Posted on : Tuesday June 18, 2013
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Students listen intently as Remberto Jurado, professor of the “Introduction to Ministry” class, teaches in Silver Spring.

Last year, 45 students were able to attend these ministry classes. We’re so thankful for your prayers and support through the BCM/D State Missions Offering and the Cooperative Program!

Students can choose from three certificates: Biblical Ministry, Church Planting and Pastoral Ministry. Classes are offered in eight-week modules.

The following classes are required for all three certificates:

  • Introduction to New Testament Study – 1
  • Introduction to New Testament Study – 2
  • Introduction to Old Testament Study – 1
  • Introduction to Old Testament Study –  2
  • Baptist Doctrine /Theology
  • Evangelism


To provide training for pastors and church leaders in church planting.

  • Introduction to Preaching
  • Developing Leaders in the Church
  • Hermeneutics
  • Church Planting

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To provide supplemental training for ministers in the areas of pastoral work, doctrine, biblical interpretation, and Christian education.

  • Introduction to Preaching
  • Introduction to Christian Education
  • New Testament Bible Course OR Old Testament Bible Course (Exegesis)
  • Discipling Church Members

Students interested in earning a Diploma in Theology must complete all three certificates, in addition to the two mandatory workshops, Worship Perspectives and Apologetics.