Mobile Baptist Association

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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.

 

COURSES BEING OFFERED FOR THE 2014 FALL SEMESTER:

(Each 3 credit hours)

 

Monday Night - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Begins August 18, 2014, and ends December 8, 2014.

CLS1114 Old Testament Survey – Rev. Mike Bedford, College Park Baptist Church

CLL1212 Christian Theology I Dr. David Grumbach, Lafitte Baptist Church


Tuesday Night - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. -Begins August 19, 2014, and ends December 2, 2014.

CLS2342 1 & 2 Corinthians – Dr. James Mercer, Hollinger’s Island Baptist Church


Thursday Night - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Begins August 21, 2014, and ends December 4, 2014.

CLS1314 New Testament Survey – Rev. J.T. Wright, Airport Boulevard Baptist Church

CLP1411 Communicating the Gospel – Dr. Greg Pouncey, Tillman's Corner First Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Wolfe, Luke 4:18 Fellowship



 

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)


Registration will be at the MBA Office July 28 through August 15. Please call for an appointment. For your convenience, we can also make evening or Saturday appointments!



CLS1114 Old Testament Survey (3 credit hours)

Course Description: An introduction to the content, background, and analysis of the Old Testament (OT). This course covers the Books of Moses, Historical Books, Writings (Psalms, Proverbs, etc.) and the Prophets (both major and minor) – the whole Old Testament.

Instructor: Rev. Mike Bedford, Master of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; Pastor of College Park Baptist Church

Location: College Park Baptist Church, 5860 College Parkway, Eight Mile, AL, 251-675-7037 --- Class begins on Monday, August 18, at 6:00 p.m.



CLL1212 Christian Theology I -- Introduction: Christology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology (3 credit hours)

Course Description: An introduction to Christian theology, surveying the doctrines of Christ, Salvation, the Spirit, the Church, and Eschatology including an additional focus on the ethical implications of Christian thought and practice.

Instructor: Dr. David Grumbach, Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Pastor of Lafitte Baptist Church

Location: Lafitte Baptist Church, 3201 Lafitte Road, Saraland, AL, 251-675-2539 ---
Class begins on Monday, August 18, at 6:00 p.m.



CLS1314 New Testament Survey (3 credit hours)

Course Description: An introduction to the background, content and criticism of the New Testament (NT). This course covers the Gospels, Acts, the epistles (general and Pauline), and Revelation.

Instructor: Rev. J.T. Wright, Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Pastor of Airport Boulevard Baptist Church

Location: Airport Boulevard Baptist Church, 6301 Airport Boulevard, Mobile, AL, 251-342-3280 --- Class begins on Thursday, August 21, at 6:00 p.m.

 

CLP1411 Communicating the Gospel -- Preaching and Teaching that Transforms
(3 credit hours)

Course Description: This course covers planning, preparation, and presentation skills in preaching and teaching with an emphasis on learning by doing. It also covers learning styles, how to preach and teach for transformation, and how to communicate to different age groups and cultures.

Instructors: Dr. Greg Pouncey, Phd. New Testament from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; pastor of Tillman’s Corner First Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Wolfe, Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Pastor of Luke 4:18 Fellowship

Location: Luke 4:18 Fellowship, 2664 Sollie Road, Mobile, AL, 251-281-1418 ---
Class begins on Thursday, August 21, at 6:00 p.m.

 

CLP2342 The Letters of 1 & 2 Corinthians – Exegesis of the Letters to the Church at Corinth (3 credit hours)

Course Description: An exegesis of Paul’s letters to the Corinthian church in the light of their background, purpose and application to the modern church.

Instructor: Dr. James Mercer, Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Pastor of Hollinger’s Island Baptist Church

Location: Hollinger’s Island Baptist Church, 2450 Island Road, Mobile, AL., 251-443-5450 --- Class begins on Tuesday, August 19, at 6:00 p.m.

 

 


 

We will offer three different diplomas:

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)

 

We will also offer four different certificates (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.