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Study Programmes

we are committed to a total approach to missionary training: academic, experiential and practical.

Our study programmes: one year certificate programme and our two year diploma programme are accredited by the European Council for Theological Education (ECTE).

A Holistic Approach to ministry training

Cornerstone Bible College for Mission Training is committed to a total approach to missionary training: academic, experiential and practical.

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Academic

Qualified staff, a well equipped library, lectures and written assignments enable you to acquire a solid theological and biblical foundation and an in-depth understanding of intercultural dynamics and cross-cultural communication.

Experiential

Community living, spiritual activities and mentoring aim at the development of character, a strong spiritual life and relationship skills.

Practical

Constant interaction with the world of missions, hands-on activities in both outreach and practical work help to develop vision, ministry skills and practical abilities.

1 year programme

Certificate in Intercultural Studies

The Cornerstone one year programme also called the certificate programme, provides training for students who prepare for cross-cultural support ministries, short-term cross-cultural ministry and for those who for other reasons have limited time for training.

The course majors on biblical and theological subjects, but includes also missiological and communication courses to develop basic skills in sharing the gospel cross-culturally. Included in the Cornerstone one year programme is a three week hands on cross-cultural mission experience (The cost for the cross-cultural mission experience is NOT included in the fees and will depend on the country you choose to go to).

Our certificate programme at Cornerstone Bible College is accredited by the ECTE.

Biblical Studies

Intro to hermeneutics
Developing exegetical skills
Intro to the OT & NT
Genesis 12-50
Exodus & OT law
Samuel-Kings
Isaiah
Luke – Acts
Epistles

Theology for Missions

Triune God & the Bible
Creation, humanity & the fall
Jesus & the cross
Salvation & final judgement
Ministry of the Holy Spirit
Biblical theology of missions
Intro to missiology

Communicating the gospel across cultures

Cultural awareness
Preaching & discipleship
Intercultural communication
Creative evangelism
Islam
Weekly ministry
Team internship (3 weeks)

Spiritual and Personal Formation

Mentoring
Spiritual practice
Interpersonal relationships
Marriage & singleness
Intercultural teamwork
Conflict management

2 year programme

diploma in Intercultural Studies

The two year programme in Cornerstone Bible college, also called the Diploma programme in Intercultural Studies, prepares missionary candidates for cross-cultural work. Students who finish Cornerstone’s diploma programma succesfully are prepared for ministries as: pioneer church planting, church nurture, support and aid ministries, ‘tent making’ situations, etc.
Beside biblical studies, the second year majors on missiology, intercultural studies and cross-cultural communication. Spiritual and personal formation courses encourages students to develop their leadership skills. Included in the second year is an internship of six weeks hands-on mission experience in a cross-cultural setting (The cost for the six week mission experience is NOT included in the fees and will depend on the country you go to).

Our certificate programme at Cornerstone Bible College is accredited by the ECTE.

Biblical Studies

Genesis 1-11
Job
Psalms
John
Romans
Hebrews
Revelation

Theology for Missions

Ecclesiology
History of missions
Contemporary theologies of mission
Biblical ethics across cultures
Individual research project

Communicating the gospel across cultures

Cultural anthropology
World religions
Church planting
Dependency & development issues
Children in crisis
Language acquisition
Preaching & discipleship
Weekly ministry Individual internship (6 weeks)

Spiritual and Personal Formation

Mentoring
Spiritual practice
Emotional health issues
Leadership