Cumberland School of Biblical Studies is a certified off campus satellite school of Sunset International Bible Institute. The home of SIBI is in Lubbock, TX.
At the moment, classes are conducted at Cumberland in two sessions - spring and fall. These courses are arranged in 12-week sessions each.
Classes meet at the Cumberland Church of Christ on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30. Click here to see the spring 2019 schedule.
Class begins with a review. Then the class views a 28-minute video on the subject from one of SIBI's teachers. Following the video, there is a short break before a period of discussion and instruction. This period is about 45 minutes.
Yes. These classes are offered to both men and women alike. The exception would be preaching classes, which are strictly for male Christians.
LEVEL I: AUDIT
Most will audit these courses. The student interested in studying the Bible without earning any formal degree, can simply audit the courses. This student will not be required to take any exams, memorize any Scriptures, or write any papers.
Any test papers, memorization, or any other work done by the Audit student should not be sent to the Sunset External Studies Department for grading!
The Audit student will be required to:
LEVEL II: CERTIFICATE OF BASIC BIBLE STUDIES
The student interested in more in-depth study and training is encouraged to enroll in this Certificate of Basic Bible Studies level of study.
LEVEL III: CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED BIBLICAL STUDIES
This level of study is the most demanding. The student will be required to memorize more passages of Scripture, conduct additional readings including assigned course textbook(s). There are also research, theme and evaluation papers to write. (See assignments in the front of your Study Guide)
The requirements for this certificate are the same as for the (Bachelor Degree) however, the cost is somewhat less.
BACHELOR OF BIBLICAL STUDIES
The Bachelor level of study is the most demanding. It involves all the requirements of the Certificate level plus extra assignments. The Bachelor of Biblical Studies student will be required:
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Our bible courses from SIBI have been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of people. Whatever your background or your situation, we think you'll find online bible courses here that will meet you where you are:
Cumberland School of Biblical Studies is certified with SIBI. This means that anyone who attends our satellite school can potentially receive the same degree. SIBI was established in 1962 by its founder, Cline Paden. Formerly, Sunset School of Preaching, SIBI has taught thousands of students from around the world. Currently, it has satellite schools in 46 of the United States. It has 54 Associate Schools in 90 nations.
Bible courses include every book of the Bible and topics in between. You will enjoy the depth of study these classes bring. The instruction is engaging, practical, and life-changing.
For a full list of courses, go to Curriculum/Courses.
We are living an a period of time when God's word is less and less a part of the consciousness of our culture. If there was ever a time when we need a thorough and practical knowledge of what God has revealed to us, it is today.
The Satellite School schedule is designed with busy schedules in mind. Contact Darrell Wallace if you are interested in learning more about how to fit this course of study into your schedule.
The Satellite School program is perfect for someone who cannot take time out to attend a residential school. You can study from the comfort and convenience of your home and at your own pace. The advantage of a satellite school verses a strictly online program is having an administrator who is knowledge and experienced right there with you.