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Compass Bible Institute, established in 2019 and set to begin courses in 2020 is a newly formed training and education center in Southern California. Founded by Pastor Mike Fabarez and Compass Bible Church Aliso Viejo, it was created to meet the training needs of those who will plant churches, those who aspire to full-time employment in Christian ministry, and those who desire to serve in key leadership roles as highly committed participants in their churches.

CBI provides courses in Bible, theology, spiritual disciplines, biblical languages, comparative religions, church history, expository preaching, biblical counseling, ministerial leadership, worship, and church management. Areas of study are designed for those who aspire to be pastors, biblical counselors, church planters, church administrators, youth ministers, and worship leaders.

Classes at CBI are taught by experienced pastors, qualified ministry leaders, and a variety of visiting professors from top Bible schools and seminaries.

The resolve of Compass Bible Institute will be to always avoid doctrinal drift, while seeking to appropriately address the issues of the day that have bearing on the Church. CBI tenaciously strives to maintain a strict fidelity to a biblical gospel and a sound theological position on all doctrinal matters.

The location of Compass Bible Institute, directly adjacent to Compass Bible Church, is key to meeting the educational and training needs of  homegrown church planters and those in the local church, but it will also be an accessible educational destination for those who seek training from other churches, including the growing number of Compass Bible churches in various places throughout the world.

CBI is located in Orange County, California

Founded by Compass Bible Church, Aliso Viejo in 2020, Compass Bible Institute is unique in its ability to train future church leaders directly in a real-life ministry environment. Students gain instruction in the classroom, then participate in ministry activities directly across the street at CBC’s main Aliso Viejo campus.

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