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The SPBC LDC (Leadership Development Center) is the HUB for Leadership Development & Christian Education in our faith community. We exist to assist the Saint Paul's Family grow deeper in their relationship with God as they - STUDY, SERVE, SHARE & SUPPORT one another to fulfill the incredible vision of the Saint Paul's Baptist Church.
 
GET CONNECTED - then TEACH OTHERS HOW TO STAY CONNECTED!
 
 
 
 

 

LDC COURSE LISTING: Q1 2016

 

For more information and registration, stop by our Kiosk, inbox us here on Facebook, or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Space is limited so register today. 

 

 

alt DEVELOPING THE LEADER IN YOU • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Developing the leader within you is a leadership classic written by Dr. John C. Maxwell that describes timeless principles that will equip you to become a better leader.  The participants will review the five levels of leadership as well as 5 stages of spiritual growth and how these stages impact the Christian leaders' ability to make disciples.  This course is designed to help you develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders.  Leaders are not born; they are developed.

Class Type: Leadership
Class Dates: Sunday, February 22 - March 22
Class Time: 10:30am-11:45am
Location: TBD
10-15 slots are open
 

alt FAILING FORWARD • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will guide participants into taking a closer look at failure.  Course content is primarily taken from John Maxwell's book, Failing Forward.  The course will highlight that the secret of moving beyond failure is to use it as a lesson and a stepping stone.  Course lessons will also be infused with biblical scriptures regarding fear, faith and success.

Class Type: Leadership
Class Dates: Sunday, February 22 - March 22
Class Time: 10:30am-11:45am
Location: TBD
10-15 slots are open
 

alt INTRODUCTION TO PREACHING • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course examines various preaching methods and tools that people seeking to be faithful to God must utilize to make their preaching ministries effective, logical, and relevant.  The lectures, discussions, and assignments demonstrate the significance of authenticity, language, and hope in the African American religious experience.
Prerequisite: Biblical Exegesis

Class Type: Shepherd Staff
Class Dates: Saturday, February 21 - March 21
Class Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: TBD
10-15 slots are open
 

alt FUNERALS • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will explore the minister’s role in funerals.  It will address the significance of the sacred celebrations; and the students will learn methods for conducting the service.  Students will demonstrate what they have learned through in-class activities and a practicum at the conclusion of the course.

Class Type: Shepherd Staff
Class Dates: Saturday, March 16 - March 25
Class Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: TBD
10-15 slots are open
 
alt SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

This course will focus on one's personal development as a leader in three areas: leadership principles, character development, and spiritual formation.  The goal of this course is to help the participant explore and discover how to effectively lead like Jesus.

Class Type: Shepherd Staff
Class Dates: Saturday, June 6 - June 20
Class Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: TBD
10-15 slots are open
 
 

 
 

FACILITATION BASICS [UNAVAILABLE THIS TERM]

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to outline the expectations for facilitating courses in LDC at SPBC. A good facilitator plans, guides and manages a group to ensure that the group's objectives are met effectively with full participation and buy-in from the group. In LDC, our goal is to have meaningful courses that help people grow in faith, family and finance. This course will provide participants with tools for instruction and facilitation, listening skills and opportunities to practice the principles offered.

NEW TESTAMENT OVERVIEW [UNAVAILABLE THIS TERM]

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This class will take place on five consecutive Saturdays starting January 18th and running through February 15th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Please be sure to bring your bible and note taking materials. This course is designed to give students an overview of the New Testament. Special attention will be given to its literature, theology, and social history. The course will include lectures, class discussions, and extensive practice in exegesis.
 

PREPARATION FOR ORDINATION, PT. 1 - SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY [UNAVAILABLE THIS TERM]

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This class will take place on six consecutive Saturdays starting January 18th and running through February 22nd from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Please be sure to bring your bible and note taking materials. Theology is "faith seeking understanding."  Systematic Theology is the discipline that formulates a logical and organized explanation of one's faith and beliefs.  In this course, students will do the "work" of theology by searching for the truth of god rather than merely repeating traditional doctrines without interrogation.
 
Topics covered include creation, humanity, the doctrine of God, the saving work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, the doctrine of the church, and the end times. This course is the prerequisite for Preparing for Ordination part 2 and is for individuals interested in pursuing theological studies in preparation for ordination and developed for the Shepherd's Staff.
 
 
PREPARATION FOR ORDINATION, PT. 2 [UNAVAILABLE THIS TERM]
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Ordination is the church's affirmation of an individual's call to specialized ministry and the acknowledgement that the person has met the necessary qualifications for carrying it out.  this course will prepare candidates for the ordination examination, including a review of Baptist polity, the Articles of Faith, and the candidates faith statement.
 
 
THE "ART" OF WORSHIP [UNAVAILABLE THIS TERM]
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
Participants will be introduced to new perspectives on worship and its relationship to the Arts.
 
 
PRACTICAL SPANISH FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL [UNAVAILABLE THIS TERM]
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This workshop will provide information to facilitate the transition of Spanish speaking ESL students.
 
 
INTRODUCTION TO BIBLE STUDY METHODS [UNAVAILABLE THIS TERM]
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
This introductory course will introduce participants to practical Bible study skills using the inductive method with focus on its three basic components; 1) observation, 2) interpretation, and 3) application.
 

THE TABERNACLE [UNAVAILABLE THIS TERM]

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Explore the significance and importance of the Tabernacle. Gain insight into worship while you foster your relationship with God.

 

MONEY LIFE PERSONAL FINANCE [UNAVAILABLE THIS TERM]

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Money Life Personal Finance Study is designed to help you overcome financial challenges to help you gain a life of meaning and purpose. This ten-week relational biblical financial study is intended to create interaction among participants that will foster mutual support and accountability for all; promise to change your life.

 

GOD PROVIDES [UNAVAILABLE THIS TERM]

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
If you love movies you will love this learning experience. In this six week class you will use epic short films to portray stirring accounts found in the Bible of how God wants to be our ultimate Provider and how to structure our finances according to His design.

 

YOUR MAP TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM [UNAVAILABLE THIS TERM]

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Provides coaching, support and financial literacy training for individuals & families seeking economic empowerment. Sessions include 1) Money Management 2) Credit/Financial Services, 3) Spending/Saving, and 4) Putting together a Financial Plan.