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 How to Study the Bible.  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.



How to Study the Bible – Most Christians desire to read the Bible with understanding but often times find it difficult.  So, we are offering a comprehensive curriculum that will teach you how to read the Bible with understanding and then apply those truths to your everyday life.

Introduction to the Bible                              

Bible Study Methods, Part 1                    

Bible Study Methods, Part 2                      

Literary Content, Part 1                 

Literary Content, Part 2                  

Understanding Misinterpreted Scriptures

Spiritual Maturity – This curriculum teaches you how to grow and progress spiritually as a Christian, even with life’s many challenges.

Pursuing God                             

Prayer Life

Health & Fitness

Financial Wellness

The Wisdom of God

Making Disciples

Theology. – We believe theology is not just for the preacher or Sunday School teacher but for everyone who desires a better understanding of God and a deeper look into His Word.


Christian Foundation                            

 Doctrine of God                          

 Doctrine of Christ                         

 Doctrine of Salvation                            

 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit                     

 Biblical Truths

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. The next session begins February 1, 2021 and runs for seven weeks on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

CLICK HERE to sign up today.

The Money Matters powered by Arvest Bank team, led by Deacon Charles Thomas, has provided some helpful tips to get you through this difficult season as the COVID19 crisis impacts your personal finances.

Remember, if you are able to continue making payments to your creditors, please do.  For those who are not able to, you may find these options helpful:

  1. Contact and call all creditors for deferred payments for two months or more. This applies to Auto loans, credit card debts, mortgage loans, and more. You can also contact your utility companies for deferred payment information. The President and state governors have asked businesses to work with the American people in terms of finances.
  2. For renters, landlords have been asked not to evict people doing this period, however, please speak personally with your landlord. There may be important information you need to know about lesser or deferred payment options specific to your housing situation.
  3. Take a look at your budgets and make the proper adjustments based on your current income. For example, if you are paying $250 a month for AT&T Uverse, and you are only watching a few channels, you might want to lower your plan.

Want to better understand the stimulus plan and what it means for your household? Here is a link to helpful information about the government disaster assistance plan.

This YouTube video provides visual information on how to fill the applications and explanations on all topics.

Please use all resources that are available to you doing this season.


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.

Other Tips and Tools
The following videos and handouts were made available during the first offering of Money Mondays in February 2016.
Classes normally meet in a smaller classroom setting and are not streamed. However the response was so great during the first session that we provided streaming content. We have made that content available below for continued use by the public.
February 15, 2016
February 8, 2016
February 8, 2016
February 8, 2016
February 1, 2016


02-01-2016 Handouts
02-08-2016 Handouts
02-15-2016 Handouts
2-22-2016 Saint Mark Arvest Slideshow
Combined Action Steps and Business Plan Outline
2-22-2016 Extreme HOME Makeover – smbc2
2-29-2016 MM Growing Your Wealth – Investments