of the Poconos !!

- Training Lay Leaders for Service in the Church
- Providing Experienced Mentoring for Pastors
- Offering Continued Pastoral Education

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Our Curriculum

Do you hunger for a better understanding of the Bible? Do you want to be better equipped to serve in ministry? CBI is the perfect local fit to help you achieve your goals. In the midst of the Covid-19 situation, we are shifting for Fall 2020: Live, Online Classes with Experienced Instructors.

REGISTER NOW:  October 6, 2020 New Online Semester starts !
 2 New Classes planned: 

Do You Realize: Most of the confusion that people have in understanding the Bible  would be cleared up by asking 5 simple questions of the text? That many cults & false religions started with  deviating from the basic principles that will be taught in this course? - Plan now to attend!!

What's the difference between our online local classes compared to
online adult education through big Bible Colleges??

1. We do live classes with Iron-Sharpening Iron interaction vs. recorded video
2. Get to ask questions and discuss as the text unfolds vs. emailing & waiting days
3. Hear the questions of other students to stimulate your thinking
4. Much lower cost: just $35 per course
5. What's the same? - Qualified, experienced instructors!

 We use the curriculum and textbooks of "Bible Training Centre for Pastors" (BTCP), an International teaching program which works in the context of local evangelical churches. We offer two levels of training, a "Lay Leaders" curriculum to prepare men & woman to serve well in their own local church, teach Sunday School, lead Church Boards and even preaching for some. Our "Pastors Continuing Education" level allows those already in that position to sharpen skills and for many, fill in missing parts of their education.

Fee: only $35 per course for curriculum materials and postage!
Call CBI Director Rev. Jimmie Van Sant at 973-534-0835 for more information.

Community Bible Institute is a joint effort of several evangelical churches in the Pocono Region

Pastor Jimmie Van Sant's  Encouragement Blog
"How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" ~ Ps. 119:103

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” ~ Psalm 119:105

Make the time going forward a rich and sweet experience as you search the Scriptures with others at Community Bible Institute!

This ministry is an arm of CBI that provides everything from encouragement for pastors to mentoring in servant leadership and preaching skills. Our director, Rev. Jimmie Van Sant, has over forty years of experience as lead pastor, as well as church association experience in ordination preparation, leadership training, church reorganization, church mediation and conflict resolution. You may contact Pastor Van Sant at 973-534-0835.

We are near and serve the Pennsylvania communities of Stroudsburg, Marshall's Creek, Bushkill, East Stroudsburg, Portland, Tannersville, Bangor, Milford, PA, Pike County, Monroe County, Columbia NJ. We are the Bible School for the Slate Belt !! - updated July 10, 2020