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Cleveland Baptist Association 


Friday, April 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM EDT
Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT

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Sponsored by the Cleveland Baptist Association of American Baptist Churches


Each Individual Module costs $130 for an individual, and is open to anyone.

Cohort Modules are designed for students from a single church, and are available for a discounted fee of $500. These Modules are also open to individuals for $130 per person if not part of a cohort.

To receive the Cohort Group Rate of $500, one person from each church must register on behalf of their group. 

See the following description of modules being offered this spring and summer.


Register Now for These Outstanding Educational Courses 

Individual Modules

Friday, July 30: 6:00 -- 9:00 pm.
Saturday, July 31: 10:00 a.m. -- 3:00 p.m.
The Book of Acts: Dr. Robert Bowman, Instructor
Students will complete an exegetical study of the New Testament book of Acts by focusing on the biblical theology of the book, the historical background of events and the theological emphasis of the speeches within the book. The goal of the course is to enable learners to articulate the message of Acts in ways that are both textually accurate and contemporaneously relevant.

Cohort Modules
Friday, July 23: 6:00 -- 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 24: 10:00 a.m. -- 3:00 pm
Ministry Innovation
Rev. Dr. Delesslyn Kennebrew, Instructor
This module is intended to help Pastors, Executive Directors, Church Planters, Ministry Leaders, Planners and Boards use design thinking to facilitate innovation in faith-based organizations. The tools given in this module are applicable and transferable to any progressive church or faith-based organization. 

Individual Academy Classes

Available Starting November, 2021

To Obtain a Specific Class Syllabus and To Register: Send an Email to: 

cbaregistrar@cbacleveland.org.  Include the subject line:

OLA Individual Class Registration 

Baptist History and Polity, Rev. Dr. Gregory Walker, Instuctor

Discerning Your Call, Rev. Gloria Chaney, Instructor

Social Justice,  Rev. Dr. James P. Quincy, Instructor

Apologetics (Defending the Faith), Rev. David Chapman, Instructor

Clergy Ethics Rev. Dr. Scott Henderson, Instructor

Hermeneutics (Principles of interpretation) Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris

Homiletics (Preaching), Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle, Instructor


Systematic Theology, Rev. Dr. Thomas Gilmore, Instructor


Church Administration, Rev. Dr. Earl Simpson, Instructor

Worship Design, Rev. Jonathan Glass-Riley, Instructor

Discipleship & Spiritual Formation, Rev. Dr. Dianthia Gilmore

Evangelism & Missions, Rev. Mylion Waite, Instructor

Bible I (Old Testament), Rev. Dr. Earl Simpson, Instructor

Bible II (New Testament), Rev. Dr. Thomas Gilmore, Instructor

Effective Communication in Ministry, Rev. Danita Harris