Courses

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

New Members Track

Level 1: Foundations

NMT 100: NEW MEMBERS CLASS – This course provides an overview of the GSBC’s mission and vision while emphasizing the importance our identity, our call to intimacy with God and our investment in this ministry.

Biblical Studies Track

Level 1: Introduction

BST 100: Bible Study – The course will provide biblical and thematic understanding and insight on living an effective life in Christ.

BST 101: COLOSSIANS: AGAINST THE TIDES - This course is an interactive study of the teaching of Paul in Colossians regarding the supremacy of Christ, what that means for our everyday lives and the development of insights that show specific ways we can develop attitudes and actions to honor the Lord. No fee. Register on site at the Welcome Center.

Level 2: Doctrines & Theology

BST 200: CHRISTIAN ETHICS - A study of Christian ethics that seeks understand the character and decision-making that is consistent with the faith we nurture and proclaim in the life and worship of the Church.

 

Experiential Life & Faith Track

Level 1: Preservation

ELFT 101: Trusting God In Hard Times – Life today is filled with problems that seem so overwhelming. God promised to always be with us, but sometimes difficulties in life can cause us to wonder if he is really there. Throughout this course, we will explore the faith journey of the Prophet Elijah who faced one challenge after another. In the process, we will learn how to strengthen our own faith and be reminded that God’s power and love brings peace in difficult times.

 

Level 2: Preparation

ELFT 200: FULLY EMBRACING YOUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST - Knowing who you are in Christ matters! It impacts your perspective on life and how you live your life. If you’re at a point where you’re wanting to embrace your identity in Christ more fully, this course is for you! Come to know yourself as God really knows you.

Level 3: Participation

ELFT 300: Conversational Evangelism – This course will encourage participants to broaden their understanding of evangelism using a natural, relational approach to telling others about God’s love. Title source: Book by Geisler & Geisler

ELFT 301: ROUNDTABLESLead by various facilitators, the roundtables invite participants on a journey of self discovery and growth discussing such topics such as dependability, forgiveness and understanding people in a way that connects us as a faith community. Register within ministries. Booklets cost $8.00.

ELFT 302: 6-Week Money ChallengeThis course is designed to challenge participants to take an honest look at their current financial picture as it relates to spending, debt, credit, in-vesting and other areas of finance from a biblical perspective. Once a foundation is established this course can be used as a springboard to become more prepared financially for a more secure future for themselves and their families.