Ministry Training Institute

Samford University Ministry Training Institute

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

Cost: $50 per course

Biblical Foundations I

Instructor: Blake Benge, Executive Pastor of FBCP

Thursdays, beginning October 29, 6:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Pensacola in Room S-220
or online via WebEx

Cost $50

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

Additional Resources (Not Required): Grenz, Stanley. Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1999. Erickson, Millard. Introducing Christian Doctrine, Third Ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015. Allison, Gregg R. Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011

Register: https://www2.samford.edu/eve/index.php?formid=3184

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.