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

ReNEW in 2015!

The MBA is continuing a series of classes in an abbreviated format, designed for all pastors and key staff. The classes serve as a means of reviewing seminary subjects/materials previously studied. The classes also provide updates on subjects that are pertinent to churches today, and are a forum for ongoing study and growth.

A Review of Baptist Heritage and Practice will be taught by Dr. James Mercer (pastor of Hollinger's Island Baptist Church).

The class will be held weekly for 5 weeks; every Monday starting July 13 and ending on August 10, 2015.

The time is 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. just prior to the weekly Ministers Conference.

The location is Government Street Baptist Church.

The enrollment cost is $25 per person (for one session or all sessions).

For more information and to register, contact Gerald Burch at 661-7111 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.