Curriculum & Tuition

Fall Semester Begins Tuesday, September 4, 2018
On Site Registration: July 25- August 17
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00-8:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00)

FALL 2018 COURSE OFFERINGS

The Psalms: A Look Into the Hebrew Hymnal  (Elective Course) 

This course is designed to examine the ancient hymnology of God’s chosen people. Examination will particularly focus on the four major themes or categories that the hymns are viewed as being part of in the Hebrew Hymnal. It is expected that the student will gain a more intimate appreciation of the Divine—human relationship that emerges through the poems and songs of the Hebrew Hymnal.

Dr. Harold A. Carter, Jr. ~ Instructor - 3 units - Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.


FOUNDATIONS IN SPIRITUAL FORMATION (Required Core Course)

This foundational course will give students an opportunity to explore their own spiritual formation, examine the spiritual dimensions of leadership and equip them to nurture the spirituality of those whom they are called to minister and lead.

Dr. Doris Gaskins ~ Instructor - 3 units - Thursdays 6:30 p.m.


THE PERSON & WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Elective Course)

The disciples were enabled by the Holy Spirit to do the “greater works” prophesied by their Savior and mentor, Jesus. The Spirit was a gift to them as He is also a gift to us to facilitate kingdom living in a space that often feels God-forsaken. This course helps us to recapture the partnership we have inherited in Christ.

Dr. Dorothy Scott Boulware ~ Instructor - 2 units - Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.


EDUCATIONAL MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH (Required Core Course)

This course will examine the teaching ministry of the church with particular attention given to its impact in everyday life. Students will be provided with the tools for practical application of the Word of God. The course will explore models for a variety of situations and current trends in Christian Education.

Dr. Brenda J. Greene ~ Instructor - 3 units - Thursdays 6:30 p.m.


WORSHIP & LITURGY: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE WORD & SONG (Required Core Course)

This foundational course will seek to examine the Protestant liturgy and worship practices of various faith communities. The course will examine the ministry of the Word as the principle component of the worship life of the church. The min- istry of music as the secondary component will also be examined. Finally, the course will explore the theology, termi- nology, development, organization and practice of worship and church music.

Dr. Melvin C. Greene~ Instructor - 3 units - Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.


INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGY (Required Core Course)

A foundational course which examines the basic Christian doctrines.  The course is to enable the student to develop their own convictions in conversation with major theological thinkers, texts, and movements. 

Rev. Roland C. Brown ~ Instructor - 3 units - Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.


SERMON CONSTRUCTION/HOMILETICS (Core Course/Clergy Track)

Introduction to preaching lays the foundation for biblical sermon construction and delivery. It includes: how to prepare a sermon outline, how to write a preaching manuscript, how to use biblical and theological research tools, preaching without notes, exploration of different types of sermons, a practicum assignment and how to write a Bible study and theological lecture.

Dr. Ruby Gilliam ~ Instructor - 3 units - Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.


HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY- PART I (Required Core Course)

This foundational course will introduce the student to a broad coverage of Christian history from the Early Church to the Reformation.

Min. Flecia Dawkins ~ Instructor - 3 units - Thursdays 6:30 p.m.


INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT- PART 1 (Required Core Course)

This course will survey Ancient Israel’s sacred history from Genesis to the early prophetic tradition. Attention will be given to the major themes of the Old Testament.

Dean Robbin Blackwell ~ Instructor - 3 units - Thursdays 6:30 p.m.


WRITING & RESEARCH WORKSHOP

As part of theological education it is imperative that students are equipped as theological writers and communicators of the Gospel message.  The Writing and Research Workshop will provide guidance and resources to develop and strengthen students' skills for writing, academic research and correctly documenting research papers.  (The workshop is included in your semester's tuition.  Attendance is required for graduation.)    

Rev. Jaki Hall ~ Facilitator                                                                                                                                     Saturdays, September 8, 15 and October 20 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

 

Fall 2018  Tuition and Fees

Registration Fee

$35.00

Enrollment Fee (one time only)

$50.00

Tuition

$75.00 per unit

Payment Plans Available.  All checks /money orders made payable to DBTI.  For more information contact the school office at (410) 523-5306 Ext. 32