Paul commanded Timothy to equip faithful men who would, in turn, be able to train others (2 Tim 2:2). GBTS seeks to fulfill this biblical mandate by equipping faithful pastor-theologians. Scripture and our doctrine of the church shape our standards for admission requirements. We believe that it is the church's role and responsibility to identify and equip God-called men for the ministry. Our seminary's role is to partner in cultivating, equipping, and evaluating men's giftedness and aptitude for the ministry. Therefore, any man who seeks enrollment must first have the approval of and encouragement from the pastor(s) of the church in which he is a faithful member.
The corporation shall not discriminate against applicants, employees, students, volunteers, and others on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin; however, as a religious institution, the corporation reserves the right to deny or terminate employment or to deny or terminate any other status of persons whose lifestyle, words, actions or otherwise do not align with the corporation’s Statement of Faith, standard of conduct, or other policies of this organization.