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Spiritual Leadership Academy




You can sharpen your skills as a pastor or ministry leader at the Spiritual Leadership Academy, where you can study the Bible and develop your knowledge of God’s Word. You’ll form relationships with other men and women who want to grow as they continue serving in their ministries around Chicago. Learn effective strategies for powerful and sound biblical interpretation.

Courses are offered at Moody Bible Institute’s Chicago campus, taught by Moody faculty and staff. Earn a certificate when you complete the course, plus continuing education units (CEU courses do not meet college credit requirements).


As modern culture becomes increasing hostile toward Christian belief, those seeking to live faithfully as believers in the world will face greater persecution. Some will become more reserved about their faith, while others will be tempted to respond to the culture with equal, Christianized forcefulness. Many will look for God-honoring ways to follow Christ’s lordship at all costs.

Facing similar persecution and decisions, Daniel, his sixth century BC companions, and the first century AD church answered the call to stand. They acted boldly, courageously, and steadfastly for Christ in the face of Babylons—governments, societies, religious groups, neighbors, and spiritual forces greatly opposed to Christ.

We will walk through the two books that record how the ancient saints honored Christ amidst hostile cultures by seeing him as the sovereign Lord over Babylon. Explore how to interpret Old and New Testament apocalyptic literature, the meaning of the books of Daniel and Revelation, and their application to contemporary life. Learn how to teach the truths of these books to equip your church members and help them grow in the knowledge of Christ.

Featured Teacher

Eric Redmond
Associate Professor of Bible

Eric C. Redmond is associate professor of Bible and Theology at Moody Bible Institute. He also serves as the associate pastor of adult education, ministry, and teaching at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois. Eric’s teaching focus is on the interpretation of the genres and the story of Scripture for preaching, teaching, missions, and spiritual formation.

For more information about Eric, see his faculty bio.


Classes will be on Moody’s Chicago campus in the Sweeting Center, room 319. They will be held once a month, mostly on the second Saturday of the month, from 8:00 a.m. to noon.


  • January 12, 2019
  • February 9, 2019
  • March 9, 2019
  • April 13, 2019


$100, plus books and course materials

Course texts

  • John C. Whitcomb, Daniel. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2018
  • Charles C. Ryrie, Revelation. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2018


Register Now!

Call (800) 758-6352 to register over the phone, and contact for additional questions.


Teología Bíblica e Interpretación

En Teología Bíblica e Interpretación, el Profesor Emanuel Padilla guiará a los estudiantes a través de la aplicación de métodos utilizados en el desarrollo de teologías bíblicas. Se examinarán las características de los autores de los libros bíblicos, los géneros literarios y los temas que crecen dentro la historia de redención. El curso se enfoca en un tema seleccionado en teología bíblica. Estudiantes escogerán un tema específico para estudiar y crearán su propio papel sobre el tema.

Enero–Abril del 2019

  • Nos reuniremos una vez al mes, generalmente el segundo sábado del mes de 8:00 a.m. a mediodía
  • 12 de enero, 9 de febrero, 9 de marzo y 13 de abril del 2019
  • Moody Bible Institute Campus – 820 N. LaSalle Blvd., Sweeting Center Salon 317
  • Conoce a otros pastores y líderes de la Iglesia
  • Pasaremos cinco horas a la semana en un estudio externo
  • El costo es de $100, más libros y materiales del curso
  • Obtenga un certificado cuando complete el curso, más unidades de educación continua (los cursos de CEU no cumplen con los requisitos de crédito universitario)

Textos Del Curso

Al momento, no hay un texto central para el curso. Estaremos dando materiales en la clase cada vez que haya la oportunidad.