Cornerstone School of Theology in Ames has announced their Fall courses starting August 18. The scheduled courses include Theology I and Intro to Hermeneutics. The registration deadline for both courses is August 15.
Theology I will be a seminar-based course that introduces students to systematic theology. Specifically, the course will focus on the doctrines of Revelation, Scripture, God, Sin, Mankind, and Angels. Students will read from a selection of theologians, meet in small groups (called “cohorts”), complete writing assignments, and then come together as an entire class to meet for 3 seminars. The seminars will include a variety of classroom elements such as lectures from Dr. Jeff Dodge, guest speakers, group projects, debates, and more.
Intro to Hermeneutics
Also known as Grasping God’s Word, the Intro to Hermeneutics course will be an introduction to the principles and methods of Bible study and interpretation. Students will complete textbook and Bible readings, short assignments, and a term paper focused on exegeting a particular passage of Scripture. Students will meet weekly on Monday nights to receive further insight from instructors and integrate the material through peer interaction.
Cornerstone School of Theology (CST) is an equipping ministry of Cornerstone Church in Ames, Iowa. CST combines the vitality and experience of a thriving church with the academic rigors of accredited theological training. Their passion is to see God’s church strengthen and multiply – whether in central Iowa or to nations a hemisphere away.
Cornerstone School of Theology partners with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) in Kansas City, Missouri, to provide students the opportunity to earn an accredited Master’s of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) degree in just 2 years. Alternatively, students can benefit from this training at a lower cost by entering the CORE program or taking courses at the audit level. CST courses cover a broad range of content from Systematic Theology and Evangelism to Old & New Testament study, Church History, and more. Whether taken at credit or audit level, these courses equip students for life and ministry and empower them to live out their faith.
Cornerstone School of Theology provides the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) in just two years. The 15 required courses are scheduled on a rotating basis to allow students to complete their degree in two years regardless of their entry point. All 15 courses are taught and facilitated by professors from Cornerstone Church, and the online courses include optional in-person sessions in order to preserve the classroom dynamic.
The CST Vision
God has called His church to be the center of kingdom activity in the world (Matthew 16:18) and to raise up leaders who will advance His church to the ends of the earth (Matthew 28:19-20). Discover how you can develop spiritual maturity, theological precision and a focus on the part you are to play in leading God’s church.
Interested in Volunteer Ministry?
Get involved with CST and grow in your ability to lead small groups and Bible Studies for young people, college students, and adults. Consider taking CST classes at the Audit or CORE level if you are not interested in an accredited degree.
Interested in Vocational Ministry?
The CST experience and the MATS degree can be used to launch students into a few distinct paths in vocational ministry.
Regional Church Planting
One purpose of CST is to be a training center for prospective church planters.
Regional Church Leadership
CST to develop future leadership positions in youth ministry, family ministry, college ministry, worship arts, technical arts, and more.
International Church Planting
Groups are beginning to form teams that will soon be heading overseas to plant churches in other countries. Participation in CST courses will be a key requirement as Cornerstone continues sending mature believers to spread the gospel around the world.
Master’s in Divinity Programs
The MATS degree fits seamlessly into the MBTS Master’s in Divinity programs. With concentrations in areas such as Counseling and Christian Education, the MDiv provides a gateway into many different occupations.