A school-year long training for men and women at GBC. The applicants who are accepted will be those who have been involved in serving, are currently serving, or who commit to serving in some ministry at the conclusion of the training.
There will be three primary emphases:
1. The Story of the Bible – Semester 1
Healthy biblical interpretation and application is enhanced with a clearer sense of the big picture story of the Bible. With a better grasp on this big picture, students can better understand how their personal story fits into God’s story and reject the false stories they are tempted to live in.
Textbook: The Drama of Scripture: Finding our Place in the Biblical Story
2. Basic Christian Beliefs – Semester 2
Biblically-rooted belief is foundational to everything else in the Christian life. We want our students to have a solid foundation of historic Christian belief for the benefit of their own lives of faith, and for the benefit of the broader spiritual atmosphere of our church as they serve the body.
Textbook: Bible Doctrine: Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith
3. Spiritual Formation – Throughout the Year
Communion with God and engagement in spiritual disciplines should always be woven together with Christian study and living. As our leaders mature in their thinking, we want to help provide more structure and kindling for their spiritual growth.
The class will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm, starting September 5.
We are not seeking to merely grow bigger brains — we are seeking to strengthen, encourage, and equip men and women who lead by serving. Our prayed-for goal is men and women who humbly live out what they have learned and serve others better because of it.
Print THIS APPLICATION and return it to the church office by August 20, 2017.