How did you discover the College of Biblical Studies?
By Lucas Hattenberger
As I remember, discovering CBS was not hard. I had just gotten back from an internship in Russia doing outreach work with an English camp there. I went there after feeling a call from God to do ministry. It was an amazing experience, and I was sure that God wanted to me to be in ministry in some capacity vocationally. When I got home I talked to my pastors and my parents about what I might do to accomplish this task.
They encouraged me toward an education. To be honest, I was against it. Ministry was a romantic thought to me, but after talking to my young adult pastor, he told me to take a semester at CBS. CBS was offering a free Bible Study Methods class, and it was creating quite a buzz. So I took a few classes there, beginning with Bible Study Methods and an Old Testament Survey class. After my first night in Bible study methods, I knew that I needed to learn more in order to communicate the gospel and minister to others more effectively! And I loved the student teacher relationships. Christ was truly at the center. We prayed together, worked together, and the teachers truly knew Christ as they taught the Bible.
I decided to do a Bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry. Throughout my term here I have learned theology, practical ministry, and how to communicate and write effectively. I have thoroughly enjoyed it here, and will continue to use what I have been taught for years to come.