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Mission

Good Shepherd Ministry Training Academy's mission is to prepare Christians for greater service.

Vision

Good Shepherd Ministry Training Academy's vision is to utilize a combined competency-based, church-based, and core-based instructional method (CB3) to train members of First Christian Church and other Christians in the fundamentals of a seminary-level education from the Restoration Movement perspective.

What is CB3?

CB1 - Competency-based education integrates knowledge, skills, and character as a guiding instructional principle.

CB2 - Church-based education commits to training in the church, by the church, and for the church.

CB3 - Core-based education focuses on the core areas of theology, Bible, apologetics, history, and practical ministry.

Fall 2022 Course Offerings

One Day Seminar
Basics of Gospel Communication

This one day seminar explores how to interpret, apply, and communicate the Scriptures.

Date: Sat., Sep. 10

Time: 10 am - 3 pm

Location: First Christian Church, Right Track Classroom

Cost: $10 per person; includes lunch

Taught by: Dr. T. J. Gentry

Semester Course
First Thessalonians: Exhortations to Suffering Saints

This multi-week course explores Paul's first epistle to the Thessalonians by verse-by-verse preaching. Meetings are in conjunction with First Christian Church's Sunday evening service.

Dates: Beginning Sun., Sep. 11, and meeting every Sunday  through Sun., Dec. 18 (except for Sun. Sep. 25)

Time: 6-7 pm

Location: First Christian Church, Chapel

Cost: Free

Taught by: Dr. T. J. Gentry

Semester Course
Getting the Gospel Right

This multi-week course explores what the Gospel is, what it means, how to obey it, and how to defend and share it.

Dates: Beginning Sun., Sep. 18, and meeting every other Sunday through Sun. Dec. 14

Time: 4-5:30 pm

Location: First Christian Church, Right Track Classroom

Cost: $25 per person

Taught by: Dr. T. J. Gentry

One Day Seminar
Good Reasons 2022

This one day seminar explores good reasons for faith and ministry, including lectures on Islam, discipleship, and "woke" Christianity.

Date: Sat., Oct. 8

Time: 10 am - 3 pm

Location: First Christian Church, Chapel

Cost: $10 per person; includes lunch

Taught by: Dr. T. J. Gentry, Tony Williams, Eric Ruhe, and Brett Seybold

Course Registration
Please note that all costs associated with courses are due at the beginning of each course. Payments may be made in cash (exact amount only) or check (payable to First Christian Church). Thank you for your cooperation.

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