9am at GBC Main Building

These classes train you in applying the truths of the gospel to every aspect of your life! Each semester we offer classes that equip you to love and serve others in your church, family, and the world. We also offer book studies and classes to help you understand the Bible as a whole.

Class List for Fall 2019

Ephesians

Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is a master class in the church as the body of Christ. In this class you will see both all of your blessings in Christ but also how those blessings become our walk in Christ. Ephesians challenges us to see who we really are in Christ and then to live from that glorious reality.

Teacher: Don Jillson | Room 202

Church History

How has God grown, nurtured, and protected the Church - His Bride - throughout the millennia since Jesus’ resurrection? How has the Church come to believe the things it has – and what is orthodoxy? What are the dangers of reading the Bible in an historical vacuum – where do all the cults we see these days come from? This class seeks to answer these questions, and others, by providing a survey of church history, and the history of church doctrine.

Teacher: Sam Barham | Room 101

Bioethics

This class will explore the moral issues we all face when confronted with various life decisions. Our goal is to build a biblical worldview that can help us to navigate complex life decisions such as: how we treat pre-born children, abortion, the issue of contraception, assisted reproductive treatment, euthanasia, palliative care, and stem cell research.

Teacher: Pastor Mark Tanious | Room 204

2Squared Discipleship: Book 2

If you have completed 2 Squared Book 1 then you are invited to join us for Book 2. Together we will explore not only our new life in Christ but how to LIVE it.

Teacher: Pastor Brady Wolcott | Room 205

The Gospel Project

The Gospel Project offers a chronological journey through all of scripture over 3 years that will equip you to understand and apply the gospel to all of life while connecting all of scripture to the gospel.

Teacher: Bryce Blackford | Room 102

Exodus: Part 1

We are brought out in order to be brought in. This is the theme of Exodus and the theme of our salvation in Christ. The book of Exodus will show us both the glory of God and the grace of God as he rescues his people and turns them into his holy and royal priesthood. There is much to learn for us as Christians as we see the nature of salvation but also the need for a New Covenant in Christ.

Teachers: Ray McAllister & Aaron Dinio | Room 100

Apologetics

Why is there evil in the world?  Isn’t the Bible full of errors, how can it be trusted?  Is the Church responsible for building God’s Kingdom on earth? How can a loving God allow horrific suffering?  We will tackle these and other tough issues over the next four months. We are told to have a defense for what we believe, but that starts with knowing and understanding the Biblical doctrines and why they are true. Bring your thinking caps and your desire to dive deeper into the Truth and join us on the journey.

Teacher: Dr. Jeff King | Room 116

Acts: Part 3

This class will cover the book of Acts chapters 17-28. From Paul’s missionary journeys to his arrest and trials in Rome, the story of the early church continues. This story will reveal the work of God to us through the ongoing life of Christ by the Spirit in the body of believers. It is both convicting and inspiring. It will show you what life looks like free from the law and bound to Christ.              

Teachers: Dan Redmond & Mike Yeager | Room 206

Job: Part 5

Why do bad things happen to good people? This is a question that we have all asked. The book of Job doesn’t offer a simple answer. It offers a view of our glorious God and his goodness, faithfulness, and holiness that will sustain you in the worst of times.

Teacher: Walter Dyer | Room 103

Romans: Part 3

Romans is one of the most foundational books for the Christian life offering us a glorious picture of our life in Christ Jesus. Romans will equip you to not only understand the depth of the gospel but to also live each and every day from the gospel. This session will cover chapters 11-16.

Teacher: David Oliva | Room 104

1, 2, 3 John & Jude

The epistles of John and Jude offer us a look at what it means to live in this age as we await the return of Christ. Love for God. Love for others. Discerning false teaching.

Teachers: Tom Yoakum, Dave Winger, Chris Mikesh, Terry Brown

Room 106

Sermon on the Mount (women only)

This one-semester study will cover three chapters - Matthew 5-7. The Sermon on the Mount describes what our life should be like while we live in faith, in our thoughts, words, and actions.  Jesus said six times in chapter 5, "You have heard it said", or "But I tell you..."  He was calling people to live a new life full of love and grace.

Teacher: Bethanne Puckett | Room 201