GMDS Class Descriptions 2023-24

We want to see our students growing deep in the knowledge of God and at the same time equipped with practical skills that they can use in their daily walk with Christ.

We’re excited to offer a variety of teachers for our school year. The bulk of the teaching will be covered by our school director, Bryan Neisteter. Bryan holds an M. Div. from Providence Theological Seminary and a B.A. (Youth Leadership) from Providence College. He has taught in youth groups and churches across the prairies, and has also served as a sessional instructor at Eston College (SK) where he taught a variety of courses. Some of our guest instructors for the 2023-24 year include:

  • Terry Caron, Pastor at Eglise Evangelique Du Temiscamingue in Lorrainville, Quebec (Father’s Heart). Terry’s week of teaching has been a highlight for our students in GMDS and we are grateful to have him come again.
  • A number of Gospel Mission Church staff including Pastor Claude Lainey, Jonathon & Julie Wiebe, Brad Driedger, and Brenton Friesen. 
  • Jeff Banman, Pastor at Cornerstone Ministries Church, Crystal City, MB. Besides being a pastor and holding a Ph.D., Jeff also has 10 years of experience in leading discipleship schools. He will be teaching us an overview of the New Testament.
  • Others who specialize in different areas and will come in to teach either for a week or a shorter period of time. (In the past we have brought in speakers to talk about Human Trafficking, Indigenous issues, Biblical Sexuality, Street Ministry, and more).

We encourage you to check out our detailed description of classes for a better look at what we’ll be covering. Please note that while there will be some tweaking of these classes from year to year, overall they will give you a good idea of the kind of things you should expect to be learning.


GMDS Class List 2023-2024

Our classes are generally offered in one week segments with a few exceptions. They are listed here in order of subject grouping, not in the order that they will necessarily be taught. (There may be a few tweaks in the schedule but they will be minor).

Foundations of Spiritual Growth

  • Foundations of Prayer: Abiding in Christ
  • The Father’s Heart & Spiritual Sonship
  • Worship
  • Hearing God’s Voice
  • Set Free Week
  • Discipleship: Studies in Matthew (2 weeks)
  • Encountering the Bridegroom God
  • The Life of David: Becoming a Man/Woman after God’s Own Heart
  • Burn Class
  • The Upper Room Discourse

Foundations of Ministry

  • The Gifts of the Spirit
  • Lifestyle Evangelism
  • Revival and Intercession
  • The Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts
  • Biblical Social Justice
  • The Church: Gifts, Serving, Calling
  • Leadership: Becoming a Person of Influence
  • The Lifestyle of a Messenger
  • Intro. to Disciple Making
  • Outreach Practicum

Healthy Living

  • Healthy Relationships 1: Walking in Community
  • Healthy Relationships 2: Dating, Marriage, Singleness
  • Managing Your Life

Biblical and Theological Foundations

  • Knowing God
  • Bible Overview 1: Old Testament
  • Bible Overview 2: New Testament
  • Bible Study 1: Engaging with God’s Word
  • Bible Study 2: Preparing and Leading Bible Studies
  • Introduction to the End Times
  • Discerning and Doctrine