Phase 1:  ESTABLISHED IN FOUNDATIONAL SOUND DOCTRINE (30 Credits) 

The Objectives of Year 1 – It is to become established in foundational scriptural doctrine and then to be able to communicate effectively the important truths the students learned in their classes in their local church, home Bible studies, etc. Remember that everything in GIBS is designed to not only personally benefit the student, but then to be replicated and taught by the student to others (2 Tim. 2:2). 

The first course in Phase 1 of GIBS ConnectED is to read the book, "By This Name" and to complete the companion workbook. By This Name was written by John Cross published by GoodSeed. It is an overview of the Bible geared to people who come from a background of pantheism and polytheism. "That's true for you, but not true for me" is a concept found on the streets today - if you think this way, this book was written with you in mind. It will present the Bible as not just another book, but a Unique Book - no other book out there is like it.

(2 Credits)
PreReq: None
20-40 minute devotionals to be watched (Independent Study). The verse(s) for each lesson will also be required memory work.

(1 Credit)
PreReq: None

20-40 minute devotionals to be watched (Independent Study).

(1 Credit)
PreReq: None

A 19 lesson study on Romans reviewing the importance of grace, the three tenses of salvation, and the purpose of the law. This course will cover what you must do and not do to be saved. We also examine the blessings and security of salvation and take a biblical view of what believers can lose since they cannot lose their salvation.

(4 Credits)
PreReg: None.
A 17 lesson study on Romans 6-8 reviewing how God's Grace is designed for spiritual growth and how every believer has freedom and identification in Jesus Christ. This course will examine the purpose of the Law and the power of the Holy Spirit and show how believers can walk by the Spirit.

(4 Credits)
PreReq: 1101 - Romans 1-5
This course will provide the believer with the basic principles of Bible interpretation, and studying such truths as the 3 tenses of salvation, justification vs. sanctification, good works and salvation, salvation vs. rewards, entering the family of God vs. fellowship in the family, the 7 deaths, the 7 dispensations, Israel vs. the Church, and the various ministries of the Holy Spirit, etc... (18 Lessons)

(4 Credits)
Pre-requisite 1102 - Romans 6-8.

Continuation of Biblical Distinctions 1: Discerning and distinguishing from the Scriptures the biblical covenants, Gospel of Kingdom vs Gospel of Grace, the 3 different Hells, the different resurrections, 7 baptisms, the 7 major judgments, the punishment vs. discipline of God, etc.(13 Lessons)

(4 Credits)
Pre-requisite 1103 - Biblical Distinctions 1.

Students will study the biblical basis for evangelism and various means how to powerfully present the Gospel in a clear and effective manner to others; answering basic objections to Christianity; a biblical perspective on missions; how to plant a church;  etc.

(3 Credits)
Prereq: Romans 6-8

An understanding of God’s plan of the ages from Genesis to Revelation, along with understanding the various divine economies or dispensations that describe and distinguish man’s responsibilities to God in each age, especially during the Church Age today.

(5 Credits)
Prereq: 1104 - Biblical Distinctions 2

How to teach what you have learned so far, as well as how to teach children; how to start a Sunday School; how to start a youth ministry, etc.

(2 Credits)
Prereq: 1104 - Biblical Distinctions 2