Study Systematic Theology at GBC

This summer, GBC will offer a free seven-week course on systematic theology on Sunday evenings starting June 10 at 6pm. Each class will include two one-hour sessions, each session will including a lecture followed by Q&A with a short break between sessions.

All are invited to attend, as the course will be suitable for both new and journeyed Christians, as well as those who are interested in learning more about the Christian faith.

If you have questions about what systematic theology is, consider this excerpt from a Gospel Coalition blog post by Wayne Grudem:

Systematic theology means answering the question: “What does the whole Bible say to us today about any given topic?”

It means searching the Bible to find all the verses pertaining to a given topic of study. Then, we put all the verses together to understand what God wants us to believe. “Systematic” means “carefully organized by topics.” Thus, it’s different from random theology or disorganized theology.

You’re a Theologian

Even if you haven’t written a systematic theology—or even if you don’t consider yourself a theologian—you’re still doing systematic theology in some sense. Everyone has beliefs about who God is, who Jesus is, what salvation is, and how we should live as Christians. We’re all synthesizing those beliefs together.

So if you’re a Christian, you’re doing systematic theology, whether you’re aware of it or not. If you’re not aware of it, then your theology may not be very well organized, or it may not take into account verses from the whole Bible. There may be a verse here or there, or from certain parts of Scripture, but it’s not the entirety of what God reveals about a particular doctrine.

That’s why it’s important to study systematic theology—to understand what God says and what the Bible says.

We hope you will consider joining us!

2017 Vacation Bible School

Grace Brethren Chapel is inviting YOU to join us for our 2017 Vacation Bible School! This year’s VBS program will be on June 26-30, from 6-8pm each evening, and includes classes for pre-K to 8th grade. In addition to gospel-centered, biblical teaching, each night will include singing, games, crafts, and snacks.

Click HERE to RSVP on our Facebook event page.

2017 VBS Curriculum (from Answers in Genesis)

Every day, our kids are bombarded with the message that the Bible isn’t the true Word of God, that it can’t be trusted to tell us the truth about the past or, more importantly, about how we can receive the gift of eternal life. With the Operation Arctic VBS 2017 theme, your kids will warm up to the Word as they explore the coolest Book on the planet and discover how we can know for sure that the Bible is God’s written word to us! Continue reading “2017 Vacation Bible School”