The following list represents our spring 2019 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

Online Pastoral Leadership Certificate Courses

Spring A- ZMTI 107 Introduction to Preaching

January 22- March 15
Instructor:  Dr. Keith Sharp
Register for ZMTI 107 

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 26- May 14
Instructor: Dr. Scott Guffin
Register for ZMTI 108

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.

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

Online Church Planting Certificate Courses

Spring A- ZMTI 803 Church Planting Essentials: Evangelism, Disciple Making, and Leadership Development

January 22- March 15
Instructor: Lamar Duke
Register for ZMTI 803

There are certain biblical elements that are critical to effective church planting. This course will take a closer look at three important aspects of starting a sustainable and flourishing church.

Spring B- ZMTI 804 Strategic Planning for Planting a Church

March 26- May 17
Instructor: Lamar Duke
Register for ZMTI 804

A plan without a well-developed strategy is certain to fail. This course will teach participants the basics of strategic development and how these key components can lead to leadership development, community impact, financial sustainability and prevention of common problems with new churches.

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

Online Worship Leadership Certificate

Spring A- ZMTI 703 Biblical Foundations for Worship

January 22- March 15
Instructor:  TBA
Register for ZMTI 703

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 26- May 17
Instructor:  Zac Hicks
Register for ZMTI 702

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

Online Certificate in Disciple Making

Spring A- ZMTI 604 Creating a Culture of Disciple Making

January 22- March 15
Instructor: Robert Mullins
Register for ZMTI 604

How can you impact the CULTURE of your life, church, and ministry? How do churches transition to become more intentional as disciple making ministries?  In this course participants will learn that culture is the change issue that must be addressed and the seven steps necessary to transition any ministry culture into an intentional disciple making model.

Spring B- ZMTI 605 Implementing a Multiplying Lifestyle

March 26- May 17
Instructor: Robert Mullins
Register for ZMTI 605

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 signficant discount on the program.

Register for the Full Certificate

Extension Sites and Course Offerings

Albertville (Mt. Calvary Baptist Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 114 Baptist Doctrines

January 20- March 15:  Class meets on Thursday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor:  Dr. Jonathan Powell 
Register for ZMTI 114

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. 

Spring  B- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

March 25- May 17
Instructor:  Rev. Brent Roe
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. 

Bessemer (Bessemer Baptist Associational Building)

Spring A- ZMTI 102 Intro to Old Testament

January 21- March 15: Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. Rick Cato
Register for ZMTI 102

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.

Spring B- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

March 25- May 17
Instructor: Rev. Rick Cato
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.

Centreville-Bibb (Bibb Baptist Association Office)

Spring A- ZMTI 113 The Person of the Holy Spirit

January 21- March 15
Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM at Bibb Association or Wednesdays at 9:00AM at FBC Woodstock. 
Instructor:  Dr. Bill Russell
Register for ZMTI 113 at Bibb Association

Register for ZMTI 113 at FBC Woodstock

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.  

Spring B- ZMTI 114 Baptist Doctrine

March 18-  May 8
Instructor: Dr. Bill Russell
Register for ZMTI 114 at Bibb Association

Register for ZMTI 114 at FBC Woodstock

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. 

Birmingham (Samford University-Dwight Beeson Hall 112)

Spring A- ZMTI 102 Intro to Old Testament

January 22- March 15: Class meets on Tuesday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Randy Norris
Register for ZMTI 102

Participants 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.

Spring B- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

March 26- May 17
Instructor: Rev. Richard Maddox
Register for ZMTI 103

Participants 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.

Birmingham-West (Grace Covenant Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 101 Biblical Interpretation

January 21- March 15:  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Barry Cosper
Register for ZMTI 101

Instruction will be given in the various tools available today for interpreting the Scriptures and the critical role of the Holy Spirit.  Participants 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.

Spring B- ZMTI 102 Intro to Old Testament

March 25- May 17
Instructor: Dr. Barry Cosper
Register for ZMTI 102

Participants 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.

Chattanooga-Hamilton County (Hamilton County Baptist Association)

Spring A- ZMTI 106A Biblical Foundations I

January 22- March 15:  Class Meets on Tuesday nights at 6:00PM
Hamilton County Baptist Association Building
Instructor: John Trewhella
Register for ZMTI 106A

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

Spring B- ZMTI 106B Biblical Foundations II

March 26- May 17
Instructor: Rev. John Trewhella
Register for ZMTI 106B

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

Choctaw County (Choctaw Baptist Association)

Spring A- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

January 21- March 15: Classes meet on Mondays at 6:00PM at Toxey Baptist Church
Instructor: Rev. Justin Olvey
Register for ZMTI 103

Participants 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 25- May 17
Instructor: Dr. Scott Harrell
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.  Participants will study the content of the letters and find application for their own Christian journey.

Heflin (Cleburne Baptist Association Office)

Spring A- ZMTI 118 The Book of Revelation

January 24- March 15.  Class meets on Thursdays at 6:00PM
Instructor: Rev. Thomas Glander
Register for ZMTI 118

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 120 Origins of the Bible

March 28- May 17. 
Instructor: Rev. Phillip Morris
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. 

Coffee (Coffee Baptist Association, New Brockton/Enterprise)

Spring A- TBD

January 21- March 15. Class meets on Mondays at 6:00PM
Instructor: 

Spring B- TBD

March 25- May 17
Instructor: 

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

Spring A- ZMTI 102 Intro to Old Testament

January 21- March 15  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor:  Rev. Jerry Rea
Register for ZMTI 102

Participants 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.

Spring B- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

March 25- May 17
Instructor:  Rev. Corey Cochran
Register for ZMTI 103

Participants 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.

Talladega-Coosa River (Coosa River Baptist Association Office)

Spring A- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

January 22- March 15.  Class meets on Tuesday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Bill Pruitt
Register for ZMTI 103

Participants 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 102 Intro to Old Testament

March 26- May 17
Instructor: Rev. Robert Klotz

Register for ZMTI 102

Participants 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.

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

Spring A- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

January 24- March 15.  Class meets on Thursday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. Bill Pritchett
Register for ZMTI 103

Participants 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 101 Biblical Intepretation

March 28- May 17
Instructor: Dr. Otis Corbitt
Register for ZMTI 101

Instruction will be given in the various tools available today for interpreting the Scriptures and the critical role of the Holy Spirit.  Participants 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)

Spring A- ZMTI 102 Intro to Old Testament

January 22- March 15.  Class meets Tuesday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. Dennis Trimble
Register for ZMTI 102

Participants 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.

Spring B- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

March 26- May 17
Instructor: Rev. Dennis Trimble
Register for ZMTI 103

Participants 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.

Decatur-Morgan County (Cave Springs Baptist Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

January 22- March 15. Classes meet on Tuesday nights at 6:00PM
Instructor: Dr. Joel Carwile
Register for ZMTI 103

Participants 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. Brad Doss
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.  Participants will study the content of the letters and find application for their own Christian journey.

Montgomery (Montgomery Baptist Association Office)

Spring A- ZMTI 114 Baptist Doctrines

January 14- March 11.  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Danny Gillenwater
Register for ZMTI 114

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 101 Biblical Interpretation

March 18- May 6
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley
Register for ZMTI 101

Instruction will be given in the various tools available today for interpreting the Scriptures and the critical role of the Holy Spirit.  Participants 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.

Gadsden (Etowah Baptist Association)

Spring A- ZMTI 118 The Book of Revelation

January 22- March 15.  Class meets on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM.
Instructor:  Dr. Ryan Morris
Register for ZMTI 118

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

March 18- May 17
Instructor:  Dr. Craig Carlisle
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. 

Oneonta-Blount County (FBC Oneonta)

Spring A- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

January 21- March 15: Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM
Instructor: Dr. Larry Gipson
Register for ZMTI 103

Participants 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 25-May 17
Instructor: Dr. Larry Gipson
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.  Participants will study the content of the letters and find application for their own Christian journey.

Carrollton (Pickens-Lebanon Ministry Center)

ZMTI 106B Biblical Foundations II

January 8- March 26.  Class meets on Tuesdays from 6:30PM. This location offers two courses simultaneously in a semester system.
Instructor: Rev. Chris Wriley
Register for ZMTI 106B

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

ZMTI 124 The Life and Ministry of Jesus

Manuary 8- March 26
Instructor: Rev. Seaphues Dailey
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.

Pell City (Eden Westside Baptist Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 118 The Book of Revelation

January 21- March 15.  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00 PM.
Instructor: Rev. Rick Earnest
Register for ZMTI 118

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

March 25- May 17
Instructor: Dr. Chris Crain
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. 

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

Spring A- ZMTI 102 Intro to Old Testament

January 22- March 15.   Class meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM.
Instructor: Josh Sammons
Register for ZMTI 102

Participants 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.

Spring B- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

March 26- May 17
Instructor: Josh Sammons
Register for ZMTI 103

Participants 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.

Troy (Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Troy)

Spring A- ZMTI 101 Biblical Interpretation

January 21- March 15.  Class meets Monday nights at 6:00PM. 
Instructor: Rev. Carl Hollis
Register for ZMTI 101

Instruction will be given in the various tools available today for interpreting the Scriptures and the critical role of the Holy Spirit.  Participants 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.

Spring B- ZMTI 102 Intro to Old Testament

March 25- May 17
Instructor: Rev. Rubin McKinnon
Register for ZMTI 102

Participants 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.

Tuscaloosa (First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa)

Spring A- ZMTI 102 Intro to Old Testament

January 21- March 15.  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. David Woods
Register for ZMTI 102

Participants 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.

Spring B- ZMTI 114 Baptist Doctrine

March 25- May 17
Instructor: Dr. Gil McKee
Register for ZMTI 114

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. 

Tuskegee Lee (Rock of Ages Baptist Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 114 Baptist Doctrine

January 17- March 3.  Class meets on Thursday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley
Register for ZMTI 114

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 101 Biblical Intepretation

March 14- May 2
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley
Register for ZMTI 101

Instruction will be given in the various tools available today for interpreting the Scriptures and the critical role of the Holy Spirit.  Participants 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.

Trussville (Ridgecrest Baptist Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 118 The Book of Revelation

January 22- March 15.  Class meets on Tuesdays at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Ric Camp
Register for ZMTI 118

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

March 26- May 14
Instructor:  Dr. Ric Camp
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. 

Huntsville (House of Hope and Restoration Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 118 The Book of Revelation

January 21- March 15.  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. Jarman Leatherwood
Register for ZMTI 118

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. 

Spring B- ZMTI 120 The Origins of the Bible

March 25- May 17
Instructor: Rev. Jarman Leatherwood
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. 

Jasper-Walker County (Glory Fellowship Baptist Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 101 Biblical Intepretation

January 22- March 15.  Class meets on Tuesdays at 6:00PM
Instructor: Rev. Scott McCullar
Register for ZMTI 101

Instruction will be given in the various tools available today for interpreting the Scriptures and the critical role of the Holy Spirit.  Participants 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.

Spring B- ZMTI 102 Intro to Old Testament

March 26- May 17
Instructor: Dr. John Gates
Register for ZMTI 102

Participants 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.