Second Missionary Baptist Church Evangelism School Begins 2014 Fall Session

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Registration for fall classes begins Monday at 6 p.m., at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 2305 E. Third St.  There is no tuition fee for the classes but a small book fee for each class.  For further information contact SMBC office at 624-9097.

Currently there are students attending the school who represent thirty different churches in the Chattanooga and the North Georgia area.
 
The Evangelism School consist of  a series of eight classes (101-106C) that are taught at SMBC under the curriculum of the National Evangelism Movement and the Bethany Christian Bible College of West Los Angeles, Ca.

  Upon completion of the curriculum, the student graduates with the knowledge to fulfill the Great Commission as stated in Matthew 28:19-20:  "Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the  Father and of the Son and the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen ."

2014 graduates of SMBC Evangelism School are: Diane Jones Abernathy, Christine Dobbins, Geraldine Donahue, Sandra Denise Jackson, Florencia H. Martineau, Felicia Porter, Eugenia Sanderfer, Sonya Shannon, Delphia Stone, and Constance Williams.
 
The above graduates represent seven local churches in the community.  "They have completed an educational program that provides them the tools that enhances confidence in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and His redemptive work on the cross," officials said.



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