Mobile Baptist Association

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Leadership Equipping And Development

LEAD-MBA has successfully completed the Fall 2014 Semester and has just begun our second semester (Spring of 2015) of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s post high school, Contextualized Leadership Development Program. Select MBA pastors are serving as professors and mentors to a variety of students. Courses taught in the fall of 2014 were NT Survey, Preaching, and Christian Theology. OT Survey and Baptist Heritage and Practices are being taught during this Spring Semester.

Please continue to advertise the LEAD program to your church and to other Christian brothers and sisters who live within driving distance of Mobile County. God is providing a way for us to continue this vital program. Within the next few months, advertising for the fall, 2015, semester will be sent out. A LEAD-MBA representative will work to assist with GGBTS student registration and will offer any needed assistance to introduce prospective students to the courses that will be offered in the fall.

LEAD-MBA is also pleased to offer a special opportunity for pastors, staff, interested church members, and spouses. From Monday, March 2, for five to six consecutive Mondays, Dr. David Grumbach, will facilitate a time of study, discussion, and learning based on his research and preparation for the course that he recently taught, Introduction to Christian Theology. This study will focus on a survey of the doctrines of Revelation, the Triune God, Creation, Humanity, Sin, and the Person and Work of Christ. The class will include deeper than average small group discussion but will be a time of becoming better students of God’s Word.

These sessions will be held at Government Street Baptist Church on Mondays, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. There will be a charge of $25 per participate (for one class session or for all 5-6 sessions). This charge will assist LEAD-MBA to be self-supporting, handle operating costs, and provide for future LEAD-MBA scholarships for our Contextualized Leadership Development Program.

For additional information, contact Gerald Burch at 251-378-1116 or via email. 


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: $30 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).


There are 3 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 4 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.