of the Poconos !!

- Training Lay Leaders for Service in the Church
- Offering Continued Pastoral Education

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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 fit to help you achieve your goals. We are expanding with additional classes and instructors. A number of very excited students just finished our "Bible Study Methods" class this week. The ongoing class on "Bible Doctrines" is doing quite well and will continue through the spring.

PLAN AHEAD NOW:  September 2019 new class course offering of  "Old Testament Survey".
Do You Realize: The Hebrew Old Testament scriptures were the ONLY Bible that Jesus and the Disciples had?  That our Christian faith is built upon that foundation?
That Hebrew Bible was used to proclaim the Gospel that ignited the world! Plan NOW to attend.

 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.


160 N Courtland St (Business Rt 209), East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.  It's across the street from Rite-Aid, and alongside the Church there is plenty of free parking in the municipal lot which is lit up in the evening.

Fee: only $50 per course with textbook!
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 Poconos.

"How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" ~ Psalm 119:103

Mountain Stream QT - Pastor Jimmie Van Sant's Quiet Time Encouragement Blog
As you go through your day, daily Bible reading will be a big encouragement to you, along with Devotionals.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” – Psalm 119:105

Pastor Jimmie Van Sant's  Encouragement Blog

Make 2019 a rich and sweet experience as you search the Scriptures with others
at Community Bible Institute!

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 !!