The best place to learn how to lead a church is in a church, CBTE establishes the church or ministry center as the primary venue for learning, everything works backwards from that principle.
CBTE works best in partnership with the end user - the organization or network that will employ or utilize the students that we train. Best practice for CBTE involves the partner organization from the beginning, customizing outcomes for their purpose and securing their deep buy-in.
CBTE leads students to mastery, no matter how long it takes. If an assignment needs to be repeated or replaced, so be it. Mastery is the goal.
Mentoring by Consensus
In a CBTE system, mentors come from different directions and speak with one voice. They do not overcome one another by position or by influence.
Instruction in a CBTE program needs to be "just-in-time." Learning needs to follow the countours of a student's need and a context's rhythms.
CBTE programs integrate things like Bible, theology, and application, cross-cutting the silos so as to develop a student's knowledge, skill, and character in every outcome.
A good CBTE program will allow mentors to customize learning in the awareness that student formation is the primary goal. This is not about ticking boxes or satisfying standardized expectations.
CBTE rises and falls on the quality of its assessment processes of students and overall programs, before a student is admitted and all the way through to beyond graduation.
CBTE programs recognize that prior learning is valuable. Good programs find ways to honour and utilize all such learning.
A CBTE program ought to be cheaper to deliver than conventional education, making it possible to train a student without sending him or her into debt.