CBIS offers several one day seminars and or workshops. For more information about seminars that we offer that are not listed below please contact us at and list of available seminars will be emailed to you. If there is particular seminar that you would like to see us offer contact us and let us know. Upon request we can create and develop a custom one day seminars per your request.

How to Help Hurting People

Do you like helping people? Do you often find yourself in situations with people in emotional, personal or relational crisis or transitions? Maybe you are a gifted encourager, caring helper or counselor and desire to be a more effective people helper in your church or organization. “How to Help Hurting People” is a one day seminar designed to provide basic information about christian counseling. This seminar is ideal for those who have a desire to become christian counselors.

Seminar Overview


9:00-10:30 a.m. Why People Need Help (Training Introduction): Overview of Mental Health
issues and crisis situations.

Break 10:30-10:45

10:45-12 (noon) REAL Helping Skills: Learning to: reach with discernment (identify issues),
express empathy, assist and lead hurting people to resources. When to Refer.

Lunch 12-1 p.m.

1-2:15 p.m. Christian Counseling and Confidentiality Pitfalls

2:15-2:30 p.m. Break

2:30-3 p.m. Major Legal and Ethical Guidelines for pastors, church leaders and lay helpers.

3-4:00 p.m.. Role-Plays and Case Scenarios

All those who attend this seminar will receive 6 CEU’s

This seminar will not certify you as a christian counselor. You must enroll in our certified christian counseling program to become a certified christian counselor.

Bringing the Seminary to the Church:

The purpose of “Bringing the Seminary to the Church” is to provide the preacher and or ministry leader with a few basic tools that will aid in the enhancement of the sermon preparation process. For those individuals desiring to gain knowledge from those who have attended a seminary and or bible institute this seminar was created with you in mind. It is our desire that the classes offered in this seminar will help motivate you to take your ministry to the next level by matriculating into a school that will further enhance the development of your ministry. The main objective of Bringing the Seminary to the Church is simple “We Want to Make Good Preaching Better” All seminar classes will be facilitated by a Skilled and Degreed Homiletician.

We bring the experience of the seminary to the church by allowing your church to host a “Bringing the Seminary to the Church” Seminar/Conference. We offer several classes for you to chose from. Some of the classes offered upon request are Effective Bible Study Methods, The Process of Alliteration, How to Get Your Audiences Attention in 30 Seconds, Biblical Exegesis, How to Improve Your Sermon Topics, 7 Keys to Interpret Biblical Text as well a brief overview of Homiletics and Hermeneutics. All attendees who complete the training will receive a Certificate of Completion upon completing this seminar. This certificate can be used to towards academic credit upon matriculating into CBIS.

If you have questions, or would like more information about this seminar, please contact us for more information at

Biblical Greek Online Seminar


By learning the logic and structure of the language of the New Testament, and using a computer program to supply the details,you can begin studying the New Testament in the original language within 15 hours of class. If you aren’t studying your New Testament in the original, you don’t know what you’re missing. With original language skills you will:

Ask new questions of the text
See original structures and argument flow
Have more conviction for theological conclusions
Enjoy the beauty of the very words that God inspired

Christian Bible Institute & Seminary is proud to offer an intensive New Testament Language Training course (previously called Greek In A Week). It is an intensive presentation of the supporting structure for our English translations of the New Testament. It systematically explains how the language of our New Testament (English and the supporting Biblical Greek) affects and can improve our exegesis and interpretation of the New Testament. By the end of the course we work through chapter length passages of the New Testament and will train you how to understand how the supporting language produces our translations. It is the perfect course for anyone who wants to start using original language tools in their Bible study, or to refresh skills that you have forgotten, or to prepare for future seminary language courses.

Features of the Course

  • Taught by Professor John Schwandt (Editor of ESV Reverse Interlinear and the Voice of Biblical Greek in Logos Bible software)
  • The course is taught from the perspective of interpretation and exegesis instead of working through a laundry list of grammatical forms. (All regular grammatical forms of the language are covered but always answering the question “What does this mean for my interpretation?”)
  • We work through a 100 page syllabus that shows how to perform original language study using Logos Bible Software.
  • No previous knowledge of the language is required.
  • Logos Bible Software is used to present and work with the language.
  • Specific training on how to use Bible software to perform original language exegesis
  • The course finishes by showing attendees how they can use their Greek grammatical knowledge to translate 1 John.
  • Class size limited to 30.

About the Instructor

John D. Schwandt is a Senior Fellow of Classical Languages at New Saint Andrews College, where he currently teaches Greek and has also taught Latin and Hebrew. He earned his M.A. from Westminster Theological Seminary in California, and has also pursued further study in Latin, philosophy of language, and immersive language study in Greece. Currently he is working toward a Doctor of Ministry in Bible Translation at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Prof. Schwandt is the General Editor for the ESV Reverse Interlinear New Testament, the voice behind the Greek Audio New Testament, and the director of the National Biblical Greek Exam.

Please contact us for Class Schedule and Times:

Students who complete this training will receive a certificate in Biblical Greek Studies from CBIS and will be given 3 hours of academic credit that may be applied towards any undergraduate degree program offered by CBIS.

Students will need Logos Bible Software(Scholars Edition) to participate in this seminar. Please contact us for discount pricing on Logos Bible Software.

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