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The Biblical Metrics of a Successful Ministry 

Nearly four decades ago, Kent Hughes and his wife penned a book entitled Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome. Early his ministry, Hughes faced challenges that threatened to derail him from his pastoral calling. As his troubles were reaching their apex, Ken’s wife, Barbara, offered him words of encouragement that were rooted in God’s faithfulness. This…

Brothers, Read ‘The Christian Ministry’ by Charles Bridges

Our Chief Shepherd gives his servants fellow under-shepherds to come alongside and provide much-needed encouragement and instruction in the pastoral ministry.

The Inaugral Issue of The Cornerstone Journal of Pastoral Theology and Ministry is Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that the first installment of The Cornerstone Journal of Pastoral Theology and Ministry is now available. You can read a free PDF version of the journal here, or you can order a physical copy here. The purpose of the CJPTM is to provide pastors, theologians, and church leaders with pastorally rooted, academically rigorous resources…

President Ryan Rippee’s New E-Book on TCBS Distinctives

At TCBS our aim is to train men to be faithful Christ-centered expositors of God’s Word who love and shepherd the flock that God has allotted to their care. We believe this aim is accomplished by crafting our philosophy of theological education around four essential distinctives: (1) Christ-centeredness; (2) a pastor-professor model of instruction; (3)…

Polycarp: A Faithful Witness

Polycarp’s legacy is one of abiding relevance because he is a faithful example to imitate.

Scripture is a Practical Theology: A Vision for Theological Education

Whenever I teach a class on systematic theology—Bibliology, Soteriology, Pneumatology—I begin with an hour-long lecture on theological method. I want our students to see that doing theology isn’t simply a matter of collecting relevant Bible texts and expositing each passage in its original context. That step is essential and foundational, but for our theological formulations…

End-Of-Year Giving Campaign 2021

A Message from President Ryan Rippee Partnering with you, The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary continues to experience growth and impact in the work to which we have been called: exalting and proclaiming the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ by training expositors of the Scriptures who love and shepherd the flock. Two years ago, we…

Pride and the Pastor-Theologian

Scripture warns us repeatedly that the pursuit of man's praise disables us from rightly understanding and interpreting Scripture.

Charles Spurgeon: Pastor-Professor

If you’re a gospel preacher, you’ve heard of Charles Spurgeon. His ministry was unparalleled during his life, and his ongoing influence through his books and written sermons is amazing by any standard. His unique ability to illustrate biblical truth and portray the love of Jesus Christ to sinners has captured readers—fellow preachers and laymen—for generations.…

An Interview With Current Student, Austin Thompson

TCBS is blessed to have pastor-professors that bring years of personal experience navigating the unique circumstances of their local congregation. How has TCBS prepared you for pastoral and church ministry?TCBS has revolutionized my pastoral and church ministry. It has provided me countless tools necessary to better shepherd the flock that the Lord has entrusted to…