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Description

Samford’s Ministry Training Institute at the Hamilton County Baptist Association is a non-degree program that equips ministers and lay leaders for service in God’s Kingdom through quality biblical, theological and practical ministry education.  We offer an array of educational opportunities including a variety of online certificates, pre-seminary training for college students, and diploma courses administered all over the southeast. The Ministry Training Institute also provides workshops and seminars throughout the year in a number of ministry related fields. Each course, seminar, or workshop is biblically based and administered with the highest quality and integrity. Whether online, in a classroom or through a workshop, highly qualified and experienced instructors lead each educational opportunity.

Goals
  • To engage God’s people in the Scriptures.
  • To train Christians to carry out the great commission.
  • To equip Pastors, Ministers, Missionaries and church leaders to have a deeper understanding of their calling and their unique design to serve the Body of Christ.
  • To provide opportunities for students to be trained and prepared for ministry opportunities in their churches and communities.
  • To guide students to serve God with greater confidence as they are equipped with tools for ministry and service.
Program Overview

Diplomas

The Diploma in Biblical Studies, Advanced Diploma in Biblical Studies and Biblical Diploma of Distinction are offered through our extension network.  The extension network offers 24 courses of standardized curriculum.  When students finish 8 courses they are awarded the Diploma in Biblical Studies.  When a student completes 16 courses they are awarded the Advanced Diploma in Biblical Studies.  When a student successfully completes all 24 courses they are awarded the Biblical Studies Diploma of Distinction.

Diplomas are only attainable by participating in the extension network and Samford does not allow courses to transfer from other entities or from one of the other MTI certificate programs.

Certificates

Certificate courses are offered exclusively online and include Pastoral Leadership, Student Ministry, Worship Leadership, Ministry Communication and Global Missions. Certificates are earned after completing 4 courses of concentration. Courses are offered in a one-year cyclical format that provides convenience and flexibility for busy schedules.

Courses Offered

ZMTI 101: Biblical Interpretation

ZMTI 102: Intro to Old Testament

ZMTI 103: Intro to New Testament

ZMTI 104: Paul’s Letters

ZMTI 105: The Minor Prophets

ZMTI 106A: Biblical Foundations I

ZMTI 106B: Biblical Foundations II

ZMTI 113: The Person of the Holy Spirit

ZMTI 114: Baptist Doctrines

ZMTI 115: Spiritual Disciplines

ZMTI 118: The Book of Revelation

ZMTI 120: The Origins of the Bible

ZMTI 121: The Writings of Moses

ZMTI 122: Christian Apologetics

ZMTI 123: Parables of Jesus

ZMTI 124: The Life and Ministry of Jesus

ZMTI 125: John’s Epistles

ZMTI 126: Exploring the Psalms

ZMTI 127: The Synoptic Gospels

ZMTI 128: The Acts of the Apostles

ZMTI 129: Personal Evangelism

ZMTI 130: Effective Disciple Making

ZMTI 131: The Book of Hebrews

ZMTI 132: Christian leadership

Fall 2019 Courses

ZMTI 113: The Person of the Holy Spirit

Teacher: John Trewhella, White Oak Baptist Access Campus Pastor
Location: HCBA Offices (4062 South Access Road Chattanooga, TN 37406)
Time: Tuesdays at 6pm                     Dates: August 20-October 8
Description: The Holy Spirit is the most misunderstood person of the trinity and yet his role is critical to our salvation, growth and work of the church.  This course is designed to increase the students’ knowledge of the work, person and doctrine of the Holy Spirit. 

ZMTI 114: Baptist Doctrines

Teacher: Brian Smith, Stuart Heights Baptist Associate Pastor
Location: HCBA Offices (4062 South Access Road Chattanooga, TN 37406)
Time: Tuesdays at 6pm                     Dates: October 29th – December 17th
Description: Using “The Baptist Faith and Message” as a guide, students will deepen their knowledge of historic Baptist beliefs and their relevance to the Church today.  Students will also learn more about the uniqueness of Baptist polity among the landscape of denominationalism. 

Spring 2020 Courses

ZMTI 115: Spiritual Disciplines

Teacher: Jonathan Propes,
Location: HCBA Offices (4062 South Access Road Chattanooga, TN 37406)
Time: Tuesdays at 6pm                     Dates: January 21-March 10
Description: This course will assist the student in pursuing intimacy with and conformity to Jesus Christ through personal spiritual disciplines such as Bible intake, prayer, fasting, silence and solitude, and journaling. The student will learn valuable disciplines that will greatly enhance their walk with God.

ZMTI 120: Origins of the Bible

Teacher: TO BE DETERMINED
Location: HCBA Offices (4062 South Access Road Chattanooga, TN 37406)
Time: Tuesdays at 6pm                     Dates: March 24-May 12
Description: Can the Bible be trusted? How can we be sure that what we have today is what was passed down to us from the writers? This course will teach students how the scriptures came together through a process called canonization. Special attention will be given to the authority and inspiration of Scripture as well as giving assurance that the proper books are included in both the Old and New Testament Canons.  

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4062 South Access Road
Chattanooga, TN 37406

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