ABOUT

Bible Training Institute is the academic arm of The Church of God and aims to empower students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effect servants for Christ.

As part of the diploma program, students are offered the opportunity to immerse in inspiring classes, anointed evening services and daily devotions, and wonderful fellowship with saints of God from around the world. The classes, offered in areas related to doctrine, church business, local church ministries, pastoral development, and biblical studies are instructed by experienced ministers of The Church of God.

Why Study the Word of God?

”Study to show thyself approved unto God…” (2 Timothy 2:15) is the biblical mandate to commit one’s self to acquiring a fuller understanding of God’s Word. Men and women of Christian faith are called to devote themselves to the truth of the Bible, guided by the Spirit, for the purpose of serving God’s Kingdom in our world.

Biblical studies are intended for those who desire to be available to God. Availability is more than having the time to labor. It is the state of being ready for use. The principles of the Scripture is applicable to every aspect of our lives; therefore, it is important that we understand the fulness of God’s Word in order to do His will. If this is your heart’s greatest desire, then Bible Training Institute is the place for you!

Unparalleled Expertise

From its beginnings in 1939, one of Bible Training Institute’s distinguishing features has been its instructors and school administration. Each member of the staff shares a depth of experience in ministry as well as a commitment to the individual growth and achievement of each student.

Ample Ministry Opportunities

Bible Training Institute began with the mission of training people in the divine art of saving souls and extending the doctrines and practices of the Word of God, and this tradition remains BTI’s guiding vision for today. The world needs strong men and women of faith now more than ever before to stand up for Christ. The need for servants in the work of God is real, and through the instruction of Bible Training Institute, you can be well equipped to meet every challenge!

CURRICULUM

To graduate with a diploma from Bible Training Institute, students are required to complete all courses in Terms 1-3. The program is designed to be completed in three years.

The Leadership & Pastoral Development program is a two-week advanced studies program designed for ministry and leader training. A certificate of completion is given to students who successfully complete all LPD classes.

COURSE LIST

FIRST TERM

Course TitleHours
Old Testament Overview1
Pastoral I1
Church Business I1
Doctrine I1
Auxiliaries I1
Elective1
A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful fulfillment of first term requirements.

SECOND TERM

Course TitleHours
Auxiliaries II1
Church Business II1
Life of Christ I1
Pastoral II1
Doctrine II1
Elective1
A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful fulfillment of second term requirements.

THIRD TERM

Course TitleHours
Doctrine III1
Pauline Epistles1
Church Business III1
Life of Christ II1
Pastoral III1
Electives1
A diploma is awarded upon successful fulfillment of third term requirements.

LEADERSHIP & PASTORAL DEVELOPMENT

Course TitleHours
Church Business1
Local Church Administration1
Local Church Ministries1
Pastoral1
Personal Ministry1
Elective1
A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful fulfillment of LPD term requirements.
Note: Electives are assigned annually by the BTI Director. Previous electives have included courses on topics such as altar ministry, prayer, the grace of God, and the creation of the universe.

ADMISSIONS

To be considered for Bible Training Institute, applicants should meet the following qualifications:

  • Sixteen (16) years of age or older
  • Willing to abide by the guidelines of BTI

ENROLLMENT FEES

Tuition for terms 1-3 is $60.00. Leadership & Pastoral Development classes are $75.00. A $15.00 discount is given to students who submit an application prior to the early application deadline.

Applicants are responsible for their own transportation, food, and lodging.

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May 27 – June 9, 2018
Cleveland, TN
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Correspondence Courses

Can’t attend Bible Training Institute but still want to deepen your knowledge of the Word of God? Bible Training Institute also offers correspondence courses for individual or group study.

Students study correspondence material at their own pace and submit the completed test to the BTI Office for grading. Certificates of completion are awarded to passing students.

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