“Being good enough” is the greatest enemy of “being the very best.” “Being good” implies living a life of compromise and complacency, giving in and giving up, being easily satisfied and seeking safety and security. “Being the very best” implies living a life of courage and commitment, growing up and growing in significance, being purposeful and intentional, taking risks and rising to the occasion, living a disciplined life and being devoted to a cause that makes a difference. After all is said and done, what matters most is, really, what matters most.
At Guido Bible College we focus on what matters most: our deep commitment to Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. We are committed to three words: Discern, Develop, and Disciple. They are the foundation and focus of all we do and what we want our students to do. They are the very fabric of our community and the glue that keeps us centered on Christ.
What matters at Guido Bible College? Scripture – the Word of God: inspired, infallible, inerrant and eternal. It contains the standards and measures for our Statement of Faith. Without compromise or question we accept the authority of Scripture as foundational for all we do and believe. It is our very source for strength and service, living and loving, being and doing. We are committed to train men and women for Christian ministry and service who worship God, know God’s Word, love God’s people and share God’s message. “All Scripture is inspired of God and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” said the Apostle Paul. For this very reason the journey to Christian ministry and service begins with discernment – correctly understanding, interpreting and applying the message and intended meaning of the Word of God to all of the needs of all of God’s creation.
What matters at Guido Bible College? Studies – that lead to growth and insight, knowledge and wisdom, understanding and application of the Word of God that lead to personal development and ministerial effectiveness. One may discern the truth correctly and apply it appropriately, but unless there is constant, personal, spiritual growth that enables one to develop into the likeness of Christ, learning becomes self-centered and self-focused and is an end in itself. Unless ministers constantly develop their gifts and talents, skills and abilities they will be content and satisfied with what is and not what can be through God’s grace and guidance. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and one who rightly handles the Word of truth” was the challenge of an elder saint to a young servant.
What matters at Guido Bible College? Service – our faculty and students are committed to serving the Lord through the local church. Many are pastors, associate pastors, youth leaders, and teachers as well as lay-leaders in the churches they represent. Our program of studies includes a mandatory Christian service ministry that requires all students to be involved in ministry, keeping a record that is part of their permanent transcript that is required for graduation. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations…and surely I am with you always.”
What matters most, however, at Guido Bible College? Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the clearest revelation of God’s love, grace, mercy and hope for the world and especially for us, His servants. He is the object of our devotion and our only motivation for what we do: “So that in everything He might have the preeminence.”
We invite you to become a part of us as we study to share His love, grace, mercy, salvation and hope with the world.
Lawrence C. Guido, Th.M., Ph.D.
President Guido Bible College