It is the firm conviction of the Grace Baptist Bible College family that there must be a ministry to individual
students as God created them: spiritual, mental, physical, social, etc. Our first priority is the strengthening of the inner man so that each person may grow in grace (2 Cor. 4:16; 2 Pet. 3:18) and live to serve (Eph. 6:6-7). This can and should be done without the neglect of other areas of growth and development (Matt. 22:37, Luke 10:27, Phil. 4:8, 1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19-20, Eph. 4:23, Gen. 1:26-28, Ex. 31:2-6, I Kings 7:14), and it should be done to the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31). GBBC seeks to provide both the atmosphere and activities where each student may develop and cultivate spiritual gifts and physical talents so as to maximize them in Christian life and service.
GBBC believes all believers have been raised to walk in newness of life; therefore, each student is challenged to live a Christ-honoring life rooted in the Word of God and empowered by the Holy Spirit. GBBC desires to enhance and encourage spiritual growth and maturity through an emphasis on a biblical philosophy of Christian living which is manifest in the following areas: a life of personal devotion and prayer; a life faithful to church and Christian service. This will also include a life of faithfulness to class, chapel and special events throughout one’s years of formal training at GBBC.
GBBC believes, and the Word of God teaches, that the Christian Life is at the very heart of the Christian’s being. Christian attitudes and behavior are not added to a life, they stem from the new life in Christ. The mentoring emphasis at GBBC is specifically intended to teach, encourage, and practice this truth.
A Life of Personal Devotion and Prayer:
These are taught from Scripture and exemplified by the faculty and staff at GBBC. These should be viewed by the believer as privileges rather than burdens. Furthermore, maturity in Christ requires that a child of God make both essential parts of his/her daily practice. It is our goal that all members of the GBBC community exemplify these characteristics, so they are not only taught but caught.
A Life of Faithfulness to a Local Church and Christian Service:
Scriptures clearly teach the believers faithful participation and membership in a local church. GBBC believes that Baptist churches most accurately reflect the local church as described in the New Testament. GBBC requires compliance pursuant to the requirements found in the student life guide
A Life of Faithfulness to Class, Chapel, and Special Events:
Christian living and its principles are woven into the classroom, the chapel, and special events at GBBC; therefore, all persons involved must strive for faithfulness to these functions. GBBC requires compliance pursuant to the requirements found in the student life guide. A critical component of our mentoring philosophy at GBBC is the Barnabas Committee. This committee exists to foster the spiritual growth of our students. Its primary function is the administration of the college mentorship program. The committee will endeavor to faithfully pray for students, answer their questions, provide guidance in critical decisions, make referrals when needed, and also deal with problems when they arise. This committee consists of representatives from administration, faculty, staff, and the students