Educational Philosophy

Accessible Christian education through on campus, online and distance learning options for those who are serious about the gospel and a commitment to make disciples of all nations.
We’re Not Your Traditional Seminary…
We’re Bringing the Seminary to Your Church…


Grace Biblical Seminary is excited to offer the cutting edge of theological education by partnership with like-minded pastors and churches worldwide. The training of pastors, evangelists, missionaries and other church leaders according to the New Testament model… takes place in the local church setting. Much of the church has gotten away from this paradigm, and trains its future leaders by sending them to an educational institution away from the local body.

Our desire is to partner with pastors, church leaders and churches for the advancement of the gospel and in the training of servant-leaders for a variety of vocational and volunteer church-oriented ministries locally and worldwide. This partnership complements the ministry of local churches with Grace Biblical Seminary.

Academic programs are rigorous and challenging. Students are taught by faculty with years of experience in their fields. Our mission is to produce graduates who are biblically grounded, spiritually mature and culturally relevant. At GBS, we provide the opportunity for you to secure a strong Biblical foundation for Christian living and service.

Educational Model

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1.  Biblical Studies

The foundational concern of all courses and degree programs at GBS is to ground students in the Scriptures so that they can become faithful communicators of the Gospel. 

2. Theological Understanding

Building upon a knowledge of Scripture, students are taught the historic theological interpretation of Scriptures. 

3. Ministry Skills

Rooted in Scripture and theology, students are taught how to communicate these truths in a loving way through various ministry skills.

4. Spiritual Life
Undergirding the biblical, theological, and practical courses is an emphasis on spiritual life because GBS believes that students will only be as effective in ministry as they are deeply connected to God himself and to the community of faith.
5. Christian Service
Christian service is an integral part of the educational philosophy of Grace Biblical Seminary. All students are required to minister in some area of Christian service during their enrollment at the seminary. An important part of Christian service is to help students discover and develop their spiritual gifts and talents. Christian service offers the opportunity for students to apply classroom instruction and theory to practical ministry experiences