GEM Bible Training Institute
GE Ministries stepped out in faith in 2023 by partnering with the Evangelical Training Association. Our goal was to provide certified biblical training to our partners and ministry friends. Our certification program is designed to assist church members and leaders in obtaining a quality biblical education through a structured study program.
We are happy to share that our first cohort of consisted of twelve students, ten of which are graduating from the first certificate program and have earned the ETA Certificate in Foudational Ministries. With this certificate these students earned four (4) Life Learning credit which can be used to further their education at colleges, seminaries, and other higher learning institutions.
Congratuations to the 2023 class!
2024 will usher in new class options. We understand that not everyone can commit to a full cohort. In light of this, GEM Bible Institute is offering individual and certification (cohort) classes. With this offering, everyone can participate in training and review continuing education credits.
What was it that lead to the early church's success? Not success in financial terms or political influence, early Christians overcame persecution to become the most dominant religious force the world has ever known. Their fundamental faith commitments supported a manner of life that linked beliefs and behavior, or doctrine and practice. The Apostle Paul warned that deceptions are a significant danger to Christians. Truth, then, becomes essential for living in perilous times.
You & Your Bible
Believers should be well informed about the Word of God. God created mankind in his own image and likeness for the purpose of contact and communion with Him. This course presents the inspiration and authorship of the Bible; how it was preserved, why we believe it, how to deal with its problems and critics, the role of archaeology and ways to study it more effectively.
Written as a basic introduction to the subject, this course covers four major periods of church history: The Ancient Church, The Medieval Church, The Reformation Church, and The Modern Church. The focus of this study is to gain perspective, both comforting and challenging, to many current issues faced today. Studying history gives understanding of the complexities and richness of Christian faith and doctrine, as well as reinforcement that the Church will triumph.
Foundational Church Ministries Certificate
Standard Church Ministries Certificate
Advanced Church Ministries Certificate
Leadership in Church Ministries
Foundational Church Ministries Certificate (class minimum 10)
Registration $25 and Course Fee is $99.00 per certificate.
The Students are responsible for ordering the course book There are four (4) books required per certificate.
The first certificate is the Foundation Church Ministries and requires the following books:
Understanding People (Spring 2024 class)
Growing Toward Spiritual Maturity (Spring 2024 Class)
Old Testament Survey Part I - (Fall 2024 Class)
New Testament Survey (Fall 2024Class)
Complete the registration form at the end of this page and press submit.
Payment is submitted separately from the registration. Payments can be processed through:
PayPal ($3.00 processing fee added)
Check payable & mail to:
GE Ministries c/o Bible Institute,
17589 Four Seasons Drive, Dumfries, VA 22025
3. The cost of the books is under $20 each and must be purchased from ETA World through the link below:
Individual Class Registration
Registration Fee: $25.00 (non-refundable)
Class Cost: $29.00 (4 virtual classes)
Book purchase $20.00 (www.etaworld.org)
Class size minimum 5 students, maximum 10 students. Do not purchase book until confirmation is received from GE Ministries Bible Institute. Cetificate of completion provided by GEM Bible Institute. ETA Certification require Cohort registration.
To truly understand working with people, we must combine the rigorous formal study of developmental issues with our own observations and thorough study of Scripture. This book helps the Bible teacher enhance ministry effectiveness. An appreciation for the intricacies of growth and development positively influences every person we contact.
Cheryl Lynn Fawcett, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 978-0-910566-99-5, Item# 1145
A strategy for growing toward Christlikeness must be based on the actual ways that people grow and develop into maturity. Through identifying and understanding how we grow spiritually, we become more intentional in our use of time and methods. This course emphasizes our relationship to God's Word for guidance.
Gary C. Newton, 128 pages, paper, ISBN 978-0-910566-45-2, Item# 1115
A sweeping overview of God's working from creation through the early days of His chosen people. Studying the Old Testament is of immense value to today's readers to affirm the importance of Christian heritage and the rule of God over His creation. The Old Testament reveals a self-portrait of God, what He has done and is doing through history with His grand design to restore relationship with his creation.
Garnett Reid, 128 pages, paper, ISBN 978-1-929852-82-6, Item# 1125
This book brings unity and chronological sequence to New Testament study by weaving the contents of the books around a central theme---the person of Christ. Divisions are the synoptic Gospels, Gospel of John, Book of Acts, Pauline Epistles in chronological order, General Epistles, and Book of Revelation.
Walter M. Dunnett, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 978-0-910566-03-2, Item# 1120
The GE Ministries and ETA World Partnership cover four overall course categories. These include Ministry Skills, Bible and Theology, Leadership Skills, Evangelism, and Outreach Skills. While some classes are required, numerous electives help build a solid biblical mindset.
BIBLE AND THEOLOGY
This collection is an introduction to understanding the Bible, how it came to be, how it is structured, and the basic tenets of evangelical faith.
This collection challenges lay leaders to apply biblical worldview strategies to ministry values.
This collection explores the basic principles of a teaching ministry and working with people.
EVANGELISM AND OUTREACH SKILLS
This collection introduces the principles of sharing evangelical faith with others in everyday life.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Please join us for the 2024 courses & cohorts
Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first come first, serve basis. Please submit your name and email to be added to the registration list and submit your payment through the Pay Now link. Both are required for complete registration.