I’ve always wanted to participate in a program like this, but I don’t know if I’ll have the time. How much time will I invest in GSM per week?
You can expect to invest about 8 hours a week in your development through GSM. These hours include: watching the teachings, completing practical exercises, reading relevant books, and attending your discipleship cohort.
We also expect you to practice spiritual disciplines like prayer and scripture memory (we’ll give you a plan and hold you accountable), and to be an active church member.
When does the program start? How long does it last?
GSM will start in September 2020 and last until the end of April 2021.
I keep hearing the word ‘hybrid’. What does that mean?
This means our program is a mixture of online and in-person experiences. Here is a break-down of what is included in each:
- Online: Pre-recorded teachings on God-Seeking, Wholeness, Biblical Studies, Leadership, Disciple-making, Justice/Missions
- In-person: three intensives over the course of the year (ranging 2-3 days each & COVID-19 permitting), weekly live sessions with supplementary content, weekly discipleship cohort of 3-5 people
I work a full-time job. Is this compatible with the program?
YES! We are excited for more people to have access to training. Because of the way the program is structured, anyone who works a full-time job or is a full-time student can participate. A majority of our program can be adapted to fit your schedule. PLUS your workplaces create great opportunities to connect with people and practice the discipleship skills you are learning. Still unsure? Contact us here to talk with a team to member about your specific situation 😉
What is the cost of the program?
The cost of the program is $1,800 if you pay in full at the beginning of the year. If you pay in two installments, it will cost a total of $1,900. If you pay in monthly installments, it will cost a total of $2,000.
What does the tuition cover?
The tuition covers the cost to run the program including the online platform, video production, and personnel.
This program is definitely an investment, but we do everything we can to keep the cost down (this is cheaper than most discipleship programs).
Do you offer scholarships?
We will be offering scholarships based on financial need. If you have a financial challenge, we’d love to talk with you about it.
I don’t live in Gainesville. Can I participate in your program?
YES! We would love for you to receive training from wherever you are in the world. Your teachings and groups would be held online, but you would travel to Gainesville for our 3 student intensives.
What if I’m high risk for COVID-19? Can I still participate?
Yes! Even though portions of our program are in person, we will accommodate anyone who is high-risk for COVID-19. We are monitoring the spread of the virus and will follow the guidelines given by the CDC when it comes to in-person activities.