As recipients of God's matchless grace, we are first of all committed to obedience to our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible.
God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth, and for the universal Church to be maximally effective, church leaders must be thoroughly trained to handle the Word of God accurately, to use it to address the problems of life, and to live out all of the principles of life that lead to godliness.
Those who would teach God's Word must be equipped to know what it means by what it says. For this reason, the focus of the program is primarily on the things that enable people to exegete and exposit Scripture.
People who desire to teach God's Word should not have to incur deep financial debt to learn to do so. Keeping the cost low for the students allows graduates to have reduced financial needs, and thus more freedom to go where they are most needed.
Finances should not hinder people in poorer countries from having access to quality training. Therefore it is our duty to reduce the cost to the students.
Academic training alone does not prepare people for ministry. Personal discipleship and experience in ministry is also necessary.
Because more than academic training is necessary, a godly local mentor is required to do the program.
Bold Grace Bible Institutes is a ministry of Bold Grace Fellowship in Allen, Texas, in which we cooperate with many godly men and women from churches around the world.
Bold Grace Bible Institutes are not accredited, and we have no plans to pursue accreditation. This helps us to keep our expenses (and thus the students' tuition) low and to maintain autonomy both in doctrine and methodology.
Bold Grace Bible Institute provides a robust education that prepares the students for doing quality work in exegeting Scripture and in practical ministry.
AdministrationCheck here for a fuller look into the administration and other faculty.
Bold Grace Ministries, including Bold Grace Bible Institutes, are ministries of Bold Grace Fellowship. The elders of the church, Grant Hawley and Andy Franks, are ultimately responsible for direction.
President Grant Hawley
Grant Hawley was educated in the church and serves as Pastor of Bold Grace Fellowship and Director of Bold Grace Ministries. He is the author of The Guts of Grace: Preparing Ordinary Saints for Extraordinary Ministry, Easy Peasy Biblical Greek: The Easiest Way to Learn Greek Well, Dispensationalism and Free Grace: Intimately Linked, and Let the Text Speak: An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics. He is also editor of 21 Tough Questions about Grace and Free Grace Theology: 5 Ways It Magnifies the Gospel. Grant is a member of the Free Grace Alliance Executive Council and the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics. He lives in Allen, TX with his wife, Tamara, and son, Rock.
Dean Kingsley Emenike
Kingsley Emenike is the Dean for African Studies of Bold Grace Bible Institutes and lives in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. He is happily married with four daughters. In addition to doing tent-making with Hope Mission Edmonton, he is a widely traveled and experienced Free Grace evangelist who has planted Free Grace Churches in most Countries in Africa.
Why Not Make the Program Available Online?
While having the program online would allow for us to reach more people, at this time we have chosen not to do so. The reason for this has to do with our guiding principle that academic training alone does not prepare people for ministry. We see the example in Scripture that the Lord Jesus and His apostles did not just give people the study materials (the Bible) and leave it at that. They personally spent time with those to whom they ministered. Likewise, Bold Grace Bible Institutes seeks to give a great deal of personal attention to each student through our mentors.
The Lord Jesus said, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:31-32). Truth is liberating. The error of men, however, brings people into bondage. All accross the world, God's people are being robbed of their freedom in Christ through works religion, lack of assurance, and other doctrinal errors. We focus on letting the Word of God rule so that our students learn to rest, walk, grow, stand, and be strong in God's free grace.
Our shorter statement of faith is below (the longer statement is available upon request):
Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world, was buried, and physically rose from the dead on the third day (Matt 17:22-23; 27:1-28:9; Mark 9:31; 15:1-16:8; Luke 9:22; 18:33; 23:1-24:8; John 2:19-22; 19:1-20:18; 1 Cor 15:1-4).
Salvation is a free gift, given to all who believe in Jesus Christ regardless of works or sins before, during, or after faith in Christ. There is no guarantee that all believers will persevere in faith and/or holiness, nevertheless, eternal life, once granted cannot be lost or given up under any circumstances (John 1:12; 4:1-26; 5:24; 6:37-40, 47-51; 11:25-26; 20:31; Acts 16:30-31; Rom 3:19-4:5; Gal 2:16; Eph 2:8-9; Rev 22:17).
The Bible is the Word of God, and the original manuscripts are inerrant in all matters which they address (Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39; Acts 1:16; 17:2-3; Rom 15:4; 1 Cor 10:11; 2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:21).
Jesus Christ is both God and Man. He is not a created being, and all created things were created through Him (John 1:1-4, 14-18; Col 1:15-18; Heb 1:1-2; Rev 1:8, 11-18).
Upon believing in Jesus Christ, a person becomes part of the Universal Church, the Body of Christ. Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places is ours through our union with Christ (John 14:20; 15:1-5; 17:20-23; Rom 6:4-5; 1 Cor 6:17; 12:12-13; Gal 2:20; 3:27-28; Eph 1:3; 2:6, 11-22; Col 2:11-13; 3:1-11).
Every member of the Universal Body of Christ is free from the Mosaic Law in its entirety, and is instructed to live by the Spirit instead of by the flesh (Acts 10:9-16; 15:5-12; Rom 3:19-20; 28; 6:14; 7:1-6; 14:5-6; Gal 2:11-21; 3:1-5, 13; 22-25; 4:8-11; 5:1, 3-4, 13, 18; 6:12-15; Eph 2:6-16; Phil 3:2-3, 8-9; Col 2:6-23; Heb 7:11-19; 1 Pet 2:15-16).
The Christian has a high calling. We are to walk worthy of this calling by endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. We are to accomplish this by the Spirit through humility, gentleness, and longsuffering, bearing with one another in love (Eph 4:1-2), and divisiveness indicates that the believer is in a carnal state (1 Cor 3:1-4).