Bible is the major for each student at CBI. Specialized areas of study (or “emphases”) include the following: Christian Education in the Local Church, Pastoral Ministries, and Missions Ministries. Each student is required to choose one of these emphases when he or she enters the Junior year. Students may choose more than one emphasis or take additional elective classes.

Fall Semester

Required Academic Courses

211 - God and His Word

We begin our Theology series by looking at Bibliology. Next comes a deep study of the Person of God: His Person, nature, attributes, and the Trinity.
(3 credit hours)

213 Exodus-Deuteronomy

This course is a study of Exodus through Deuteronomy with emphasis on God's dealings with His people Israel from their bondage in Egypt to the giving of the Law at Mt. Sinai and instructions concerning the Tabernacle and offerings. Lessons from Israel's experiences are applied to the Christian life.
(2 credit hours)

215 - Romans

Here is a practical study of this most important New Testament book. A proper grasp of Romans is essential for a victorious Christian life.
(3 credit hours)

217 - Pastoral Epistles

The qualifications and responsibilities of church leaders as well as the principles of church order are clearly set forth in I & II Timothy and Titus.
(2 credit hours)

257 – Ministries of the Christian Woman I (Women)

This course considers practical personal skills necessary for ministering in the home, church, and community. Special emphasis is placed upon learning to lead small-group Bible studies.
(2 credit hours, women)

 

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)

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.

 

Pastoral Ministry Emphasis

241 - Homiletics I

Students will learn the principles of preparing and delivering sermons. The various forms of sermons will be studied and discussed.
(2 credit hours, men)

243 - Church planting

In this class, consideration is given to the principles and methods involved in planting a new church and nurturing it to its full development.
(2 credit hours)

 

Christian Education Emphasis

231 - Teaching Children

Here is a study of how children develop and learn at different age levels and of methods of teaching suitable to children's ministries.
(2 credit hours)

 

Missions Ministries Emphasis

221 - History of Missions

This is a study of the missionary movement from its beginnings in the book of Acts to the present day. The lives of people who spearheaded the missionary endeavor are highlighted.
(2 credit hours)

 

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)

 

Biblical Languages Elective

281 - New Testament Greek I

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the essentials of New Testament Greek grammar and to provide him with the basic tools for proper exegesis.
(2 credit hours)

 

Spring Semester

Required Academic Courses

212 - Christ, the Holy Spirit and Angels

Particular emphasis is placed on the Lord Jesus Christ and His deity, incarnation, death, burial, resurrection and ascension. We look closely at the deity of the Holy Spirit and His ministries. Next comes the origin of angelic beings, their existence, and work.
(3 credit hours)

214 - Poetic Books / Minor Prophets

This applied study of the Old Testament poets and prophets enriches our awareness of the presence and activity of the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ in preparing us for His coming and for His second coming. While the poets minister to our emotional and spiritual needs, the minor prophets will deepen our awareness of the consequences which result from unforsaken sin.
(2 credit hours)

216 - Galatians

This course teaches the purpose of the law, the distinction between law and grace, the doctrine of justification by faith, and the power of the Holy Spirit to produce fruit in the life of the believer.
(2 credit hours)

218 - Epistles of James and Jude

The book of James deals with the practical aspects of Christian living, and how a living faith is manifest in the daily experiences of life. Jude issues a challenge to believers to contend for the faith in these days of religious apostasy.
(2 credit hours)

254 - Customs and Manners of Bible Lands

This class represents a walk through the streets in Bible times, enabling the student to interpret Scripture better by considering the perspective of its original readers. Students research topics such as architecture, worship, marriage and home life, occupations, war, and even animals.
(2 credit hours

258 - Ministries of the Christian Woman II (Women)

Students learn the inductive Bible study method for personal spiritual growth and for application in preparing devotional messages and Bible studies. The class explores a wide variety of other ministry possibilities for the Christian woman.
(2 credit hours, women)
(prerequisite: 257)

 

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.

 

Pastoral Ministry Emphasis

242 - Homiletics II

In Homiletics II the practical aspects of preparing and delivering sermons is put into practice. Each student will prepare and deliver various kinds of sermons.
(2 credit hours, men)
(prerequisite: 241)

 

Christian Education Emphasis

234 - Christian Education in the Local Church

This is a comprehensive course dealing with the various segments of the teaching ministry of the local church and how to design and carry out these various ministries. Students are required to plan a Vacation Bible School. Students who then implement that VBS under the department's direction will receive an additional unit of credit.
(2 or 3 credit hours)

 

Missions Ministries Emphasis

222 - Inside Missions

This class will show the vital importance of the internal working of mission agencies and the interdependency of the three following areas: the missionary, the mission board, and the local church.
(2 credit hours)

 

Biblical Languages Elective

282 - New Testament Greek II

This is a further development of New Testament Greek I.
(2 credit hours)
(Prerequisite: 281)

 

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)