The following list represents our Spring 2020 course schedule. If you have trouble registering please call our office at (205) 726-4055.

If registering for an extension course be sure to choose your location as some classes are offered at different sites.

Online Certificate Courses

Women's Leadership Certificate Courses

Spring A- ZMTI 608 Women's Leadership Essentials

January 21- March 17
Instructor: Claudia Johnson
Register for the Women's Leadership Certificate
Register for only this one course

In this course, participants will examine the keys to communicating, managing conflict, building effective teams, and managing time. They will also learn how following well develops stronger leaders.

Spring B- ZMTI 609 Influencing Transformational Ministries

March 24- May 19
Instructor: Claudia Johnson
Register for ZMTI 609 Influencing Transformational Ministries

In this course, participants will establish best practices in leading intentionally as well as understand the impact of prayer as God transforms our world and our worldview. They will apply ministry principles of leading with integrity, working with multiple generations, and mentoring and disciple-making lifestyles

Full Certificate

It is advantageous to register for the full certificate instead of registering for individual classes. Full certificate registration gives you a significant discount on the program.

Register for Full Certificate

Pastoral Leadership Certificate Courses

Spring A- ZMTI 107 Introduction to Preaching

January 21- March 17
Instructor: Dr. Keith Sharp
Register for the  Certificate of Pastoral Leadership
Register for only ZMTI 107 Intro to Preaching

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.

Spring B- ZMTI 108 Pastoral Leadership

March 24- May 19
Instructor: Dr. Scott Guffin
Click Here to Register for ZMTI 108 Pastoral Leadership

Often church leaders limit a church’s potential simply because of inadequate leadership.  This course will challenge the student to be the leader that God has called him/her to be.  Attention will be given to leadership styles and practical aspects of pastoral ministry.  

Full Certificate

It is advantageous to register for the full certificate instead of registering for individual classes. Full certificate registration gives you a significant discount on the program.

Register for the Full Certificate

Spring A- ZMTI 703 Biblical Foundations for Worship

January 21- March 13
Instructor: 

Register for Certificate in Worship Leadership
Register for ZMTI 703 Biblical Foundations for Worship

Leaders called to serve the church through the ministry of music and worship should strive to become biblically astute leaders.  This course provides a biblical and theological foundation for Christian worship.  Particular attention will be given to the application of principles through guided reflection on concrete worship practices including congregational prayer, Scripture reading, and celebrations of the Lord’s Supper.

Spring B- ZMTI 702 The Worship Leader as Pastor

March 24- May 19
Instructor: 
Register for ZMTI 702 Worship Leader as Pastor

Leaders called to serve the church through the ministry of music and worship should strive to become pastorally sensitive leaders.  This course examines the roles, function, and theological considerations for the practice of pastoral worship ministry.  Particular attention will be given to the worship leader’s spiritual formation in private and corporate contexts. 

Full Certificate

It is advantageous to register for the full certificate instead of registering for individual classes. Full certificate registration gives you a significant discount on the program.

Register for the Full Certificate

Certificate in Disciple Making

Spring A- ZMTI 604 Creating a Culture of Disciple Making

January 21- March 13
Instructor: Robert Mullins
Register for Certificate in Disciple Making
Register for ZMTI 604 Creating a Culture of Disciple Making

How do churches transition to become more intentional as disciple making ministries?  In this course participants will learn the seven steps necessary to transition any ministry into an intentional disciple making mode

Spring B- ZMTI 605 Implementing a Multiplying Lifestyle

March 24- May 19
Instructor: Robert Mullins
Register for ZMTI 605 Implementing a Multiplying Lifestyle

A practicum course where participants learn the life skills that will lead them to make disciple making a natural outflow of their walk with God.  Participants will be mentored by a disciple making pastor for the 8 week class and will learn the essentials of living and leading a discipling ministry.

Full Certificate

It is advantageous to register for the full certificate instead of registering for individual classes. Full certificate registration gives you a significant discount on the program.

Register for the Full Certificate

Extension Sites and Course Offerings

Athens-Limestone (First Baptist Church of Athens)

Classes meet Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 103 Introduction to New Testament

January 20- March 12
Instructor: Dr. Joel Carwile
Register for ZMTI 103

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.

Spring B- ZMTI 104 Paul's Letters

March 23- May 14
Instructor: Dr. Joel Carwile
Register for ZMTI 104

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.

Bessemer-Hueytown (Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church)

Classes meet Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 128 The Acts of the Apostles

January 20- March 12
Instructor: Rev. Rick Cato
Register for ZMTI 128

An exegetical study of the book of Acts including the impact of the Gospel, multiplication of the church and foundations of Christian Mission. The book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke and gives us insight into the rapid spread of Christianity in the first century.  Participants will study the rich history and theological context of this incredible book.

Spring B- ZMTI 131 The Book of Hebrews

March 23- May 14
Instructor: Rev. Rick Cato
Register for ZMTI 131

An exegetical study of the book of Hebrews. Hebrews is a rich letter giving readers deep theological truths regarding the sufficiency of Jesus Christ.  Though we know almost nothing regarding the author or recipients it is obvious that the epistles is written with the goal of presenting Christ as the completion of God’s covenant with the Hebrew people. Participants will find in studying this epistle that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of each of the Old Testament themes and covenants.

Centreville-Bibb (Bibb Baptist Association Office)

Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM at Bibb Association or Wednesdays at 9:00AM at FBC Woodstock

 Spring A- ZMTI 129  Personal Evangelism

January 27- March 19
Instructor: Dr. Bill Russell
Register for ZMTI 129 at Bibb Association

Register for ZMTI 129 at FBC Woodstock

This course presents a study on the message, methods and urgency of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Participants will study the foundational priorities of personal evangelism and various approaches and strategies both historically and currently. 

Spring B- 130 Effective Disciple Making

March 23- May 14
Instructor: Dr. Bill Russell
Register for ZMTI 130 at Bibb Association

Register for ZMTI 130 at FBC Woodstock

This course presents a study of the practices and methods of effective disciple making in the church and individual context. Without an effective and intentional disciple making strategy a church will only partially fulfill the Great Commission as found in Matthew 28: 19-20. Participants will learn how Christ developed, equipped and sent disciples who make disciples.

Birmingham (Samford University-Dwight Beeson Hall 112)

Class meets Tuesday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 127 The Synoptic Gospels

January 21- March 13
Instructor: Dr. Randy Norris
Register for ZMTI 127

This course offers participants a study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. While all four gospels present the life and ministry of Christ it becomes clear that three of the four have similar content and chronology. The word “synoptic” comes from a Latin word meaning “same”, thus Matthew, Mark and Luke are called the synoptic gospels because of the similarities. Participants will study the different aspects and themes as presented in these gospels.

Spring B- ZMTI 128 The Acts of the Apostles

March 24- May 15
Instructor: Rev. Richard Maddox
Register for ZMTI 128

An exegetical study of the book of Acts including the impact of the Gospel, multiplication of the church and foundations of Christian Mission. The book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke and gives us insight into the rapid spread of Christianity in the first century.  Participants will study the rich history and theological context of this incredible book.

Birmingham-West (Grace Covenant Church)

Class meets Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 127 The Synoptic Gospels

January 20- March 12
Instructor: Dr. Barry Cosper
Register for ZMTI 127

This course offers participants a study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. While all four gospels present the life and ministry of Christ it becomes clear that three of the four have similar content and chronology. The word “synoptic” comes from a Latin word meaning “same”, thus Matthew, Mark and Luke are called the synoptic gospels because of the similarities. Participants will study the different aspects and themes as presented in these gospels.

Spring B- ZMTI 128 The Acts of the Apostles

March 23- May 14
Instructor: Dr. Barry Cosper
Register for ZMTI 128

An exegetical study of the book of Acts including the impact of the Gospel, multiplication of the church and foundations of Christian Mission. The book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke and gives us insight into the rapid spread of Christianity in the first century.  Participants will study the rich history and theological context of this incredible book.

Chattanooga-Hamilton County (Hamilton County Baptist Association Office)

Class Meets Tuesday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 115 Spiritual Disciplines

January 21- March 13
Hamilton County Baptist Association Building
Instructor: Jonathan Propes
Register for ZMTI 115

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.

Spring B- ZMTI 120 Origins of the Bible

March 24- May 15
Instructor: Seton Tomyn
Register for ZMTI 120

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. 

Choctaw County-Butler (Choctaw Baptist Association Office)

Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 106B Biblical Foundations II

January 20- March 12
Instructor: Dr. Terry Long
Register for ZMTI 106B

This course is a continuation of the first section.  Students will learn the doctrines of redemption, the church, the return of Christ and how these doctrines impact their everyday life.

Spring B-  ZMTI 113 The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

March 23- May 14
Instructor: Timothy Mathis
Register for ZMTI 113

 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.  

Escambia-Atmore (First Baptist Church of Atmore)

Classes meet Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 103 Introduction to New Testament

January 20- March 12
Instructor: Dr. Tim Tew
Register for ZMTI 103

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.

Spring B- ZMTI 104 Paul's Letters

March 30- May 18
Instructor: Rev. Kevin Garrett
Register for ZMTI 104

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.

Heflin (Cleburne Baptist Association Office)

Classes meet Thursday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 123 Parables of Jesus

January 23- March 15
Instructor: Rev. Thomas Glander
Register for ZMTI 123

Jesus Christ was a master story teller and often taught in parables.  A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning and Jesus would often use this type of communication when speaking to the crowds.  This course will take careful examination on each of the parables found in the Gospels and teach students how to apply the heavenly meanings to increase their intimacy with God.

Spring B- ZMTI 124 The Life and Ministry of Jesus

March 26- May 17
Instructor: Rev. Larry Vinson
Register for ZMTI 124

Rarely do we find a comprehensive study on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.  Sometimes the task seems too daunting.  This course is designed to give students a survey of the life of Jesus using a harmonious approach with the Gospel narratives.  From his pre-incarnate ministry to his ascension this survey will examine the various highlights of his life and ministry in order for students to better understand our commitment to him through our Christian witness.

Coffee (Coffee Baptist Association Office, New Brockton/Enterprise)

Classes meet Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 125 John's Epistles

January 20- March 12

Instructor: Dr. John Granger

Register for ZMTI 125

This course is an exegetical study of John’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd epistles. John writes his epistles to the 3rd generation of Christians who were battling heresies and also had a waning passion for Christ. Within these epistles participants will learn of the deity of Christ, the humanity of Christ and a Messiah who offer light, life and love.

Spring B- TBD 

Florence-Muscle Shoals (Colbert-Lauderdale Baptist Association Office)

Classes meet Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 128 The Acts of the Apostles

January 20- March 12
Instructor: Rev. Larry Wright
Register for ZMTI 128

An exegetical study of the book of Acts including the impact of the Gospel, multiplication of the church and foundations of Christian Mission. The book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke and gives us insight into the rapid spread of Christianity in the first century.  Participants will study the rich history and theological context of this incredible book.

Spring B- ZMTI 131 The Book of Hebrews

March 23- May 14
Instructor: Rev. Dwight Wilson
Register for ZMTI 131

An exegetical study of the book of Hebrews. Hebrews is a rich letter giving readers deep theological truths regarding the sufficiency of Jesus Christ.  Though we know almost nothing regarding the author or recipients it is obvious that the epistles is written with the goal of presenting Christ as the completion of God’s covenant with the Hebrew people. Participants will find in studying this epistle that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of each of the Old Testament themes and covenants.

Talladega-Coosa River (Coosa River Baptist Association Office)

Classes meet Tuesday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 129 Personal Evangelism

January 21- March 13
Instructor: Rev. Robert Klotz
Register for ZMTI 129

This course presents a study on the message, methods and urgency of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Participants will study the foundational priorities of personal evangelism and various approaches and strategies both historically and currently. 

Spring B- ZMTI 130 Effective Disciplemaking

March 24- May 15
Instructor: Rev. Heath Walton
Register for ZMTI 130

This course presents a study of the practices and methods of effective disciple making in the church and individual context. Without an effective and intentional disciple making strategy a church will only partially fulfill the Great Commission as found in Matthew 28: 19-20. Participants will learn how Christ developed, equipped and sent disciples who make disciples.

Andalusia-Covington (Ed Ganus Center at Covington Baptist Association Office)

Classes meet Thursday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 127 The Synoptic Gospels

January 20- March 12
Instructor: Dr. Otis Corbitt
Register for ZMTI 127

This course offers participants a study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. While all four gospels present the life and ministry of Christ it becomes clear that three of the four have similar content and chronology. The word “synoptic” comes from a Latin word meaning “same”, thus Matthew, Mark and Luke are called the synoptic gospels because of the similarities. Participants will study the different aspects and themes as presented in these gospels.

Spring B- ZMTI 128 The Acts of the Apostles

March 19- May 10
Instructor: Rev. Bill Pritchett
Register for ZMTI 128

An exegetical study of the book of Acts including the impact of the Gospel, multiplication of the church and foundations of Christian Mission. The book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke and gives us insight into the rapid spread of Christianity in the first century.  Participants will study the rich history and theological context of this incredible book.

Cullman (West Cullman Baptist Association Office)

Classes meet Tuesday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 126 Exploring the Psalms

January 21- March 10
Instructor: Rev. Dennis Trimble
Register for ZMTI 126

This course gives participants an overview of the Psalms including the nature, purpose and message of the Psalms.  The collection of Psalms offers us God’s heart related to our tragedies, triumphs, sorrows and joys. Participants will learn to interpret the Psalms in order to use them effectively for the purpose of enhancing their walk with the Lord.

Spring B- ZMTI 128 The Acts of the Apostles

March 24- May 12
Instructor: Rev. Dennis Trimble
Register for ZMTI 128

An exegetical study of the book of Acts including the impact of the Gospel, multiplication of the church and foundations of Christian Mission. The book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke and gives us insight into the rapid spread of Christianity in the first century.  Participants will study the rich history and theological context of this incredible book.

Decatur-Hartselle-Morgan County (Morgan Baptist Association Office)

Classes meet Tuesday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 106B Biblical Foundations II

January 21- March 13
Instructor: Dr. Matt Haines
Register for ZMTI 106A

This course is a continuation of the first section.  Students will learn the doctrines of redemption, the church, the return of Christ and how these doctrines impact their everyday life.

Spring B- ZMTI 113 The Person of the Holy Spirit

March 24- May 15
Instructor: Rev. Wally Blackman
Register for ZMTI 113

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. 

Montgomery (Montgomery Baptist Association Office)

Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 127 The Synoptic Gospels

January 13- March 10
Instructor: Dr. Danny Gillenwater
Register for ZMTI 127

This course offers participants a study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. While all four gospels present the life and ministry of Christ it becomes clear that three of the four have similar content and chronology. The word “synoptic” comes from a Latin word meaning “same”, thus Matthew, Mark and Luke are called the synoptic gospels because of the similarities. Participants will study the different aspects and themes as presented in these gospels.

Spring B- ZMTI 128 The Acts of the Apostles

March 17- May 4
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley
Register for ZMTI 128

An exegetical study of the book of Acts including the impact of the Gospel, multiplication of the church and foundations of Christian Mission. The book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke and gives us insight into the rapid spread of Christianity in the first century.  Participants will study the rich history and theological context of this incredible book.

Gadsden (Etowah Baptist Association Office)

Classes meet Tuesday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 123 Parables of Jesus

January 20- March 12 
Instructor: Dr. Eric Reaves
Register for ZMTI 123

Jesus Christ was a master story teller and often taught in parables.  A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning and Jesus would often use this type of communication when speaking to the crowds.  This course will take careful examination on each of the parables found in the Gospels and teach students how to apply the heavenly meanings to increase their intimacy with God.

Spring B- ZMTI 124 The Life and Ministry of Jesus

March 17- May 14
Instructor: Dr. Ryan Morris
Register for ZMTI 124

Rarely do we find a comprehensive study on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.  Sometimes the task seems too daunting.  This course is designed to give students a survey of the life of Jesus using a harmonious approach with the Gospel narratives.  From his pre-incarnate ministry to his ascension this survey will examine the various highlights of his life and ministry in order for students to better understand our commitment to him through our Christian witness.

Oneonta-Blount County (First Baptist Church of Oneonta)

Classes meet Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 106A Biblical Foundations II

January 20- March 12 
Instructor: Dr. Larry Gipson
Register for ZMTI 106B

This course is a continuation of the first section.  Students will learn the doctrines of redemption, the church, the return of Christ and how these doctrines impact their everyday life.

Spring B- ZMTI 113 The Person of the Holy Spirit

March 23- May 14
Instructor: Dr. Larry Gipson
Register for ZMTI 113

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. 

Carrollton (Pickens-Lebanon District Ministry Center)

Classes meet Tuesday nights at 6:30PM. This location offers two courses simultaneously in a semester system

ZMTI 126 Exploring the Psalms

January 14- March 31: 
Instructor: Rev. Seaphues Dailey
Register for ZMTI 126

This course gives participants an overview of the Psalms including the nature, purpose and message of the Psalms.  The collection of Psalms offers us God’s heart related to our tragedies, triumphs, sorrows and joys. Participants will learn to interpret the Psalms in order to use them effectively for the purpose of enhancing their walk with the Lord.

ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

January 14- march 31
Instructor: Rev. Chris Wriley
Register for ZMTI 121

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy collectively are written by Moses and are often referred to as the Pentateuch or Law books.  Included in these books readers find a wide array of writing genres such as narrative, poetry, songs, law and genealogies.  In this course students will examine the major themes of each book and how best to interpret those themes.

Huntsville (House of Hope and Restoration Church)

Classes meet Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 132 Christian Leadership

January 20- March 12
Instructor: Rev. Jarman Leatherwood
Register for ZMTI 132

This course is a study of the essential elements needed to be effective in leading a ministry.  Great leaders understand where they are in the process of leadership both in regards to weakness and strength.  They understand how to enhance their own leadership style and also develop leaders around them. Participants will learn where they are in the process of becoming an effective leader and how to fill in the leadership gaps that currently exist.

Spring B- ZMTI 131 The Book of Hebrews

March 23- May 14
Instructor: Rev. Jarman Leatherwood
Register for ZMTI 131

An exegetical study of the book of Hebrews. Hebrews is a rich letter giving readers deep theological truths regarding the sufficiency of Jesus Christ.  Though we know almost nothing regarding the author or recipients it is obvious that the epistles is written with the goal of presenting Christ as the completion of God’s covenant with the Hebrew people. Participants will find in studying this epistle that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of each of the Old Testament themes and covenants.

Pell City-St. Clair (Eden Westside Baptist Church)

Classes meet Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 123 Parables of Jesus

January 20- March 12
Instructor: Rev. Rick Earnest
Register for ZMTI 123

Jesus Christ was a master story teller and often taught in parables.  A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning and Jesus would often use this type of communication when speaking to the crowds.  This course will take careful examination on each of the parables found in the Gospels and teach students how to apply the heavenly meanings to increase their intimacy with God.

Spring B- ZMTI 124 The Life and Ministry of Jesus

March 23- May 14
Instructor: Rev. Rick Earnest
Register for ZMTI 124

Rarely do we find a comprehensive study on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.  Sometimes the task seems too daunting.  This course is designed to give students a survey of the life of Jesus using a harmonious approach with the Gospel narratives.  From his pre-incarnate ministry to his ascension this survey will examine the various highlights of his life and ministry in order for students to better understand our commitment to him through our Christian witness.

Alexander City- Jackson's Gap- Tallapoosa (Tallapoosa Baptist Association Office)

Classes meet Tuesday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 127 The Synoptic Gospels

January 21- March 13
Instructor: Josh Sammons
Register for ZMTI 127

This course offers participants a study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. While all four gospels present the life and ministry of Christ it becomes clear that three of the four have similar content and chronology. The word “synoptic” comes from a Latin word meaning “same”, thus Matthew, Mark and Luke are called the synoptic gospels because of the similarities. Participants will study the different aspects and themes as presented in these gospels.

Spring B- ZMTI 128 The Acts of the Apostles

March 24- May 15
Instructor: TBD
Register for ZMTI 128

An exegetical study of the book of Acts including the impact of the Gospel, multiplication of the church and foundations of Christian Mission. The book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke and gives us insight into the rapid spread of Christianity in the first century.  Participants will study the rich history and theological context of this incredible book.

Pensacola (First Baptist Church of Pensacola)

Classes meet Thursday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A-ZMTI 103 Introduction to New Testament

January 23- March 15
Instructor: Dr. Ross Lankford
Register for ZMTI 103

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.

Spring B- ZMTI 104 Paul's Letters

March 26- May 17
Instructor: Dr. Jim Locke
Register for ZMTI 104

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.

Rockford-Coosa County (Rockford Baptist Church)

Classes meet Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 103 Introduction to New Testament

January 20- March 12
Instructor:  Dr. Jeff Fuller
Register for ZMTI 103

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.

Spring B- ZMTI 104 Paul's Letters

March 23- May 14
Instructor: Rev. Christopher Todd
Register for ZMTI 104

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.

Tarrant (Central Baptist Church-Destiny Covenant Church)

Classes meet Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 103 Introducton to New Testament

January 20- March 12
Instructor: Dr. Bob Weber
Register for ZMTI 103

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.

Spring B- ZMTI 104 Paul's Letters

March 23- May 14
Instructor: Rev. Cedric Brown
Register for ZMTI 104

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.

Troy (Trinity Missionary Baptist Church)

Classes meet Monday nights at 6:00PM.

Spring A- ZMTI 127 The Synoptic Gospels

January 20- March 12
Instructor: Rev. Carl Hollis
Register for ZMTI 127

This course offers participants a study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. While all four gospels present the life and ministry of Christ it becomes clear that three of the four have similar content and chronology. The word “synoptic” comes from a Latin word meaning “same”, thus Matthew, Mark and Luke are called the synoptic gospels because of the similarities. Participants will study the different aspects and themes as presented in these gospels.

Spring B- ZMTI 128 The Book of Acts

March 23- May 14
Instructor: Rev. Rubin McKinnon
Register for ZMTI 128

An exegetical study of the book of Acts including the impact of the Gospel, multiplication of the church and foundations of Christian Mission. The book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke and gives us insight into the rapid spread of Christianity in the first century.  Participants will study the rich history and theological context of this incredible book.

Trussville (Ridgecrest Baptist Church)

Classes meet Tuesday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 123 The Parables of Jesus

January 21- May 13
Instructor: Dr. Ric Camp & Rev. Jeff Gardner
Register for ZMTI 123

Jesus Christ was a master story teller and often taught in parables.  A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning and Jesus would often use this type of communication when speaking to the crowds.  This course will take careful examination on each of the parables found in the Gospels and teach students how to apply the heavenly meanings to increase their intimacy with God.

Spring B- ZMTI 124 The Life and Ministry of Jesus

March 24- May 15
Instructor: Dr. Ric Camp & Rev. Jeff Gardner
Register for ZMTI 124

Rarely do we find a comprehensive study on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.  Sometimes the task seems too daunting.  This course is designed to give students a survey of the life of Jesus using a harmonious approach with the Gospel narratives.  From his pre-incarnate ministry to his ascension this survey will examine the various highlights of his life and ministry in order for students to better understand our commitment to him through our Christian witness.

Tuscaloosa (First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa)

Classes meet Monday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 127 The Synoptic Gospels

January 20- March 12
Instructor: Rev. David Woods
Register for ZMTI 127

This course offers participants a study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. While all four gospels present the life and ministry of Christ it becomes clear that three of the four have similar content and chronology. The word “synoptic” comes from a Latin word meaning “same”, thus Matthew, Mark and Luke are called the synoptic gospels because of the similarities. Participants will study the different aspects and themes as presented in these gospels.

Spring B- ZMTI 128 The Acts of the Apostles

March 23- May 14
Instructor: Rev. David Woods
Register for ZMTI 128

An exegetical study of the book of Acts including the impact of the Gospel, multiplication of the church and foundations of Christian Mission. The book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke and gives us insight into the rapid spread of Christianity in the first century.  Participants will study the rich history and theological context of this incredible book.

Tuskegee (Rock of Ages Baptist Church)

Classes meet Thursday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 127 The Synoptic Gospels

January 16- March 5
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley
Register for ZMTI 127

This course offers participants a study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. While all four gospels present the life and ministry of Christ it becomes clear that three of the four have similar content and chronology. The word “synoptic” comes from a Latin word meaning “same”, thus Matthew, Mark and Luke are called the synoptic gospels because of the similarities. Participants will study the different aspects and themes as presented in these gospels.

Spring B- ZMTI 128 The Acts of the Apostles

March 12- April 30
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley
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An exegetical study of the book of Acts including the impact of the Gospel, multiplication of the church and foundations of Christian Mission. The book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke and gives us insight into the rapid spread of Christianity in the first century.  Participants will study the rich history and theological context of this incredible book.

Jasper-Walker County (Glory Fellowship Baptist Church)

Classes meet Tuesday nights at 6:00PM

Spring A- ZMTI 129 Personal Evangelism

January 21- March 13
Instructor: Dr. Jim Collins
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This course presents a study on the message, methods and urgency of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Participants will study the foundational priorities of personal evangelism and various approaches and strategies both historically and currently. 

Spring B- ZMTI 130 Effective Disciplemaking

March 24- May 15
Instructor: Rev. Scott McCullar
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This course presents a study of the practices and methods of effective disciple making in the church and individual context. Without an effective and intentional disciple making strategy a church will only partially fulfill the Great Commission as found in Matthew 28: 19-20. Participants will learn how Christ developed, equipped and sent disciples who make disciples.