Seminary

FBC Gonzales Seminary Certificate Program

About the Seminary Certificate Program

First Gonzales is partnering with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to offer a Pastoral Ministry Certificate. Classes are fully accredited and can be applied toward an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree.

Upcoming Class: Hermeneutics

Our next class is Hermeneutics. To register, simply attend the first class on Monday, October 18th, which will begin at 6:30pm. The course will conclude with the final exam on Monday, December 6th. The cost for new students is $125.00. The fee for returning students is $100.00 Payment can be made by check or cash and is due in full on the first night of the class.

Students will need to obtain the textbook prior to the first night of class. The book can be orderd through an online retailer such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ChristianBook, etc.

  • Duvall, J. Scott, and J. Daniel Hays. Grasping God's Word: a Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible. Michigan: Zondervan, 2012. (THIRD Edition)
  • NOTE: Do not purchase the 4th Edition. It is currently either backordered through December, or -very- expensive. Please order the 3rd edition here: ChristianBook or Amazon.


Students should download and review the class syllabus prior to the first night of class:

Hermeneutics Syllabus


Classes are held at First baptist Church in Gonzales, 1217 S. Burnside Ave., Gonzales, LA. Please use the parking lot on the south side of the building and procede toward the back of the campus to locate the class.

If you have questions about this class or the certificate program, please call our church office at 225-647-8575, or email Pastor Jarrod Lamberth.

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