The Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute Class

Triad Baptist makes the classes offered through The Leadership Institute (E4-12) available to people that are members of other Christian churches.  One does not have to be a member of Triad Baptist.  To enjoy this benefit, one simply needs to be a member in good standing with his or her local church.

We are excited to offer our Summer class of The Leadership Institute.

Class: Origins (MIN509).

In collaboration with Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis, Origins is designed to engage the Scripture and develop critical thinking surrounding the debate of creation versus evolution; but Origins is more than that. Throughout this study, students will hear from scholars on specific topics such as Intelligent Design, Human Diversity, Astronomy, The Importance of Genesis, Dinosaurs, The Flood, and Darwin's Science.

Along with Ken Ham, all the presenters in Origins are experts in their chosen fields and bring incredible insight and research into their lectures. Whether this course is taken for enrichment or for credit, the benefits of studying the subjects contained in Origins will help the student have meaningful dialogue and grant them a biblically-informed perspective on these topics.

Origins will enhance the student’s understanding of God’s plan of redemption and reaffirm the absolute truth of Scripture while offering an accurate biblical worldview. More than a science class, Origins will offer cultural, theological, and philosophical applications to contemporary issues. 

Couple's Discount

• Master's degree students may bring his/her spouse to class for enrichment credit at no additional charge.  
• Enrichment students that have paid the $39 course fee may bring his/her spouse to class for enrichment credit for free.  
• Spouses of attending students have the option of purchasing course materials if desired.

  • Register and order your workbook
  • Attend class
  • Learn for your own personal knowledge or enrichment
  • Increase your faith
  • Receive a certificate at the end of each course
  • Receive an official certificate of completion after attending all ten courses

We are accepting new students and serving current E4-12 students.
Tuition cost
Personal development: $39 per class
Master's level credit through Triad Baptist/Piedmont Partnership: $297 per class
Master's level credit directly through Piedmont: $975 per class
Registration starts: March 4th 
Registration ends: May 6th
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How It Works

The Leadership Institute is the groundbreaking new partnership that links the church and university together with an innovative system of delivering graduate level education directly in and through your local church. Piedmont International University can offer the very best of graduate level education with tuition at only $99 per credit hour

The Master of Arts in Ministry degree, a 30 credit hour program is made up of ten courses that each feature twelve, professionally filmed, 45-minute video classes. Each class will be streamed and played into a classroom at your church. Students who are seeking the master's degree

  • Must hold a recognized bachelor's degree
  • Apply to Piedmont for online classes
  • Gather each week at a time decided by the church to watch the video classes
  • Log on to Piedmont's Blackboard server for discussions, class assignments, and exams
  • Complete the 30 hour required courses
  • Receive a master's degree

By following the normal sequence, a student can earn an accredited Master of Arts in Ministry degree in as little as three and a half years for less than $3,000 of total tuition. Upon successful completion of the program, students can come to campus at Piedmont in Winston Salem and march at commencement to receive their diplomas.

What about those who don't have a bachelor's degree? An enrichment option is available for only $39 per course for those not seeking a master's degree and is perfect for Sunday school teachers, small group leaders and church leaders. 

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