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”

Celebrating 5 Years at GBC

5GBC1On August 7, 2016, Grace Brethren Chapel will be celebrating and giving thanks for five years of ministry graciously afforded to us by the Lord.

In the last five years, God has accomplished many wondrous things in and through the people and ministry of Grace Brethren Chapel. We are both overjoyed and awestruck by the grace God has afforded our congregation. And for his grace, he deserves praise and thanksgiving.

We pray you will join us for worship followed by a fellowship dinner on August 7, 2016 as we take to time give thanks and praise to the Lord for his undeserved grace and unwavering faithfulness.

Soli Deo Gloria

Schedule for August 7, 2016

  • 10:00 am – Disciple Hour
  • 11:00 am – Worship
  • 12:15 pm – Fellowship Dinner

2016 Vacation Bible School

OC_Logo_LargeGrace Brethren Chapel is inviting YOU to join us for our 2016 Vacation Bible School! This year’s VBS program will be on July 11-15, 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.

2016 VBS Curriculum

Every day, our kids are challenged to stand for God in their schools, among their friends, in our culture . . . no matter what. And they’re bombarded with the lie that God’s Word isn’t true when it talks about earthly things (rocks, fossils), so it can’t be trusted to tell the truth about spiritual things.

OC_Logo_SimpleNoah experienced the same challenges during the time of the great Flood thousands of years ago. Yet, by God’s grace, he was able to Stand for God, Obey God, Trust God,Thank God, and Fear God . . . no matter what. The biggest watery catastrophe the world has ever known happened during his lifetime. But through it all, Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

At this monumental Vacation Bible School program, your kids will dive deep into the account of Noah and the Flood from the book of Genesis! They’ll learn to apply the spiritual lessons from Noah’s life to their own. And, along the way, they’ll uncover earthly lessons from the Flood: how all the animals fit on the Ark, how the Flood covered the whole Earth, and how we can still see the effects of this Flood today. They’ll also learn that the flood legends from around the world are based on the true account in Genesis!

Prepare for a boatload of excitement at Ocean Commotion, VBS for 2016!