Bible Academy Spring 21

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SPRING  Semester Via Zoom – March 8, 2021 – May 31, 2021

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 and a Bible Academy certificate 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 at or visit for more information regarding the COPP.

All Spring Semester courses will be presented via the Zoom platform. Following registration and payment of fees, enrolled students will be contacted by the instructor and invited to join the respective Zoom course.

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

Registrar – Mrs. Lakeischa Murphy


  • 1001 – Introduction to the Bible (COPP)

    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.

    Course Dates:  3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Book: Introduction to the Bible – Geoffrey Guns

    INSTRUCTOR: Sis. Karen Clark

    1001 Instructor Evaluation Form

  • 1072 – Introduction to the New Testament (COPP)

    This course will engage in a general overview of the divisions, time periods, places, events, people, and archaeology of the New Testament sections of the Bible.

    Course Dates: 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Book: Survey of the New Testament Revised, Paul Benware

    INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Henry Baptiste

    1072 Instructor Evaluation Form
  • 1032 – Survey of Psalms III - Divisions 72-89

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

    Course Dates: 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    Book: Psalms Chapters 42-89, J. Vernon McGee

    INSTRUCTOR:  Sis. Helen Brown

    1032 Instructor Evaluation Form

  • 1004 – Effective Bible Reading (COPP)

    This course will identify 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 and resources for personal study. It will employ resources and tools of hermeneutics.

    Course Dates: 3 /15, 3/18, 3/22, 3/25  (Mondays & Thursdays)

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    Book: How to Study & Teach the Bible – Julius Scruggs

    INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Rhonda Daigs

    1004 Instructor Evaluation Form

  • 2007-Christian Stewardship (COPP)

    This course will cover basic tenets of Christian Stewardship—time, talents, and tithe. Students will begin to understand how to effectively manage their resources through a better understanding of the spiritual principles, practices, and contributions of Christian stewardship.

    Course Dates: 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25 (Tuesdays)

    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM

    Book: The Bible’s Good News About Living a Generous Life, Mark Allan Powell

    INSTRUCTOR: Joyce Murry

    2007 Instructor Evaluation Form
  • 2023 - Creative Ways of Teaching (Teacher Certification)

    The focus of this course is to assist teachers in discovering ways to teach that lead to transformed students’ lives, and in discovering new ways of teaching that will include learning behavior and strategies of student learning and behavior.

    Course Dates: 3/13 and 3/20

    Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Book: Effective Teaching Practices for 21st Century Christian Educators, Mary McConnell

    INSTRUCTOR: Beatrice Brown

    2023 Instructor Evaluation Form
  • 9024 - Computers in Life of the Church (COPP)

    This course is designed to train pastors, office workers, Christian educators, and others who want to utilize computer technology in the church. Issues in administration, setting up computer labs, tutorials on Bible study, as well as membership record keeping, and nurture will be covered in this course.

    Course Dates:  3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 (Tuesdays)

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Book: 40 Days and 40 Bytes, Aaron Speigel

    INSTRUCTOR: Gwendolyn Watts

    9024 Instructor Evaluation Form

Registration Form

Course Cards and Course Certificates:

Usually, a Graduation and Closing Program is scheduled for the Bible Academy on the second Sunday in July in Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1714 Olive Road Augusta, GA.  However, due to the school’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, course cards will be mailed to each student following the completion of the semester. For more information, please contact Dr. Roberta Hatcher, Bible Academy Dean.


Bible Academy Office of the Dean

Good Shepherd Baptist Church

1714 Olive Road

Augusta, GA 30906

Phone: 706-733-0341   Fax: 706-667-0205