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    Serious Training. Serious Students. Serious Calling.

    Our Model

    Our seminary model allows us to offer pastoral education at an incredible value. We intentionally keep overhead to a minimum by operating as lean as possible. In addition, we rely on donations from Grace Bible Church of Conway, partner churches and individuals for the funding and future of GBTS.

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    $200/Credit

    $220/Semester fees

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    Admissions Overview

    Requirements:

    Faithful membership at a doctrinally sound local church.
    Affirmation of Essential Beliefs.
    Potential gifts for pastoral ministry.
    Local church support and recommendation for seminary studies.
    An eagerness for the study of God’s Word and an aptitude for seminary level studies.

    Process:

    Application (including an essay thoroughly describing your testimony, Christian life and ministerial calling)
    Recommendation letter from local church where applicant is a member.
    Submission of official transcripts from former or current programs of study.
    Interview with Admissions Representative
    Notice of Acceptance or Denial

    Enrollment Dates

    2022 Fall Term: Registration Opens August 12th - Registration Closes September 5th

    2023 Spring Term: Registration Opens December 16th, 2022 - Registration Closes January 9th, 2023

    2023 Summer Term: Registration Opens April 17th, 2023 - Registration Closes May 8th, 2023

    Learn About Our Degrees

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    Master of Pastoral Studies (MAPS)

    The MAPS program is intended for men already serving in pastoral ministry who are seeking to sharpen their exegetical competence and better understand the Bible in a systematic and cohesive way in order to fulfill their calling to preach and teach in the local Church.

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    Master of Divinity (M.Div)

    The M.Div is an academically rigorous, pastorally-focused degree program to equip men who are currently involved in or preparing for vocational ministry. The M.Div challenges students to heighten their exegetical skills, engage in a robust program of systematic theological study, and prepare for the pastoral responsibilities of preaching, teaching, shepherding, and counseling in the local Church.

    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.