Fall 2018 Courses

YOU CAN STILL REGISTER BY TUESDAY THE 28TH! Cost is $50 per course if paid online and $60 if paid on the first day of class (check only)

Term A (8 Weeks) – Week of August 20-October 12

ZMTI 118: The Book of Revelation

Teacher: Brian Smith, Associate Pastor of Stuart Heights Baptist Church
Location: Hamilton County Baptist Association (4062 South Access Road Chattanooga, TN 37406)
Time: Tuesdays at 6pm
Dates: Week of August 20-October 12
Description: The book of Revelation contains key elements of future events while pointing to Christ our victorious Lord. Many bible students shy away from the study of this book based on fears and misconceptions of its content. This class will give comprehensive attention to the themes and messages of Revelation through careful exegesis.

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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.

  • 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


The Diploma in Biblical Studies and Advanced Diploma in Biblical Studies are offered through our extension network. The extension network, like the Hamilton County Baptist Association, offers 16 courses of standardized curriculum. When students finish 8 courses, they receive the Diploma in Biblical Studies. If a student completes all 16 courses, they receive the Advanced Diploma in Biblical Studies.


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.