Serious Training. Serious Students. Serious Calling.
Training the next generation of pastors, church planters and missionaries through doctrinal education and pastoral experience within the context of the local church.
Our history is not one of ambition but one of divine opportunity. Grace Bible Church in Conway, Arkansas began meeting for worship in 2000 with the desire to be known for the gospel. Ten years later the Lord began to bring young men to the church who had desires for pastoral ministry, church planting, and missionary labors. Soon a class on Sunday night was started for the purpose of training these young men for ministry.
GBC founded GBTS in 2016 with the desire to be more intentional about training men for ministry locally and globally. GBC still has a desire to be known for the gospel and has a passion to send out laborers to the harvest. If laborers are to be sent then they need to be trained (2 Tim. 2:2). This is why GBTS exist.
i. We Affirm that Holy Scripture is the written revelation of God, verbally inspired of the Holy Spirit through the instrument of men. It is self-testifying, infallible, and authoritative in all that it says, forming the complete canon of the Old and New Testament, which is necessary and sufficient for a proper knowledge of God, self and salvation.
ii. We affirm the “Five Solas” of the Reformation as essential doctrines of the faith: Scripture Alone, Faith Alone, Grace Alone, Christ Alone, Glory to God Alone.
iii. We affirm that the central message of Scripture has been most clearly and accurately expounded in the Reformed Confessions of Faith, especially, in the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689.
iv. We Affirm the Doctrines of Grace: Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Effectual Calling, Limited Atonement, and Perseverance of the Saints.
v. Humility and Charity- We recognize the diversity among Reformed Baptist thought, other Reformed traditions, as well as non-reformed traditions. For this reason, we wish to show humility and charity toward those from other theological persuasions, while still holding our students to faithful doctrinal standards.