The St. James Center for Biblical Studies (SJCBS) is dedicated to providing biblically sound training that leads one to discover Christ, to learn Christ, to grow in Christ, and to manifest Christ. Our desire is to prepare one for the work of the ministry, to assist one in fulfilling their calling, and to help one to live out the Gospel.

 SJCBS Overview

Students enrolled in SJCBS will receive a Certificate of Completion and participate in SJCBS Graduation Ceremony after successfully completing all required core courses and electives from SJCBS.

30 Hours required for Certificate of Completion
— All Core Classes required for Graduation)
— Certificate of Participation will be issued the end of each semester

Core Classes

  • Pentateuch
  • New Testament *
  • How the Bible Came to Be- Part 1/Part 2
  • Study of the Poetic Books of the Bible
  • Study of Systematic Theology
  • Christology
  • Homiletics
  • Effective Prayer
  • Evangelism Part 1/Part 2
  • Church Leadership – Part 1/Part 2
  • Layperson Preparation
  • The INCARNATION: In The Gospel according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Polity & Practice

  • Deacons in Black Baptist Church
  • Deacon Wives

Biblical Studies

  • Books of the New Testament


  • How to Eat to Live Biblically
  • Parenting
  • Singles
  • Marriage is NOT for Children

2018 Spring Session

Mondays April 16 – May 21
6:00pm – 7:15pm & 7:15pm – 8:30pm

— One class: $20
— Two classes: $35

Registration opens April 1st 
— In Person:  Sundays after Worship Service
— Online

See Course Descriptions here



For more information, contact

  • Sis. Wilma Stevens, Director @ wasatx@aol.com | (512) 497-2391
  • The Church Office  @ (512) 928-2753