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Discipleship Academy

Our Discipleship Academy introduces students to the Bible, Bible study methods, doctrinal issues, principles of Christian living, and ministry skills to effectively serve the Lord. 

We desire to to equip God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up (Ephesians 4:12).


Life of Christ

A three-year study thorugh the life of Christ from the Gospel of Matthew

Paul's Life & Letters

A one-year study through the life and writings of Apostle Paul


A one-year study through the first 5 books off the Old Testament


Leadership Training School

A three-year training designed to prepare elders for their ministry in the church.

  • Designed to prepare elders and deacons for their ministry in the church. This course focuses on character qualities of church leaders and teaches how the pastor and the elders should work together. This course reviews Biblical requirements and points out the responsibilities of elders and deacons. 10 lessons with a leader’s guide.

  • Designed to teach church leaders the doctrinal position of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Each lesson in this study focuses on one of the sections of the C&MA Statement of Faith and analyzes phrase by phrase to see how Scripture supports what we believe. This is also a course in how to mark a person’s Bible with different colors which represent different aspects of doctrine. 12 lessons with a leader’s guide.

  • This is a basic course in how to prepare a sermon or Bible study outline. This is a programmed text with 10 lessons, designed to be done in a 13-week period. It also has a leader’s guide.

Stephen Ministry Training

A six-month training preparing future Stephen Ministers to effectively provide Christ-centered Christian care for people

  • Stephen Ministry offers a proven and effective way to organize, equip, and supervise a team of congregation members—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties.

  • Stephen Leaders are church staff, lay leaders, and pastors trained to provide ongoing leadership for their congregation’s Stephen Ministry. They are equipped for this key role through the Bridge Leader’s Training Course offered by Stephen Ministries St. Louis.

    Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by their Stephen Leaders to offer care to people who are hurting. A Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week for about an hour.

  • Stephen Minister training is an engaging, energizing experience that features a mixture of presentation, video, group discussion, skill practice, and spiritual growth activities. Since 1975, more than 600,000 Stephen Ministers have been equipped by this training to provide care to millions of people.

    • teaches principles and skills that equip you to provide high-quality, Christ-centered emotional and spiritual care to others.

    • gives you new insight into the thoughts, feelings, and actions of people who are hurting.

    • equips you with relational and caring skills you can apply to all aspects of your life.

    • helps deepen your faith as the Holy Spirit fashions you into a Christ-centered caregiver.

    • builds a special bond of Christian community and camaraderie among all those in your class.

    • is highly interactive, engaging, and a lot of fun!

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