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GfBC Begins the Heidelberg Catechism

Each Sunday, GfBC quotes a small portion of a catechism or creed during the service.  This month, we will begin walking through the Heidelberg Catechism. The following is a short history of this catechism: I. History. Soon after the introduction of Protestantism into the Palatinate in 1546, the controversy between ...

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Importance of Creeds and Confessions: Part 1

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What curriculum do you use for discipleship?

What curriculum do you use for discipleship?Most of our families use the Truth and Grace series from Founders, Inc.  The material has catechism, Scripture memory, Bible reading and hymns of the the faith.  It is also designed for accountability as dates are recorded when material is memorized.  We also ...

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What is a good catechism?

What is a Good Catechism? You've probably heard it said that there are no bad questions. Well... that's not exactly true. There are bad questions, and one of them is, "What is a good catechism?" Actually, it is not as much of a bad question as it is ...

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Whitehorse inn on Discipleship and Youth Ministry

You absolutely MUST listen to the White Horse Inn’s podcast on Discipleship!  These guys have talked around the Youth Ministry/Intergenerational Discipleship issue for a while now, but this recent broadcast hit the nail on the head.  I could not believe what I was hearing.  Remember, these are not ...

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November Question of the MOnth

The response to our new monthly feature has been tremendous.  We’ve received questions on subjects spanning the spectrum.  Some of the questions have already been answered in past blogs, others were a bit off topic (especially those asking for responses to myths, lies and half truths from attack sites ...

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Fuller Youth Institute: Right Questions... Wrong Presuppositions

By Matthew Hudson   Recently, editors of Leadership Journal, Marshall Shelley and Brandon O'Brien, interviewed the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary and a former youth pastor, Dr. Kara Powell (Ph.D., Fuller). It was so refreshing and encouraging to hear them ask one of ...

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What Should Home Educators Do When Grandparents DisApprove?

Anyone who has been involved in home education for longer than a week has probably had to deal with relatives who don’t approve of their decision.  This is always a touchy subject.  However, things get a little more dicey when the skeptical party happens to be your parents.  What ...

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Education: The Forgotten Key to Discipleship

The following is an excerpt from pastor Baucham’s upcoming book, Family Driven Faith. In a seemingly obscure New Testament passage of scripture, Jesus says some of the most profound words concerning education and discipleship in the entire Bible.  Luke records his words in his gospel:  “A student is not ...

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