Mobile Baptist Association

"Serving Together to Make an Eternal Difference"
A Fellowship of 109 Southern Baptist Churches in Mobile County
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The MBA will begin classes as part of the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s diploma program in August 2014. These classes are designed to provide Bible training for bi-vocational ministers, deacons, elders, SS teachers, church staff, and qualified church members who wish to be better teachers and students. The Diploma and Certificate curricula include practical classes in biblical studies and church ministries. These courses are designed to help you prepare for ministry in your church and community and to equip you carry out the Great Commission around the world. Training goals include to:

  • Walk more closely with the creator God and His Son
  • Understand and communicate more clearly the Christian faith
  • Develop a passion for fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission at home and abroad
  • Strengthen God-given gifts to serve and equip others
  • Minister effectively to people in all churches
  • Understand and teach the Bible

Potential Courses for the fall 2014 semester include Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Baptist Heritage and Practice, Introduction to Christian Theology, Ministry Foundations, Communicating the Gospel, Missions, Evangelism and Church Planting. The teaching staff will be qualified teachers available in the MBA. Classes will meet at the MBA office or at MBA churches convenient to the students. Actual classes to be offered will depend on the number of applicants and their expressed interests. PLEASE LET US KNOW NOW OF YOUR INTEREST.


There will be a $35 initial registration fee plus a charge of $75 per course hour. Additionally, the student will be expected to purchase his/her own required text book(s). Classes may be taken for diploma credit or may be audited (no tests or written reports).

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

For more information, please contact Gerald Burch via email. Watch for a direct link to more information on