Cornerstone Bible Institute

What is CBI?

Cornerstone Bible Institute is for anyone who desires a deeper understanding of the Bible while developing a deeper walk with God. In an adult education setting, courses are designed to be at a college level without having to commit to full-time studies or great financial outlays. Students can take up to two classes a semester, each in a 90-minute block of time on Monday, Thursdays and/or Saturdays.

Since classes are college level, instruction is lecture style and includes outside reading, additional research, and periodic exams. Our goal is to make these classes financially and academically accessible while giving students greater levels of understanding of the Christian walk and life.

Classes for the Spring 2023 semester will begin Monday, January 23rd, through Saturday, April 22nd, including one week off for Spring Break.

Spring 2023 Course Offerings

Five courses are available this semester on (M)ondays and Thu(R)sdays:

Biblical Stewardship ~ Randy DeVaul, MA, Professor (M) 6:30-8:00 PM
Systematic Theology II ~ Peter Jensen, PhD, Professor (M) 6:30-8:00 PM
Basic Bible Doctrines ~ Tim King, MA, Professor (R) 6:30-8:00 PM
Biblical Hermeneutics ~ John Stover, DMin, Professor (S) 9:30-11:00 AM
Spiritual Life ~ David Downs, DMin, Professor (M) 6:30-8:00 PM

PT102: Introduction to Biblical Stewardship - Randy DeVaul, MA

God commanded Adam to be a good and faithful steward (husbandman, manager, overseer) over all that God created and to have dominion (control) over it. Every believer is to use and manage all of God’s resources for His glory and purpose. This 12-week course defines Biblical stewardship and highlights practical examples of intentional, missional living as God’s stewards which He entrusted to believers within Scriptural context. Gaining a proper perspective on stewardship will encourage and strengthen every Christian so that he or she may hear, “Well done, good and faithful steward.” Classes are Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM.

TH102: Systematic Theology II - Peter Jensen, PhD

Theology--from the Greek theos, "god," and logia, "word" is the study of divine revelation in the Bible. We study theology because it provides a foundation for our philosophy and worldview, which in turn affects the heart, actions, and decisions in all situations. Topics this semester are Christology (Jesus, the Christ), Pneumatology (the Holy Spirit), and Soteriology (Salvation). Classes are Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM.

B101: Basic Bible Doctrines (repeat of Fall 2022) - Tim King, MA

An introductory study of the basic biblical doctrines of the evangelical Christian faith that are foundational to the statement of faith and covenant of Cornerstone Church. Classes are Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 PM.

BM101: Biblical Hermeneutics - John Stover, DMin

Hermeneutics is the science and art of biblical interpretation. It is a science because it is guided by rules that work within a system. It is an art because the application of those rules takes skill and practice. The study of biblical hermeneutics is necessary because the goal of the biblical writers is to communicate God's unchanging truth. Thus, the reader must be able to accurately interpret the message of the sender, knowing that there is always a danger of miscommunication. A correct understanding of the hermeneutical process is key to living a life that is pleasing before God and man. If the truth of the message is not correctly understood, it will not be accurate when applied to our lives. Classes are Saturdays, 9:30-11:00 AM.

SL103: Spiritual Life - David Downs, DMin

How can a person be able to live free from their addictive sins? The passion and obsession of every genuine believer is how to live as free from sin as possible to the glory of God. No Christian will live sinless but we all can sin less - and love it! The answer to this question is clear in the bible. However, various theological theories and traditions which place more emphasis on their philosophy and experiences than on the Bible have muddied the waters. This course shall build on a solid study of God’s inerrant Word. We shall do an expositional study of all of the major NT passages related to sanctification and living the spiritual life. As we encounter the various questions related to spiritual life, we look directly at what the Bible has to say. Come and learn, and discover the answer. Classes are Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM.

Who are the Instructors?

John Stover

Professor - DMin

David Downs

Professor - DMin

Peter Jensen

Professor - PhD

Tim King

Professor - MA

Randy DeVaul

Professor - MA

Frequently asked Questions

How often and how long are the classes?

Classes meet once per week for 90 minutes.

What is the total duration of the CBI?

Each semester will consist of 12 weeks. Classes will be offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.

What is this education equivalent to?

CBI is equivalent to a certificate program, and is a non-degree seeking program.

Will there be childcare?

There is no childcare offered at this time.

What are the costs?

Registration – There will be a $25 one-time registration fee per student.

Tuition – The cost for each class is $50 per course.

Books – Students will be required to purchase their books, if needed, for each course.

How can I get more information?

For more information you can email CBI@cornerstone.place.