GREAT COMMISSION 

A program designed for people that are passionate about their personal relationship with God, ministry and the Great Commission.

Spring Semester

Jan 23 – May 16, 2021

Fall Semester

Aug 21 – Dec 12, 2021

GREAT COMMISSION

Great Commission Cost of Attendance                       

The program cost includes tuition and a week-long Mexico / States trip. See Below for payment options.


 

TUITION 

Tuition payment for the Great Commission Program is $3,140, if paid in full. Payment covers:

Education: Students will have 4 hours of lectures, five days a week.

Workshops: Throughout the course study, students will participate in various workshops that are designed to equip for ministry. These classes may include training in First Aid, Project Planning, Time Management, Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Foreign Travel, etc.

Housing and Food: Students reside in designated homes and receive three meals per day provided by the organization. 

Transportation: School vehicles are used for all school related activities. Students may have a personal car if they have a valid driver's license.

*Tuition payment does not cover educational materials and personal expenses.

 

 

 MEXICO / STATES TRIP PAYMENT

The program includes an evangelical trip to Mexico and/or church visits in numerous states. These trips are mandatory unless students are unable to participate for a valid reason.

Cost: $395

 

PAYMENT PLAN

Tuition Payment Option 1: Full payment of $3,140 due upon arrival.

Tuition Payment Option 2: Four monthly payments of $810 (Total $3,240). All due dates will be announced upon acceptance.  

*Mexico / States Trip payment may be paid upon arrival or is due a month before the departure date.

*$50.00 late fee will be applied if tuition payment is submitted past due. If payment is more than 25 days late, student will receive a warning letter; after 30 days student will be asked to terminate the program. 

Great Commission Courses                        

Great Commission Program offers many courses that explore Christian Doctrines, Ministry and Biblical Studies. 


 

CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES

 

Theology

The study of God's nature, attributes, character and deeds.

 

Bibliology

The study of the Bible: Its nature, divisions, authority and inspiration.

 

Anthropology

The study of man: Creation and purpose, significance of the body, soul and spirit. 

 

Hamartiology

The study of sin: Origin and the problem of sin.

 

Christology

The study of the person and work of Jesus Christ.

 

Soteriology

The study of Salvation: Election, atonement, faith, repentance, justification, regeneration, adoption, sanctification and assurance of salvation.

 

Pneumatology

The study of the Holy Spirit: Personality and deity, Old Testament vs. New Testament manifestations and properties. 

 

Ecclesiology

The study of the Church: Nature, organization, constitution and its functions.  

 

Angelology/Demonology 

The study of angels and demons: Existence, nature, council, ranks and their purpose.

 

BIBLICAL STUDIES

Overview of the Gospels

Introductory study on the books of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John.

 

Overview of the Book of Acts

In depth study of the Apostles and the first church.

 

MINISTRY CLASSES

 

Homiletics

The art of preparing and delivering sermons: Categories, organization and the impact of character in deliverance.

 

Practical Evangelism

The practice of sharing the Gospel: Nature, purpose and methods (cultural sensitivity and various approaches). 

 

Bible Study Tools

Practice of studying the Bible: Reason, contextual interpretation and methods of study. 

 

Counseling

The practice of providing assistance and guidance in resolving problems: Personal, psychological, social and spiritual healing. 

 

Kids Ministry

Practical teaching on working with children: Lesson preparation, child psychology and discipline. 

 

God's Calling

Exploration of stepping into ministry: The initial calling of a person, leading a God-pleasing life, the goal of ministry and selfless service of a minister.

 

Apologetics

Exploration of defending the faith: Why do people believe what they believe, origin of life, evolution, existence of evil and other complex issues. 

 

World Religions

Exploration of various world religions in comparison to Christianity: Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. 

Special Accommodations

At Great Commission Missionary School, we value the safety and well being of our students. 


 

At GCMS our goal is to create an atmosphere for every student to be successful. We make every effort in meeting our students’ needs and providing them with necessary accommodations. We want to prevent issues that could possibly get in the way of our students’ progress and growth in the school. For us to achieve this, we ask that all students disclose the following information during their admission process and prior to their arrival:

 

• Serious health issues (physical or mental)

• All prescribed medication

• Prior or current issues with drugs

• Probation or other serious conditions with authorities

• Relationships (engagement, marital status, etc)

• Anything else that may create a need for special accommodation by the school administration

 

Please note the conditions listed above do not result in the student's automatic disqualification, but deliberate failure to disclose important information can result in student's termination after enrollment at which point they may not be ineligible for a refund.

Rules of Conduct                         

Great Commission Missionary School regulations are generated to fit the best interest of our students and staff.


 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE

• Students are responsible for maintaining their residence house in cleanliness and organization.

• Events can only be organized by students with prior permission from the house leader.

• Students must spend the night in the home allotted for their residence.

 

APPEARANCE AND DRESS CODE

School campus and church dress code is business casual or formal (unless otherwise noted). 

Male Students:

- Not permitted to wear hats, shorts, jeans, sweat pants, t-shirts, hoodies.

- Should be neatly dressed, with their shirts tucked.

Female Students:

- Are not allowed to wear pants, mini-skirts, skirts with high slits, blouses with a deep neckline and hoodies.

- Manicures and/or pedicures can only be in natural colors.

• Students are not allowed to wear (including on-site of residence): earrings, chains and extravagant decorations/accessories.

• Unusual hairstyles and hair colors are prohibited.

• Students should always look neat in accordance with Christian ethics.

 

SCHOOL CAMPUS

• Students must not disrupt discipline established by the teacher or other school authority.

• Use of telephone, tablet, laptop or other Internet enabled device during school hours (exceptions have to be arranged with the consultant ahead of time).

• Students are required to be punctual in all school related activities.

• Forbidden behavior:

– Leaving the class during lecture without the teacher’s permission.

– Talking to other students during lectures.

– Sleeping during organized school activities.

– Eating (except for a small snack) or chewing gum during class.

– Students can not leave school property without prior approval of a staff member (not teacher).

 

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STUDENTS

• Students must respect opinions, beliefs and traditions of other students.

• Forbidden behavior:

– Vulgar words and expressions.

– Fights and the use of physical force in settling disputes.

– Theft.

• It is forbidden for students of the opposite sex to:

– Hug each other or have other physical contact except for a hand shake.

– Have dates during the course of study. 

– Flirt, text and engage in intimate conversations. 

 

MEASURES OF DISCIPLINE

• Violation of rules or orders will result in disciplinary actions.

• Serious violation or repeated minor violation will result in written warning.

• Students will be terminated if serious (or repeated minor) violation occurs after the written warning.

• In the case of major violation of Christian morals (use of physical force, sexual immorality, theft, consumption of drugs or alcohol, etc.) administration reserves the right to terminate such student without a warning.

• If a student drops out of the program on personal initiative, or is terminated as a result of disciplinary action, school fees will not be refunded.

• School administration reserves the right to contact parents or church leaders at any time.

• In the event of any misconduct, administration reserves the right to refuse participation in the evangelical, mid-semester trip.

 

OTHER

• Students must conform to the established daily schedule.

• Students are not allowed to listen to secular music and watch movies that don't comply with Christian moral standards.

• Students have full responsibility for the safety of school materials and equipment.

• Great Commission Missionary School is not financially responsible for:

– Medical fees and expenses of the students during their course of study (in the event of illness, injury or car accident).

– Damage of school equipment.

– Lost, stolen or damaged personal property.

• Reckless / illegal driving of a vehicle is prohibited.

• Energy drinks are not allowed anywhere on school property and are prohibited during the course of study.

• School staff have the right to check student's personal belongings without prior notice at any time.

• Students can be requested a drug or tobacco test if staff finds it necessary.

• Students with prior drug addiction or other serious offenses may be subject to additional rules.

• Rules are subject to change.

What to Bring

Students need to be prepared for their stay at Great Commission Missionary School. The following is a list of items each student will need to have before they arrive to the school.


 

 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

• Bible (Russian or English)

• Concordance (optional)

• Textbook (Foundations of Pentecostal Theology, by Dr Guy P Duffield)

- This textbook can be purchased in English or Russian during orientation. 

• Notebooks, pens, pencils, etc.

• Backpack

 

PERSONAL ITEMS

• Personal hygiene (towel, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)

• School clothing (business casual or same as church clothes)

• Sports clothing, water bottle

• Warm clothing and rain coat

• Shoes for church, hiking and recreation

• Cash for personal needs

• Passport or birth certificate, with an ID for evangelical trip  

 

Note: Students should try to limit personal belongings to one carry-on bag and no more than one large bag (not exceeding 40 lbs)

FAQ's


 

Can we bring our cars?

Majority of the time the students ride together in the 15-seater vans, which are owned by the school and included in the tuition. Students are allowed to bring their personal vehicle but we would like to note that fuel expense for personal cars is not included in the tuition.

 

What is our schedule like? Will I have time to work and / or hangout on weekends?

The next few months of student life will be quite busy with many activities including: lectures, ministry opportunities, trips, fellowships or adventures. There are a few weekends that will be free for catching up on school work, relaxing and exploring PNW.

 

Can my family visit me? Can I take trips home?

Although being a student on the program is a commitment and will keep you quite busy most days, we would love for you to see your family, and we would especially love to meet them as well. We just ask that you speak with staff for what days you plan to be away. See rules for more details.

 

How are the living arrangements for each house?

We have two residences where students live, one for males and one for females. Each residence is equipped with bunk beds and students will be assigned a bunk and closet space (for personal belongings) upon arrival. 

 

How much money should I bring with me?

Your tuition will cover all program events, class time, living arrangements, transportation and meals. All other personal expenses such as snacks, personal hygiene items, school supplies, personal outings, etc. will not be included in the tuition cost. Also, the Mexico / States trip during the course of the semester is not included in the tuition. Bring as much as you see fit for personal expenses.

 

What is significant about Great Commission Missionary School?

Past students always mention that the biggest contribution to their spiritual growth was the family atmosphere that was cultivated at GCMS. We have a dedicated team of staff members that reside with the students, which allows for daily prayer support and counsel; with the goal of bringing the gospel to each student and equipping them as future ministers and missionaries. Just as in the Book of Acts, together we learn how to grow in doctrine, abide in fellowship, break bread and pray consistently.

Spring Semester

Jan 23 - May 16, 2021


Fall Semester

Aug 21 - Dec 12, 2021


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Great Commission

Cost of Attendance                       

The program cost includes tuition and a week-long Mexico / States trip. See Below for payment options.



TUITION 

Tuition payment for the Great Commission Program is $3,140, if paid in full. Payment covers:

Education: Students will have 4 hours of lectures, five days a week.

Workshops: Throughout the course study, students will participate in various workshops that are designed to equip for ministry. These classes may include training in First Aid, Project Planning, Time Management, Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Foreign Travel, etc.

Housing and Food: Students reside in designated homes and receive three meals per day provided by the organization. 

Transportation: School vehicles are used for all school related activities. Students may have a personal car if they have a valid driver's license.

*Tuition payment does not cover educational materials and personal expenses.


 MEXICO / STATES TRIP PAYMENT

The program includes an evangelical trip to Mexico and/or church visits in numerous states. These trips are mandatory unless students are unable to participate for a valid reason.

Cost: $395

 

PAYMENT PLAN

Tuition Payment Option 1: Full payment of $3,140 due upon arrival.

Tuition Payment Option 2: Four monthly payments of $810 (Total $3,240). All due dates will be announced upon acceptance.  

*Mexico / States Trip payment may be paid upon arrival or is due a month before the departure date.

*$50.00 late fee will be applied if tuition payment is submitted past due. If payment is more than 25 days late, student will receive a warning letter; after 30 days student will be asked to terminate the program. 

 

Great Commission Courses                        

Great Commission Program offers many courses that explore Christian Doctrines, Ministry and Biblical Studies. 



CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES


Theology

The study of God's nature, attributes, character and deeds.


Bibliology

The study of the Bible: Its nature, divisions, authority and inspiration.


Anthropology

The study of man: Creation and purpose, significance of the body, soul and spirit. 


Hamartiology

The study of sin: Origin and the problem of sin.


Christology

The study of the person and work of Jesus Christ.


Soteriology

The study of Salvation: Election, atonement, faith, repentance, justification, regeneration, adoption, sanctification and assurance of salvation.


Pneumatology

The study of the Holy Spirit: Personality and deity, Old Testament vs. New Testament manifestations and properties. 


Ecclesiology

The study of the Church: Nature, organization, constitution and its functions.  


Angelology / Demonology

The study of angels and demons: Existence, nature, council, ranks and their purpose.


BIBLICAL STUDIES


Overview of the Gospels

Introductory study on the books of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John.


Overview of the Book of Acts

In depth study of the Apostles and the first church.


Overview of the Book of Romans

In depth study of theological statements presented in the book of Romans. 


MINISTRY CLASSES


Homiletics

The art of preparing and delivering sermons: Categories, organization and the impact of character in deliverance.


Practical Evangelism

The practice of sharing the Gospel: Nature, purpose and methods (cultural sensitivity and various approaches).


Bible Study Tools

Practice of studying the Bible: Reason, contextual interpretation and methods of study.


Counseling

The practice of providing assistance and guidance in resolving problems: Personal, psychological, social and spiritual healing.


Kids Ministry

Practical teaching on working with children: Lesson preparation, child psychology and discipline.


God's Calling

Exploration of stepping into ministry: The initial calling of a person, leading a God-pleasing life, the goal of ministry and selfless service of a minister.


Apologetics

Exploration of defending the faith: Why do people believe what they believe, origin of life, evolution, existence of evil and other complex issues.


World Religions

Exploration of various world religions in comparison to Christianity: Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. 

Special Accommodations

At Great Commission Missionary School, we value the safety and well being of our students. 



At GCMS our goal is to create an atmosphere for every student to be successful. We make every effort in meeting our students’ needs and providing them with necessary accommodations. We want to prevent issues that could possibly get in the way of our students’ progress and growth in the school. For us to achieve this, we ask that all students disclose the following information during their admission process and prior to their arrival:


• Serious health issues (physical or mental)

• All prescribed medication

• Prior or current issues with drugs

• Probation or other serious conditions with authorities

• Relationships (engagement, marital status, etc)

• Anything else that may create a need for special accommodation by the school administration


Please note the conditions listed above do not result in the student's automatic disqualification, but deliberate failure to disclose important information can result in student's termination after enrollment at which point they may not be ineligible for a refund.

Rule of Conduct

Great Commission Missionary School regulations are generated to fit the best interest of our students and staff.


 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE

• Students are responsible for maintaining their residence house in cleanliness and organization.

• Events can only be organized by students with prior permission from the house leader.

• Students must spend the night in the home allotted for their residence.


APPEARANCE AND DRESS CODE

• School campus and church dress code is business casual or formal (unless otherwise noted). 

Male Students:

- Not permitted to wear hats, shorts, jeans, sweat pants, t-shirts, hoodies.

- Should be neatly dressed, with their shirts tucked.

Female Students:

- Are not allowed to wear pants, mini-skirts, skirts with high slits, blouses with a deep neckline and hoodies.

- Manicures and/or pedicures can only be in natural colors.

• Students are not allowed to wear (including on-site of residence): earrings, chains and extravagant decorations/accessories.

• Unusual hairstyles and hair colors are prohibited.

• Students should always look neat in accordance with Christian ethics.


SCHOOL CAMPUS

• Students must not disrupt discipline established by the teacher or other school authority.

• Use of telephone, tablet, laptop or other Internet enabled device during school hours (exceptions have to be arranged with the consultant ahead of time).

• Students are required to be punctual in all school related activities.

• Forbidden behavior:

– Leaving the class during lecture without the teacher’s permission.

– Talking to other students during lectures.

– Sleeping during organized school activities.

– Eating (except for a small snack) or chewing gum during class.

– Students can not leave school property without prior approval of a staff member (not teacher).


RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STUDENTS

• Students must respect opinions, beliefs and traditions of other students.

• Forbidden behavior:

– Vulgar words and expressions.

– Fights and the use of physical force in settling disputes.

– Theft.

• It is forbidden for students of the opposite sex to:

– Hug each other or have other physical contact except for a hand shake.

– Have dates during the course of study. 

– Flirt, text and engage in intimate conversations. 


MEASURES OF DISCIPLINE

• Violation of rules or orders will result in disciplinary actions.

• Serious violation or repeated minor violation will result in written warning.

• Students will be terminated if serious (or repeated minor) violation occurs after the written warning.

• In the case of major violation of Christian morals (use of physical force, sexual immorality, theft, consumption of drugs or alcohol, etc.) administration reserves the right to terminate such student without a warning.

• If a student drops out of the program on personal initiative, or is terminated as a result of disciplinary action, school fees will not be refunded.

• School administration reserves the right to contact parents or church leaders at any time.

• In the event of any misconduct, administration reserves the right to refuse participation in the evangelical, mid-semester trip.


OTHER

• Students must conform to the established daily schedule.

• Students are not allowed to listen to secular music and watch movies that don't comply with Christian moral standards.

• Students have full responsibility for the safety of school materials and equipment.

• Great Commission Missionary School is not financially responsible for:

– Medical fees and expenses of the students during their course of study (in the event of illness, injury or car accident).

– Damage of school equipment.

– Lost, stolen or damaged personal property.

• Reckless / illegal driving of a vehicle is prohibited.

• Energy drinks are not allowed anywhere on school property and are prohibited during the course of study.

• School staff have the right to check student's personal belongings without prior notice at any time.

• Students can be requested a drug or tobacco test if staff finds it necessary.

• Students with prior drug addiction or other serious offenses may be subject to additional rules.

• Rules are subject to change.


What to Bring

Students need to be prepared for their stay at Great Commission Missionary School. The following is a list of items each student will need to have before they arrive to the school.



SCHOOL SUPPLIES

• Bible (Russian or English)

• Concordance (optional)

• Textbook (Foundations of Pentecostal Theology, by Dr Guy P Duffield)

- This textbook can be purchased in English or Russian during orientation. 

• Notebooks, pens, pencils, etc.

• Backpack


PERSONAL ITEMS

• Personal hygiene (towel, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)

• School clothing (business casual or same as church clothes)

• Sports clothing, water bottle

• Warm clothing and rain coat

• Shoes for church, hiking and recreation

• Cash for personal needs

• Passport or birth certificate, with an ID for evangelical trip  

 


Note: Students should try to limit personal belongings to one carry-on bag and no more than one large bag (not exceeding 40 lbs)

FAQ's


 

Can we bring our cars?

Majority of the time the students ride together in the 15-seater vans, which are owned by the school and included in the tuition. Students are allowed to bring their personal vehicle but we would like to note that fuel expense for personal cars is not included in the tuition.


What is our schedule like? Will I have time to work and / or hangout on weekends?

The next few months of student life will be quite busy with many activities including: lectures, ministry opportunities, trips, fellowships or adventures. There are a few weekends that will be free for catching up on school work, relaxing and exploring PNW.


Can my family visit me? Can I take trips home?

Although being a student on the program is a commitment and will keep you quite busy most days, we would love for you to see your family, and we would especially love to meet them as well. We just ask that you speak with staff for what days you plan to be away. See rules for more details.

 

How are the living arrangements for each house?

 

We have two residences where students live, one for males and one for females. Each residence is equipped with bunk beds and students will be assigned a bunk and closet space (for personal belongings) upon arrival.

 

How much money should I bring with me?

 

Your tuition will cover all program events, class time, living arrangements, transportation and meals. All other personal expenses such as snacks, personal hygiene items, school supplies, personal outings, etc. will not be included in the tuition cost. Also, the Mexico / States trip during the course of the semester is not included in the tuition. Bring as much as you see fit for personal expenses.

 

What is significant about Great Commission Missionary School?

 

Past students always mention that the biggest contribution to their spiritual growth was the family atmosphere that was cultivated at GCMS. We have a dedicated team of staff members that reside with the students, which allows for daily prayer support and counsel; with the goal of bringing the gospel to each student and equipping them as future ministers and missionaries. Just as in the Book of Acts, together we learn how to grow in doctrine, abide in fellowship, break bread and pray consistently.