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Bible Survey Program

This program is designed for Christians who would like to grow in their understanding of God’s infallible Word, grow in their relationship with God, and be more effective in their ministry for the Lord Jesus Christ. This program consists of two parts: Old and New Testament Survey and Practical Theology. The length of the program is 10 months. The student will participate in 10 weekend intensives (Friday evening – Practical Theology, and Saturday – Bible Survey), once a month for 10 months. Old and New Testament Survey The primary focus is to gain an overall understanding of the message of the Bible. During the program the student will read through the entire Bible and have monthly assignments. Each book of the Bible will be examined, giving attention to the main message of each book and how it relates to the rest of Scripture. The key themes, events, people, as well as the literary structure, historical backgrounds, geographical settings, and difficult passages will be studied. Practical Theology The aim of this course is to help the student to know how to apply the biblical knowledge gained to everyday life. In this part of the program several topics will be discussed, such as: role of husband and wife in the family, church and society, personal witness in the world, discipleship, prayer, how to deal with sin, fruits of the Spirit, and many others. The...

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Application and Tuition Fee

Application for admission must be done using the applications provided below. The deadline for submitting applications is August 31. In evaluating potential students, ČBI evaluates the prospective student’s personal and spiritual qualifications. ČBI reserves the right to withdraw the privilege of enrollment from any student who, after admission, may prove to be lacking in these essential qualifications. In all applications, the ČBI will look for evidence of increasing Christian maturity. Essentials for admission: – Application for studies can be downloaded here – Agreement with our school rules – Agreement with our statement of faith – Testimony of faith in Jesus Christ – Pastoral approval/recommendation – Payment of the registration fees Fees Tuition paid by the student is only a small portion of the actual cost for study at the ČBI. The continuing support of individuals and churches are necessary for the continuation of the ČBI. As of May 2012 – The prices are valid as listed below. The price for the Bible Survey Program includes course notes, food, housing, assessment of homework, and participation in the Christmas and graduation banquets for the student and one accompanying person. Non-attendance at events or unused services will not be refunded. Bible Survey Program One-time Payment – 3,000 CZK Payment Due – September 1, 2012 Ten Monthly Installments – 3,200 CZK Payment Due – 1.9., 1.10.,1.11., 1.12., 1.1., 1.2., 1.3., 1.4., 1.5., 1.6. First installment = 500,-K Remainder...

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Affiliations

In the Czech Republic the CBI exists as an extension of Občanské sdružení Didasko and a ministry of the church BJB v Kroměříži. The CBI is a member of the association of Bible schools The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) www.tmai.org. On a broader scale we work in partnership with our sister school the European Bible Training Center (EBTC – www.ebtc-online.org) in Berlin, Germany. The EBTC is in the process of attaining accreditation and is also a part of TMAI. Therefore, students at the CBI have a broader range of options for higher education if they so...

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Support

Prayer Requests Please pray regularly for: our ministry our teachers our students our upcoming seminars and conference more training resources Donation If you would like to help financially support the training of men and women for biblical ministry, you can send funds: Via bank transfer in Czech Republic – 254262094/0300 Via credit card – www.tmai.org/donate – For recipient click “Czech Republic: Czech Bible...

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Master’s Degree Program (M.A.)

These programs are offered through our sister school, the European Bible Training Center in Berlin, Germany. It is offered in English and is designed for pastors and teachers. – Master of Arts in Old Testament (3 years) – Master of Arts in New Testament (3 years) For more information, please see their website:...

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Program in Biblical Counseling

This program is designed to equip students to accurately interpret the Scripture and discern how to appropriately apply the Scripture in truth and grace in evangelism, counseling, and discipleship. The intent of the program is to be practical, and emphasize the practical skills of counseling without neglecting the solid biblical foundations on which these skills are built. Biblical Counseling 1 The courses for this program are: Introduction to Biblical Counseling Theological Basis of Biblical Counseling Methods of Biblical Change Principles of Interpretation Essential Qualities of a Biblical Counselor Biblical Counseling 2 The courses for this program are: Marriage and Family Theological Basis of Counseling 2 Methods of Biblical Change Counseling Observation Counseling Practicum Problems and...

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Faculty

All of our faculty are involved in full-time local church ministry. They are men who have received theological training and are experienced as pastors and teachers of God’s Word. Lance Roberts, D.Min., Dean of ČBI Lance serves as Dean and professor at the Český biblicky institut.He is a graduate of Liberty University (B.S.) and The Master’s Seminary (M.Div., D.Min.), and was ordained to the gospel ministry in 2001. Since that time he has lived and ministered in the Czech Republic as a church planter and pastor. He currently serves as one of the pastors/elders at sbor BJB Kroměříž and is one of the founders of Občanské sdružení Didasko. Lance is the author of Co očekávat od svého pastora “What to Expect from Your Pastor” (Didasko, 2014). Jonathan Moorhead, Ph.D. Jonathan, a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (Ph.D.) and The Master’s Seminary (Th.M. and M.Div.), was ordained to the gospel ministry in 2008, and began serving in Russia at the Samara Center for Biblical Training where he served until 2014. In Samara he taught Church History, Apologetics, and Theology, but has moved to the Czech Republic to assist in teaching these areas of study in the Czech Bible Institute. He is certified as a biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Currently he is serving with Křesťané Kuřim. He is married and has five children. Alois Klepáček, Bc. Alois was ordained...

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Program in Interpreting and Preaching the Bible

The fundamental value of biblical teaching and preaching for the well-being of the church cannot be overstated. When looking at the history of the church, it is clear that teaching and preaching played a primary role in its growth and effectiveness. The Czech Reformation itself was started by a movement of men calling for others to preach the truth. Jan Milíč, Jan Hus,and others embraced the importance of teaching and preaching and labored earnestly not only to exhort their people through preaching, but also to prepare other men for the task of teaching and preaching. We too view teaching and preaching with the same importance as our forefathers, and so it is our aim to train men to exposit God’s Word. This program is designed for graduates of the Bible Survey Program or a similar program. It is designed for men who desire to grow in their understanding of God’s Word and to minister it to others. This program will benefit those who desire to lead a Bible study, lead a youth group, or preach from the pulpit. The program is divided into two part – year one and year two. Interpreting and Preaching the Bible 1 The school year is made up of 10 months in which students come once a month for a weekend of intensive study (from Friday evening to Saturday afternoon). During this year there will also...

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About us

Why ČBI? There is great need in the church today, as in every age, to equip men and women for the work of the ministry. To be properly equipped for the great task of serving Christ’s church, Christians and leaders must build their ministry upon the foundation of God’s inspired and inerrant Word. So we seek to earnestly and humbly be a part of the process of raising up such servants of Christ for local churches. The Czech Bible Institute is unique because of its base in the local church. At times theological education is done apart from the local church, and it can leave a chasm between theological knowledge and practical application. Our desire is to emphasize the need to practice what is learned in class. Students at ČBI will have the opportunity to study at the sbor BJB Kromeriz and serve in the church, as well as serve in their home church during their studies. Students will be mentored by their teachers and pastors, and will be taught how to put into practice what they are taught in the classroom. Students at the ČBI will be taught that God’s Word is the final and authoritative guide for life and Christian ministry. Through their studies they will be equipped to deepen their study and understanding of God’s inspired and inerrant Word. They will also be taught to pursue...

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Why faithful ministry must be counter-cultural

John MacArthur One of the most pernicious tendencies in the church today is an obsessive hankering for applause, academic stature, political clout, large crowds, personal celebrity, and all the other badges of social standing and earthly esteem. Evangelicals seem to have forgotten that we are forbidden be conformed to this world (Rom 12:2). Our minds are supposed to be set “on the things above, not on the things that are on earth” (Col 3:2). We are not to crave accolades—especially from a world that is filled with hatred for our Master (John 15:18–20).  But if you read popular blogs and bestselling books on church growth and ministry philosophy, you might get a different impression. It seems evangelicals no longer believe that worldliness is a sin. The movement’s main trendsetters relentlessly pressure pastors to contextualize their ministry and message so that the church can stay in step with these postmodern times. The result is an army of young ecclesiastical entrepreneurs and would-be megachurch moguls desperately trying to be as inclusive, pluralistic, and broad-minded as possible, in order to accommodate the new values of a postmodern culture. If we appeal to the world that way, they suggest, we can find favor in the eyes of unbelievers and thereby win them for Christ. But the unbelieving world will never be won by entertainment, public relations campaigns, or a toned-down message that caters...

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What is truth?

Steven J. Lawson  This cynical question raised by Pilate, when Jesus Christ stood trial before him, exposed his own secular worldview. He lived in a world in which absolute truth does not exist. Pilate’s dismissive voice spoke with disdain. He sneered in mockery, angry that Christ dared to speak with truth. Though he looked straight into the face of the Incarnate Truth, he could not discern it. Pilate was like so many today, a postmodernist living in premodern times.  What is truth? It is defined as that which conforms with fact. It is genuineness, veracity, or actuality. In a word, truth is reality. It is how things actually are. Theologically, truth is that which is consistent with the mind, will, character, glory, and being of God. Truth is the self-disclosure of God Himself. It is what it is because God declares it so and made it so. All truth must be defined in terms of God, whose very nature is truth. God the Father is “the God of truth” (Ps 31:5; Isa 65:16). Jesus Christ is “full of truth” (John 1:14). In fact, He is “the truth” (John 14:6). The Holy Spirit is “the Spirit of truth” (John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13). Paul calls the Scripture “the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15). Jesus prayed “Your word is truth” (John 17:17). Everything about God is truth. Whatever He speaks, He...

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