Topic: Pastoral Toolbox

Course Description: This practical course will focus on equipping students to be effective in the everyday work of a pastor or ministry leader. Each week a different topic will be covered and a guest pastor or ministry leader will share their from their own story and ministry. Students will also have an opportunity to assess their own spiritual gifts and passions to better understand their own calling.

Instructors: Dr. Mark Mitchell, Executive Director of the Bay Area School of Ministry

Mark pastored at Central Peninsula Church in Foster City, CA for 35 years. He was born and raised in the Bay Area, graduated from Cal Poly, and attended Scribe School at Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, CA. Mark holds an MA in Church History from Denver Seminary and a Doctorate in Preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has published four books: Portrait of Integrity: The Life of Ray C. Stedman, The Power of His Presence, TEN: How the Commandments Set Us Free, and Immeasurably More. Mark and his wife Lynn live in San Carlos, and they have three adult children and eight grandchildren.

Zojary Ross

Zohary Ross: Associate, Bay Area School of Ministry

Zohary serves as Pastor of Women and Marriage Ministries at New North Church. A former BASOM resident and a native of San Francisco, she is thrilled to be working at BASOM and helping train more leaders to be equipped for ministry in the Bay Area. Zohary loves learning and is a self-identified “nerd.” She has masters degrees in Counseling Psychology from Golden Gate University and in Theological Studies and Biblical Exposition from Liberty University. In her free time she loves reading, working on puzzles and exploring new coffee shops. She lives on the Peninsula with her husband Tim, and the youngest two of their four children plus their feisty little dog, Dax.

What You Do Best in the Body of Christ (Bugbee)
Shepherding God’s People: A Guide to Faithful and Fruitful Pastoral Ministry (Tan)
Thriving in the Second Chair (Bonem)

Day/Times: Monday evenings from June 17-August 5, 7:00-9:00
A special seminar on personal ministry assessment (spiritual gifts, passions, etc.) will be held on Saturday, July 27, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Sequoia Christian Church (Mosaic Room), 233 Topaz St, Redwood City

Cost: $250.00 – PAY NOW (includes textbooks and materials)

For more information: Contact Mark Mitchell at