About Us

CBI Institute Online is an online bible school by Church Builders International. Timothy Mann with his wife Kristeen have been in ministry since 1980 traveling both nationally and internationally. During this time, he has pioneered more than fifteen churches and in-church Bible schools. They are the founders of Church Builders International, a ministry designed to help raise up leaders in the Body of Christ and equip them to fulfill their God-given call through video classes, each class comes with study and research outlines leading to accurate lifelong learning using the tools and skills provided.

The commissioning of this purpose was through four separate but identical prophetic words given to them in the summer of 1989. The words were that they were to not travel full time but get to their call of training leaders and helping to establish churches. CBI Institute is the fulfillment of these words. ​

Timothy and Kristeen Mann are veteran ministers who have led ministry in the Traverse City area for over twenty five years. Most recently redeveloping and leading Present Truth Ministries of Traverse City. The Manns also are presently founders and directors with an advisory team of another ministry, Church Builders International.
Both are graduates of Rhema Bible Training Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, they have attended Oral Roberts University as well as other education. Anointed a Prophet and a Teacher, this background has given him a unique understanding of both practical Faith and Theology. The Manns have been actively in ministry for over thirty five years authoring blogs, videos, and much training and Bible school material in Colorado, Ohio and Michigan.

Tim has studied the subject principles of Biblical study and has found bible truths that are vital to liberating God’s leaders to minister the gospel and be equipped to operate in the fullness of what God has purposed. This course of study will prepare students to answer the questions of Biblical study as well as equip them with the tools needed for their own study as well as a network of suggested resources to build their understanding of Biblical truths.
The passion of CBI Institute is designed help layman find their God-given graces, share the gospel with confidence and to equip, ordain, and launch new ministers. You are invited to be challenged to learn and grow so that you can walk out your God-given purposes within or outside the church structure with the strength and community from within that structure.

This study will work at networking and empowering Christian who feel they have a call and drive to leadership to be a light in their community as well as assisting and revealing a dimension of leadership that can more completely develop the people of God by bringing together the skills, mentoring and teaching of a team of leaders, through personal and technological opportunities.

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