Leaders are Learners

One of the JBA’s primary goals is to strengthen our churches and our church leaders. Therefore, we are proud to introduce the JBA Ministry Academy! The Ministry Academy is a series of college equivalent courses to help pastors, staff and church ministry leaders grow in their Biblical knowledge, leadership effectiveness and overall ministry practice. The courses are taught by pastors and other staff members of our churches with a Master’s degree or higher. Currently, each course is 1 credit hour.

Each course…

  • Meets one Saturday per month for four months for four hours per session.
  • Includes reading assignments, quizzes, exams, and at least one project or paper

Course Dates and Time:

Classes will Meet on August 19, September 16, October 14, and November 11.   Both courses will meet from 8am until Noon at the JBA Ministry Center.  (12601 State Route 21, DeSoto, MO)

Registration and more information are below.

Fall 2023 Courses

Introduction to the New Testament

Instructor: Scott Lee,  Pastor at Rockport Baptist Church in Arnold, MO.

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Pastoral Leadership

Instructor: Matt Culbertson, Lead Pastor at Faith Baptist Church, Festus, MO.

Register Here