Practical Life Institute - Educational Ministries go Good Shepherd Baptist Church

Winter Term Selections

We’re excited to resume our Practical Life Institute! All classes will be offered virtually through Zoom. To register, click on the link for each class. Classes are free. However, if you would like to purchase a book, it must be done at your own expense. Thank you for your commitment to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

(2 Peter 3:18)

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Hi there,
Please complete the Spiritual Gifts Assessment by February 15 by clicking on this link:

Please submit any questions to: audreytdd@gmail.comYou are invited to the “Identifying Your Spiritual Gifts” Zoom Workshop.

When: Feb 20, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Book of James
Facilitators: Deacon Annie Mickens & Min. Naomi Pearson
Meeting Day & Time: Thursdays @6:30 PM 


True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. It’s to believers who know suffering, who've faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God.

Our class will journey with Francis Chan as he unpacks the dense truth to challenge followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life.

All class sessions will meet through Zoom.  All participants will receive by e-mail, leaders’ guides and handouts to aid in our study of the Book of James. 

The Book of Ruth
Facilitators: Min. Robert Brown & Sis. Dortherine Eaddy
Meeting Day & Time: Sundays @9:00 AM


In these lessons from the Old Testament Book of Ruth, we will discover how God moves behind the scenes in our lives. On the surface, the story of two widows and a kind landowner unfolds. As we dig deeper in the four chapters in this short book, we see God's faithfulness, love, and divine protection during difficult times. Course participants will be able to relate their own personal challenges to that of Ruth and, like her, be able to see God's grace in the midst of difficult circumstances. 

Re-Authoring Our Stories  
Facilitator: Rev. Melanie Thompson
Meeting Day & Time: Tuesdays @6:30 PM


Have you ever been intrigued about what makes you, YOU? A journey through the course, "Re-Authoring Our Stories" will help you identify and understand what has influenced your life story. We will examine the lenses through which we see our story and what has influenced our beliefs, convictions, and the way we interact and serve. To do so will help us begin to intentionally re-author a new story. Scripture and the book “Recalling Our Own Stories” will revive us as we are guided towards spiritual and emotional renewal. So ZOOM in and be a part of this rejuvenating and refreshing journey!