Current Classes

Fall 2017 courses are now listed below. If you have trouble registering please call our office. (205) 726-4055. 

Note: Be sure to choose your location as some classes are offered at different sites.

Register for courses by clicking on the course title.  

Online Certificate Courses

Online Pastoral Leadership Certificate Courses

It is advantageous to register for the full certificate instead of registering for individual classes.  Full certificate registration gives you a $99 discount on the program and includes a FREE tablet.  To Register for the full certificate Click Here.  If registering for individual courses click the course title below. 

Fall A- ZMTI 109 Pastoral Counseling

August 22- October 10
Instructor:  Ross Hickman, MA, LPC-S

One of the major functions of a 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

Fall B- ZMTI 111 Church Administration

October 24- December 12
Instructor: Dr. Rob Jackson, Ph.D

Administration is one of the greatest challenges of 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 of the local church. This course examines staff, finances, buildings, and other areas of administration that are key to effective leadership. 

Online Student Ministry Certificate Courses

It is advantageous to register for the full certificate instead of registering for individual classes.  Full certificate registration gives you a $99 discount on the program and includes a FREE tablet.  To Register for the full certificate Click Here.  If registering for individual courses click the course title below. 

Fall A- ZMTI 404 Student Ministry Leadership

August 22- October 10
Instructor: Dr. Charles Boyd, D.Min

How solid and mature is your leadership team? How often do you invest in your leadership? Your team needs training and reminders of what is important and what the priority and vision is. As the leader, you set the tone and cast the vision of leadership for ministry.  This course is designed to teach the value of lead teams and structuring your ministry in such a way that you build leaders and enable giftedness within the group. 

Fall B- ZMTI 403 Discipleship and Evangelism in Student Ministry

October 24- December 12
Instructor: Dr. Charles Boyd, D.Min

Evangelism and discipleship approaches to youth are unique and require thoughtful consideration.  How do we convey the story of salvation to a post-modern audience and what are the best ways to enable ongoing discipleship with youth?  This course will equip the youth leader with the tools needed to carry out the great commission in youth ministry. 

Online Worship Leadership Certificate

To register for the full certificate and receive a $99 discount and a FREE tablet, Click Here. To register for individual courses simply click on the course title. 

Fall A- ZMTI 701 Introduction to Worship Leadership

August 22- October 10
Instructor:  Emily Andrews, Ph.D

This introductory course surveys basic principles, strategies, and skills for worship planning and leadership.  Attention will be given to best practices that contribute to a healthy and vital music ministry and worshipping community, including overviews of worship ministry’s administrative, musical, and pastoral tasks.  

Fall B- ZMTI 704 Designing Creative Worship

October 24- December 12
Instructor:  Eric Mathis, Ph.D

Leaders called to serve the church through the ministry of music and worship should strive to become theologically perceptive leaders.  This course studies musical, theological, philosophical, and technological principles that inform public Christian worship.  Particular attention will be given to application through guided experience in multiple models of worship design.

Extension Sites and Course Offerings

Albertville (Mt. Calvary Baptist Church)

Fall A- ZMTI 105 The Minor Prophets

August 21- October 9:  Class meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor:  Dr. Jonathan Powell 

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 106A Biblical Foundations I

October 23- December 11 
Instructor:  Rev. Brent Roe

Many Christians have not taken time to study the various doctrines of the Bible that are critical to our spiritual growth.  The first section of Biblical Foundations 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. 

Bessemer (Bessemer Baptist Associational Building)

Fall A- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

August 21- October 9 Class meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. Rick Cato

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.  

Fall B- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

October 23- December 11
Instructor: Rev. Rick Cato

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. 

Centreville-Bibb (Bibb Baptist Association Office)

Fall A- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

August 21- October 9: Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor:  Dr. Bill Russell

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.  

Fall B- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

October 23- December 11
Instructor: Dr. Bill Russell

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. 

Birmingham (Samford University-Dwight Beeson Hall 112)

Fall A- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

August 22- October 10: Class meet on Tuesday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Randy Norris

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.  

Fall B- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

October 24- December 12
Instructor: Dr. Randy Norris

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. 

Birmingham-West (Grace Covenant Church)

Fall A- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

August 21- October 9:  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Barry Cosper

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.  

Fall B- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

October 23- December 11
Instructor: Dr. Barry Cosper

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. 

Chattanooga-Hamilton County (Hamilton County Baptist Association)

Fall A- ZMTI 101 Biblical Interpretation

The Gathering, 4445 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN. 

August 21- October 9:  Classes Meet on Tuesday nights at 6:00PM

Instructor: Rev. David Price

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 102 Introduction to the Old Testament

Hickory Valley Baptist 2320 Hickory Valley Road Chattanooga, TN. 

October 23- December 11

Instructor: Dr. David Kemp

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. 

Coffee (Coffee Baptist Association, New Brockton)

Fall A- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

August 21- October 9.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM
Instructor:  Rev. Nathan Sims

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. 

Fall B- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

October 23- December 11
Instructor: Dr. John Granger

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.  

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

Fall A- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

August 21- October 9.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor:  Rev. Barrett Long

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.  

Fall B- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

October 23- December 11
Instructor:  Rev. Larry Wright

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. 

Talladega-Coosa River (Coosa River Baptist Association Office)

Fall A- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

August 22- October 10.  Classes meet on Tuesday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Bill Pruitt

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.  

Fall B- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

October 24- December 12
Instructor: Rev. Rick Cato

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. 

Andalusia-Covington (Covington Baptist Association Office)

Fall A- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

August 24- October 12.  Classes meet on Thursday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. Bill Pritchett

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. 

Fall B- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

October 26- December 14
Instructor: Dr. Otis Corbitt

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.  

Cullman (West Cullman Baptist Association Office)

Fall A- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

August 22- October 10.  Classes meet Tuesday nights at 6:30PM.
Instructor: Rev. Dennis Trimble

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. 

Fall B- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

October 24- December 12
Instructor: Rev. Dennis Trimble

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. 

Montgomery (Montgomery Baptist Association Office)

Fall A- ZMTI 106B Biblical Foundations II

August 14- October 9.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Danny Gillenwater

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.

Fall B- ZMTI 124 The Parables of Jesus

October 16- December 9
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley

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.

Gadsden (Etowah Baptist Association)

Fall A- ZMTI 106A Biblical Foundations I

August 21- October 9.  Classes meet on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM.
Instructor:  Dr. Craig Carlisle

Many Christians have not taken time to study the various doctrines of the Bible that are critical to our spiritual growth.  The first section of Biblical Foundations 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 106B Biblical Foundations II

October 24- December 12
Instructor:  Dr. Craig Carlisle

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.

Carrollton (Pickens-Lebanon Ministry Center)

ZMTI 105 The Minor Prophets

September 12- November 28.  Classes meet on Tuesdays from 6:30PM. This location offers two courses simultaneously in a semester system.
Instructor: Rev. Chris Wriley

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. 

ZMTI 110 The Church and its Mission

September 12- November 28
Instructor: Rev. Seaphues Dailey

Students will learn of the true mission of the church and how to engage our culture and communities with a relevant message for the purpose of transformation.  How should success in the church be defined and how do we know if it is achieved?  Students will learn the answers to these questions.  

Pisgah- Sand Mountain (Sand Mountain Baptist Associational Building)

Fall A- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

August 17- October 5.  Classes meet on Thursday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Ed Fossett

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.  

Fall B- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

October 12- November 30
Instructor: Dr. Michael Trull

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. 

Pell City (Eden Westside Baptist Church)

Fall A- ZMTI 105 The Minor Prophets

August 21- October 9.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00 PM.
Instructor: Rev. Rick Earnest

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 106A Biblical Foundations I

October 24- December 12
Instructor: Rev. Rick Earnest

Many Christians have not taken time to study the various doctrines of the Bible that are critical to our spiritual growth.  The first section of Biblical Foundations 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. 

Baton Rouge, LA- Southeast Regional Bible Institute (The Village Resource Center)

Fall A-  ZMTI 102 Intro to Old Testament

August 14- October 2.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Mary Moss

Fall A- ZMTI 106A Biblical Foundations I

Class will meet on Thursday nights at 6:00PM

Fall B- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

October 16- December 4.  Class will meet on Mondays at 6:00PM
Instructor: Dr. Mary Moss

Fall B- ZMTI 106B Biblical Foundations II

Class will meet on Thursdays at 6:00PM

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

Fall A- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

August 22- October 10.  Classes meet on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM.
Instructor: Dr. Matt Haines

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.  

Fall B- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

October 24- December 12
Instructor: Dr. Matt Haines

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. 

Troy (Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Troy)

Fall A- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

August 21- October 9.  Class meets Monday nights at 6:00PM. 
Instructor: Rev. Ralph Mullins 

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.  

Fall B- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

October 23- December 11
Instructor: Rev. Rubin McKinnon

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. 

Tuscaloosa (First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa)

Fall A- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

August 21- October 9.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. David Woods

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.  

Fall B- ZMTI 122 Christian Apologetics

October 23- December 11
Instructor: Dr. Gil McKee

What is apologetics?  Some Christians believe it to mean apologizing for their faith, however the word comes from the Greek, apologia from 1 Peter 3:15.  It means to “give a defense” for the things we believe as believers.  This course will prepare students to “give a defense for the hope that is within them.”  Study will be given on creationism, the resurrection, suffering and Christ as the only way to salvation. 

Tuskegee Lee (Rock of Ages Baptist Church)

Fall A- ZMTI 106B Biblical Foundations II

August 17- October 5.  Classes meet on Thursday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley

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. 

Fall B- ZMTI 123 The Parables of Jesus

October 12- December 7
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley

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.

Jasper-Walker (First Baptist Church Jasper)

Fall A- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

August 22- October 10.  Classes meet on Tuesdays at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Adam Brewer

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. 

Fall B- ZMTI 123 The Parables of Jesus

October 24- December 12
Instructor: Dr. Lloyd Stilley

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.

Trussville (Ridgecrest Baptist church)

Fall A- ZMTI 105 The Minor Prophets

August 22- October 10.  Classes meet on Tuesdays at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Ric Camp

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 106A Biblical Foundations I

October 22- December 12.
Instructor:  Dr. Dave Snyder

Many Christians have not taken time to study the various doctrines of the Bible that are critical to our spiritual growth.  The first section of Biblical Foundations 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. 

Huntsville (House of Hope and Restoration Church)

Fall A- ZMTI 105 The Minor Prophets

August 21- October 9.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. Jarman Leatherwood

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 106A Biblical Foundations I

October 23- December 11
Instructor: Rev. Jarman Leatherwood

Many Christians have not taken time to study the various doctrines of the Bible that are critical to our spiritual growth.  The first section of Biblical Foundations 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. 

Heflin (Cleburne Baptist Association Office)

Fall A- ZMTI 105 The Minor Prophets

August 24- October 12.  Classes meet on Thursdays at 6:00PM
Instructor: Rev. Thomas Glander

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 106A Biblical Foundations I

October 26- December 14. 
Instructor: Rev. Phillip Morris

Many Christians have not taken time to study the various doctrines of the Bible that are critical to our spiritual growth.  The first section of Biblical Foundations 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. 

Pre-Seminary Courses

Auburn Baptist Campus Ministries

TBA

5:30-7:00PM

Instructor: 

Jacksonville State Baptist Campus Ministries

ZMTI 102 Introduction to the Old Testament

Mondays from 3:00-4:30PM

September 18th- November 13th

3:00-4:30PM

Instructor: Dr. Derek Staples