Mobile Baptist Association

"Serving Together to Make an Eternal Difference"
A Fellowship of 109 Southern Baptist Churches in Mobile County
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Leadership Equipping And Development



There are a total of 7 students in 3 classes (3 students are taking two classes each and 4 students are taking one class each):

Christian Theology I taught by David Grumbach on Monday nights (3 students)
New Testament Survey taught by J.T. Wright on Thursday nights (2 students and 1 auditor)
Communicating the Gospel taught by Greg Pouncey and Fred Wolfe on Thursday nights (3 students and 1 auditor)

There are one Asian, one African American, one woman, and four Caucasian men. There are two auditors and five for credit. Of the five credit students, four are enrolled in the Diploma in Christian Ministries program and one is enrolled in the Mission Studies Certificate program.


LEAD-MBA will begin with 5 different classes for the 2014 Fall Semester. Classes will begin the third week of August and end the first week of December! This is a post high school level of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (Contextualized Leadership Development – CLD) program with 4 different certificates, or 3 different diplomas. These certificate/diploma programs are designed to provide seminary training for deacons, elders, SS teachers, church staff, and qualified church members who are interested in honing their skills in biblical studies and church ministries.


For additional information and assistance with registration please contact

Gerald Burch at 661-7111 or by email.



Costs: $35 Registration Fee plus $95 per credit hour ($285) payable upon registration.

Classes may be taken for Diploma/Certificate Credit (not graduate level), or may be Audited (no tests or written assignments)



Three are different diplomas offered:

Diploma in Christian Ministries (24 credit hours of required studies)

Diploma in Church Planting (52 credit hours of required studies)

Diploma in Theology (52 credit hours of required studies)


There are four different certificates offered (each of these certificates requires 12 credit hours of studies):

Bible Teaching Certificate

Mission Studies Certificate

Pastoral Ministry Certificate

Small Church Leadership Certificate


There will be a $35 initial registration fee plus a charge of $95 per course hour. Additionally, the student will be expected to purchase his/her own required text book(s). Classes may be taken for certificate/diploma credit or may be audited (no tests or written reports).

Student applicants must have been a Christian for one year (the applicant will be required to submit a personal testimony of salvation), have his/her church endorsement (church of membership), sign an Ethical Code of Conduct form, and be at least age 21.

For more information, please contact Gerald Burch via email or phone at 251-661-7111.