Bible Academy 

October 16, 2023 – January 31, 2024

Online Registration – September 3, 2023 – October 1, 2023

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 is 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 in person at Good Shepherd Baptist Church.  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 6, 2023. Confirmation of online registration  will be provided. If you have questions regarding your registration, please contact Dean Roberta  Hatcher or Dean of Record, Rev. Rhonda Daigs at Good Shepherd for assistance. Following  registration and payment of fees, enrolled students will be contacted by the instructors prior to the  start of the courses.

Pastor/President – Rev. Dr. Clarence Moore
Bible Academy Dean – Dr. Roberta J. Hatcher
Dean of Record - Rev. Rhonda Daigs
Registrar – Mrs. Lakeischa Murphy


1004 – Effective Bible Reading
Instructor:   Rev. Rhonda Daigs

1004 – Effective Bible Reading
This course will identify methods and provide approaches to Bible study that can lead to spiritual growth and Christian maturity. Areas
that will be covered include the structure of the Bible and resources for personal study. Students will employ resources and tools of hermeneutics.

Dates: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, and 27
Class Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Textbook: How To Teach and Study the Bible (Scruggs)

1032 – Survey of Psalms – Part 1
Instructor:  Sis. Helen Brown

This course will examine the hymnal of the Hebrews—the book of Psalms, primarily Jewish poetry. The course will survey the styles of poetry. as written by the ancients, their expressions of emotion, and their beliefs about their God, Jehovah.

Dates: Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Dec. 4
Class Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Textbook: Psalms – Chapters 1-41 (McGee)  

1050 – Survey of Daniel
Instructor:   Dr. Craig Beasley

This course will examine the major prophetic book of Daniel. The course will emphasize the truth that God is in control of world history. The Lord directs the forces of nature, the destiny of nations, and the care of people. Students will witness the work of God and find security in His sovereignty.

Class Dates: Dec. 5, 12, 19, and Jan. 9 and 16 Class Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 Textbook: Daniel Prophecies Unsealed (Harman)

2023– Creative Ways of Teaching
Instructor: Sis. Beatrice Brown

This course is designed to share information that will enhance and maximize the teaching/learning process, thereby leading to a more effective teaching ministry.

Dates: Oct. 21 and 28 – Nov. 4 and 11
Class Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 noon 

Textbook: Effective Teachings Practice 21st Century  Christian Educators (Dr. Mary McConnell)

4012 – Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
 Instructor: Dr. Mary Ramsey

Students will study the person and work of the Holy Spirit. The course covers a thorough look at the corresponding doctrines that influence our understanding of the Holy Spirit. Students will identify the doctrine of the church with a holistic understanding of salvation, with special
emphasis on the basic truths of justification, redemption, and sanctification.

Class Dates: Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Class Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Textbook: The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit (Torrey, 2015)

7005 – Christian Evangelism
Instructor:  Dr. Alvin Bunch, Jr.

This course is designed to teach the basic steps in developing a program of evangelism. Students will discover the appropriate Scriptures to use,
and the methods, techniques, and media best suited for witness to nonbelievers. Students will have an opportunity to participate in field
training in the practice of witnessing to individuals in the local community.

Class Dates: Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Dec. 5
Class Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Textbook: Evangelism Ministry: Guide for an Effective  
Witness (E. L. Thomas)

8035 – The African American Church and
Social Justice

 Instructor: Dr. Henry Baptiste

This course will investigate the lives, theology, and methods of the great servants of God who
dedicated their lives to the struggle for the liberation of people. Students will discuss the
role of the African-American church in the struggle for the liberation of people.

Dates: Oct. 17, 24, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Dec.
5, 12, and 19 Class Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Textbook: To Serve this Present Age (Ayers)

NOTE: Order textbooks from SSPB or Amazon websites. 

Step 3: Payment Options
Make checks or money orders payable to Good Shepherd Baptist Church