Growth University is our way of discipling the people of GBC and is our adult Sunday School program. Most people take one class, one quarter at a time at 9 am each Sunday morning. However, some prefer to complete an entire class in a one day seminar. We also offer a variety of classes online for those who would like to set their own pace.
We have different level classes each quarter:
Track One: Basic Training
This track lays a foundation for a believer so they can have the basic tools to grow in their relationship with Christ. You will learn key doctrines, how the Bible relates to our everyday life, and the initial spiritual disciplines needed to grow in your relationship with God.
Classes: First Steps, Baptist Doctrine, Christian Worldview, Spiritual Disciplines
Track Two: Weapon Training
After the basics, it is important to know how to use your weapon God has given you for this spiritual battle. This track will help you take the Sword, God’s Word, and feel comfortable in studying this book as you learn its themes and message. You will discover more victory in your life as you face the temptations, trials, and tribulations that come with life.
Classes: Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Armor of God, Mission of God
Track Three: Survival and Mission
This set of courses will prepare you for the task God has for you to be a Christian sharing the love of the gospel in a cold, hard world. You will ascertain how God expects us to live, how to know God’s will, and reflect on how God made you to serve in His mission.
Classes: Sermon on the Mount, Experiencing God, Disciplines, & Stewardship
Track Four: Advanced Weapon Training
This tract focuses on using the Inductive Bible Study method to learn the books of the Bible. The classes are designed for in-depth study and participation. There are 17 different sections that make up this track.
Sections: Genesis, Books of Law, Joshua-Ruth, the Kings, Post-exile history, Poetic books, Major Prophets, Minor Prophets, Synoptic Gospels, John, Acts, Romans, Corinthians, Letters of Paul, Hebrews, New Testament Letters other than Paul’s, Revelation
Track Five: Leadership
Anytime we have people following us, we are a leader. As Christians we are to influence the world for Christ. There are different areas in our lives where Grace offers equipping. You can take a leadership class as an elective once a year, but must complete or test out of the first three tracts before you can exclusively take track five.
Areas of Leadership:
Family - Marriage, Parenting, Stewardship
Ministry - Church, Personal, Kingdom
Biblical - Principles, Character, Discipleship
Work - Business principles, evangelism, stewardship
Missions - Local, National, International
Want to take a class online? All level 101 classes as well as our class for new members are available online. Fill in the information below to sign up for Growth University online or live on site. You will receive an enrollment email within 48 hours.