“Rooted & Growing”
For the next two years (2023-2025), GBSC will focus on six items.
Cultivate a Culture of Teaching and Learning Excellence
GBSC has always been a teaching-focused institution. We redouble our focus here, striving for a sustainable culture of excellence in teaching (what we do) and learning (what our students do). This culture will extend from Pre-Kindergarten in our on-campus Aldersgate Christian Academy, through college (on campus and online) and our graduate programs.
Create a Vocational Placement Program for Students and Alumni
Because we believe all of life is ministry — that all good work done for Christ’s approval and in His name is Kingdom work — we want to connect students and alumni with meaningful work across professions and across their lives. This begins by preparing our students for entering vocations, as well as connecting them with good future employers. It continues, though, for alumni, as we help them continue to follow God’s calling into new vocational placements.
Increase Educational Opportunities at the Graduate Level
Increasingly students and alumni seek advanced credentials. We want to meet this need by offering additional graduate-level opportunities for courses and degrees. This requires us to continue to build an excellent faculty with both high-level preparation and hearts for Kingdom advancement through teaching and research.
Create an Alumni Engagement Program
As our alumni unofficial motto proclaims, “The sun never sets on the students of God’s Bible School.” We cherish our alumni: they are the fruit of our work — they are our epistle, as Paul wrote of the Corinthian believers. We will continue to honor them, increase our support for them and seek new ways to connect with and bless them throughout their ministries.
Modernize the Campus User Experience
As we deeply value our historic campus, we recognize the need for ongoing development to meet our students’ needs today and to prepare for meeting them tomorrow. We will renovate campus spaces with a firm grasp on our heritage and a clear vision for future excellence in student experience and services.
Enhance Employee Care
While our physical and financial resources are essential, our most important resource is our people. Building on our strong record of employee well-being, certified by Top Workplace and Best Christian Workplace recognitions, we will develop stronger systems to care for employees, while we also recruit and develop people for future leadership.