FREE WEBINAR! Note date changed to January 14th.
5 Steps to Progress for Your Church in 2014
With Eddie Hammett, church consultant and author
Jan 14, 2014 2:30-3:30 ET NO CHARGE!
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REGISTRATION FOR LELAND CENTER SPRING 2014 SEMESTER CLASSES BEGINS NOVEMBER 4TH!
“Early Bird” discount ($50/class Masters; $30/class undergraduate) deadline is December 15, 2013.
Classes begin week of January 27th.
Masters Both classes at Bonsack Baptist Church, Roanoke
Models of Evangelism Tuesdays, 6:00-7:50 pm
Eric Spano, instructor
Spiritual Formation Tuesdays, 8:00-9:50 pm Michael Wrye, instructor
Christian Theology II Thursdays, 6:30-9:20 pm. Steve Collins, instructor
Nickelsville Baptist Church, Nickelsville
Ministry of Worship Thursdays, 3:00-5:50 pm. Jim Soderberg, instructor
Bonsack Baptist Church, Roanoke
Scholarship applications: http://vbmb.org/financial-resources/scholarships/nontraditional/
Scholarship application deadline is January 1, 2014 (but sooner is better!)
PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PITTMAN CENTER FOR CONGREGATIONAL ENRICHMENT at GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY
The Link announces a partnership with The Pittman Center for Congregational Enrichment at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina. This connection will allow us to offer 4-6 session Certificate classes in Bible, theology, church history, and practical ministry preparation. Be watching our “Calendar” page for Southwest Virginia classes to begin in 2014.
PARTNERSHIP WITH BLUEFIELD COLLEGE
The Christian Leaders Link has enter into a new partnership agreement with Bluefield College that will offer a degree-completion program to prospective undergraduate students. The program will allow students to complete 48 credit hours of ministry training over a two-year period. When finished, the student can transfer all the credits to Bluefield (or another school of their choice) to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry Studies. Or, students can opt to simply receive a certificate indicating they have completed the 48 hours.
Students in the program will meet in-class once/week for 3 hours. The remainder of the class requirements will be completed online. We will offer the program, initially, in Roanoke beginning with the spring 2014 semester. If response is strong enough, we will offer the program at an additional 1-2 sites in future semesters.
This would be an ideal program for a student who wants to get started in their preparation for ministry. It could also work well for those who would be bivocational ministers.
Because students will be taking 12 credits hours/semester, they will be considered full-time students. That makes them eligible to receive military aid or scholarships through V-Tag. Students will also be able to apply for ministry scholarships through the BGAV.
INVEST IN A LEADER!
Though the Virginia Baptist Mission Board continues to generously invest in the Christian Leaders Link, program funds (student scholarships, instructor stipends, peer-learning groups, life coaching, and workshops) are provided exclusively by the generosity of Kingdom donors. One-time gifts are certainly appreciated. But, the real lifeblood of this ministry are the monthly investments by individuals, churches, associations, and businesses.
For your convenience, we offer two ways for you to invest in the Link’s ministry.
- Online investments: https://vbmb.wufoo.com/forms/christian-leaders-link-donation-form/
- To give by check, please contact:
3835 Cundiff Drive
Roanoke, VA 24012
540/977-2652 or 877/977-2652 (toll free)
The Link’s endowment is managed by the Virginia Baptist Foundation, Inc. Vice President Todd Fuller can be reached at 800.868.2464 or 804.672.8862. Mr. Fuller would be glad to assist you with questions about and protocol for donations of stock, cash, or other assets.
All donor investments are tax-deductible and you will receive acknowledgement of your gift for tax records.