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    Fall A- ZMTI 109: Pastoral Counseling

    Instructor: Ross Hickman, Pathways Counseling
    One of the major functions of the Pastor involves giving counsel to his congregation.  This course examines the various issues of counseling and the types of counseling.  Students will deepen their confidence in crisis, marital and family counseling.  Practical instruction will be given in relation to general counseling techniques.

    Bessemer (Bessemer Baptist Associational Building)

    Fall A- ZMTI 101: Biblical Interpretation

    Instructor: Barry Cosper
    Instruction will be given in the various tools available today for interpreting the Scriptures and the critical role of the Holy Spirit.  Students will learn how to interpret the Scriptures with regard to the languages of the Bible, context in which it was written and how the various genres affect interpretation.

    Fall B- ZMTI 104: Paul’s Letters

    Instructor: Rick Cato
    The Pauline Epistles make up more than a third of the New Testament writings, and therefore it is important that Christians have an understanding of why Paul wrote his letters.  Students will study the content of the letters and find application for their own Christian journey.

    Bibb (Bibb Baptist Association Office)

    Fall A- ZMTI 104: Paul’s Letters

    Instructor: Bill Russell
    The Pauline Epistles make up more than a third of the New Testament writings, and therefore it is important that Christians have an understanding of why Paul wrote his letters.  Students will study the content of the letters and find application for their own Christian journey.

    Fall B- ZMTI 112: Church Renewal and Revitalization

    Instructor: Bill Russell
    This class has been developed with the help of state Baptist leaders to enhance the leader’s ability to lead a church into a healthy pattern of growth.  The student will study the traits of a healthy church and examine his/her own context to determine what areas need improvement.

    Birmingham (Samford University)

    Fall A- ZMTI 106: Biblical Foundations

    Instructor: Randy Norris
    Many Christians have not taken time to study the various doctrines of the Bible that are critical to our spiritual growth.  This study will engage students in doctrines such as the trinity, the second coming, the afterlife, etc.  An Understanding of these Biblical foundations will lead believers to a deeper relationship with God.

    Fall B- ZMTI 104: Paul’s Letters

    Instructor:- Randy Norris
    The Pauline Epistles make up more than a third of the New Testament writings, and therefore it is important that Christians have an understanding of why Paul wrote his letters.  Students will study the content of the letters and find application for their own Christian journey.

    Birmingham-West (Grace Covenant Church)

    Fall A- ZMTI 102: Intro to Old Testament

    Instructor: Scott Guffin
    Students will learn more about the various genres of the Old Testament writings.  Attention will be given to the Christology of the Old Testament and the application of the books in the life of the believer.

    Fall B- ZMTI 103: Intro to New Testament

    Instructor: Scott Guffin
    Students will be given an overview of the various sections of the New Testament. Instruction will be given on the authors, context and content of the New Testament books.  Attention will be given to the history of the New Testament and the development of the New Testament Canon.

    Coffee (Coffee Baptist Center, New Brockton)

    Fall A- ZMTI 115: Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life

    Instructor- Dr. James Preachers
    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.

    Fall B- ZMTI 114: Baptist Doctrines

    Instructor: Dr. John Granger
    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.

    Colbert-Lauderdale (Colbert-Lauderdale Baptist Association Office)

    Fall A- ZMTI 114: Baptist Doctrines

    Instructor: Dr. James Taylor
    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. 

    Fall B- ZMTI 115: Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life

    Instructor: Rev. Rich Hardeman
    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.

    Coosa River (Coosa River Baptist Association Office)

    Fall A- ZMTI 113: The Person of the Holy Spirit

    Instructor: Rick Cato
    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. 

    Fall B- ZMTI 106: Biblical Foundations

    Instructor: Bill Pruit
    Many Christians have not taken time to study the various doctrines of the Bible that are critical to our spiritual growth.  This study will engage students in doctrines such as the trinity, the second coming, the afterlife, etc.  An Understanding of these Biblical foundations will lead believers to a deeper relationship with God.

    Covington (Covington Baptist Association Office)

    Fall A- ZMTI 114: Baptist Doctrines

    Instructor: Bill Pritchett
    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. 

    Fall B- ZMTI 101: Biblical Interpretation

    Instructor: Otis Corbitt
    Instruction will be given in the various tools available today for interpreting the Scriptures and the critical role of the Holy Spirit.  Students will learn how to interpret the Scriptures with regard to the languages of the Bible, context in which it was written and how the various genres affect interpretation.

    Cullman (West Cullman Baptist Association Office)

    Fall A- ZMTI 118: The Book of Revelation

    Instructor: Dennis Trimble
    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. 

    Fall B- ZMTI 117 Christian Ethics

    Instructor: Dennis Trimble
    In our world of moral relativism, the Christian is often confronted with ethical situations that challenge their Biblical worldview.  The student will reflect on the different views of ethics and how that relates to the absolute objective truths found in the Scriptures.  Instruction will be given in relation to societal issues and the Biblical standards that apply. 

    East Liberty (East Liberty Baptist Association Office)

    Fall A- ZMTI 114: Baptist Doctrines

    Instructor: Dale Wood
    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. 

    Fall B- ZMTI 111: Church Administration

    Instructor: Bill Hand/Dale Wood
    Administration is one of the greatest challenges faced by pastors and church staff. It requires the knowledge of key facets of ministry, coupled with wisdom, foresight, and the ability to deal with critical issues set in a primarily volunteer setting. In this class the student will study administrative principles and practices for the local church. The course examines staff, finances, buildings, and other areas of administration that are key to effective leadership.

    Montgomery (Montgomery Baptist Association Office)

    Fall A- ZMTI 114: Baptist Doctrines

    Instructor: Ken May
    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. 

    Fall B- ZMTI 115: Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life

    Instructor: D’Linell Finley
    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.

    Montgomery (First Baptist Church, Montgomery)

    Fall A- ZMTI 102: Intro to Old Testament

    Instructor: TBA
    Students will learn more about the various genres of the Old Testament writings.  Attention will be given to the Christology of the Old Testament and the application of the books in the life of the believer.

    Fall B- ZMTI 103: Intro to New Testament

    Instructor: TBA
    Students will be given an overview of the various sections of the New Testament. Instruction will be given on the authors, context and content of the New Testament books.  Attention will be given to the history of the New Testament and the development of the New Testament Canon.

    Pickens-Lebanon (Carrollton, AL)

    Fall A- ZMTI 101: Biblical Interpretation

    Instructor: Christopher Wriley
    Instruction will be given in the various tools available today for interpreting the Scriptures and the critical role of the Holy Spirit.  Students will learn how to interpret the Scriptures with regard to the languages of the Bible, context in which it was written and how the various genres affect interpretation.

    Fall B- ZMTI 107: Intro to Preaching

    Instructor: Seaphues Dailey
    Preachers are called to be effective communicators to God’s people.  This course will take the preacher from the preparation of the sermon to the delivery of the sermon.  Attention will be given to styles of communication, understanding your audience, giving clarity to the message and the invitation.

    Sand Mountain (Sand Mountain Associational Building)

    Fall A- ZMTI 106: Biblical Foundations

    Instructor: TBA
    Many Christians have not taken time to study the various doctrines of the Bible that are critical to our spiritual growth.  This study will engage students in doctrines such as the trinity, the second coming, the afterlife, etc.  An Understanding of these Biblical foundations will lead believers to a deeper relationship with God.

    Fall B- ZMTI 103: Intro to New Testament

    Instructor: TBA
    Students will be given an overview of the various sections of the New Testament. Instruction will be given on the authors, context and content of the New Testament books.  Attention will be given to the history of the New Testament and the development of the New Testament Canon.

    Shelby (Concord Baptist, Calera)

    Fall A- ZMTI 101: Biblical Interpretation

    Instructor: AJ Smith
    Instruction will be given in the various tools available today for interpreting the Scriptures and the critical role of the Holy Spirit.  Students will learn how to interpret the Scriptures with regard to the languages of the Bible, context in which it was written and how the various genres affect interpretation.

    Fall B- ZMTI 104: Paul’s Letters

    Instructor: AJ Smith
    The Pauline Epistles make up more than a third of the New Testament writings, and therefore it is important that Christians have an understanding of why Paul wrote his letters.  Students will study the content of the letters and find application for their own Christian journey.

    Southeast Regional

    TBA

    Tallapoosa (Tallapoosa Baptist Association Office)

    Fall A- ZMTI 106: Biblical Foundations

    Instructor: Dr. Matt Haines
    Many Christians have not taken time to study the various doctrines of the Bible that are critical to our spiritual growth.  This study will engage students in doctrines such as the trinity, the second coming, the afterlife, etc.  An Understanding of these Biblical foundations will lead believers to a deeper relationship with God.

    Fall B- ZMTI 115: Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life

    Instructor: Dr. Matt Haines
    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.

    Troy (Trinity M. Baptist Church, Troy)

    Fall A- ZMTI 102: Intro to Old Testament

    Instructor: Rev. Rubin McKinnon
    Students will learn more about the various genres of the Old Testament writings.  Attention will be given to the Christology of the Old Testament and the application of the books in the life of the believer.

    Fall B- ZMTI 101: Biblical Interpretation

    Instructor: Rev. Rubin McKinnon
    Instruction will be given in the various tools available today for interpreting the Scriptures and the critical role of the Holy Spirit.  Students will learn how to interpret the Scriptures with regard to the languages of the Bible, context in which it was written and how the various genres affect interpretation.

    Tuskegee Lee (Rock of Ages Baptist Church)

    Fall A- ZMTI 114: Baptist Doctrines

    Instructor: D’Linell Finley
    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. 

    Fall B- ZMTI 115: Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life

    Instructor: D’Linell Finley
    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.

    Tuscaloosa (First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa)

    Fall A- ZMTI 103: Intro to New Testament

    Instructor: Dr. Gil McKee
    Students will be given an overview of the various sections of the New Testament. Instruction will be given on the authors, context and content of the New Testament books.  Attention will be given to the history of the New Testament and the development of the New Testament Canon.

    Fall B- ZMTI 104: Paul’s Letters

    Instructor: Dr. Gil McKee
    The Pauline Epistles make up more than a third of the New Testament writings, and therefore it is important that Christians have an understanding of why Paul wrote his letters.  Students will study the content of the letters and find application for their own Christian journey.

    Walker (First Baptist Jasper)

    Fall A- ZMTI 105: The Minor Prophets

    Instructor: Scott McCullar
    The Minor Prophets are not minor in their importance or significance.  These often-overlooked prophetic books hold incredible relevance for our world today. Students will learn more about the authors, their prophecies and the historicity behind their message.

    Fall B- ZMTI 118: The Book of Revelation

    Instructor: Mike Adams
    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.