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What is the Gospel and the Preacher Bible School all about?

The Gospel and the Preacher is a powerful three-month bible school focusing on the central message of Christianity—the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In an age where the Gospel is assumed more than it is taught, the time has come for a generation of Christians to rise up on the foundation of biblical doctrine with the fire of the Holy Spirit and proclaim the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ to lost humanity.

Who is the Gospel and the Preacher Bible School for?

Do you want the depth of the knowledge of the Gospel to increase? Do you want to be able to confidently share your faith in Jesus Christ with others? Do you want to know how to prepare messages that are empowered by the Spirit of God? Do you want to know how to present the Gospel message in any environment? Then The Gospel and the Preacher Bible School is for YOU!

This Bible school is for Christians at every stage of their walk in Christ. Seasoned ministers sit next to young Christians, and everyone grows together—from whatever level they are presently on—in their understanding of the Gospel message.

  • This Bible school is for ANYONE who desires to have a firm knowledge and understanding of the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • It is for ANYONE who wants to be able to share the Gospel message with confidence.
  • It is for ALL PEOPLE—regardless of spiritual age, education, and/or ministry experience—who desire a life-transforming tool that the Holy Spirit will use to bring greater depth, maturity, and stability to your walk with the Lord.
  • It is for SEASONED MINISTERS who want to rediscover and reclaim the central message of Christianity that will bring greater impact and empowerment to every message you preach.
  • It is for those who feel CALLED TO FIVE-FOLD MINISTRY and want to be sure that the foundation of their ministry is established upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • It is for the LAY MINISTER involved in children’s, youth, young adults, nursing home, hospital visitation, praise and worship, hospitality, and any other area of helps ministries.
  • It is for YOUNG PEOPLE who want to establish the greatest foundation necessary to have continual and spiritually healthy growth in the Kingdom of God. (Our youngest student was 15 years old).

Do I have be a full-time preacher or called to a ministry office to benefit from this course?

You do not need to be a five-fold office minister to be impacted by this school. All Christians are called to the ministry of reconciliation according to 2 Corinthians 5:18-20, which includes you!

During your journey through various semesters of this school you may discover the stirring in your spirit that may indicate a call to a full-time ministry office or missions. The progressive tracks offered in this school will help bring recognition, clarification and training in these areas.

Is this a personal evangelism course?

The Gospel and The Preacher Bible School is not a personal soul-winning course, although your personal evangelism will be greatly impacted. This school lays the foundation for redemptive theology that explores and explains the attributes of God, the condition of man, the power of sin, the provisions of the finished work of Christ on the cross and the work of the Holy Spirit in the conversion of man’s soul.

What does “the preacher” portion of the Bible School involve?

Working hand-in-hand with redemptive theology, you will be equipped for efficient and effective communication of what you learn throughout the course:

  • How redemptive theology plays a vital role in personal assurance of salvation and in the ministry of reconciliation.
  • How to recognize and pull from all Scripture both the explicit and implied redemptive elements.
  • How to gather, organize and prepare and outline varieties of messages: topical, textual, expository, etc.
  • How to condense your material to be communicated in a shorter amount of time for maximum impact.
  • How to communicate the Gospel message in different environments to people of different cultures, circumstances, ages, etc.
  • How to understand and connect with the audience you are speaking to in order to successfully communicate the Gospel to them with results; whether a mass crowd, a small group or a one-on-one setting.

What opportunities have students experienced who have been through the gospel and the preacher?

Many of our graduates have stepped into settings and situations where they were called upon or they made themselves available to minister the Gospel message, and with life-changing results!

How is the Gospel and the Preacher Bible School different from other bible schools?

The primary difference with The Gospel and the Preacher Bible School and other Bible schools is that students are trained specifically on how to incorporate the Gospel message into whatever subject they are preaching about. Whether you are teaching about healing, the prophetic, walking in the Spirit, or any other biblical principle, it is important to include the gospel message so people can understand that every biblical principle is founded upon the finished work of Christ on the cross.

Do I need to have a high school diploma or a college degree to enroll?

No. In fact, we have had several students who are still in high school take this course.

What if I struggled when I was a student in school? Should I be concerned about not being able to pass this course?

This course is set up for your success. The teachers and administrative staff of Gospel and the Preacher Bible School want you to succeed and will help you to do just that. Our goal is to get you to understand the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The only way to not pass this class is to not fulfill the requirements outlined in the Student Guidelines—i.e., attendance, tardiness, homework, etc.

How long has the Gospel and the Preacher Bible School been in existence?

The Gospel and the Preacher Bible School started back in 2006.

Is the Gospel and the Preacher Bible School accredited?

No.

What do I need to do before enrolling in Gospel and the Preacher Bible School?

  1. It is very important that you thoroughly read the Student Guidelines. Reading and understanding these Student Guidelines will help to answer many questions that you may have regarding the course.

    These Student Guidelines will inform you of what is required from every student who enrolls. These Guidelines address attendance, tardiness, homework, and other participation requirements.

    Part of your Application process requires your signature stating that you have read, that you understand, and that you agree to comply with the information explained in the Student Guidelines.

  2. Along with signing the Student Guideline requirements, you must fill out an application.
  3. You can pick up the Student Guidelines and an application from the foyer of Eagle Rock church. To get them online, Click Here for Student Guidelines or Click Here for Enrollment Application.

Do I need to purchase any books for the class?

All you will need is your Bible and a notebook to take notes.

What is the cost of enrolling in the Gospel and the Preacher Bible School?

$150.00 per student. This amount is due in full by the first day of class. The 2013 payment deadline is March 2, 2013.

What is an onsite student?

The Gospel and the Preacher on-site students are those who are physically present at the school from 9:00 AM to noon every Saturday morning in March, April, and May

Is there an advantage of being an on-site student vs. taking the class online?

There is a great advantage to being an on-site student primarily because of the personal interaction among the students and teachers. Also, there is the advantage of receiving hands-on prayer and impartation.

Who should be on-site student?

If you live within a 50 mile radius of the central Ohio area or within a 1-1/2 hour drive time to Eagle Rock Church in Pickerington, OH, we highly recommend that you attend The Gospel and the Preacher Bible School on site.

When is graduation?

Graduation for the 2013 school year will be on June 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM at Eagle Rock Church.

Who should take the Gospel and the Preahcer online?

The Gospel and the Preacher is offered on-line for those students whose work and/or their family schedules make it difficult to impossible to be an on-site student.

Are the online classes the same or different from those of the on-site students?

Online students will take the same classes as the on-site students

As an online student, will I have access to teachers?

Each on-line student is assigned a student advisor to whom you will send your homework, direct any questions, etc.

Is the enrollment process for online students the same as it is for onsite students?

Yes. With the exception of the dress code (anything else excepted??), everything noted in the Student Guidelines are also applicable to the on-line students (i.e. registration deadline, tuition amount, absences, homework, exam, graduation requirements, etc.).

Every on-line student must fill out and submit an application and pay their enrollment fee in full by the first day of classes. For the 2013 classes, that deadline date is March 2, 2012.

To obtain the Student Guidelines, Click Here. To obtain an application, Click Here.

How do online students graduate?

Certificates of Completion will be issued to all on-line students who fulfill all of the requirements of the course. It is requested that, if at all possible, on-line students attend and participate in the graduation ceremony along with the on-site students.

Graduation for the 2013 school year is June 2, 2013 at Eagle Rock Church.

What kind of computer equpiment and software do I need to take online classes?

You will need the following in order to take the course online:

  • A processor of 1.6 GHz or faster
  • A current anti-virus application―updated regularly
  • 256MB RAM or greater
  • 20GB hard drive (or larger)
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Monitor and video card with 1024 X 768 or greater resolution
  • Sound card with speakers
  • DVD-ROM/CD-ROM drive
  • Inkjet or laser printer
  • E-mail address
  • Internet service provider (ISP) account
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 or later
  • Adobe Reader 6.0 or later
  • Microsoft Office 2000 or later
  • Adobe Flash Player 9 or later

How do online students gain access to the classes?

Each on-line student will receive a username and password that will grant access to the student portal.

What is a satellite school?

The Gospel and the Preacher satellite school program is for churches or ministries who have a group of students who plan to take the classes together .

Do satellite schools use the same materials as the onsite classes?

Yes. A DVD recording will be made of the on-site classes and mailed to the satellite school each week.

When do the satellites schools meet for their class?

Satellite schools will run one week behind the on-site classes. The students within a satellite school will meet on the same day and time each week to take the classes together.

Who oversees the satellite classes?

A pastor or an approved ministry leader will oversee the operation of the satellite school and be the contact person. An information packet will be sent explaining the responsibilities of this point person to the satellite school’s assigned student advisor. Among other things that will be outlined in this information packet, this person is expected maintain records as outlined in the Student Guidelines and fulfill the following expectations:

  • Receive Class DVD’s and other information by mail
  • Maintain weekly attendance and tardy records
  • Record (date received) and collect weekly homework assignments.
  • Sending homework to Eagle Rock every week (via fax, email, or regular mail).

What is the application process for satellite students?

Each satellite school student must read, understand, and abide by the Student Guidelines, fill out an application, and pay the $150.00 enrollment fee.

How does a ministry apply to be a satellite school?

The intended point person will contact Pastor Joe Lorenz, GP Bible School Dean, to request a Satellite School Information Packet. This information includes:

Student Guidelines (to be copied as needed)

Application (to be copied as needed)

Point Person Responsibilities

Promotional DVD

Tracking Sheets (Attendance, homework, etc.)

How does the satellite school work?

The satellite school runs one week behind the on-site school. Each week the satellite school will be mailed the DVD and any related material (if applicable) of the current on-site class. The group of students will meet on their designated day/evening to watch the DVD class together. As with the on-site students, homework for that class will be due by the following class.

Does a satellite school have personal access to the instructors?

Each satellite school will be assigned a student advisor. This student advisor will collect the homework assignments sent by the satellite school point person, grade the homework, and return it to the satellite school in a timely manner. The student advisor is available to answer questions from individual students and/or the point person.

Can a satellite school operate at any time during the year?

That option is forthcoming, but is not available right now. Eventually, a satellite school will receive the entire DVD package of the 12 classes along with other related material for the purpose of going through it at a more convenient time for that particular ministry. But again, at this point, this option is not available.