Diploma Course Requirements

Diploma in Pastoral Ministries                                               Diploma in Educational Ministries

BB 3100/2100                                                                     BB 3100/2100

GM 2500                                                                             GM 2500

3 additional biblical courses (BB/NT/OT)                          additional biblical courses (BB/NT/OT)

1 course with prefix TH                                                       1 course with prefix TH

1 course with prefix CH                                                       1 course with prefix CH

1 course with prefix RE                                                       1 course with prefix PM

4 courses with prefix PM                                                     4 courses with prefix RE

4 electives                                                                            4 electives

Diploma in Childhood Education                                       Diploma in Biblical Studies

BB 3100/2100                                                                     BB 3100/2100

2 additional Biblical courses (BB/NT/OT)                        11 additional Biblical courses (BB/NT/OT)

CH 3211/2211                        History of Christianity

PM 3351/2351                        Pastoral Care

RE 3260                                  Educational Ministry in the Church

RE 0262                                  Childhood Education in the Church

RE 0267                                  Weekday Early Education

CM 0273                                 Music for Children in the Church

CE 0232                                  Marriage and Family

RE 3264/2264                         Dynamics of Teaching

CA 2281                                  Principles of Church Administration

GM 2500                                 Formation for Ministry

Two electives

GM 3560                                Practice for Ministry (exit course)

Course Codes: TH – Theology;  CA – Church Administration;

CE – Christian Ethics; CH – Church History;  BB – Basic Bible;

PM – Pastoral Ministry;  RE – Education; CM – Church Music



Time:  6:30 PM – 9:30 PM every Thursday Night.

Spring Semester         March 8, 2018 – May 10, 2018

Summer Semester      May 24, 2018 – July 19, 2018

Fall Semester              August 2, 2018 – September 27, 2018

Winter Semester         October 11, 2018 – December 13, 2018


Students:  Welcome to our next semester at Bethesda Theological Institute and Seminary (BTIS).  BTIS is a ministry of the Presidents of the 6 Southern Baptist Seminaries located across the United States.  BTIS offers a rigorous course of study which challenges its student at the undergraduate level in taking a scholastic approach to the Word of God.  While learning is both affective and cognitive, BTIS focus is on the cognitive aspect of learning with a view of practical application in church settings, thus, you will be challenged through exams, class participation and a final term paper.  Our semesters consist of 8 to 9 weeks of intensive learning.  We meet on Thursday nights at 6:30PM to 9:30 PM with breaks in between.

The basic cost for each class is $382.00.  The total cost for each class is as stated above and includes books, study guide and all tuition and fees.  With a $50.00 non-refundable down payment, students may begin classes on the first day.  The $50.00 non-refundable down payment is due on the first night of class.  Audited courses must be paid in full by the second night of the class.  Students will be required have all monies paid 4 weeks after classes begin.  Because of the payment terms, no refunds will be given if a class is dropped after 3 weeks.  If classes are dropped for verified emergencies or military orders, refunds will be prorated.  Students may register on the first day of the class if seats are still available.