The Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies has as its primary focus the following areas of emphasis:
- Training preachers to serve in congregations of churches of Christ primarily in Georgia, and elsewhere.
- Training Christian workers to be more effective and productive, particularly in the area of evangelism, teaching, and ministry.
- Providing in-depth study of the Biblical text, and related disciplines.
- Equipping the saints with a greater knowledge of the Word, thus helping them to reach greater levels of maturity and service.
- Inspiring students and graduates to commit themselves to a lifetime of study, comprehension, and application of The Word of God.
The Georgia School of Preaching & Biblilcal Studies does NOT seek to:
- Provide fully accredited liberal arts educational opportunities. While our courses are taught at the college level, we do not offer undergraduate or graduate degrees.
- Provide a full-time, daytime, school of preaching model comparable to other institutions in our brotherhood. While some GSOP campuses offer day classes, the majority of our on-campus courses are taught in the evenings. Our Online Courses are designed for students who may not be able to attend evening classes. These may be taken at any time.
- Replace the equipping and training that takes place in Christian homes, and in the Bible school program(s) of local congregations. GSOP seeks to add an additional level of instruction that complements these.
- Become a sounding board for brotherhood issues and other matters of concern. GSOP does not serve as an arbitrator or mediator in personal, family, or congregational areas of conflict. These areas are best addressed by the elders of each local congregation.
As part of our work, GSOP occasionally serves as a referral vehicle to congregations of churches of Christ who are seeking preachers, and vice versa. It is our intent to recommend only those congregations and preachers that are biblically sound, and of the highest moral and ethical integrity.
The steps of our mission are clear: Recruit. Instruct. Train. Equip. Encourage. Refer.
Jesus commissioned His followers to hear His Word and obey it. He also commanded that His Word should be openly declared to the world (Mark 16:15-16). Also, Paul instructed that we train and equip the saints for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16). In still another context, he said it this way, “Commit the gospel to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also,” (2 Timothy 2:2).
The Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies strives to help prepare our students for the greatest of all endeavors in this life – service to God.
Our prayer is for God’s constant help and blessing as we pursue this worthy goal.