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Corban School of Ministry is an academic community of excellence that educates Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. Experience life-changing training that will teach you how to ask the right questions, how to think instead of just memorizing content, and how to infuse your Christian worldview with a solid biblical foundation.

Accredited by: NWCCU (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities)

Tacoma Campus
4301 N Stevens St
Tacoma, WA 98407

Salem Campus
5000 Deer Park Dr SE
Salem, OR 97317

Phone: 253-759-6104 x 100 (School of Ministry Admissions)
Fax: 253-759-3299

President: Dr. Reno Hoff
Provost: Dr. Matt Lucas

Non-Denominational / Baptist heritage

Fall 2010 Data for

55 students

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5 Reviews

  1. While I struggled to find my place and understand what type of ministry I would find, CUSOM stood by me through many ups and downs. I truly felt that this was not a place for people who fit in or were comfortable but was a place for wrestling with life’s challenges, for a place to step out of comfort and into reality, to seek after God in a intentional and risky way. Most seminaries will give you the rudimentary tools to write weekly sermons, but here they go well beyond, inviting students to struggle and engagement around discovery of gifting, story and calling. Dispensing with the mold, this is a place to be born and to gain wisdom for the wild road of life.

  2. My education at Corban School of Ministry exceeded my high expectations! Not only did the professors provide valuable insight, they worked to develop in me the tools and wisdom for a lifetime of humble learning and effective ministry. I am less proud but more confident in the Lord and the truth of His Word. I have appreciated the opportunity to use my training in a variety of ministry contexts, including teaching ESL to internationals and speaking at conferences.

  3. How can you not give this place 5 stars when they got Dr. Jack K Willsey there teaching theology like a boss?

  4. Language was hard for me. Especially Hebrew, although Greek wasn’t much better. Gracious Dr. Austel (now with our Savior he loved so well) learned early on not to call on me in class for fear of receiving totally wrong answers (a waste of time), embarrassment on my part (I’m forever grateful), and the realization that the game he said he invented (although I think I deserve some credit) to allow students to “pass” if they didn’t know the answer was always going to be my reply.

    This all came about very early on in my Seminary career (yes ‘career’ – I think I rank third all time in how how long it would take to graduate – which I only did because they had pity on me). One day when Dr. Austel asked Mr. Anderson (me) to recite the Hebrew alphabet, I proceeded to answer. (I believe it was shortly after what happened next that Dr. Austel invented the aforementioned ‘game’.)

    “Alpha, beta, gamma, delta. . .” I began (see, I can still remember). There was an immediate reaction from my classmates. They seemed obviously impressed as I rattled on. Even Dr. Austel was smiling. I was on a roll. Pleased with myself, for once I had it down. Got it right. “. . .phi, chi, psi, omega.” When I finished there wasn’t thunderous applause – our class wasn’t that big (which made it hard to hide although I did my best) – but it was appreciative applause none-the-less. I’m sure it was because the next sorry-excuse-for-a-scholar sitting next to me was just happy it wasn’t him that was asked to recite the Hebrew alphabet.

    Problem was of course, it wasn’t the Hebrew alphabet. It was the Greek alphabet, every single letter of it. And I had done it letter-perfect. I’m sure it’ll stand as a forever-record at Corbin, then NBS. And sitting there as everyone else clapped, and all but gave me a standing ovation, finally, as the cheering – and laughing – subsided I heard Dr. Austel thank me. He THANKED me! Dr. Austel said, “Thank you Mr. Anderson (pause and smile), for reciting the alphabet. That, however, Mr. Anderson, was Greek. And this is Hebrew class.

    What a great school, wonderful experience, super training, and, most of all, godly professors. May we be so blessed to leave such a legacy.

    • Dr. Austel was a prince of a man. Apart from his conspicuous academic prowess was his consummate humility and his servant’s heart, I might add unappreciated by this world. He was and is the “Master of Servanthood”.

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