We believe that the local church bears the primary responsibility to equip the saints for the work of service (Ephesians 4.12) and to commit biblical truth to faithful men who will, in turn, teach the same truth to others (II Timothy 2.2). GBI, therefore, has a two-fold purpose: (1) equipping the saints for service in the local church and (2) training men for future pastoral ministry. GBI exists to support the discipleship ministry of Grace Bible Church of Tampa by offering classes in general Bible knowledge; hermeneutical principles to heighten competency in personal Bible study; practicum courses that provide hands-on ministry experience; and the tools and practices necessary for faithful lesson or sermon preparation. GBI is an non-accredited training institute.
We offer three different programs of study. The first two programs are coeducational. The third is for men desiring to pursue pastoral ministry.