Bay Area School of Biblical Leadership exists to equip godly individuals committed to the mission of God to serve as leaders, shepherds, and disciple makers both within and beyond Bay Area Community Church.



The Bay Area School of Biblical Leadership (BASBL) is a 9-month, high-challenge program designed to grow leaders in three areas: character, theology, and practical ministry skill. Our approach (intensive classes, interactive community experiences, and practical skills training) is designed to help leaders grow in all three areas in order to lead effectively in their current and future roles within the church body, as well as their daily lives within their families, workplaces, and communities.


Why we're doing this

Leadership is a bold calling from the Lord. In order to steward our calling well, we must dedicate ourselves to creating environments for growth that help us sustain our leadership, eliminate burn out, grow in character, knowledge and skill, and create community and vibrancy in our leading. We might want to do these things ourselves, but find limitations in our ability to grow on our own. That's what we want the School of Leadership to be about. At the end of your time with us, we hope that you'll be able to grow to new heights in your understanding of God and your calling, have new life breathed into your serving, and find yourself affected in every area of your life: work, family, community, and more. 



  • We long to equip and send out more laborers into the plentiful harvest (Luke 10:2).

  • We long to extend the life and depth of the leaders God calls.


who is the leadership school for?

The Bay Area School of Biblical Leadership is for lay leaders who are:

  • looking to grow in their spiritual influence

  • actively serving in the church

  • actively leading others spiritually

The Bay Area School of Biblical Leadership is intended to equip the saints for the work of ministry. It is for those who want to grow in leadership, but aren't interested or able to pursue seminary. It is for those who long to be more effective for the kingdom, but also want to remain in the workplace or at home, not necessarily in vocational ministry. 

If you are interested in participating in a program that will train you for vocational ministry, reach out to Brian Hopper ( to discuss the Residency Program at Bay Area Community Church.

Spiritual leaders of every generation will have a consuming passion to know the Word of God through diligent study and the illumination of the Holy Spirit.
— Oswald Sanders, Spiritual Leadership