Scholarship Opportunities for GICT Summer Programs

Are you looking at the summer programs and thinking “I wish I had the funds to do that?” If so, there is some GREAT NEWS regarding scholarship dollars for the programs:

First, there are three remaining $500 scholarship for anyone who registers for both summer sessions. These are given on a first-come first-serve basis.

Second, we are now able to offer a dollar-for-dollar matching grant (up to $500) for anyone who works toward earning the tuition for a summer program. These grants are available for the first six requests upon registration for a summer program.  In addition, we will help line up work projects to earn the money for the matching program.

Consider that through the matching grants all of the tuition for Segment 2: Truth and the Christian Life may be earned. Also consider that $1000 of the $1290 tuition for Segment 1: The Christian and Culture (includes trip to Washington D.C) may be earned. And finally consider that by combining the scholarship and the grant all but $90 of the tuition for both segments may be earned!

For more information about the Summer Studies in Christian Thought program see:

Announcing Fall 2018 Classes

Explore our fall 2018 semester classes held in Kingsport!

The course will examine some of the influential works of the renaissance and reformation. Students will be encouraged to critically examine these works from a biblical perspective, discussing, debating, and evaluating the validity of the authors’ ideas and ethics.
Wednesday 8:30am-11:20am

This course compares and contrasts basic worldviews and their implications for life, and will also present the main components of a Christian worldview, as well as respond to challenges to that belief system.
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am-9:50am

God’s precious word is worth treasuring by exploring the nuances of its original language.  Studying Greek not only gives students many of the language advantages that studying Latin would but also opens to them the same tools that sparked the reformation and helps spread and preserve God’s truth.
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am-11:20am

*Hybrid online/onsite class.


Advanced high school math which simultaneously prepares the student to pass the corresponding CLEP exam (Pre-Calc and/or College Algebra).  Pairs with GICT M11 Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry B.  This course is not offered through Bryan College – not a dual enrollment course.  Course fee: $175.
Tuesday and Thursday 11:30am-12:50am

For more information please contact:

Meet our professors and discuss how dual enrollment can fit with your high school plan at our informational meeting:

March 6th, 7:00-8:00

900 Watauga St, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Please RSVP:

Truth and the Christian Life

“Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel . . . [by] considering the language and thought-forms of that setting.” (Francis Schaeffer)

God’s word never changes but the setting in which we learn and the situation which we are called to apply it to are constantly changing.  How should Christians apply Biblical principles when communicating truth to today’s culture.  How have past Christian thinkers answered this question?

The scriptures repeatedly call Christians to spread God’s truth to the wider culture.  No matter your age, occupation, or comfort level your calling as a follower of Christ is to: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16. Yet Christians have not always agreed on exactly how this should be done.  How can Christians engage in evangelism, and debate, in a winsome and God honoring manner?

Our faculty members are excited to help students explore these questions and apply scriptural principles in their everyday lives, so that they may impact our culture for God. Every culture, whether the culture acknowledges it or not, has an understanding of God.  Returning to the words of Francis Schaeffer, Christian thinker and apologist:

“Regardless of a man’s system, he has to live in God’s world.”


For information contact: Ginny Walker

Three Week Arts Program

Our world has changed for better or for worse. It is for us to find truth and beauty for today, constantly re-applying the truth of God’s word to our own time and our contemporary situation.

(Hans Rookmaaker)


God’s word never changes but the situation which we are called to apply it to are constantly changing.  How can we recapture God’s beauty and truth in todays culture?  How have Christian artists of the past fulfilled this calling?  And why is art important for all Christians, not just artists.

Art affects every area of our lives, from the design of the coffee mug we use each morning to movie or book we relax with in the evening.  What our culture interprets as lovely, amusing, motivating, and appropriate dictates the form of our social spaces, and communication with one another.  Yet we know, as Christians, that scripture should be applied to every area of our lives.  How does our culture’s art measure up to God’s nature of truth, goodness, and beauty?

Our faculty members are excited to help students explore these questions and apply scriptural principles in their everyday lives, so that they may impact our culture for God.  Returning to the words of Hans Rookmaaker, Christian thinker and art critic:


What is Christian in art does not lie in the theme but in the spirit of it, in its wisdom and the understanding of reality it reflects.

For information contact: Ginny Walker

Or visit link: Responsible Engagement: The Christian and Culture