At the heart of Jesus’ Great Commission is the mandate for discipleship. Discipleship entails training followers of Christ. One component of discipleship is training church leaders. Paul commanded Timothy to train future church leaders: “The things you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2). Below are current opportunities God has provided for us to help train pastors.
The Cornerstone Seminary, Vallejo CA
Since 2006 Pastor Cliff has been teaching Apologetics, theology and other classes at The Cornerstone Seminary (TCS) on the campus of Community Bible Church. Pastor Cliff currently serves as one of the Board of Directors. See www.tcbs.org for more information.
Novosibirsk Biblical Theological Seminary, Siberia
Through partnership with The Slavic Gospel Association, headed by Dr. Bob Provost, Pastor Cliff is a visiting professor at this seminary in the heart of Siberia where, as recent as 1990, the Bible was once outlawed under the Soviet Union.
CBC Missions has an ongoing training ministry to more than 80 pastors in south-eastern India surrounding the city of Tenali. For more information on the mission to India see the website www.christtoindia.org
Irpin Biblical Seminary, Kiev Ukraine
Pastor Cliff teaches Apologetics and Bible Exposition at Irpin Biblical Seminary in Kiev, Ukraine. The seminary trains men from Russian speaking countries in MDiv and ThM programs, preparing men for pastoral ministry. The seminary was started in the early 1990’s under the leadership of John MacArthur and The Master’s Seminary.
CBC Missions is partnering with Samuel, a local pastor in Ghana, with the goal of long-term training of pastors in that region. CBC planned the first-ever Shepherd’s Conference in Ghana in 2017.