Bible Academy 

SPRING Semester Via Zoom – March 6, 2023 – May 31, 2023

Online Registration – February 6, 2023 – February 28, 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 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 Spring 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 February 28th. 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


1004 – Introduction to the Bible (COPP)
Instructor:   Karen  Clark

This course will introduce the sixty-six (66) books of the Bible, its origin, and the important events, periods, and personalities that led to the development of the Bible in its present form.
Dates: 4/24; 5/1, 5/8, and 5/15
Time: 6:00pm-8:30 pm
Textbook – Introduction to the Bible, by Geoffery Guns

1007 – Survey of the Old Testament (COPP)
Instructor:  Dr. Henry Baptiste

This course identifies methods and approaches to Bible study that can lead to spiritual growth and Christian maturity.  Areas that will be covered include the structure of the Bible, resources for study and other related subjects.
Dates:  3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28; 4/4, 4/11, 4/18,4/25, 5/2; and 5/9
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00pm
Textbook: Survey of the Old Testament: Every Man’s Bible Commentary, by Benware

1075 – The Synoptic Gospels
Instructor:   Helen Brown

This course will focus on the Synoptic Gospels—Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Students will study the life and ministry of Jesus Christ ats portrayed by these three writers. Through this comparative study, students will gain a more comprehensive understanding of Jesus” ministry.
 Dates: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, and 4/13
Time: 6:00 pm=8:00pm
Textbook: The Synoptic Gospels, by Keith Nickle

1086 – Church History in Acts
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Clarence Moore

This course will focus on the church after the ascension of Jesus Christ. Students will probe information about the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, and the spreading of the Gospel from Jerusalem, Judah, Samaria, and throughout the world.
 Dates: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27; 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24;5/1, and 5/8
Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Textbook: The Acts of the Apostles, by Charles C. Ryrie

1089 – Survey of Romans
 Instructor: Rev. Rhonda Daigs

Students will engage in an overview of major issues presented in Paul’s doctrinal to the Roman Christians. The students will come to recognize each doctrinal truth presented in the book.  
Dates: 4/3,4/10,4/17,4/24,5/1
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Textbook: The Letter to the Romans, by William Barclay

2015 – Foundation of Christian Ethics (COPP)
Instructor:  Dr. Alvin Bunch, Jr.

The course is designed for the student to understand the philosophical and Christological approaches to Christian ethics. The students will engage in Biblical principles for decision making and conduct for living.
Dates:  4 /4, 4/11, 4/18, and 4/25
Time: 6:00pm-8:30 pm
Textbook: Christian Ethics and Contemporary Issues, by Norman Geisler

7010 – Introduction to Discipleship (COPP)
 Instructor: Rev. Patricia Dickerson

9005 – Writing Techniques II (COPP)
 Instructor:  Elizabeth Johnson

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.
 Dates: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, and 3/27
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Textbook: Spiritual Discipleship, by Oswald Sanders
The course is designed to assist students with the Certificate of Progress Program (COPP). The course emphasizes the techniques for documenting research and the development of other skills necessary to enhance writing skills overall. The course also introduces students to the use of reference materials. Students may obtain specific suggestions for their writing assignments for COPP Phases 2-4.
 Dates: 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, and 5/11
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Textbook: The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White