New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Welcome Prospective Students!

We are excited that you are considering New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church's Leavell College Center - a fully accredited program through the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). If you are looking for a place that will encourage your walk with God and will allow you to sharpen the tools God has given you for ministry, you have made the right decision.

We are attempting to provide a theological foundation for life and ministry, while also providing the necessary practical tools. Therefore, our classroom experience is a blending of the theoretical and the practical. We not only help you see the "why", but we also help you know the "how" of ministry.

The certificate courses we offer are aimed at two primary audiences. First, these courses help provide theological education for pastors called into ministry but have no formal theological training. Second, some certificates are focused upon lay leaders who want to learn more and be equipped for ministry.

The certificate courses provide affordable, accredited training that is available in the Atlanta Metro area. The certificate program is available to all persons regardless of educational or denominational background.

Our faculty has been drawn together by God. They are men and women who have felt the call to minister through their teaching. They each have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. In addition, they bring to the classroom a variety of experiences in ministry and in education.

Take time to look closely at the programs to understand more about the seminary certificate programs we offer. Let us know if you have additional questions or if we may provide you with more information. Click here to contact us about the programs.

Be certain that we are here to help in any way possible. We will be praying for you as you start your journey here at NOBTS and for you who are prospective students as you seek God’s will concerning furthering your education.

Now Accepting Applications!

Tuition/Fees

*Fees are as follows:

$25 Application Fee

$25 Registration Fee

$100 Tuition Fee (per class)

Transfer Credit: A maximum of 12 hours of Certificate credit may be transferred to the Associate degree program and a maximum of 18 hours of Certificate credit may be transferred into the Bachelor’s degree program of Leavell College.

The following programs will be offered at New Calvary

BIBLICAL MINISTRY-To provide leaders of the local church a biblical basis for ministry and to provide tools for properly interpreting Scripture as the basis.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - To provide supplemental training for ministers and local church leaders in Baptist church programs, church administration, church growth, reaching methods and leadership development.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY - To prepare Christian Women to lead the women’s work through their local church. Courses will provide inspiration, information, instruction, and interaction for staff, women’s ministry directors and lay leaders.

PASTORAL MINISTRY - To provide supplemental training for ministers in the areas of pastoral work, doctrine, biblical interpretation and Christian education.

Course Descriptions

Biblical Ministry Certificate Course Descriptions

Introduction to New Testament Study – BIUS1150 – This course is designed to provide a survey of the New Testament. The study consists of a brief overview of each book, including pertinent geographical and historical information.

Introduction to Old Testament Study – BIUS1110 –This course is designed to provide a survey of the Old Testament. The study consists of a brief overview of each book, including pertinent geographical and historical information.

Baptist Doctrine /Theology – THUS1110- This course is designed to provide a survey of Christian Doctrines with an emphasis upon Baptist distinctive. The study consists of an examination of revelation, God, man, the person and the work of Christ, the church, the Christian life, and the Christian hope.

Church History – THUS11XX - This course is designed to introduce students to the basic events in the history of the Christian Church.

Evangelism – PMUS1110-This course is designed to provide a study of the biblical basis of evangelism, church programs for evangelism, and personal witnessing.

Missions – PMUS1117 – This course is designed to introduce students to biblical and theological foundations of Christian missions and provide historical overview.

Apologetics – THUS11XX –The study consists of topical lectures and discussions on the reliability and accuracy of various aspects of the Christian faith, and a review of a classic work in apologetics.

Christian Education Certificate Course Descriptions

Baptist Church Programs – CEUS1150- The course focuses on helping the student understand the philosophy of Southern Baptist church programming and the assignment given to each program in the church base design.

Introduction to Christian Education – CEUS1101 – The course is designed to provide an overview of the Christian education function in the local church. The study provides general background in the philosophy and practical application of Christian educational programming.

Church Administration – CEUS1151 –This course seeks to help the student appreciate the importance and necessity of administration. Emphasis is given to the planning process. The role of the church council in annual planning, calendar building, and evaluating is included. The work of the church officers and committee is included.

Developing a Bible Teaching Program – CEUS1157 – This course provides an overview to methods of developing and implementing Bible teaching programs. Attention will be given to the selection and use of literature.

Developing Leaders in the Church – CEUS1153 – In this course attention is focused on helping the student understand the necessity of developing leaders and the specific responsibilities for training them. A variety of approaches and multiple resources will be examined. The church study course will be basic.

Discipling Church Members – PMUS1159 – The focus of this course is to familiarize students with the issues regarding discipleship as a function of the church. Methods will be surveyed, but the emphasis of the course is upon personal discipleship development.

Education Across the Lifespan – CEUS1165 – The purpose of this course is to provide the student with foundational understanding of Christian educational ministry as it relates to children, youth and adults in the local church. The emphasis of this course is consideration of faith development; age graded learning characteristics and Southern Baptist programming.

Principles of Teaching and Learning – CEUS1102 – This course is designed to help the student understand the teaching/learning process. Emphasis is placed on the results of teaching. Age-group characteristics of preschool, children, youth, and adults are included.

Pastoral Ministry Certificate Course Descriptions

Baptist Doctrine – THUS1110 – This course is designed to provide a survey of Christian doctrines with an emphasis upon Baptist distinctive. The study consists of an examination of revelation, God, man, the person and work of Christ, the church and the Christian life, and the Christian hope.

Discipling Church Members – PMUS1159- The focus of this course is to familiarize students with the issues regarding discipleship as a function of the church. Methods will be surveyed, but the emphasis of the course is upon personal discipleship development.

Evangelism-PMUS1110 – This course is designed to provide a study of the biblical basis of evangelism, church programs for evangelism, and personal witnessing.

Homiletics-PMUS1112 – This course is designed to provide a study of the role of preaching and the preacher, the purposes and planning of sermons, and how to organize and deliver a sermon.

Introduction to Christian Education – CEUS1101 – This course is designed to provide an overview of the Christian Education function in the local church. The study provides general background in the philosophy and practical application in Christian educational programming.

Introduction to New Testament Study – BIUS1150 – This course is designed to provide a survey of the New Testament. The study consists of a brief overview of each book, including pertinent geographical and historical information.

Introduction to Old Testament Study – BIUS1110 – This course is designed to provide a survey of the Old Testament. The study consists of a brief overview of each book, including pertinent geographical and historical information.

*Students must choose one of the following courses:

New Testament Bible Course – BIUS1180 – This course is designed to acquaint the student with pertinent background information and a verse-by-verse interpretation of selected books. [or BIUS1140]

Mark, John, Acts, Romans, Galatians, Hebrews, I John, Revelation

Old Testament Bible Course – BIUS1140 – This course is designed to acquaint the student with pertinent background information and a verse-by-verse interpretation of selected books [or BIUS1180]

Genesis, Joshua, Job, Psalms, Isaiah, Amos, Jonah, Malachi

Women’s Ministry Certificate Course Descriptions

*Women’s Work in the Local Church and Women’s Ministry Project are required course, in addition to four other elective courses.

A Biblical Theology of Womanhood – WMCM1137/2329 – The purpose of this course is to provide an amplified and comprehensive study of biblical womanhood. Biblical principles will be applied to life relationship in the home, church, and world.

A Survey of Feminist Theology – WMCM1140/2340 – The purpose of this course is to explore the historical and theoretical foundations of American feminism. The writings of selected feminists and feminist theologians will be considered, along with modern manifestations of ancient “goddess worship”. Analysis of the impact of these works, as well as “biblical” or “evangelical” feminism, upon historical, socio-political and current religious attitudes will be evaluated.

Basic Baptist Beliefs – WMCM1146 – This course is designed to survey the basic Baptist doctrines including the Scriptures, God, man and salvation. Students are introduced to the biblical foundations as well as life applications.

Bible Study for Women – WMCM1125 – This course is designed to develop personal Bible Study strategies and group Bible study programs in order to increase knowledge and application of God’s Word.

Contemporary Models for Women’s Ministry – WMCM1120/1220 – This course is designed to supplement attendance at a women’s ministry training conference with a research paper. Each conference must be pre-approved and a paper completed within a semester or equivalent time.

Expanding Your Women’s Ministry Through Writing – WMCM1141 – This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge of writing for publication as an extension of ministry. Specific skills will be taught to enhance writing of various publications including articles, books, church newsletters, and devotionals.

Girls Enrichment Ministry – WMCM1143 – This course is designed to discuss the importance of enrichment ministry to preteen and teenage girls, examine the biblical teachings about the responsibility of older women teaching teenage girls and develop strategies for promoting and implementing girl’s ministry under the umbrella of women’s ministry in the local church.

Lay Counseling for Women – WMCM1134 – The purpose of this course is to explore the nature of Christian counseling and examine types of counseling techniques. Special emphasis will be placed on how the lay person can counsel women who have a variety of problems.

Leadership Training for Women – WMCM1117 – The course is designed to review specific leadership strategies which could be effectively employed in leading the women’s ministry program of a local church.

Lifestyle Witnessing for Women – WMCM1124 – The course is designed to discuss thoroughly the nature of witnessing, the personal character of the witness, and the process of witnessing in order to empower women as personal witnesses and as leaders in witness training.

Ministry with Grievers – WMCM1139 – This course is designed to explore how women can minister to grievers in the local church and community. The course will focus primarily on losses related to death.

Missions for Women – WMCM1133 – The course is designed to promote Christian missions education and mission’s involvement on an individual and group basis among the women in a local church.

Multicultural Women’s Ministry-WMCM1144 – The course is designed to lead students into a greater understanding of their cultures and the cultures of the people around them and to equip them to gain a deeper relationship with God and others to whom they minister.

Planning Special Events for Women – WMCM1118 – This course is designed to discuss thoroughly the steps in planning and implementing particular women’s ministry events such as conferences, retreats, seminar, banquets, etc.

Public Speaking for Women- WMCM1116 – This course is designed to provide information, observation, and application of public speaking techniques to enhance the communication of women in life and ministry.

Recreational Programs for Women – WMCM1126 – This course is designed to examine the role of recreation in women’s ministry. Personal fitness, weight control, and craft programs will be why the women’s ministry can help meet the needs of women in the church and community.

Relationship Skills – WMCM1123 – This course is designed to enhance personal relational skills which are important to women and to train leaders to build those relationships through the church.

Spiritual Gifts of Women – WMCM1115 – This course is designed to study the scriptural basis of the Holy Spirit and his gifts in an effort to develop and use the spiritual gifts of women through the local church.

Support Groups for Women – WMCM1122 – This course is designed to explore how support groups sponsored by the women’s ministry can help meet the needs of women in the church and community.

Women and Church Growth – WMCM1119 – This course is designed to study the basic principles of church growth and their application to women’s ministry.

Women Mentoring Women – WMCM1119 – This course is designed to discuss the importance of mentoring, examine biblical teaching about mentoring, and develop strategies for promoting mentoring among women in the local church.

Women’s Ministry Program – WMCM1121- This course is designed to study the foundational programs of women’s ministry including Bible study, prayer, evangelism, and missions.

Women’s Ministry Project – WMCM1216 – This course is designed to offer field training in the area of women’s ministry. A specific project will be proposed, developed and implemented.

Women’s Ministry to Mothers – WMCM1136- This course is designed to understand the importance of ministry to mothers, examine the biblical teachings about mothering, identify the various needs of mothers in the church and community, and develop programs for effective ministry to mothers within the women’s ministry of the local church.

Women’s Work in the Local Church – WMCM1215 – This course is designed to identify the needs of women today in order to build an effective, biblically-based ministry to women through the local church.