Student Handbook

Student Responsibilities


Active Church Engagement and Spiritual Formation

  • We are excited about your journey with our Lord Jesus and the calling our Yahweh God has on your life!
  • As a student of biblical studies, we encourage you to attend worship services and become committed to the life of your local church community. This can include any number of activities, such as being a member of a small group or Bible study, volunteering at the church in various service and leadership roles, serving outside the church on various service projects, evangelism and missions.
  • The goal here is that you understand you are in leadership training. And therefore, you want to be engaged in the various aspects of life, growth, leadership and service within your church in order to prepare yourself for future church leadership and missions.
  • We want to see you grow in your knowledge and understanding of the Bible and Christian doctrine.
  • We want you to pursue a relationship with our Lord Jesus by reading His Word, the Bible, and praying to our Father-God, Yahweh, in heaven.
  • We expect that you live a life of integrity and purity in your thoughts and actions that aligns with God’s teaching in the Bible for Christ followers. That you live a life that is holy and pleasing to God and that all you do is an act of worship and devotion to Him. This means that you say no to sin and choose to put your old self and its sinful desires behind you, and that you fully submit your life to Christ’s Lordship (Philippians 2:5-11).
  • Above all, we pray that you come to know, love and follow Jesus as your Lord, Savior and God. And that you desire to help advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ here on earth through your faithful worship and service.



  • We encourage all students to find a spiritual supervisor/mentor who will come alongside you and partner with you as you engage in our classes and school.
  • Pastors and other qualified spiritual leaders in the church such as teachers, elders and deacons are great candidates to be spiritual supervisors and mentors.
  • The goal here is that your mentor helps you to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they relate to the Bible and Christian doctrine and modern application to various ministry situations that you will find yourself in someday.
  • Your mentor helps you in your spiritual formation, your growth in your faith and identity in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Your mentor helps you in answering some of the harder questions, as well as the discussion questions found in our coursework. There are sections in each class where we encourage you to work on that section with your mentor. Some of these sections are about your Christian leadership development and becoming one who is qualified and approved to teach (2 Timothy 2:2).
  • Who better to help qualify you than a Christian mentor who knows you on a personal level and has worked to support you through this education process?


Academic Calendar

  • Our courses can be taken at any point during the calendar year in an “on demand” format.
  • We do not follow quarters or semesters.
  • Therefore, students can enroll in a class at any time and work at their own pace.
  •  Our core classes can be competed within two years, or even faster if the student desires.



  • You must pass each class with a 70% minimum score in order to receive a certificate of completion.
  • Quizzes can be taken up to 5 times.
  • You can take the class as many times as you like.
  • If you do not pass the class, please contact us and we can discuss resetting the class so that you can retake the class to improve your grade.
  • We also want to connect with your mentor make sure that you are getting the support you need to pass the class.


Expulsion Policy

CCI reserves the right to expel a student for the following reasons:

  • Any student who asks for money or advertises through our site in any way, whether through the discussion forums, email, texting or other means.
  • Any student who cheats or plagiarizes. The quizzes are all open book. So, there is no reason to cheat by other means. Plagiarizing does not promote personal growth and hard work. Cheating and plagiarizing have no part in the character of any Christian student preparing for ministry through our school.
  • The use of profanity, rude, crude, demeaning, disrespectful or other harassing language in our discussion forums, or through email or text.
  • Ridiculing or judging other students in the discussion forums, or through email or text.
  • Posting answers to assignments or quizzes where other students can see them.
  • Using our materials for personal profit, to make money, in any way.


Any student violating the terms outlined will be subject to one or more actions:

  • Your posts will be removed from the site
  • You may not receive credit for an assignment
  • Your certificate of completion for the class may be revoked.
  • Website login privileges may be terminated
  • We reserve the right to take further action, as necessary, on a case by case basis.


Copyright and Usage of CCI Materials

CCI owns or has permission to use all of its class materials. They may not be duplicated without the express consent of CCI.


Final Word

We want you to know that we are praying for you in this journey to grow in your love for your Lord Jesus and your knowledge of His Word, the Bible. We want you to reach out to us for help at any point in your coursework, and we will do our best to help. We are praying for what God the Holy Spirit is going to do in your life during this time as He shapes and molds you for the calling that your Lord Jesus has placed on your heart. We look forward to the day when you are actively pursuing and enjoying ministering to others in Christ’s name wherever the Lord Jesus takes you to do his work.

Philippians 2:5-11

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;

7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death - even death on a cross!

9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,

10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.