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

311 - Man, Sin, and Salvation

We thoroughly handle the creation of man, his nature, and fall. Full consideration then centers upon the saving ministry of the Triune God, embracing grace, election, repentance, faith, regeneration, and identification with our Lord Jesus Christ.
(3 credit hours)

313 - Major Prophets

Prophecy is more than pre-written history. Through these writers, God affirmed again His own character and the nature of His covenant with His people. The prophets thundered the judgments of God against wickedness and breathed tenderness of His mercy for those who repented of their sins. More importantly, these books unveil the past, present and future plans and program of our Messiah.
(2 credit hours)

315 - I & II Corinthians

The church in Corinth, enriched in every way through their position in Christ, was also a church plagued with various problems and trials. In this study, God's principles and God's answers to these problems are set forth; submission and obedience result in victory.
(3 credit hours)

317 - Hebrews

This study of the epistle to the Hebrews is designed to set forth the superiority of Jesus Christ to all that is presented by God in the Old Testament Levitical system (Tabernacle, Priesthood, and Offerings).
(3 credit hours)

351 - Biblical Apologetics

This course provides the student with the background and knowledge to defend the Christian faith. The importance of a Biblical position in this age of unbelief is discussed.
(2 credit hours)

353 - Church History

This course is a survey of the establishment and development of Christianity to the present. Emphasis is placed upon individuals and people groups who have contributed to the Protestant Church.
(3 credit hours)

 

Required General Credits

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 Ministries Emphasis

341 - Homiletics III

This course is an extension of 241 and 242. It is designed to give the student greater ability in presenting the great truths of the Word of God.
(2 credit hours, men)
(prerequisite: 242)

 

Missions Ministries Emphasis

321 - Current Mission Strategy

Current mission strategies are analyzed and evaluated. Practical alternatives are discussed.
(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

381 - New Testament Greek III

This course provides a more intensive study of the grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek.
(2 credit hours)
(prerequisite: 282)

383 - Basic Hebrew Grammar I

This course focuses on the introduction to Hebrew grammar through mastery of Hebrew vocabulary and the recognition of the aspects of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and numerals. It is designed to familiarize the student with the essentials of Old Testament Hebrew grammar and to provide the student with the basic tools for proper exegesis.
(2 credit hours)

 

Spring Semester

Required Academic Courses

310 - Revelation

Emphasis is placed on a premillennial and pretribulational interpretation of this book which consummates Christ's message to us.
(2 credit hours)

312 - The Church and Future Things

The one true Church is observed in its universal and local aspects, along with its manifestation, organization, offices, government, ordinances, etc. Following is a thorough handling of eschatology, covering the truths of the second coming of Christ and its related events such as the rapture, tribulation, judgments, resurrection, the millennium, and the end stages of God's dealings with man.
(3 credit hours)

314 - Ephesians

This key New Testament book provides practical training in the relationship of Christ, the Head of the Church, with His body.
(2 credit hours)

316 - I and II Thessalonians

While careful attention is given to important analytical issues in these two books, the main thrust of this class is to provide a pastoral model for teaching and preaching by examining the Apostle Paul in action. Students will be exposed to major Biblical doctrines in a context that is understandable for new believers and yet challenging for experienced students of God's Word.
(2 credit hours)

318 - Epistles of Peter and John

This course presents an analysis of the epistles of Peter and John. It includes an overview of the biographical material in Scripture concerning these authors and then a detailed study of their writings.
(2 credit hours)

352 - Cults

This is an examination of the history and doctrines of the major cult groups which claim to be Christian. Consideration is given to Romanism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, Seventh Day Adventism, Christian Science, and "New Age" philosophies, with instruction for proper use of Scripture in refuting the teachings of such groups.
(3 credit hours)

354 - The Christian Home

In this course the Biblical basis of the home and the roles and relationships in the family are discussed.
(2 credit hours)

 

Required General Credits

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 Ministries Emphasis

342 - Pastoral Theology

In this course, the many practical aspects of the pastoral ministry will be discussed. Attention is given to the responsibilities and challenges the pastor will face.
(2 credit hours, men)

 

Christian Education Emphasis

332 - Teaching Youth and Adults

This is a study of how to meet the special needs of youth and adults in their various states of spiritual growth and development. It includes how to teach youth and adults and how to disciple others.
(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

382 - New Testament Greek IV

This is a further development of New Testament Greek III.
(2 credit hours)
(prerequisite: 381)

384 - Basic Hebrew Grammar II

This course focuses on the continuation of Basic Hebrew Grammar I, especially introducing the verb system. It is designed to familiarize the student with the essentials of Old Testament Hebrew grammar and to provide the student with the basic tools of proper exegesis.
(2 credit hours)
(prerequisite: 383)