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GBI At a Glance

Schedule Twice a Month, See Schedule, 8:30am-2:30pm
Location Hope Bible Church, Columbia MD
Topics Various (Focus Areas Include: Theology, Ministry, Bible, World Religion/Apologetics), Course Catalog Coming Soon
Audience Believers Who Want to Learn God's Word at a Deeper Level (Not Limited to Pastors)
Cost $20  (Covers Class Materials and Snacks)
Registration See Registration Page for Registration and more Details


GBI has two overarching goals:
1. To promote quality Biblical education for believers who want to learn God’s word at a deeper level
2. To assist local church leadership with their development of future leaders by training the students they send to the institute in sound theology and biblical education

Why attend?

As a cooperative educational venture among likeminded churches, the Institute has the advantage of using a variety of degreed pastors to provide quality biblical training. These pastors who currently serve in ministry, collectively provide students with cumulative expertise for each subject. These pastor-teachers who share the same theology and philosophy of ministry instruct students in four broad areas of study: Biblical Studies, Theology, Ministry, and Church History/Religions. Courses are offered throughout the year and conveniently meet on Saturdays. The cost is very reasonable and includes the instruction, extensive notes, up-close interaction with the teacher, and rich fellowship between students.

Because all courses are designed for personal education and leadership development, students may complete as many or as few courses as fits their need.

A student does not have to be a leader or be in leadership training in order to take courses. 

Instructors and Course Structure:

Most course instructors are seminary-trained men and are pastors or elders in churches in the mid-Atlantic region.
Classes are held at Hope Bible Church in Columbia, MD two times a month on Saturdays from 8:30AM - 2:30PM. At the discretion of each course instructor, there may be additional classroom time. 


The cost of each course is $20.

Application Process/Questions:

For questions or to apply for the GBI and attend classes, go to the registration page here!

    Answers to Common Questions

    • Classes held twice per month on Saturdays from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, students given 1 hour for lunch
    • Some refreshments served in the morning, doors open at 8:00 am on the class day
    • The Bible Institute is not accredited and is solely overseen by GAMA leadership
    • Cost is $20 per class
    • Fee includes: class book, refreshments/snacks