Continuing Education

Adult Education | Baptist Bible Institutes | African-American Continuing Education | Prison Adult Continuing Education | Language Adult Continuing Education | Contact Information

The Continuing Education Ministries of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board seeks to assist the living partnership of churches within the Georgia Baptist Convention in the fulfillment of the Great Commandment and the Great Commission by providing a ministry of biblical and practical training for ministers and laity.

Local level personnel (dean, registrar and teachers) work with the Associational Education Consultant to guide the administration and functioning of these ministries in continuing education. Bi-vocational ministers have an increasing variety of study options and locations through which they can become better equipped for the roles to which God has called them. Use the following links to learn more…


Adult Education:


Appalachee (Monroe) AEC
Fall and Spring Semesters
Baptist Missions Center, Monroe, GA

Cartersville (Bartow) AEC
Fall and Spring Semesters
Friendship Baptist Church, Cartersville, GA
Bartow Baptist Association office
125 Postelle St., Cartersville, GA  30120
770-607-0300

Hebron AEC (on hold)


Smyrna/Alma
Fall and Spring Semesters
First Baptist Church of Alma
Contact: Linton Carter

Tucker (Camilla) AEC (on hold)
Fall and Spring Semesters,
Tucker Baptist Center, Camilla, GA

Washington (Sandersville) AEC (on hold)
Fall and Spring Semesters
First Baptist Church, Sandersville, GA

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Baptist Bible Institutes: 

  • Baptist Bible Institutes are located strategically throughout the state. The number of institutes continues to grow, enlarging the opportunities for leaders to sharpen their ministry and leadership skills.
  • BBI’s are designed for ministers, church staff, and laity of local churches to receive on-going training in biblical, theological, and practical studies, enabling them to become more mature and more effective in Christian service.
  • Classes meet in the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. The cost per course varies depending on each Institutes tuition plan and books are available for sale at cost. Some discounts and scholarships apply.
  • Please call 1-800-746-4422 or 770-936-5242 for more information.


Baptist Bible Institute of South Georgia
Thomas County
Contact: William Blosch
229-225-1177

Daniell BBI
Daniell Baptist Association
Contact: Robby Smith
912-583-2713

Golden Isles Bible Institute and College
Consolation Baptist Association
448 Vernon Williams Rd., Hazlehurst, GA  31539
912-366-9991

Henry Regional Bible Institute (on hold)
Southside Baptist Network
2170 Jonesboro Rd., McDonough, GA  30253
770-957-3032

Laurens Bible Institute
Laurens Baptist Association
1882 Trinity Hills Dr., Dublin, GA  31021
Contact: Bobby Jones
bobby@laurensbaptist-ga.com
478-272-0361


Middle Georgia BBI
Second Baptist Church
1278 Juliette Road, Forsyth, GA  31029
Contact: Reid Buckelew
770-788-7797

Northeast (Gainsville) BBI (on hold)
Hopwell Baprist Church
Gainsville, GA

Satilla Regional Bible Institute
Smyrna Baptist Association
Douglas, GA
Contact: Dr. Victor Lyons or Dr. Ray Coleman
912-384-0473

Southwest Georgia (Bainbridge) BBI
Bowen Baptist Association Center
PO Box 551, Bainbridge, GA  39818
Contact: Dr. Ken Cloud
229-246-1871

Warner Robins Regional Institute
Green Acres Baptist Church
901 Elberta Rd., Warner Robins, GA  31093
Contact: Johnny Ellison
478-923-1995

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African-American Continuing Education Centers:

Providing on-going training for laity and church leaders, these programs meet in various locations, including:

  • Augusta, Georgia (active)
  • Carroll-Douglas, Douglasville, Georgia (active)
  • Columbus, Georgia

Please contact the sources listed at the bottom of this page for more information.

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Prison Adult Continuing Education:

The purpose of these Continuing Education Centers is to reach inmates with the gospel and/or to prepare them for personal Christian growth and hopefully enhance their participation in local church life when released. Groups meet as determined by chaplain or volunteer director (usually local pastor) and the inmate group. Work is possible in any prison location but depends on personnel and inmate interest. Several locations are currently having classes. Please contact the sources listed at the bottom of this page for more information.

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Language Adult Continuing Education:

The purpose of these centers is to prepare ministers, church staff and laity for leadership in local churches, using the appropriate language and local teachers. These groups meet as determined by local language groups including:


Vietnamese Centers:

Augusta Vietnamese
Bowman Vietnamese
Tifton Vietnames
Warner Robins Vietnamese

Hispanic Centers:

Instituto Biblico de Hinesville
New Sunbury Baptist Association
Dean: Rev. Luis Trejo

Instituto Biblico Vida de Georgia – Conyers Branch
2826 GA Hwy 20, SE
Conyers, GA  30013
Contact: Fabio Lemus
770-231-5921
fabiolemus@ymail.com

Instituto Biblico Vida de Georgia – Lawrenceville
35 Patterson Rd.#465362
Lawrenceville, GA  30042
Contact: Fabio Lemus
770-231-5921
fabiolemus@ymail.com
Contact: Mario Amoretti
678-887-7660

Instituto Biblico Nueva Jerusalem
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
5300 Williams Rd., Norcross, GA  30093
Contact: Rev. Publio Sance
pmsance@yahoo.com



They meet in various locations (usually associational centers, local churches, or colleges). Please contact the sources listed at the bottom of this page for more information.

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Bi-vocational Ministries:

Please contact the sources listed at the below for more information…

Continuing Education Ministries & Bi-vocational Ministries
Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center
6405 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097

Emily Hill, Administrative Secretary
800-746-4422 ext 219
770-936-5219
Fax: 770-452-6673
Email Emily Hill

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