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Silver State Bible Institute

Silver State Bible Institute

1482 E. University Avenue | Las Vegas NV 89119 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Jane Runyon, Director
Cell: 702-588-1899
Direct Line: 702-846-1104

A Local Interactive Training for the Leaders of Tomorrow

Silver State Bible Institute is an ADVANCE Contextualized Leadership Development Center for Gateway Seminary, and a ministry of the Southern Nevada Baptist Association. 

ADVANCE offers three levels of study: Certificate, Diploma, and Leadership Diploma. CLD is dedicated to Gateway Seminary's mission to equip leaders who expand God's Kingdom. ADVANCE centers provide classes at post-high school level to train effective Chrisitan leaders.

  • Ministry Certificates consist of 12 credit hours of coursework (four classes) that focus on a specific area of ministry
  • Ministry Diplomas consist of 24 credit hours of coursework (eight classes); it consists of 12 credit hours necessary for a Ministry Certificate, plus 12 credit hours of Introductory Biblical Studies Courses.
  • Ministry Leadership Diplomas consist of 48 credit hours of coursework (16 classes); it consists 12 credit hours necessary for a Ministry Certiticate, 12 credit hours for a Christian Leadership Certificate, and 24 credit hours of Introductory and Intermediate Biblical Study Courses


  • Christian Ministry Certificate/Diploma
  • Transformational Teaching Certificate/Diploma
  • Women's Ministry Certificate/Diploma

Classes are 15 Weeks  
Time: 6:00pm - 9:05pm
Click on the Class Number to View the Syllabus

CLS1113 Baptist Heritage & Practice (Spanish): Monday, Aug. 12-Nov. 18
   Julio Calderon, Instructor

CLP3143 *Writing Skills for Ministry: Monday, Aug. 12-Nov. 18
   Jane Runyon, Instructor

CLL1211 Intermediate Christian TheologyWednesday, Aug. 14-Nov. 20
   (Independent Study) - Harry Watson, Instructor

CLS1113 Baptist Heritage & Practice: Thursday, Aug. 15-Nov. 21
   Dr. John Mark Simmons, Instructor

*Harry recommends that everyone take this class.

One Time Application Fee for all New Students: $30.00

     Returning SNBA Students: $135.00 Tuition per class
     New SNBA Students: $135.00 Tuition per class + $30 App Fee = $165.00

     Returning Non-Southern Baptist (SB) Students: $217.50 Tuition per class
     New Non-SB Students: $217.50 Tuition per class + $30 App Fee = $247.50

     If a student is unable to attend due to emergency or otherwise, student must file
     the drop form by the end of the 2nd week of class student you will be responsible
     for full payment of tuition.


NEW & PROSPECTIVE STUDENT ORIENTATION. This is your opportunity to come and meet the instructors, enroll in class and get any information needed to start class. Students are responsible for buying their own books.

     Please come prepared to pay at least the $30 registration fee at Orientation, we
     do not accept credit cards (cash, money order or check only)

     There is information you will need to have with you to be able to submit your
     application to Gateway Seminary:
          2 References: Name, Phone Number and Email Address;
          you will also need church name, pastor's name and his email address

For more information call Jane Runyon, Director - Direct Line: 702-846-1104;
Cell: 702-588-1899; or Connie, Registrar at 702-732-4171 (Mon.- Thurs., 8am-2:00pm)


Spring 2020:
     CLS1114 Old Testament Survey
     CLS1114 Old Testament Survey (Spanish)
     CLP2000 Women's Ministry
     CLL1111 Survey of Christian History
     CLS1314 New Testament Survey

Fall 2020:
     CLL1212 Introduction Chrisitan Theology
     CLL1212 Introduction Christian Theology (Spanish)
     CLP2002 Contemporary Issues for Women
     CLP3143 Writing Skills for Ministry
     CLS2100 Intermediate Old Testament

Spring 2021:
     CLS1314 New Testament Survey
     CLS1314 New Testament Survey (Spanish)
     CLE1313 Women's Ministry Leadership
     CLS2300 Intermediate New Testament

Fall 2021:
     CLS1113 Baptist Hertiage & Practice
     CLS1113 Baptist Hertiage & Practice (Spanish)
     CLP3143 Writing Skills for Ministry
     CLP2001 Women in Biblical Perspective
     CLL1211 Intermediate Christian Theology