Current Classes

Fall 2017 courses will be updated in the coming weeks, please keep checking our website for the courses offered near you.

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

Spring A- ZMTI 107: Intro to Preaching

January 24- March 14
Instructor:  Dr. Keith Sharpe, 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 28- May 16
Instructor: Dr. 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

Spring A- ZMTI 401: Intro to Student Ministry

January 24- March 14
Instructor: Dr. 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 28- May 16
Instructor: Dr. 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 Global Missions Courses

Spring A- ZMTI 303: Missions Strategy

January 24- March 14
Instructor: Scott Carter, D. Miss, ABD

This course seeks to learn from the Bible as well as missions history in order to discern the missiological principles necessary for developing a biblical and contextual strategy for multiplying disciples.  

Spring B- ZMTI 304: The Life of the Missionary

March 28- May 16
Instructor: Scott Carter, D. Miss, ABD

This course explores the day to day challenges of missionary life – how to survive and potentially thrive in another culture. Topics include family life and culture and language acquisition.  

Online Ministry Communication Certificate

Spring A- ZMTI 503: Digital and Social Media Communication

January 24- March 14
Instructor: Carrie McWhorter

This course will examine the role digital tools can play in sharing the Gospel message through the local church and in personal ministry. We will examine the ways different audiences respond to popular platforms, evaluate individual and corporate use of digital tools in ministry, and explore strategies for enhancing communication in today’s multimedia world.

Spring B- ZMTI 504:  Interpersonal Communication

March 28- May 16
Instructor:  Carrie McWhorter

This course will examine the importance of how we communicate in our daily interactions and relationships.  The Gospel is often communicated through our interpersonal communications with those whom we interact with on a regular basis.  

Online Worship Leadership Certificate

Spring A- ZMTI 703:  Biblical Foundations for Worship

January 24- March 14
Instructor:  Dan Odle 

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 28- May 16
Instructor:  Zac Hicks

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.  

Extension Sites and Course Offerings

Albertville (Chapel Hill Baptist Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 103: Intro to New Testament

January 23- March 13:  Class meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor:  Rev. Brent Roe 

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 27- May 15
Instructor:  Rev. Brent Roe

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 (Bessemer Baptist Associational Building)

Spring A- ZMTI 115:  Spiritual Disciplines

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

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 114: Baptist Doctrines

March 27- May 15
Instructor: Rick Cato

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.  

Centreville-Bibb (Bibb Baptist Association Office)

Spring A- ZMTI 106: Biblical Foundations

January 16- March 6: Class meets on Monday nights at 6:0PM.
Instructor:  Rev. Chris Tortorice

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

Spring B- ZMTI 102: Intro to Old Testament

March 6- April 24
Instructor: Dr. Bill Russell

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. 

Birmingham (Samford University-Russell Hall)

Spring A- ZMTI 114: Baptist Doctrines

January 24- March 14: Class meet on Tuesday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Randy Norris

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 110: The Church and its Mission

March 28- May 16
Instructor: Dr. Randy Norris

This course will challenge students to understand the real mission of the New Testament Church.  Attention will be given to evangelism, outreach and missions. Students will be instructed on leading the Church to understand its mission to the culture and community. 

Birmingham-West (Grace Covenant Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 106: Biblical Foundations

January 23- March 13:  Class meets on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Barry Cosper

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

Spring B- ZMTI 115: Spiritual Disciplines

March 27- May 15
Instructor: Dr. Barry Cosper

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. 

Coffee (Coffee Baptist Association, New Brockton)

Spring A- ZMTI 118: The Book of Revelation

January 23- March 13.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM
Instructor:  Dr. James Preachers

The book of Revelation contains key elements of future events while pointing to Christ our victorious Lord.  Many bible students shy away from the study of this book based on fears and misconceptions of its content.  This class will give comprehensive attention to the themes and messages of Revelation through careful exegesis.  

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

March 27- May 15
Instructor: Dr. James Preachers

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. 

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

Spring A- ZMTI 117: Christian Ethics

January 23- March 13.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor:  Jim Warren

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

Spring B- ZMTI 116: Overcoming Church Conflict

March 27- May 15
Instructor:  Brandon Rainey

This course will enable church leadership to better understand and manage conflict in the local church. The course will address issues of the source and nature of conflict, the role of leadership in conflict management, and the cycle of church conflict. 

Talladega-Coosa River (Coosa River Baptist Association Office)

Spring A- ZMTI 110:  The Church and its Mission

January 24- March 14.  Classes meet on Tuesday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rick Cato

This course will challenge students to understand the real mission of the New Testament Church.  Attention will be given to evangelism, outreach and missions. Students will be instructed on leading the Church to understand its mission to the culture and community. 

Spring B- ZMTI 116: Overcoming Church Conflict

March 28- May 16
Instructor: Bill Pruitt

This course will enable church leadership to better understand and manage conflict in the local church. The course will address issues of the source and nature of conflict, the role of leadership in conflict management, and the cycle of church conflict. 

Andalusia-Covington (Covington Baptist Association Office)

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

January 26- March 16.  Classes meet on Thursday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. Bill Pritchett

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 110: The Church and its Mission

March 30- May 18
Instructor: Dr. Otis Corbitt

This course will challenge students to understand the real mission of the New Testament Church.  Attention will be given to evangelism, outreach and missions. Students will be instructed on leading the Church to understand its mission to the culture and community. 

Cullman (West Cullman Baptist Association Office)

Spring A- ZMTI 114: Baptist Doctrines

January 24- March 14.  Classes meet Tuesday nights at 6:30PM.
Instructor: Dennis Trimble

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 116 Overcoming Church Conflict

March 28- May 16
Instructor: Dennis Trimble

This course will enable church leadership to better understand and manage conflict in the local church. The course will address issues of the source and nature of conflict, the role of leadership in conflict management, and the cycle of church conflict. 

Montgomery (Montgomery Baptist Association Office)

Spring A- ZMTI 111: Church Administration

January 9- March 6.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Daniel Gillenwater

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. The course examines staff, finances, buildings, and other areas of administration that are key to effective leadership. 

Spring B- ZMTI 113: The Person of the Holy Spirit

March 13- May 1
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley

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.  

Gadsden (Etowah Baptist Association)

Spring A- ZMTI 103: Intro to New Testament

January 24- March 13.  Classes meet on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM.
Instructor: Ryan Morris

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 28- May 16
Instructor:  Ryan Morris

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. 

Carrollton (Pickens-Lebanon Ministry Center)

ZMTI 109: Pastoral Counseling

January 10- March 28.  Classes meet on Tuesdays from 6:30PM. This location offers two courses simultaneously in a semester system.
Instructor: Rev. Seaphus Dailey

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

ZMTI 104: Paul's Letters 

January 10- March 28
Instructor: Rev. Chris Wriley

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. 

Pisgah- Sand Mountain (Sand Mountain Associational Building)

Fall A- ZMTI 117: Christian Ethics

January 11- March 2.  Classes meet on Thursday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Charles Smith

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

Spring B- ZMTI 115: Spiritual Disciplines 

March 9- April 29
Instructor: Dr. Ed Fossett

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. 

Pell City (Eden Westside Baptist Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 103: Intro to the New Testament 

January 23- March 13.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00 PM.
Instructor: Rick Earnest

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 27- May 15
Instructor: Rick Earnest

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. 

Baton Rouge, LA- Southeast Regional Bible Institute (Shiloh Missionary Baptist, Baton Rouge, LA.)

Spring A- ZMTI 112: Church Renewal and Revitalization

January 16- March 6.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Mary Moss

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

Spring B- ZMTI 101: Biblical Interpretation

March 20- May 8
Instructor: Dr. Mary Moss

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. 

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

Spring A- ZMTI 118: The Person of the Holy Spirit

January 24- March 13.  Classes meet on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM.
Instructor: Dr. Matt Haines

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 Doctrines

March 28- May 16
Instructor: Dr. Matt Haines

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.  

Troy (Trinity M. Baptist Church, Troy)

Spring A- ZMTI 118: The Person of the Holy Spirit

January 23- March 13.  Class meets Monday nights at 6:00PM. 
Instructor: Rev. Rubin McKinnon

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 Doctrines

March 27- May 15
Instructor: Rev. R. L. Mullins

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.  

Tuscaloosa (First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa)

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

January 23- March 13.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: David Woods

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 115: Spiritual Disciplines

March 27- May 15
Instructor: Dr. Gil McKee

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. 

Tuskegee Lee (Rock of Ages Baptist Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 111: Church Administration

January 12- March 2.  Classes meet on Thursday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley

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. The course examines staff, finances, buildings, and other areas of administration that are key to effective leadership. 

Spring B- ZMTI 118: The Person of the Holy Spirit

March 9- April 27
Instructor: Dr. D'Linell Finley

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.  

Jasper-Walker (First Baptist Church Jasper)

Spring A- ZMTI 116: Overcoming Church Conflict

January 24- March 14.  Classes meet on Tuesdays at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Scott McCullar

This course will enable church leadership and members to better understand and manage conflict in the local church. The course will address issues of the source and nature of conflict, the role of leadership in conflict management, and the cycle of church conflict. 

Spring B- ZMTI 118: The Person of the Holy Spirit

March 28- May 16
Instructor: Bill Martin

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.  

Trussville (Ridgecrest Baptist church)

Spring A- ZMTI 103: Intro to New Testament

January 24- March 14.  Classes meet on Tuesdays at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Dr. Ric Camp

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 28- May 16.
Instructor:  Dr. Ric Camp

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. 

Huntsville (House of Hope and Restoration Church)

Spring A- ZMTI 103: Intro to New Testament

January 23- March 13.  Classes meet on Monday nights at 6:00PM.
Instructor: Rev. Jarman Leatherwood

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 27- May 15
Instructor: Rev. Jarman Leatherwood

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)

Spring A- ZMTI 103: Intro to New Testament

January 26- March 16.  Classes meet on Thursdays at 6:00PM
Instructor: Thomas Glander

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: Phillip Morris

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.

Pre-Seminary Courses

Auburn Baptist Campus Ministries

ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

February 7- April 4

5:30-7:00PM

Instructor: Scott Ferguson

Jacksonville State Baptist Campus Ministries

ZMTI 202 Theology II

January 23- March 13

3:00-4:30PM

Instructor: Derek Staples