Classes & Courses
"To make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all."
How to Start a CBS Class
Every Community Bible Study Class begins with prayer. The first step in developing a class is to begin an informal community prayer group comprised of people from various church backgrounds who desire a Bible study in their area. The group should pray for the Lord’s will in starting a class and for the following leaders: a Teaching Director, an Associate Teaching Director, a Coordinator, and a Children’s Director (for classes that plan to offer a Children’s Ministry). All those involved should feel called by the Lord to launch the new class. The group will meet regularly to pray and may begin an informal Bible study if appropriate.
A CBS Area Director or Area Representative will be in touch with the group regularly to provide support and direction. When the Area Director feels the group is ready and when the key leaders, who must come from different churches, have been identified, they will be recommended for Leadership Training which is hosted twice a year in Colorado Springs, CO. At the conclusion of Leadership Training, the team will be commissioned and will return home to continue the process of starting a class.
If you would like to know more about beginning a CBS class in your community, you may request an Information Kit be sent to you by clicking here and providing a mailing address. The kit contains materials on Community Bible Study, the CBS Children’s Ministry, samples of the adult and children’s lessons, and a list of study courses.
After you have had an opportunity to review the materials in the Information Kit, you will receive a follow up call or email to discern your interest level in beginning a CBS class. If there is continuing interest, an Area Director will be assigned to assist you as you begin the prayer process. We are eager to serve and encourage you as together we seek God’s will for another strong and vibrant CBS class!
Click here for current Prayer Groups available or Select a state below for existing classes