BiblicalTraining Institute

Biblical Training Institute LogoBTI is a world-class, seminary-level, discipleship program that will help prepare you for an academically sound, real world ministry. It is structured around an intensive one year program of study, with the remaining classes taken as continuing education.

Our classes are drawn from the best professors in 14 graduate schools, not tied to any one church, denomination, or theological tradition, and are controlled by our Statement of Faith.

Our sequence of classes are designed around our methodology laid out to the right. We are not about the mere accumulation of data, although there is much to learn. We want to see you learn within the context of relationships, especially those of your local church, and to be changed into Christ-likeness in the process. We want to see you learning and growing within a mentor/apprentice relationship.

  • Biblical Content are classes designed primarily to acquaint you with the Bible itself.
  • Biblical Theology (including Systematic Theology) takes the biblical content and helps you develop a cohesive and consistent understanding of God's character and his will for his children.
  • Biblical Spirituality covers areas of spiritual growth, how a knowledge of God's word, through God's Spirit, can help you become more like Jesus. However, the goal of spiritual formation, or Christ being formed in you, is also woven throughout the fabric of all the classes.
  • Ministry Skills present the challenge of practical ministry and how to meet them. These are the hardest classes to present through a website, and require the most interaction with your mentor.

Paul tells the Galatian church, "My little children, with whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you!" (4:19, RSV). This is the call of discipleship, to embark on the process of growing up in Christ, or becoming more like him. Everything we do at BiblicalTraining is to help Christ be formed in you: your head (knowledge); your heart (transformation); your hands (application).

At this time, we don't have a formal program for you to enroll in that would offer credits or a degree, but we are working on a plan that will help you and others toward ordination.