Current Classes

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

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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. 

Spring A- ZMTI 107 Introduction to Preaching

January 23- March 13
Instructor:  Keith Sharp, Ph.D

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 27- May 14
Instructor: Scott Guffin, Ph.D

Often times church leaders limit the churches 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. 

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. 

Spring A- ZMTI 401 Introduction to Student Ministry

January 23- March 13
Instructor: Charles Boyd, D.Min

A study of understanding ministry to today’s teenager.  Included are the characteristics, interests, and needs of students as well as the methods and techniques of how to meet those needs.  Philosophies of ministry, programming alternatives, and methods of program delivery are also studied.   

Spring B- ZMTI 402 Adolescent Learning Behavior

March 27- May 15
Instructor: Charles Boyd, D.Min

This course will show the importance of adopting and adapting methods that teach teenagers based on how THEY learn. Many times adults teach based on how they were taught years ago or how they like to teach. We must teach youth based on their retention styles while giving leaders the tools they need to succeed.

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. 

Spring A- ZMTI 703 Biblical Foundations for Worship

January 23- March 13
Instructor:  TBD

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 27- May 14
Instructor:  Zac Hicks, 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)

Spring A- ZMTI 106B Biblical Foundations II

January 22- March 12:  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor:  Dr. Jonathan Powell 

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 26- May 14
Instructor:  Dr. Jonathan Powell

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.  

Bessemer (Bessemer Baptist Associational Building)

Spring A- ZMTI 123 The Parables of Jesus

January 22- March 12: Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.

Instructor: Rev. Rick Cato

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 122 Christian Apologetics

March 26- May 14
Instructor: Rev. Rick Cato

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. 

Centreville-Bibb (Bibb Baptist Association Office)

Spring A- ZMTI 122 Christian Apologetics

January 22- March 12: Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor:  Dr. Bill Russell

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 123 The Parables of Jesus

March 26- May 14
Instructor: Dr. Bill Russell

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.

Birmingham (Samford University-Dwight Beeson Hall 112)

Spring A- ZMTI 123 The Parables of Jesus

January 23- March 13: Class meets on Tuesday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Randy Norris

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 122 Christian Apologetics

March 27- May 15
Instructor: Rev. Nic Seaborn

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. 

Birmingham-West (Grace Covenant Church)

Spring A- Christian Apologetics

January 22- March 12:  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Barry Cosper

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. 

Spring B- The Parables of Jesus

March 26- May 14
Instructor: Dr. Barry Cosper

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.

Chattanooga-Hamilton County (Hamilton County Baptist Association)

Spring A- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

Hickory Valley Baptist 2320 Hickory Valley Road Chattanooga, TN. 

January 23- March 13:  Class Meets on Tuesday nights at 6:00PM

Instructor: Rev. David Kemp

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

Hamilton County Baptist Association

March 27- May 15

Instructor: Rev. Robert Pearson

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. 

Coffee (Coffee Baptist Association, New Brockton)

Spring A- TBD

January 22- March 12.  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM
Instructor:  TBD

Spring B- TBD

March 26- May 14
Instructor: TBD

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

Spring A- ZMTI 122 Christian Apologetics

January 22- March 12.  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor:  Dr. Brandon Rainey

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 123 The Parables of Jesus

March 26- May 14
Instructor:  Rev. Eric Taylor

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.

Talladega-Coosa River (Coosa River Baptist Association Office)

Spring A- ZMTI 123 The Parables of Jesus

January 23- March 13.  Class meets on Tuesday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. Rick Cato

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 122 Christian Apologetics

March 27- May 15
Instructor: Dr. Bill Pruitt

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. 

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

Spring A- ZMTI 124 The Life and Ministry of Jesus

January 25- March 15.  Class meets on Thursday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. Lee Joyner

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 123 The Parables of Jesus

March 29- May 17
Instructor: Rev. Bill Pritchett

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.

Cullman (West Cullman Baptist Association Office)

Spring A- ZMTI 122 Christian Apologetics

January 23- March 13.  Class meets Tuesday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. Dennis Trimble

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 123 The Parables of Jesus

March 27- May 15
Instructor: Rev. Dennis Trimble

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.

Montgomery (Montgomery Baptist Association Office)

Spring A- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

January 22- March 12.  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Danny Gillenwater

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.  

Spring B- ZMTI 124 The Life and Ministry of Jesus

March 19- May 7
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley

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. 

Gadsden (Etowah Baptist Association)

Spring A- ZMTI 105 The Minor Prophets

January 23- March 13.  Class meets on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM.
Instructor:  Dr. Ryan Morris

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 113 The Person of the Holy Spirit

March 27- May 15
Instructor:  Dr. Ryan Morris

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 Ministry Center)

ZMTI 118 The Book of Revelation

January 9- March 27.  Class meets on Tuesdays from 6:30PM. This location offers two courses simultaneously in a semester system.
Instructor: Rev. Chris Wriley

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.  

ZMTI 112 Church Renewal and Revitalization

January 9- March 27
Instructor: Rev. Seaphues Dailey

At at time when so many churches are declining in membership students will learn the principles for revitalizing church attendance. 

Pell City (Eden Westside Baptist Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 106A Biblical Foundations II

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

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 26- May 14
Instructor: Rev. Rick Earnest

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.  

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

Spring A- ZMTI 122 Christian Apologetics

January 22- March 12.  Class meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM.
Instructor: Dr. Matt Haines

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 123 The Parables of Jesus

March 27- May 15
Instructor: Dr. Matt Haines

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.

Troy (Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Troy)

Spring A- TBD

January 22- March 12.  Class meets Monday nights at 6:00PM. 
Instructor: Rev. Ralph Mullins 

Spring B- TBD

March 26- May 14
Instructor: Rev. Rubin McKinnon

Tuscaloosa (First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa)

Spring A- ZMTI 121 The Writings of Moses

January 22- March 12.  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. David Woods

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 123 The Parables of Jesus

March 26- May 14
Instructor: Dr. Gil McKee

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.

Tuskegee Lee (Rock of Ages Baptist Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

January 18- March 8.  Class meets on Thursday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley

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.  

Spring B- ZMTI 124 The Life and Ministry of Jesus

March 15- May 3
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley

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. 

Trussville (Ridgecrest Baptist church)

Spring A- ZMTI 106B Biblical Foundations II

January 23- March 15.  Class meets on Tuesdays at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Ric Camp

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 27- May 15.
Instructor:  Dr. Dave Snyder

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.  

Huntsville (House of Hope and Restoration Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 106B Biblical Foundations II

January 22- March 12.  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. Jarman Leatherwood

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 26- May 14
Instructor: Rev. Jarman Leatherwood

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.  

Heflin (Cleburne Baptist Association Office)

Spring A- ZMTI 106B Biblical Foundations II

January 25- March 15.  Class meets on Thursdays at 6:00PM
Instructor: Rev. Phillip Morris

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 29- March 15. 
Instructor: Rev. Thomas Glander

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.  

Pre-Seminary Courses

Auburn Baptist Campus Ministries Building

TBD