Dr. Geoffrey V. Guns Christian Leadership School Courses

Winter/ Spring  2021 TERM 

ALL CLASSES ARE HELD FROM 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


January Classes:

#5001 – Introduction to Leadership – Elder Sheryl Smalls

Dates:  January 6, 13, 20, 27, and February 3

Summary:  Introduce students to leadership in the church.  In it, they will become familiar with various forms of leadership

Textbook:  Spiritual Leadership, J. Oswald Sanders

February Classes:

#1054 – Survey of Amos – Deacon Tyrone Walker

Dates: February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10

Summary:  Review the Old Testament prophetic book of Amos.  Emphasize God’s fiery denunciation of the Northern Kingdom of Israel during the time of widespread idol worship, graft, corruption, and oppression of the poor.  Learn what happens when God’s people become complacent.

Textbook – Twelve Prophets, Vol 1 (1984), Peter C. Craigie

Dr. Geoffrey V. Guns Christian Leadership School is a structured program of Christian education, that is a product of the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA., Inc. Our program is designed to provide members with the opportunity for spiritual growth through the various courses and programs we offer, through the Christian Leadership Manual and Curriculum Guide. From time to time we plan and host various seminars and conferences on a variety and topics designed to address the spiritual needs and to speak to various social and cultural concerns that believers face each day. Classes are held on Wednesday’s, Thursday’s.

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Winter/ Spring Classes 

Class Times:  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


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The Certificate of Progress Program (COPP) organized by the Sunday School Publishing Board, was designed to produce qualified church leaders. The Objectives of the COPP program are as follows: To increase the biblical knowledge of the student; to create an understanding of the Baptist faith; to provide an educational structure that will develop candidates qualified for teaching.



#3008 – Theology and History of Christianity – Rev Kenyetta Veal Galiote

Dates:  January 6, 13, 20, 27, and February 3

Summary – Outline the development of the Christian movement from the beginning of Jesus’ ministry on Earth to present times.  Focus on history, theology, culture, and times that enable Christianity to develop and grow.  Prominent persons who influenced the Christian movement will be identified.

Textbook:  The Story of the Christian Church, Jesse Lyman Hurlbut


#4012 – Doctrine of the Holy Spirit – Rev. Chandrea Jordan

Dates:  February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10

Summary:  Study the person and the work of the Holy Spirit.  A thorough look at the corresponding doctrines that influence our understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit. Identify this doctrine of the church with a holistic understanding of salvation, with special emphases on justification, redemption, and sanctification.

Textbook:  The Holy Spirit:  Activating God’s Power In Your Life – Billy Graham



#3007 – History of Baptists – Dr. Veronica Haynes

Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4

Summary – Examine the roots of the Baptist faith.  Students will study the historical development of the Baptist denomination.

Textbook:  The New Hiscox Guide for Baptist Churches, Everett C Godwin


#7005 – Christian Evangelism – MIT Narda Kirby

Dates:  February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11,

Summary:  Teach the basic steps in developing a program of evangelism.  Discover the appropriate Scriptures to use, and the methods, techniques, and media best suited for witnessing to nonbelievers.

Textbook:  Spiritual Discipleship, J. Oswald Sanders


#7010 – Introduction to Discipleship – MIT Narda Kirby

Dates:  March 18, 25, April 15, 22, 29

Summary:  Introduce the believer to the biblical principle of discipleship.  Examine the character traits of believers, while looking at the overall examples of Jesus.  Study discipleship methods of Jesus and the difference between discipleship and membership.

Textbook:  Spiritual Discipleship, J. Oswald Sanders


#9005 – Writing Techniques ll – Dr. Geoffrey V. Guns

Dates:  May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3

Summary:  Focus of the Certificate of Progress Program writing requirements for Phase 3.  Emphasis will be placed on the writing of documented research and the development of other skills necessary to complete the writing assignments in this phase.  Help introduce the students to the library and the use of reference materials.

Textbook:  The Perfect English Grammar Workbook, Lisa McLendon

#8025 – The Church’s Response to Human Needs through Community Action – Deacon Danny Miller

Dates: May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2

Summary:  Provide a framework for the church’s involvement in the community action movement.  Identify the needs of those individuals in the community and develop strategies to address those needs.

Textbook:  To Serve This Present Age, Danielle Ayers and Reginald W. Williams, Jr.


*If this is your FIRST time enrolling in the COPP program, you must complete a Form 12, subscribe to the Informer Magazine, and pay the required fees. 

 For More Information email:  cls@secondcalvary.org or call: Chanda Gray @ 757-627-7222

 Students are responsible for purchasing their books prior to the start date.

Sunday School Classes (COIVID 19 Update: Sunday School will now be avaialble on Sunday Morning at 9:00 am via Facebook Live www.facebook.com/secondcalvary

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” – 2 Timothy 2:15

Join Us 9:00am -10:00am each Sunday

  • Primary (6-8 years of age ) – Room 27
  • Juniors (9-11 years of age) – Room 26
  • Intermediate/ Teens (12-17 years of age )- Room 26
  • C.P. Madison Bible Study ( 18- 34 years of age) – Room 25
  • Life Application – Fellowship Hall A
  • Women – Fellowship Hall B
  • Men – Fellowship Hall C
  • Married Couples – Fellowship Hall D
  • Joint Men’s Bible Sunday – 3rd Sunday at 9:00am – Sanctuary

New Members Class

Enables new members to gain insight and understanding of the Christian faith.  Introduce students to the history of their local church and its membership requirements.

 #2001 – New Members Class Schedule:

January 6,13,20,27

February 3,10,17,24

March 3,10,17,24,31

April 7,14, 28

May 5,12,19,26