or Chicago Manual style of documentation for all research papers.
(1 credit hour)

161 - Music Fundamentals

Music Fundamentals focuses on the basic elements of music theory while developing in the studen practical skills helpful for music ministry. Included among these skills are song leading, service planning, and simple piano/keyboarding. Consideration is given to the history of Christian music.
(2 credit hours)

 

Required General Credit Courses

001 - Missionary Conference

Midway through each first semester, a week is devoted to a missionary emphasis. Experienced missionaries participate in the conference, challenging those who attend to view missions from a biblical perspective.
(1 credit hour)

 

General Credit Electives

068 - CBI Handbell Choir

This English handbell group offers a fun musical experience for both new and skilled ringers. Basic ringing skill are learned during the first semester. The handbell choir performs as a separate ministry group both at the school and in local churches. It also performs in conjunction with the CBI Singers. The second semester is open only to those students who can commit to traveling with the choir during the spring and summer ministries.
(1 credit hour)

069 - CBI Singers

The CBI Singers is Cornerstone's vocal performing group, which ministers both at the school and in churches locally and throughout the nation. The first semester is open to all qualified students; the second semester is open only to those students who sang in the group the first semester and who can commit themselves to traveling with the CBI Singers during its spring and summer ministries.
(1 credit hour)

 

Spring Semester Classes

Required Academic Courses

112 - New Testament Survey

A brief overview of intertestamental history is given to help the student relate the Old Testament with the New Testament. New Testament books are surveyed regarding content.
(3 credit hours)

114 - Bible Doctrine II

These two courses (113 & 114) provide a solid foundation in the major doctrinal areas of historic Christianity.
(3 credit hours)

116 - Hermeneutics

This is a study of the principles of correct interpretation to assure proper understanding of truth. Several methods are taught which are designed to help the student learn to study the Word of God and to aid in developing ministry skills.
(2 credit hours)

118 - The Acts of the Apostles

A study of the development of the early Church as recorded in the book of Acts, highlighting the transition from the dispensation of Law to the Church age.
(2 credit hours)

122 - Personal Evangelism

Various methods of evangelism and follow-up are studied. The actual use of these methods is put into practice in the daily life of the student.
(2 credit hours)

132 - Effective teaching

This course is designed to give a basic understanding of principles of good teaching for ministries primarily found in the local church.
(2 credit hours)

152 - English Grammar and Composition

The emphasis of this class is the development of effective writing skills, including composing correct, clear sentences and producing well-developed paragraphs and essays.
(2 credit hours)
(prerequisite: 151)

154 - In-depth Discipleship II

This is a further development of 153.
(2 credit hours)
(prerequisite: 153)

 

Required General Credit Courses

002 - Annual Bible Conference

One week each February is set aside for the Annual CBI Bible Conference. A guest pastor is invited to minister throughout the week, with emphasis on a specific book of the Bible or an important Bible theme.
(1 credit hour)

003 - Christian Service

Christian Service is not a class, but an opportunity to serve and to verbally communicate the Word of God to people in the community. Students are required to select a ministry under the guidance of the Christian Service Department. Second-semester freshmen work closely with upperclassmen and a faculty supervisor in a ministry where they gain experience and develop leadership skills.

 

General Credit Electives

068 - CBI Handbell Choir

This English handbell group offers a fun musical experience for both new and skilled ringers. Basic ringing skill are learned during the first semester. The handbell choir performs as a separate ministry group both at the school and in local churches. It also performs in conjunction with the CBI Singers. The second semester is open only to those students who can commit to traveling with the choir during the spring and summer ministries.
(1 credit hour)

069 - CBI Singers

The CBI Singers is Cornerstone's vocal performing group, which ministers both at the school and in churches locally and throughout the nation. The first semester is open to all qualified students; the second semester is open only to those students who sang in the group the first semester and who can commit themselves to traveling with the CBI Singers during its spring and summer ministries.
(1 credit hour)