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GMA: First Semester of School Year 2014 – 2015

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GMA Faculty and Graduates

“Commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2

Subject offering for the first semester of School Year 2014 – 2015

June 17 – September 25, 2014

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NT: Corinthian Correspondence (2 units)

Tutor: Pastor Gilbert McAdam
Schedule: Tuesday, 2:00 pm

This section of the New Testament is at once very relevant, and very controversial, to today’s Christianity. No pastor can avoid the valuable lessons of these letters to his church ministry. Anyone seeking to have a sharp mind in theology must have a solid grasp of the Corinthian letters. This course will guide students to an honest understanding of these letters that they may preach and teach them to the profit of the church.

 

Dogmatics 5: Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (3 units)

Tutor: Pastor Noel A. Espinosa
Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 am

Study of the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. This is a favorite subject today – but alas, in most cases, for all the wrong reasons. We need a clear-headed understanding that derives from the Scriptures. Who is He as a Person of the Godhead? What is He doing? What is He now in relation to the Christian? What about current claims and controversial issues? This doctrine is essential in the ministry of the Word of God.

 

Apologetics 1 (2 units)

Tutor: Pastor Noel A. Espinosa
Schedule: Tuesday, 11:30 – 1:00 pm

Study of the issues concerning the defense of the Christian faith. This will address the major positions that have been adopted on apologetics, and will seek to dialogue with the best insights of each. Christianity has an intellectual foundation. Even though the human
mind is depraved, arguing and defending one’s faith has its due place.

 

Languages: Hebrew & Greek 2 units

Assistant Tutor: Bro. Recman Denus
Schedule: Wednesday morning, as arranged

Study of the original languages of the Bible. An ability to read Hebrew and Greek and knowledge of the fundamental parts of speech is the basic goal. The course is not addressed to would-be scholars entailing strenuous demands. It is for pastors and teachers whose ministries will profit from knowing how to do research on the original languages of God’s Word.

 

Christian History: Baptists and Biographies (2 units)

Tutor: Pastor Noel A. Espinosa
Schedule: Thursday, 11:30 – 1:00 pm

Study of Baptist history. The history of Baptists is a must for Baptist ministers. This is so, not so much for hero-models as for understanding the origins and progress of the Baptist cause. Baptists have not been confined to their affiliation in their impact and
contribution to history. It will be both an encouragement and a call for caution. The course will include brief biographies of Christian figures with significant 20th century influence.

 

Modular Course: Synoptic Gospels

Tutor: Dr. Ian Densham
Schedule: July 22 – 31, 2014

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke have been the subject of the most intense research in New Testament scholarship. They are vital to the understanding of the gospel and of the Person and message of Jesus Christ. This course will guide students to an honest understanding of these gospels that they may preach and teach them to the profit of the church.

 

Elders of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church (CRBC)

Pastor Brian T. Ellis
Pastor Ramon Macapagal
Pastor Ismael Montejo, Jr.

Principal of Grace Ministerial Academy

Pastor Noel A. Espinosa

Tutors of Grace Ministerial Academy

Noel A. Espinosa
Pastor of Grace Baptist Church of Los Baños
London Theological Seminary, England

Gilbert McAdam (Interim Tutor)
Trinity Baptist Church, Dundee, Scotland
Pastor of Calvary Reformed Evangelical Church
Free Church College, Edinburgh

Ian M. Densham (Modular Course Tutor)
Pastor of Alexandra Rd Congregational Church, UK
DD, Master’s International School of Divinity, USA

 

Assistant Tutor

Recman Denus
Librarian of Grace Ministerial Academy
Member of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church
Fundamental Baptist Bible Institute, Quezon City

Policies of Instruction

  1. Tutors should be noted for Christian character and proven competence, and are (or had been) engaged in serious pastoral ministry.
  2. Exposition of the biblical material shall be paramount.
  3. Instruction will carefully relate to the historic distinctives of Evangelical confessions.
  4. Instruction will intelligently respond to contemporary issues of faith, ministry and ethics.
  5. Instruction will pastorally apply to the concerns of preaching and church ministries.
  6. Reformation of active pastors coming from any Evangelical affiliation, who are willing to learn, will be a conscious goal and design of instruction.

Policies on Students

  1. They must be vouched for by their elder(s) or congregation as to character and gifts for ministry.
  2. They must exercise a humble and teachable attitude.
  3. They must be willing to undergo spiritual oversight.
  4. They must have the intellect for diligent study.
    • sufficient knowledge of the English language
    • able to read comprehensive Christian literature
    • able to communicate well orally and in writing
  5. First-time students are under probation during their first semester of study.

 

IMPORTANT DATES 2014

March 27 - June 27: Enrollment at CRBC – GMA
June 17: Opening Service Start of Classes, 9:30 a.m.
June 26: Last Day for Sit-in
July 22-31: Modular Course: Dr. Ian Densham (Synoptic Gospels)
Sep 9: Settle all accounts/requirements
Sep 25: End of Semester
Closing Service

CREDENTIALS

  1. The Academy does not exist primarily to obtain credentials in the eyes of men, but is the tool of churches of like faith to commend men for the ministry.
  2. The primary credential, therefore, the Academy will grant is the ministers’ commendation of the students to the churches. cf. 2Cor. 3:1; 5:12; 10:12, 18; 2Tim. 2:15