Curriculum & Tuition

Fall Semester Begins Tuesday, September 5, 2017
On Site Registration: July 25-August 17

Tuesdays &Thursdays, 5:00-8:00 p.m. (Wednesday, 5:00-7:00)

Fall 2017  Course Offerings

BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS (Core Course/Clergy Track) 
Hermeneutics is an all inclusive term to mean the science or act of interpreting the Bible and presenting that interpretation in a meaningful and relevant way.  This course will seek to equip the student with skills sufficient to stand between the language of the Bible and the language of the 21st century.

Dr. Harold A. Carter, Jr. ~ Instructor - 3 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.


CHRISTIAN ETHICS (Required Core Course)
This course will examine what it means to be Christian in the wider world and in community.  Students will explore their worldview and examine the pressing social, moral and justice dilemmas of the 21st century.  They will also investigate the religious and cultural forces that contribute to our decision making both personally and corporately as the church.

Rev. Robbin Blackwell ~ 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 ministry of music as the secondary component will also be examined.  Finally, the course will explore the theology, terminology, development, organization and practice of worship and church music.

Dr. Melvin C. Green ~ 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.

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


TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP (Required Core Course)
In this course students will gain knowledge of the theology of Christian service and work.  Students will discuss and identify the challenges of accepting the call to ministry; develop competencies and appreciation for ministry opportunities beyond the pulpit; learn how to use ministry tools to engage the congregation in spiritual growth and Christian formation; learn how to do ministry that compliments the pastor's leadership style.  This course is recommended for lay leaders, associate ministers and future ministers.

Dr. Ruby Gilliam ~ 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.


THE EPISTLE OF EPHESIANS (Elective Course)
This course will explore Paul's Epistle to the Church at Ephesus.  Students will become familiar with Paul's letter written in prison and it's impact on Christian life as we know it today.

Dr. Doris Gaskins ~ Instructor - 2 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.


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 9, 16 and October 21, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

 

Fall 2017  Tuition and Fees

Registration Fee

$35.00

Enrollment Fee (one time only)

$50.00

Tuition

$75.00 per unit

Payment Plans Available. For more information contact the D.B.T.I. Office at (410) 523-5306 Ext. 32