Saint Mark Helps: Learn more about how you can be a part!

Monday Learning Opportunities

Roddy E. Collins School of Ministry (REC SOM) was established with the goal to provide Christian education to all believers in Jesus Christ.  It does not matter how long you have been saved or your church position, REC SOM was designed with you in mind.  Our desire is to minister to the many who are in the pews and not just the few who are in the pulpit.

This academic school year REC SOM offers a Certification in Theology; a Certification in Spiritual Maturity; and a Certification in Stand Your Ground.  All curriculums are one-year in length.  

Classes are held weekly on Monday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. via Zoom with the exception of holidays.  When a holiday occurs on Monday, classes will resume on Tuesday.Each student is required to register before attending class. The cost of registration is $50.00 plus the cost of books. This registration fee includes all six sessions for the September-June academic year.  Also, the Roddy E. Collins School of Ministry offers a “Payment Plan” designed for students to pay per attending session.  Each session is $10.00 and must be paid at the beginning of each session.

Click here to complete the registration form.


Money Matters Registration


Improve your personal finances with Money Matters. Money Matters powered by Arvest Bank is a great way to help you rethink how you budget, help you devise a plan to become debt free, and start you on the path to be in control of your finances. Money Matters is a 7-week session provided twice a year. Classes are FREE and the session binders are provided free courtesy of Arvest Bank.  

How to Attend:

  • In person – Saint Mark Baptist Church, Elder Archie Ellis Banquet Hall, 5722 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, AR 72204
  • Online – Saint Mark YouTube Channel

Click HERE to register for the Spring 2023 Session.

Here is the schedule for the Spring 2023 Session:

Date Session Topic
Feb. 6 S1 Intro to Money Management
Feb. 13 S2 Cash Flow Planning
Feb. 20 S3 Debt Elimination Strategies and Credit Cards
Feb. 27 S4 Credit & Real Estate
Mar. 6 S5 Estate Planning and Insurance
Mar. 13 S6 Retirement Planning and Intro to Investments
Mar. 20 S7 Investment Education


Practical Money Skills
Our partner Arvest Bank has free resources to help you be more financially sound. You can click HERE to access Practical Money Skills for Life.