Catholic Bible Institute of Southern Arizona

 

The Catholic Bible Institute of Southern Arizona (CBISA) is a three-year program which involves a comprehensive study of the Christian Scriptures (OT & NT), with particular focus on the methods of study, sharing, and praying with Scripture, and application of skills for leading Bible Study or Scripture Sharing groups.

  • YEAR ONE includes an introduction to the New Testament and an overview of the following: the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline Letters, the Deutero-Pauline Epistles, the Catholic Epistles, the Book of Revelation, other Early Christian Writings, and New Testament Theology.
  • YEAR TWO includes an introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and an overview of the following themes: Torah/Pentateuch, Historical Writings, Prophets, Exile and Rebuilding, Wisdom Literature, Deutero-canonical Writings, and Old Testament Theology.
  • YEAR THREE is a "Practicum" that focuses on developing practical skills for working with groups, with an emphasis on adult learning styles, facilitation skills, group process, conflict resolution models, scripture-study resources, and leadership training.