Partners with Grace Bible Church
As part of our Philosophy of Ministry and Philosophy of Leadership, Grace Bible Church strives to strengthen, encourage, and multiply the works of the Gospel through the work of the local church. By keeping Colossians 1:28 centered, we present our best effort to train men who will carry this charge to "present everyone mature in Christ" and proclaim, warn, and teach will all wisdom. The elders of Grace Bible Church have purposely given focus to how we as a church aid in the proclamation of the coming Kingdom and made an effort in the following ways: church planting, church revitalization, intentional and accountable training and discipleship, leadership building, and future shepherding ministry practice and seminary preparation.
Grace Bible Church has sent trained men and their families to these churches to serve as pastors or has provided elder-guided assistance in the planting of these local bodies. We do this in accordance to 2 Timothy 1:14 and 2 Timothy 2:2 as we " entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also."
Revitalization and Pulpit Filling
We have been blessed with several men who are currently offering to preach and exposit God's Word while these churches work towards a permanent plan to install a full-time pastor. Our men are either seminary graduates or are working towards this goal, and our elders are in regular communication with these churches to meet their needs.
Sovereign Grace Church Tehachapi
Grace Bible Church encourages men who are called to ministry by God to attend formal pastoral training and seminary and works with our members destined to fulfil this high pursuit for their lives. Our desire is to see men adequately prepared to serve
While not all men are called to the office of pastor and shepherd, we encourage those who have been called to lead to be trained in the areas of theology, leadership, and counseling. We provide an annual Biblical Counseling training event (often in partnership with The Master's University Center for Biblical Counseling or the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) for anyone who desires to be trained in this discipline, and all laymembers are encouraged to complete Bible Training Institute, our discipleship and spiritual growth course.
The Master's Fellowship
Grace Bible Church, particularly our Senior Pastor, is privileged to be a part of The Master's Fellowship and help in the facilitation and guidance along with other like-minded Kern County pastors.
For more information about how Grace Bible Church trains and encourages men for ministry, please e-mail email@example.com.