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Registration for Year One: Old Testament 2024-2025 begins at 10am Pacific Time opening day of the Religious Education Congress, February 16, 2024. See the Schedule Here
Year Three: Art of Bible Facilitation registration begins at 10am Pacific Time opening day of the Religious Education Congress, February 16, 2024. See the Schedule Here
Welcome to the Catholic Bible Institute!

The mission of the Catholic Bible Institute is to provide a space for study and reflection on our most holy Scripture so that you might lose your life and find it again in Jesus.

The Catholic Bible Institute (CBI) utilizes academic principles to explore biblical writings, such as what was going on in the time period in which the particular book was set, when it was written, and what it was written about, and how biblical authors told the story of people in relationship with God.

As you read the Scripture ask, what has this to do with me? Where am I in this? If it were today what would the situation be, who would be the players, and where do I fit in?

Also consider how the text might apply to our family, friends, parish, co-workers, even the strangers we see all the time in the supermarket. We are all in there together.

CBI helps those engaged in parish and Church ministries to become familiar with the Bible that guides their work and underpins our faith.

CBI is also a place for people who seek to know Jesus better and learn how “to follow him more nearly.”

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The First Year is the Old Testament. These are the texts Jesus heard as a boy and understood in ways the most learned of the teachers in the Temple had never conceived. There are stories of ancient history of peoples and individuals, war and intrigue, clandestine operations, people of checkered pasts caught up in God’s mercy and grace.

It is in these books that the disciples of Jesus, the men and women who walked with him, found his life. And through him they found their own.

In the Second Year we now turn to the Gospels and letters with which we are so familiar. Or are we? One of the greatest blessings of the New Testament year is how much more we learn and come to understand Jesus better, and to find our place among the disciples. The most wonderful passage to practice this exploration is through the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). Who are you in the story? Who do you see in the characters and in the situation?

CBI is conducted on a two-year cycle. Registrations for new participants occur only in the first year. The next cycle begins in August 2024 and runs through June 2025. Registration will begin Opening Day of the Religious Education Congress, February 16, 2024. The yearly cost is $295 plus the assigned textbook (this will be announced when registrations begin).

All meetings are via Zoom, 9am to 3:30pm Pacific Time. Please follow this link for the current year schedule.

There are two registration options: Certification or Enrichment (Follow the links for more information).

Third Year: Art of Bible Facilitation

Some are called to Bible faith sharing facilitation. CBI also offers a third year for participants who have completed Certification requirements. Follow this link for more information.

Graduates of CBI are required to recertify every three years. Follow this link for more information.

We hope you join us on our journey through Scripture!

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

-Matthew 18:20

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