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					Gulf Coast Baptist Institute
 Hattiesburg, Mississippi




           2010-2011




   Catalogue of Academic Information
              Table of Contents


General Information…………………………………………..3

Doctrinal Statement…………………………………………..7

Standards of Conduct…………………………………………10

Enrollment Information………………………………….…...13

Academic Information………………………………………...16

Course Requirements………………..….…………………….21

Weekly Class Schedule……………………………………..…26

Curriculum……………………………………………………....27

Registration Information……………………………………...33

Financial Support……………………………………………....34




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                   General Information

Objectives
Gulf Coast Baptist Institute is a Bible and church training
institution, established for the purpose of training ministers
and Christian workers. It is not the purpose of the Institute
to teach secular courses. Courses are practical in nature,
and are offered to assist the minister and Christian worker
in their individual fields of ministry.

Ownership
Gulf Coast Baptist Institute is owned and operated by Unity
Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Churches
throughout the fellowship of the American Baptist
Association support the Institute with offerings and gifts.

History
Gulf Coast Baptist Institute began as a ministry of Magnolia
Springs Baptist Church, Theodore, Alabama. The church
had a burden to fulfill the mandate of the Great
Commission of Matthew 28:19, 20 and realized that her
responsibility of "teaching them to observe all things" as
Jesus commanded, extended beyond her immediate
membership to provide training in the Word for ministers
and other Christian workers.

On December 8, 1965, Magnolia Springs Baptist Church
voted to begin the Magnolia Springs Baptist School and
appointed her Pastor, L.B. Wilson, as President. Classes
were Tuesday and Thursday evenings of each week, three
hours each night.

As interest grew, pastors of the Mobile area realized the
potential and the need to expand this ministry of Magnolia
Springs Baptist Church to include a full-time day school.
The church invited Dr. Leo Causey to serve as President.
Under Dr. Causey's leadership, the school became widely
known throughout the American Baptist Association.

In July, 1972, Dr. L.D. Foreman was elected President of
the School. Under his leadership, the school grew and
prospered. Dr. Foreman served as President until November
5, 1974.

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Dr. Marlin Gipson was then chosen as the first full time
President. Under his leadership, the finances increased
from about $600.00 per month to more than $3,000.00 per
month. In January, 1980, Dr. Gipson resigned.

Dr. Hoyt Chastain was chosen as his successor. Dr.
Chastain served as both President and an instructor for a
year and a half.

Brother L.B. Wilson was chosen to succeed him as
President. On October 27, 1983, Bro. Wilson passed away.

Magnolia Springs Baptist Church called Brother Hurby R.
Morgan as Pastor. Bro. Olen R. Johnson was selected as
President of GCBI. Both assumed their offices January 1,
1984.

In April, 1990, Magnolia Springs Baptist Church requested
that the Unity Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
assume the sponsorship of Gulf Coast Baptist Institute. On
May 4, 1990, the sponsorship was officially changed. On
moving to Hattiesburg, a building program was started. By
the spring semester, 1991, GCBI had her own facility for
the first time since 1979. Upon the move to Mississippi, Dr.
George F. Moore served as President.         He was very
instrumental in the move and in the building project. He
served for a little over a year.

In February, 1992, G.F. Crumley assumed position as
President, serving until May 1996. He increased school
funds substantially by having a fund raising rally each year.

Bro. Ron Witcher began serving as President in May of 1996
and filled the position until July, 2000. During his ministry
the building debt was fulfilled and a full-time paid position
of Dean was established.

Dr. James Loveless accepted the position of President in
August 2000 and served until May 2007.

Dr. Tom Scarlett assumed the office of President of Gulf
Coast Baptist Institute in May, 2007. Under his leadership,
Dr. Bruce A. Morris, Sr. became Dean of GCBI in January,

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2008. In June of 2008 Dr. Tom Scarlett resigned as
President and Dr. Bruce A. Morris, Sr. was elected as the
new President of GCBI.

During the history of the school, the name has been
changed from Magnolia Springs Baptist Bible School, to
Mobile Baptist Institute of Theodore, to Gulf Coast Baptist
Institute of Theology, and finally to the present name. The
school is a member of the American Baptist Association of
Theological Schools and is supported by churches in the
ABA. Many fine ministers have attended GCBI. We believe
the best days are still ahead!

Opportunities
Gulf Coast Baptist Institute is located in Hattiesburg,
Mississippi, the "Hub of the South." The excellent location
of GCBI affords opportunity for training of ministers and
Christian workers who live in southern Louisiana, Alabama,
Mississippi, and northwestern Florida.

Hattiesburg had a population of approximately 45,000 in
the 2000 census and has grown considerably. The city
offers many job opportunities for students who desire to
work while enrolled in GCBI. Hattiesburg is also the home
of the University of Southern Mississippi, William Carey
College, Pearl River Community College, Jones County
Junior College, Moore's Career College, and Atlantic Career
Institute. Employers in the area are accustomed to hiring
students and are considerate of the student's schedules.

Gulf Coast Baptist Institute offers ministers and other
Christian workers a sound theological education in the
principles, doctrines, and practices of the Word of God.
Ministers and other Christian workers considering where to
go for true Bible-based training in the development of Bible
knowledge, leadership skills, and communication ability are
invited to investigate the opportunities offered at Gulf Coast
Baptist Institute.


Housing
Gulf Coast Baptist Institute presently has overnight
dormitory facilities for male students only. There are plans

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underway to provide accommodations for female students.
There is no fee for using these facilities, but students who
use them are required to keep them clean. Hattiesburg
offers many apartments and single family housing units for
rent. Rates are comparable to other cities of the same size.

Alumni Association
The Gulf Coast Baptist Institute Alumni Association was
formed in 1973. This Association consists of students,
alumni and friends of the school. The regular meeting of the
association is the first day of school in the fall semester.

Advisory and Finance Committee
In April, 1991, Unity Baptist Church formed an Advisory
and Finance Committee, to aid in the development of
curriculum, recruitment, and financial resources. This
Committee consists of brethren from various geographical
areas.




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                   Doctrinal Statement

1. We believe that love one for another as Jesus loves the
believer manifests our discipleship, proves our love for God
and symbolizes our authority as New Testament churches.
Love is therefore the great commandment of the LORD
Jesus Christ upon which all others are dependent (Matt.
22:35-40; John 13:34, 35; John 15:12; 1 John 4:7-21; 1
John 5:1-3; Rev. 2:4, 5).

2. We believe in the infallible, verbal inspiration of the
whole Bible and that the Bible is the all-sufficient rule of
faith and practice (Psalm 119:160; 2 Tim. 3:16, 17).

3. We believe in the personal triune God: Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit, equal in divine perfection (Matt. 28:19).

4. We believe in the Genesis account of Creation (Gen. 1;
2).

5. We believe that Satan is a fallen angel, the archenemy of
God and man, the unholy god of this world, and that his
destiny is the eternal lake of fire (Isa. 14:12-15; Ezek.
28:11-19; Matt. 25:41; 2 Cor. 4:4; Eph. 6:10-17; Rev.
20:10).

6. We believe in the virgin birth and sinless humanity of
Jesus Christ (Matt. 1:18-20; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Peter 2:22).

7. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 10:30;
John 1:1, 14; 2 Cor. 5:19).

8. We believe the Holy Spirit is the divine Administrator for
Jesus Christ in His churches (Luke 24:49; John 14:16, 17;
Acts 1:4, 5, 8; Acts 2:1-4).

9. We believe that miraculous spiritual manifestation gifts
were done away when the Bible was completed. Faith, Hope
and Love are the vital abiding Spiritual Gifts (1 Cor.
Chapters 12—14).



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10. We believe that Man was created in the image of God
and    lived in innocence until he fell by voluntary
transgression from his sinless state, the result being that all
mankind are sinners (Gen. 1:26; Gen. 3:6-24; Rom. 5:12,
19).

11. We believe that the suffering and death of Jesus Christ
was substitutionary for all mankind and is efficacious only
to those who believe (Isa. 53:6; Heb. 2:9; 1 Peter 2:24; 1
Peter 3:18; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 2:2).

12. We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of
Christ and the bodily resurrection of His saints (Matt. 28:1-
7; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Cor. 15:42-58; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).

13. We believe in the pre-millennial, personal, bodily return
of Christ as the crowning event of the Gentile age. This
event will include the resurrection of the righteous to
eternal heaven, and the Millennium will be followed by the
resurrection of the unrighteous unto eternal punishment in
the lake of fire and that the righteous shall enter into the
heaven age (John 14:1-6; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 2 Thess. 2:8;
Rev. 19; Rev. 20:4-6; Rev. 20:11-15; Rev. 21:8).

14. We believe that the depraved sinner is saved wholly by
grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and the requisites to
regeneration are repentance toward God and faith in the
Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 13:3-5; John 3:16-18; Acts 20:21;
Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8, 9), and that the Holy Spirit convicts
sinners, regenerates, seals, secures, and indwells every
believer (John 3:6; John 16:8, 9; Rom. 8:9-11; 1 Cor. 6:19,
20; Eph. 4:30; Titus 3:5).

15. We believe that all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation
are eternally secure in Him and shall not perish (John 3:36;
John 5:24; John 10:27-30; Rom. 8:35-39; Heb. 10:39; 1
Peter 1:5).

16. We believe that God deals with believers as His children,
that He chastises the disobedient, and that He rewards the
obedient (Matt. 16:27; Matt. 25:14-23; John 1:12; Heb.
12:5-11; 2 John 8; Rev. 22:12).


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17. We believe that Jesus Christ established His church
during His ministry on earth and that it is always a local,
visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers in
covenant relationship to carry out the Commission of the
Lord Jesus Christ, and each church is an independent, self-
governing body, and no other ecclesiastical body may
exercise authority over it. We believe that Jesus Christ gave
the Great Commission to the New Testament churches only,
and that He promised the perpetuity of His churches (Matt.
4:18-22; Matt. 16:18; Matt. 28:19, 20; Mark 1:14-20; John
1:35-51; Eph. 3:21).

18. We believe that there are two pictorial ordinances in the
Lord's churches: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Scriptural
baptism is the immersion of penitent believers in water,
administered by the authority of a New Testament church
in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Lord's
Supper is a memorial ordinance, restricted to the members
of the church observing the ordinance (Matt. 28:19, 20;
Acts 8:12, 38; Rom. 6:4; 1 Cor. 5:11-13; 1 Cor. 11:1, 2, 17-
20, 26).

19. We believe that there are two divinely appointed offices
in a church, pastors and deacons, to be filled by men whose
qualifications are set forth in Titus and in 1 Timothy.

20. We believe that all associations, fellowships, and
committees are, and properly should be, servants of, and
under control of the churches (Matt. 20:25-28).

21. We believe in freedom of worship without interference
from the government and affirm our belief in civil obedience,
unless the laws and regulations of civil government run
contrary to the Holy Scriptures (Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-
15).




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                   Standards of Conduct

Gulf Coast Baptist Institute is distinctively Christian and
Baptistic. Students are cautioned regarding their morals,
financial responsibilities, and studies.     Their conduct
should be in a manner becoming Christians. Students are
expected to be loyal, under God, to the United States of
America. All students are expected to show proper respect
to the sponsoring church, Unity Baptist Church, and her
Pastor.

Attendance at Gulf Coast Baptist Institute is a privilege, not
a right. The school reserves the right to ask a student to
withdraw from school because of low grades, questionable
character, unsatisfactory dress or grooming, indifference to
study, or promotion of doctrines not in agreement with the
Doctrinal Statement of GCBI. Any student arrested and
charged with a felony or misdemeanor will be summarily
dismissed from school.

Students are to observe the following regulations at all
times. It is understood that should a situation arise that is
not specifically covered by a regulation found herein, the
student is expected to abide by the highest moral, ethical
and spiritual standards.

1. All students are to be regular in their attendance of all
services and actively involved in the ministry of the church
of their membership.

2. Students who unite with Unity Baptist Church should
not actively participate in the business procedures of the
church, and should not seek to formulate or influence the
policies of said church.

3.  Students are not to borrow money from faculty
members, fellow students, or members of Unity Baptist
Church.

4. Ministerial students shall wear neat, clean, modest dress
while on campus. Jeans, shorts, sweats, or athletic shoes
shall not be worn to class. Ties are required in class.


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5. Male students shall be well-groomed at all times.     No
unisex hairstyles are permitted.

6. Women students shall wear to class clothing that is neat
and modest, with modest necklines and hemlines. Shorts
or mini-skirts are not permitted at any time.

7. Students shall not consume intoxicating beverages nor
use drugs (other than prescribed by a physician) at any
time or in any form. The use of tobacco is not permitted on
GCBI properties or grounds.

8. Firearms or other lethal weapons are not permitted on
campus.

9. Participation in any activity that disrupts the normal
academic pursuits or regular operations of GCBI, or
infringes on the rights of others, or endangers persons or
property will constitute grounds for immediate dismissal.

10. Disrespect to a GCBI official will not be tolerated.
Faculty and staff members shall be addressed appropriately
as "Brother" or "Sister."

11. A student has the right to his own opinion about GCBI
policy, the persons associated with the school, and the
churches supporting the school. However, no student has
the right to openly and irresponsibly criticize the school
personnel, policies, or the supporting churches.

12. Any faculty–student problem or any problem between
students should be resolved in a spirit of love and respect,
after the mandate of Matthew 18:15-17.

13. All matters of academics or GCBI policy should be
referred to the school administration.

14. Students are expected to be honest and responsible in
every association with the world, as employee, debtor,
tenant, and citizen.

15. Students are expected to be loyal to this institution's
principles and objectives. A student displaying disloyalty

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may be asked to withdraw from school.

16. Students shall turn off all cell phones, beepers and
pagers while in class. Students are allowed to use
computers only for taking notes or other class-related
projects while class is in session.

17. Students shall not eat during class sessions (kitchen
only); beverages during class sessions are allowed.

18. Students shall not eat or drink in the library or the
computer lab.

Appeal
A student who is placed on probation, or who is subject to
dismissal, may ask for a hearing and present an appeal
before the GCBI administration. Said appeal must be
presented in writing, stating the circumstances of the case
and the student's reason for making the appeal. The
decision of the administration shall be final.




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                 Enrollment Information

Registration
Registration for the fall semester is the third Monday in
August, beginning at 10:00 A.M. Spring semester
registration will be Monday following New Year's Day, and
begins at 10:00 A.M. Students may register early by
obtaining the required forms from the school office and
returning them to the Registrar. For additional information
write: Gulf Coast Baptist Institute, Office of the Registrar,
2410 Alice Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39402; call 601-268-
1744; or inquire by Email: gcbims@gmail.com.

Entrance Requirements
The requirements for a student to enroll at Gulf Coast
Baptist Institute are that the student be of upright moral
character, willing to be taught, and willing to conduct
himself within the guidelines of the school. To enroll in a
degree program, a student must have a high school diploma
or a G.E.D.

Enrollment in Gulf Coast Baptist Institute is a privilege, not
a right. GCBI reserves the right to ask a student to
withdraw from school because of low grades, questionable
character, unsatisfactory dress or grooming, indifference to
study, or promotion of doctrines not in agreement with the
Doctrinal Statement found in this catalog.

Adding a Class
The last date to add or change a class is the second week of
the semester.

Withdrawal from Courses
Any student, who desires to withdraw from one or more
classes, but not from school, must submit a request in
writing to the office of the dean. The student must not
withdraw from any class without approval. No withdrawal
from courses is permitted after mid-semester. Students
who wish to withdraw after this date will be assigned an "F"
except in cases of extreme emergencies. Each case will be
considered individually upon written request.



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Transfers
Acceptable class work performed toward a certificate or a
diploma at other schools affiliated with the American
Baptist Association of Theological Schools will be honored
by Gulf Coast Baptist Institute. Acceptance of class work
from other institutions of higher learning will be considered
on an individual basis. The application of work to the
degree programs of GCBI will be determined by the GCBI
administration, in consultation with the student. No grade
below a 2.0 point may be transferred for credit toward a
degree.

Transcripts
Transcripts constitute a part of the permanent records of all
students who enroll in Gulf Coast Baptist Institute. These
records are the property of GCBI, and may be reviewed only
by the president, dean, and registrar. An official transcript
of a student's record may be provided to another school
upon receipt of a written request from the registrar or dean
of that school. (See the GCBI policy regarding refunds.)

Tuition
Tuition is $20.00 per semester hour. This fee is payable
upon enrollment. Any exception must be made through the
office of the registrar before a student is admitted to class.
Members of ABA churches are not required to pay tuition.
Late registration will be assessed a $20.00 late fee.

Fees
Registration fee is $50.00 per semester. This fee is payable
at the time of enrollment each semester and is non-
refundable if the application for enrollment is approved.
Some courses may require additional fees. Students may
audit a course. The auditing fee is $20.00 per course each
semester.

Scholarships
A scholarship at Gulf Coast Baptist Institute is available to
any student who is an active member of a church
fellowshipping in the American Baptist Association of
churches. The student's pastor is to submit a written
recommendation along with the student's application for
enrollment. A pastor who seeks a scholarship may submit a

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written statement confirming his office, along with his
application for enrollment. Scholarship awards apply to the
students' enrollment fee, tuition and books.

The William Franklin Memorial Scholarship awards two
scholarships each year: One is awarded to a freshman or
sophomore student and the other to a junior student. One
is based on academic achievement and the other on the
basis of financial need.

The L.D. Foreman Scholarship is awarded annually to a
student selected by the administration.

The Machorn D. Hartfield, Sr. Scholarship is awarded
annually to a student selected by the administration.

The Mary E. Morris Scholarship is awarded annually to a
student selected by the administration.

Refunds
Refunds are given only to students who pay tuition. No
refunds will be allowed after the fifth week of a semester.
Prior to that time, any refund will be prorated.

No student will be awarded a diploma or given a transcript
until all fees, tuition, charges for books and supplies are
paid in full, and all library materials and books checked to
that student are returned.

Refunds will be made as follows:
During the first week.............................................100%
During the second week..........................................80%
During the third week.............................................60%
During the forth week.............................................40%
During the fifth week..............................................20%
After the fifth week...................................................0%

There is an exception to the refund policy for VA students.
The policy provides that the amount charged to the veteran
or eligible person for tuition, fees, and other charges for a
portion of the course shall not exceed the approximately pro
rata portion of the total charges for the tuition, fees, and
other charges that the length of the completed portion of

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the course bears to its total length. All VA refunds will be an
equal pro ration based on our sixteen-week semester.

                       Academic Information

Grading Scale
All academic work is graded according to the following
standards:

A (100 –– 95).......................................4.0 grade points
B (94 –– 85)........................................ 3.0 grade points
C (84 –– 75)........................................ 2.0 grade points
D (74 –– 65).........................................1.0 grade point
F (64 — 0)...........................................0.0 grade point
I (Incomplete) An incomplete is given in cases of extended
illness, family emergencies, or if a student has accumulated
too many absences (see Absenteeism below). A period of
three weeks after the close of the semester is allowed to
complete makeup work.
W (Withdrawal)...........................grade point not computed
WP (Withdrawal Passing)...............grade point not computed
WF (Withdrawal Failing).........................0.0 grade points
NC (No credit).........................................0.0 grade points


A           B             C               D          F
100 4.0     94   3.9      84   2.9        74   1.9   64 – 0 0.0
99 4.0      93   3.8      83   2.8        73   1.8
98 4.0      92   3.7      82   2.7        72   1.7
97 4.0      91   3.6      81   2.6        71   1.6
96 4.0      90   3.5      80   2.5        70   1.5
95 4.0      89   3.4      79   2.4        69   1.4
            88   3.3      78   2.3        68   1.3
            87   3.2      77   2.2        67   1.2
            86   3.1      76   2.1        66   1.1
            85   3.0      75   2.0        65   1.0

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of
2.5 or above to be eligible for graduation. Students who fall
below a 2.0 grade point minimum during a semester will be
placed on academic probation, and granted one semester to
raise their grade point average to the required level. If they
fail to do so, they will be dismissed from GCBI for a
minimum of one semester.

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Tardy Policy
A Student who is not in the classroom at or before the
sounding of the second bell of a class period shall be
marked tardy. Students who are tardy must go to the
office before entering class to obtain a tardy slip.
Teachers shall retain tardy slips for their records. Four
times tardy in any one class will result in the student
being charged with one day of inexcusable absence in that
class. The number of times tardy accumulates for the
semester. Any student more than thirty minutes late or
leaving before the end of class is considered absent and
must get a re-admission slip from the GCBI office.

Absenteeism
Excusable Absences
* Sickness or surgery
* Family Emergencies
Only two excusable absences are allowed per semester.
Any absence above two will be considered inexcusable. That
is to say that a student’s third absence and any absence
thereafter are automatically considered inexcusable.
Make-up work for excusable absences will be assigned by
the class instructor.
Inexcusable Absences
* Revivals
* Conferences
* Ordinations
* Personal Vacations
* Work
Each inexcusable absence will result in the loss of one
grade point (For example: a 3.9 will be dropped to a 2.9).
No make-up work can be done for inexcusable absences. A
student will receive a (0) for any test(s) given or any work
assigned. No credit will be given for four or more
absences!

Before being re-admitted to a class after an absence, the
student shall obtain a re-admission slip from the GCBI
office, secure each instructor's initials and return the
completed slip to the office. The president or appointed
school official shall make the determination to excuse or not
to excuse absences. Any student who does not obtain a re-


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admission slip    will   have   his   absence   considered   as
inexcusable.

Chapel
All students enrolled in classes immediately before or
immediately after chapel are required to attend chapel. No
grade is given for chapel; however, one credit hour per
semester may be earned by regular attendance. Students
working toward their Associate and Bachelor degrees
are required to take notes in chapel. Students auditing
classes are not required to take notes. A student who
misses more than four of the chapel services during a
semester will not receive credit for the class before or after
chapel. Those attending chapel services should be
respectful of others and remember that this is a time of
worship. Students and faculty alike should be mindful of
their conduct and mannerism.

President's List
A student who maintains a grade point average of 4.0
during a semester is eligible for inclusion on the President's
List, provided he is carrying a minimum of 12 semester
hours and has no withdrawal or incomplete on his record.

Dean's List
A student who maintains a grade point average of 3.5 or
above during a semester is eligible for inclusion on the
Dean's List, provided he is carrying a minimum of 12
semester hours, has no grade under 2.0, or a withdrawal.

Student Classification
The standard for classification of students and year levels
are as follows:
Full-time student    12 or more semester hours
3/4 time student      9 to 11hours
½ time student        6 to 8 hours
1/3 time student      4 to 5 hours
1/4 time student      1 to 3 hours

Auditing student enrolled, but not for credit




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First year student      0 to 30 semester hours
Second year student    31 to 60 semester hours
Third year student     61 to 90 semester hours
Fourth year student    91 to 120 semester hours
Fifth year student    121 to 150 semester hours

A Certificate of Completion will be furnished to any student
who successfully completes course requirements and is not
a candidate for a degree.

Student Records
A student may receive a report of his progress in a class by
requesting such information from the instructor. Grade
sheets are distributed to students at the end of each
semester. All grades are recorded in the student's
permanent file which is the property of Gulf Coast Baptist
Institute. A student may obtain a copy of his or her
permanent record by filing a written request with the
registrar. There is no charge for the first copy. Additional
copies are $2.00 each.

Thesis
A thesis is required for a student to receive a degree from
Gulf Coast Baptist Institute (except Associate degrees). The
subject for any thesis must be first approved by the Thesis
Committee of GCBI consisting of a minimum of two
administration members who have doctoral degrees.

A candidate must submit an Approval of Thesis Plan form
to the Thesis Committee by the end of the spring semester
of the year before the degree is to be granted. A candidate
must submit an outline of the thesis to the Thesis
Committee by mid-term of the fall semester the year he is
eligible to receive a degree. A candidate must submit an
abstract of the thesis to the Thesis Committee at the
beginning of the semester he is eligible to receive a degree.
A copy of the thesis must be submitted to GCBI no later
than two weeks prior to school closing. Any bound thesis
submitted after the deadline will only be considered by
special permission.

All dissertations and other projects prepared as a part of
the requirements of graduate degrees automatically become

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the property of Gulf Coast Baptist Institute and may not be
published or reproduced without the written consent of
GCBI.

Auditing a Course
A student who does not desire a degree may audit a course.
No grades are posted, no attendance record is kept and no
degrees are awarded to an auditing student. The fee for
auditing a class is $20.00 per semester. An auditing
student who desires credit for the class or classes attended
may apply to the Registrar's Office for an application for re-
admission and complete the enrollment process. Following
enrollment, the student will be required to satisfactorily
complete the examination(s) assigned by the instructor in
the class.

Allen Adkins Memorial Library
In August of 2009 Unity Baptist Church voted to rename
the Leo A. Causey Memorial Library to the Allen Adkins
Memorial Library. Bro. Adkins served as an instructor and
Dean when the school was located in Theodore, Alabama.
He later served as an instructor after the school was moved
to Hattiesburg. He had a very fruitful ministry that spanned
over 60 years. The Allen Adkins Memorial Library is
available for use by students and faculty of Gulf Coast
Baptist Institute.

This facility offers research, reference and study materials
to enrich the development of all who use them. The
materials range from rare, one-of-a-kind reference volumes
and commentaries, to contemporary studies by some of the
most noted writers of modern times. The library staff is
constantly alert for additional materials which will enhance
study and research.

The library is supported by gifts of books and study
materials from friends of GCBI. Some have donated the
libraries they have inherited. Others have contributed funds
to be used in purchasing books and supplies. Another
method of support for the library is by memorial gifts
honoring loved ones and friends. Contributions to the Allen
Adkins Memorial Library are tax-deductible.


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One of the essentials of a sound theological education is a
good library. Gulf Coast Baptist Institute has a library
where students may study and do research. The
administration is continually seeking to expand the library
with the addition of books and other materials which will
enrich the studies of the students. Memorial gifts of money
and books are greatly appreciated

                     Course Requirements

Key to Course Classification
First digit:  year required
Second digit: 0 = required; 1 = elective; 2 = seminar
Third digit:  semester hours credit
Fourth digit: semester offered: a = first semester; b =
second semester

Example: Course 103a: first year, required, three semester
hours, first semester course.

Christian Worker's Certificate
The Christian Worker's Certificate is presented to the
student who does not feel a definite calling to the gospel
ministry. It is awarded to commend those who have
attended and successfully completed a minimum of 18
semester hours. No thesis is required for this certificate.

Associate in Christian Education—A Ch. Ed.
The Associate in Christian Education program is designed
primarily for the student who does not feel a definite calling
to the gospel ministry, although it is available to ministers.
Requirements for this degree include the successful
completion of a minimum of 54 semester hours as listed.

First Year                          Second Year
Bible Analysis 103        6         Customs/Geo 203     6
Christian Doc 103         6         Greek 203           6
English 103               6         Leadership 203      6
O T Survey 103            6         N T Survey 203      6
Evangelism 103            6
Total Hours               30        Total Hours         24



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Bachelor's Program
The Bachelor’s programs of courses are designed so that the
student may complete one in a minimum of 120 semester
hours. In addition, the student is required to submit an
acceptable thesis of a minimum of 15,000 words.



Bachelor of Theology—Th. B
This program is for a person who has been called into the
ministry. It places emphasis on the languages.

First Year                         Second Year
Bible Analysis 103       6         Customs/Geo 203        6
Christian Doc 103        6         Greek 203              6
English 103              6         Homiletics 203         6
O T Survey 103           6         N T Survey 203         6
Evangelism 103           6         English 203            6
Total Hours              30        Total Hours           30

Third Year                         Fourth Year
Church His 303           6         Acts & Missions 403    6
English 303              6         Chr. Psy&Coun 403      6
Greek 303                6         Sys Theology 403       6
Hebrew 303               6         Hebrew 403             6
MinPrc&ChcMin 303        6         Team-Leader 403        6
Total Hours              30        Total Hours           30


Bachelor of English Bible—BEB
This program is for a person who has been called into the
ministry. It does not place emphasis on the languages.

First Year                         Second Year
Bible Analysis 103       6         Customs/Geo 203        6
Christian Doc 103        6         Greek 203              6
O T Survey 103           6         N T Survey 203         6
Evangelism 103           6         Teamwork 203           6
English 103              6         English 203            6
Total Hours              30        Total Hours           30




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Third Year                         Fourth Year
Bible by Ages 303        6         Acts & Missions 403      6
Church His 303           6         Chr. Psy&Coun 403        6
English 303              6         Leadership 403           6
Fam Life 303             6         Teaching Tech 403        6
MinPrc&ChMin 303         6         Western Civ 403          6
Total Hours              30        Total Hours             30



Bachelor of Christian Education—BCh. Ed.
This program is for a person who has not been called into
the ministry. It does not place emphasis on the languages.


First Year                         Second Year
Bible Analysis 103       6         Customs/Geo 203          6
Christian Doc 103        6         Greek 203                6
English 103              6         Homiletics 203           6
O T Survey 103           6         N T Survey 203           6
Evangelism 103           6         Teamwork 203             6
Total Hours              30        Total Hours             30

Third Year                         Fourth Year
Bible by Ages 303        6         Acts and Missions 403    6
Church His 303           6         Chr. Psy&Coun 403        6
English 303              6         Leadership 403           6
FamLife 303/Elect        6         Teaching Tech 403        6
MinPrc&ChcMin 303        6         Western Civ 403          6
Total Hours              30        Total Hours             30


Master Programs
The Master programs are designed for the student who
applies and is approved to continue beyond the Bachelor
level. The Master Program at Gulf Coast Baptist Institute is
offered to those students who are nominated and approved
by the administration and the trustees.

Three programs are offered: the Master of Theology (Th.M.),
The Master of English Bible (M.E.B.), and the Master of
Christian Education (MCE).


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Courses may be taken in the classroom with the
undergraduate students but the course numbers will be
upgraded to 500 level and additional work will be required.

To be eligible for acceptance, a student must meet certain
requirements:

1. A candidate for the Master program must have completed
the Bachelor program from Gulf Coast Baptist Institute or
an institution that is approved by the administration and
trustees of GCBI.
2. A candidate must have maintained a 3.0 grade point
average in the Bachelor program.

3. A candidate must maintain a 3.0 grade point average for
his post-graduate work during the course of his study
program.

4. A candidate must submit an acceptable thesis consisting
of a minimum of 25,000 words on an assigned subject. The
outline for the thesis must be submitted for approval at the
beginning of the post-graduate work.


Master of Theology-Th.M               Master of English Bible-MEB
Eschatology 503             6         Eschatology 503         6
Greek 503                   6         Harmony of Gospels 503 6
Hebrew 503                  6         Pastoral Epistles 503   6
Hermeneutics 503            6         Systematic Theology 503 6
World Religions 503         6         Manuscripts 503         6
Total hours                 30        Total hours            30

Master of Christian Education - MEC
Eschatology 503                  6
Harmony of the Gospels 503       6
Pastoral Epistles 503            6
Systematic Theology 503          6
World Religions 503              6
Total hours                      30




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Doctor of Theology Program
The Doctoral program at Gulf Coast Baptist Institute is
offered to those students who are nominated and approved
by the administration and the trustees.

Courses may be taken in the classroom with the
undergraduate students but course numbers will be
upgraded to the 500 and 600 levels and additional work will
be required.

To be eligible for nomination, a student must meet certain
requirements:

1. A candidate for the Doctoral program must have
completed both the Bachelor and Master program from Gulf
Coast Baptist Institute, or from an institution that is
approved by the administration and trustees of GCBI.

2. A Doctoral candidate must have maintained a 3.0 grade
average in the Bachelor program and a 3.0 grade point
average in the Master program.

3. A Doctoral candidate must maintain a 3.5 grade point
average during the course of his study program.

4. A Doctoral candidate must submit an acceptable
dissertation consisting of a minimum of 50,000 words, on
an assigned subject. The outline for the dissertation must
be submitted for approval at the time of acceptance into the
Doctoral program.

5. A Doctoral candidate must spend a minimum of one
class week per month on campus, for research, progress
check, and updating of his work.

6. Each doctoral program will be designed for the individual
candidate. From the date of his acceptance in the Doctoral
program, the candidate must complete all work within 24
months. Exceptions to this policy are at the discretion of
the administration.




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Seminars
Seminars may be offered as electives for credit, at various
times during the academic year. Seminar schedules will be
announced during the chapel periods, and published in the
Gulf Coast Informer. Some seminars may be off-campus
courses.




                 Weekly Class Schedule

Classes periods operate on a two-hour and fifty minute
schedule, three sessions of 50 minutes each, with a ten-
minute break between each session.

Monday
1st Period   12:00    Noon   to   2:50   P.M.
2nd Period    3:00    P.M.   to   5:50   P.M.
Supper        6:00    P.M.   to   6:50   P.M.
3rd Period    7:00    P.M.   to   9:50   P.M.

Tuesday
1st Period     8:00   A.M.   to 10:50 A.M.
Chapel        11:00   A.M.   to 11:55 A.M.
Lunch         12:00   Noon   to 12:55 P.M.
2nd Period     1:00   P.M.   to  3:50 P.M.
3rd Period     4:00   P.M.   to  6:50 P.M.




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                        Curriculum

                   Bible Department
Acts and Missions 403
This course is a study of the book of Acts, how mission
work was done in the early church and how it should
continue today.

Bible by Ages 303
This is a course dealing with the eight dispensations of
world history. The first semester covers the first four ages,
Creation to Law. The second semester covers the second
four ages, Law to Millennial Age.

Bible Analysis 103
Bible Analysis is a system of analyzing and synthesizing the
entire Bible. It consists of why we study the Bible based on
2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16, 17. It is a basic course in methods of
study and proper observation, interpretation, and
application of the Bible.

Christian Doctrine 103
This course is a study of the cardinal doctrines of the Bible.
The student is given the foundation for Bible doctrines,
along with instruction in methods of defending the "faith
once delivered unto the saints."

Church History 303
This is an in-depth study of the New Testament church. The
study includes the origin, purpose, and ministry of the
Lord’s churches. It includes the coming of the Holy Spirit on
the first church and the first century ministry of the
churches as outlined in the book of Acts. This study
includes the history of the New Testament church,
beginning with the seven churches of Asia (Revelation 2, 3),
including     the   development     of   Catholicism     and
Protestantism, and continuing to modern times.

Customs and Geography 203
This study investigates the cultural habits of people during
Bible times. It also surveys the topography of Bible lands.



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Eschatology 503
This study covers "end-time" events with emphasis on the
books of Daniel and Revelation.

General Epistles 303b
This course is a second semester study of Hebrews, James,
Peter, John and Jude. The English text is primarily studied
with references to the Greek text.

Greek 203
This is an introductory course for the study of the Koinéé
Greek language. Basic rules of Greek grammar are studied,
with emphasis on the materials available to assist the
student in his studies.

Greek 303
This course is a comprehensive study of the rules of
grammar with emphasis on word studies and translation of
the Greek New Testament.

Greek 503
This course is a study emphasizing the practical use of the
Greek New Testament in Bible exegesis and sermonizing.
The Greek New Testament is the text for this class.

Harmony of the Gospels 503
This course is an exhaustive examination of the chronology
of the life of Christ as given in the four Gospels. Each
student will prepare his own harmony of the events in the
life of Christ.

Hebrew 303
This is an introductory course for the study of the Hebrew
language. The basic principles of grammar are studied with
emphasis on the materials available to aid the student in
his studies.

Hebrew 403
This is a comprehensive study of the rules of Hebrew
grammar, with emphasis on reading and translating the Old
Testament Scriptures.



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Hebrew 503
This is a study emphasizing researching, translating and
reading of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament.

Hermeneutics 503
This course is a systematic study of Biblical figures of
speech.

Manuscripts 503
This course offers an in-depth look at the different New
Testament manuscripts. It explores their dating, origins,
and differences.

New Testament Survey 203
This is a study and overview of the books of the New
Testament.

Old Testament Survey 103
This is a study and overview of the books of the Old
Testament.

Pastoral Epistles 503
This course is a study of Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus.
The English text is used primarily with reference to the
Greek text for clarification.

Poetical Books 503
This course is a comprehensive study of the poetical books
of the Bible. The first semester study includes Job,
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon. The
second semester is devoted to the Psalms.

Systematic Theology 403-503
This course is a systematic study of the harmony and
interrelation of Bible doctrines.

Western Civilization 403
This course looks at the history of the world and how it
relates to the Bible.




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World Religions 503
This is an extensive study of the various religions that exist
in the world today. This course covers the origins of many
religions and their basic doctrines.

               Communication Department

Chapel 701
All sessions of this class are conducted during the Tuesday
chapel period. Various speakers are invited to lecture, to
provide inspiration, information and instruction for the
student body and faculty.

Sometimes videos are shown. All students enrolled for
classes immediately before or after chapels are encouraged
to attend. One credit hour per semester may be earned by
attendance. A student who misses more than four of the
chapel services during a semester will not receive credit for
the class before or after chapel.

Students working toward their Associate and Bachelor
degrees are required to take notes in chapel. Students
auditing classes are not required to take notes. Notes will be
taken in stenographer note pads which may be purchased
at the office. Notes will be graded.

English 103
This course covers beginning English grammar, a
comprehensive study of the principles of correct usage of
the English language. Application of these principles is
presented orally and in written exercises, including
analysis, diagramming, and correct sentence structure.

English 203
This course is a continuation of English 103. This course is
an advanced and thorough review of the laws of English
grammar, including fundamentals of composition.

Creative Writing 303
This course is an advanced study of the principles of
English grammar as they are applied in writing. Included
are theme composition, essays, preparation of study


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materials, newspaper and magazine articles, and thesis
writing.

Computer 213
This is an elective course, offering instruction in basic
computer skills, including word processing, data base,
spread sheet, and desktop publishing, using Microsoft
Office products. This is an elective course of two semesters
and is available to students of all levels. A lab fee of $25.00
per semester is assessed each student. There is an
enrollment limit of five in each class.

Evangelism 103
This course is a study of the spiritual, moral and social
qualifications of the soul winner. Special emphasis is given
to the need of salvation, the plan of salvation, the call to
service, and the rewards for obedience. The course is
designed to prepare the student to lead the unsaved to a
saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. A fee of $10.00 may be
charged for this course.

Homiletics 203
This is a fundamental course in the art of public speaking.
The student is assigned topics to develop for public oral
presentation. Constructive criticism will be offered along
with helpful suggestions for improvement of speaking skills.
The student gains experience in building sermons
scripturally, logically, and appropriately. Unity of thought,
coherence, and practical application are stressed.

Library Research 112––512
This is a self-directed study. The student will be provided
each semester a list of books to read, and will be required to
present a written review of books read. All books required
will be of benefit to the student personally, practically, and
doctrinally. The course is available to students in every year
of study.

Teaching Techniques 403
This class studies the different styles of learning and
teaching.



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                  Leadership Department

Christian Counseling and Psychology 403
This is a study of counseling and psychology from a biblical
perspective. This study examines the nature of the soul and
the response of the soul to various circumstances of life.
Counseling from the Christian perspective involves the Holy
Spirit in the process of counseling. This course is designed
to familiarize the student with Bible principles of counseling
in dealing with problems of individuals and families in
modern society. The course deals with ""how to"" offer
effective counseling, and points out some of the legal and
ethical problems involved in a counseling ministry.

Family Life 303
The first semester is a study of the family, the institution of
marriage and the home, and the role of the family members
as revealed in Scripture. The second semester includes a
study of biblical financial concepts as they affect the family.

Teamwork-Leadership 403
This course is a comprehensive overview of how individuals
can function together and do their best work when every
one is exercising his abilities in the proper place in a
church.
This class is also a study of the principles of leadership as
they relate specifically to the ministry but can be applied to
any area of life.

Ministerial Practicalities and Church Administration 303
This course offers practical guidance for the ministerial
student to apply in everyday life. The everyday needs of the
minister's personal life, his family and pastoral
responsibilities, his business affairs, and his social
relationships constitute the basis of this study. It includes a
study of the organization and administration of church
activities, including a review of the nature and mission of
the New Testament church. Emphasis in the course is on
the use of modern methods of achieving the objectives of
the church in soul-winning and discipleship.




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        Registration and Enrollment Information

For information regarding registration and enrollment, and
an application form, send a written request to:

Office of the Registrar
Gulf Coast Baptist Institute
2410 Alice Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Or
Phone: 601-268-1744
Or
Email: gcbi@gmail.com

First year applicants should submit either a transcript of
credits from the high school of their graduation or
confirmation of their GED certificate.

Students transferring from other institutions of higher
education should request the Registrar's Office of each
institution to submit a transcript to the Registrar's Office of
Gulf Coast Baptist Institute.

Veterans seeking admission to Gulf Coast Baptist Institute
are required to present their Veteran's Administration
Certificate of Eligibility to the Registrar's Office.

All enrollment fees are due on the date of enrollment. No
part of the enrollment fee may be refunded if the application
is accepted. There is an exception for VA students. Refer to
the section concerning refunds.

Information for Gulf Coast Baptist Institute may be
obtained via website at www.gcbims.org




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               Financial Support of GCBI

The ministry of GCBI could not continue without the
financial generosity of the churches of American Baptist
Association and individuals. The benevolence of funds
given by so many has been a constant source of supply for
us. We gratefully appreciate and need your support.

1. Regular Offerings
Churches and individual who include GCBI in their
monthly budget comprise the major support for her
operation.

2. GCBI Annual School Rally
This rally is held once a year on the first Friday night of
March.      The funds are normally used for building
maintenance and improvements. They are also used to help
pay the salaries of the local pastors who graciously give
their time to teach.

3. Designated Offerings
One time or monthly offerings may be made to the GCBI
Pantry, the Allen Adkins Memorial Library, the William
Franklin Scholarship Fund, the L. D. Foreman Scholarship
Fund, the Mary E. Morris Scholarship Fund, or the
Machorn D. Hartfield, Sr. Scholarship Fund. From time to
time special needs arise and we ask for special offerings.

4. Endowments
Gifts from individuals who realize the need for long term
support of Christian Education are always cherished.

5. Bequest
A person may remember GCBI in his will. This way a
person can extend his Christian stewardship so that God's
work may prosper and be a blessing to coming generations.
Legal and tax counsel is always advisable in this area. In
the absence of such counsel, the form which follows may be
used.




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"I hereby give, devise, and bequest unto Gulf Coast Baptist
Institute of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the sum of
____________________________________________________dollars

($__________________) and/or the following described

property:__________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________
to be paid out of my real or personal estate owned by me at
my death."

____________________________        ______________
Signature                           Date

____________________________        ______________
Witness                             Date

____________________________        ______________
Witness                             Date

____________________________        ______________
Notary                              Date




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