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Ministers and Lay Leaders Development Institute (MLDI)

Register Now For the 2023 Virtual Class Sessions via Zoom

Got Questions? Contact Dr. Barbara Jim-George 

at 510-565-9683 or email her at

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Minister's and Lay Leader's Development Institute is a response to the various social crises with which congregations are faced in today's ministry context, many of which were unheard of even one or two generations ago. These disordered conditions that disrupt the peace and well-being of individuals, families, and communities require that we incorporate changes in how we engage in ministry to reflect the urgent need to address the swiftly shifting paradigms of need. To that end, the goals and objectives of this program are to provide clergy and lay leaders with a comprehensive curriculum that can prepare them to address the many needs of those living marginally, and to be compelled by our love and empathy for those barely surviving.


Forming A Faith Response to the Human Trafficking of Children

Dr. Barbara Jim-George

Executive Pastor Dean, MLDI True Faith Community Baptist Church Antioch, CA

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Give Me that Old Time Religion

Rev Carolyn Dyson


Food, Faith and Justice part 2

Rev. Michael A. Smith, Sr. Pastor, McGee Ave. Baptist Church Berkeley, CA


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The Backside of the Cross: An Atonement Theology for the Abused and Abandoned - Part 2

Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins 


A Blueprint for Action: The Politics of Jesus -  Part 2

Rev. Michael Smith, Sr. Pastor

McGee Avenue Baptist Church

Berkeley, CA

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Imagining Jesus & Justice : WOKENESS

Deacon Reginald Lyles

AllenTemple Baptist Church, Oakland


The Least of These

Deacon Vangeria Harvey

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Preaching What Matters Most

Dr. Warren H. Stewart

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Course title to be Announced

Deacon Vangeria Harvey

For additional information contact Dr. Barbara Jim-George 

Phone: 925-331-8001 or Email:

Spring Semester classes begin September, 9 2023

To Register, please complete the online application form by clicking the button below:

2023 Spring Semester

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