Bible Academy 

Fall Semester Via Zoom – October 17, 2022 – January 31, 2022

ABOUT US: The Bible Academy is a church-based school that was organized in 1999, and is nationally accredited through the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. All participants will receive a national course card upon completion of sessions and required work. Students may take courses for self-enhancement or work toward a national Diploma of Christian Education through the Certificate of Progress Program (COPP), which are offered through the Bible Academy. The Registration fee is $25.00 per course. Contact Dean Roberta Hatcher or Rev. Rhonda Daigs at or visit for more information regarding the COPP.

All Fall Semester courses will be presented via the Zoom platform, Eastern Time. Individuals may register online, at the church, or use the enclosed Mail-in Registration Form to send their registration information and check or money order for fees to Good Shepherd Baptist Church, P.O. Box 141 Augusta, GA 30903 by October 5th. If you do not receive a registration submission notice immediately following your online
registration, please contact Dean Roberta Hatcher or Rev. Rhonda Daigs  at Good Shepherd for assistance. Following registration and payment of fees, enrolled students will be contacted by the instructor and invited to join the respective Zoom course(s).

Pastor/President – Rev. Dr. Clarence Moore
Bible Academy Dean – Dr. Roberta J. Hatcher

Dean  - Rev. Rhonda Daigs
Registrar – Mrs. Lakeischa Murphy


1040 – Survey of Isaiah Part II
Instructor:   Helen Brown

This course will focus on the study of the book of Isaiah; Chapters 40-66.  Focus on the Lord’s sovereignty over all the world, the chosen status and redemption of Jacob/Israel, the renewal of Zion/Jerusalem and the revelation of the Divine word.
Thursdays | Dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, and 12/1
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Textbook: Interpreting Isaiah – Wolf

1066 – Women in the Old Testament
 Instructor:  Veronica Harris

This course will identify biblical female characters from the Old Testament, and the contribution that each woman made to the growth and decline of the Jewish nation.  Include women in the patriarchal families, judges, and the various queens throughout the history of Israel.
Tuesdays & Thursdays | Dates:  11/29, 12/1, 12/6, 12/8, 12/13 and 12/15
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Textbook: All the Women of the Bible – Lockyer

6021 – Spiritual Formation (COPP)
Instructor:   Dr. Mary Ramsey

This course will enable people to mature in their Christian walks.  Focus on a creative and dynamic approach to nurturing people from children to mature adults—to become better disciples of Jesus Christ.  Deliberate on what it means to be Christians.
Mondays | Dates: 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 and 1/30
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Textbook: Spiritual Formation As If the Church – Wilhoit

7005 – Christian Evangelism (COPP)
Instructor:  Karen Clark

This course will teach the basic steps in developing a program of evangelism.  Discover the appropriate Scriptures to use, and the methods, techniques, and media best suited for witnessing to nonbelievers.
Mondays |   Dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, and 12/5
6:00 pm- 8:30 pm
Textbook: Evangelism Ministry: Guide for an Effective Witness – Thomas
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7010 – Introduction to Discipleship (COPP)
 Instructor:  Chaplain Patricia Dickerson

This course will introduce the believer to the biblical principle of discipleship.  Examine the character traits of believers, while looking at the overall examples of Jesus.  Study discipleship methods of Jesus and the difference between discipleship and membership.
Mondays | Dates: 10/17, 10/24; 10/31, 11/7
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Textbook: Spiritual Discipleship – Sanders

8035 – African-American Church and Social Justice (COPP)
Instructor:  Dr. Henry Baptiste

This course will investigate the lives, theology, and methods of the great servants of God who dedicated their lives in the struggle for liberation of people.  Discuss the role of the African-American church in the struggle for the liberation of people.
Tuesdays | Dates: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29,
12/06, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27, 1/03, 1/10, 1/17, and 1/24

6:00  pm - 7: 30 pm
Textbook: To Serve This Present Age: Social Justice Ministry in the Church – Ayers

9004 – Writing Techniques I (COPP)
 Instructor:  Elizabeth Johnson

This course will focus on the Certificate of Progress Program writing requirements for Phase 2.  Emphasis will be placed on the development of the skills necessary to complete the writing assignments.  Skills that will be mastered range from the development of paragraphs/topic sentences to thesis-driven essays.
Thursdays | Dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, and 11/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Textbook: The Elements of Style – Strunk and White