Ministry Training Institute

Samford University Ministry Training Institute

Thursday evenings, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Cost: $50 per course

Paul’s Letters

Instructor: Dr. Jim Locke, Pastor, Hillcrest Baptist Church

Thursdays, beginning April 16, 6:00 p.m.

Location: Online, via WebEx

Cost $50

Description: To understand the background of the Apostle Paul and how it shaped his writing, to learn the context and history of the Pauline epistles, and to gain a better understanding of Paul’s theology and doctrine as expressed in them.

Textbook Required: Paul and His Letters, John B. Polhill (students acquire themselves)

Register: https://www2.samford.edu/eve/index.php?formid=2977

Contact: Dave Snyder, (850) 433-5631 or dsnyder@fbcp.org


Description of MTI

Samford’s Ministry Training Institute is a non-degree program that equips ministers and lay leaders for service in God’s Kingdom through quality biblical, theological and practical ministry education.  We offer an array of educational opportunities including a variety of online certificates and extension courses administered all over the southeast. The Ministry Training Institute also provides workshops and seminars throughout the year in a number of ministry related fields. Each course, seminar or workshop is biblically based and administered with the highest quality and integrity. Whether online, in a classroom or through a workshop, highly qualified and experienced instructors lead each educational opportunity.


Program Overview

The Diploma in Biblical Studies, Advanced Diploma in Biblical Studies and the Biblical Studies Diploma of Distinction are offered through our extension network. Students will earn the Diploma in Biblical Studies after the successful completion of 8 courses. The Advanced Diploma is awarded after the successful completion of 16 courses. The Diploma of Distinction is awarded after the successful completion of 24 courses.

These diplomas are only attainable by participating in the extension network and Samford’s Ministry Training Institute does not allow courses to transfer in from other entities or from one of the other MTI certificate programs.

Each course is 8 weeks in duration and consists of a minimum of 24 instructional hours. Tuition for each course is $50. The course may be audited for $50.