Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.Matthew 28.19:
We seek to nurture our members into mature disciples of Christ who live a life based on biblical values and principles. Our discipleship program consists of discipleship training and small groups in which disciples grow together sharpening one another like ion.
Discipleship Training program
DTP is a short training program, to introduce participants to the basics of discipleship. Among many others, the fullness of life in Christ, the assurance of salvation and forgiveness, spiritual disciplines and the cost of discipleship, are the topics covered to lay a foundation for discipleship work.
After the training, participants are encouraged to join small groups of discipleship. In small groups of discipleship, members work with both their fellows and a disciple-maker to keep feeding from the word of God and to develop spiritual disciplines for spiritual growth. As the Lord keeps ministering to them toward Christlikeness and through them reaching others discipleship groups keep multiplying each year.
Small groups of Bible study
Small groups, the backbone of GBUR ministry, are not a command but a conventional approach to the ministry due to its effectiveness. Within Small Groups, GBU members can find intimate community, practical health, and intensive spiritual interaction.
A small group of bible study, also known as a cell, is a community of 3-7 students. They meet on a weekly basis to inductively study the bible together. It is a way to form a God centered community. In a small group, members lean on each other to reach out the campus with the gospel. Small groups provide the training and encouragement their members need to be faithful witnesses.
In brief, small groups help us fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. The Great Commandment (Matthew 22: 37, 39) Love the Lord your God with all our heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (Worship), Love your neighbor as yourself. (Community). The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations ( Evangelism/Outreach ), baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit ( Fellowship ), and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. ( Discipleship ).
Seminars on Contemporary issues
God has not left his people without guidance in any area of life. Although the Bible is not a science (business, politic, etc.) textbook, its message speaks to the deep underlying values that can guide decisions about scientific (economic, political, etc.) matters. In GBU, Seminars on contemporary issues are designed to help participants develop biblical perspective on issues, doctrines, and christian practices they face on a daily basis so that our members can develop effective ways to communicate biblical morality to our secular culture.
Too often, Christians have passed their sociological preferences on contemporary issues off as biblical view. Through seminars on contemporary issues, we seek to nurture participants into a generation who exercises a prophetic voice seeking to be salt and light (Matt. 5:13-16), not by just matching one Bible verse with a problem, rather by studying the Bible Inductively to carefully discern the commands, principles, and virtues that apply in a particular context.
Seminars on contemporary issues cover a broad range of topics such as: Time management, Biblical view on marriage, Transformative leadership, social media, unit and reconciliation, prosperity gospel, the gospel of grace, Christian in community development, expository preaching, etc.