Ministry Training Institute

Contact: Rick Earnest and Kevin Blackwell

Did you know that you can take advanced Bible Classes with Ministry Training Institute at Eden Westside Baptist Church (MTI) and Springville First?

In as little as 2 1/2 years, you can complete the Ministry Institute Program (MTI) to earn a Diploma of Biblical Studies which includes 10 Bible Classes at our Eden Campus for a nominal investment.

This course study is for anyone who would like to learn more about the Bible to equip themselves for Christian ministry; therefore, this program is for church staff members, lay leaders and any Christian that just wants a more in-depth study of the Bible.

Register today to begin your journey to a Diploma of Biblical Studies!

How to Register:  Register Here or call 205.726.4055.

Contact MTI:  Phone:  205.726.4055 or email:

Classes offered in the Spring Semester 2023

Location: Eden Westside, Pell City

Spring '23 A- ZMTI 102 Intro to Old Testament

Mondays at 6 p.m. January 23- March 13

Eden Westside Baptist Church, Pell City, AL

Participants will learn more about the various genres of the Old Testament writings. Attention will be given to the Christology of the Old Testament and the application of the books in the life of the believer.

Instructor: Danny Courson

Spring '23 B- ZMTI 134 The Book of Romans

Mondays at 6 p.m. March 27- May 15

Eden Westside Baptist Church, Pell City, AL

The book of Romans contains some of the richest theological truths regarding the doctrine of salvation than any book in Scripture. It is a treasure trove of theological gems about grace, faith, righteousness, and justification. Some of the greatest theological minds in history trace their salvation back to reading Paul’s letter to the Romans. In this course students will come to understand salvation through faith in Christ alone and the eternal truths surrounding that decision.

Instructor: TBD

Location: Springville First, Springville, AL

Spring '23 A- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. January 24- March 14

First Baptist Church of Springville, AL.

Students will be given an overview of the various sections of the New Testament. Instruction will be given on the authors, context and content of the New Testament books. Attention will be given to the history of the New Testament and the development of the New Testament Canon. NOTE: This location will offer Zoom as an option for attending class.

Instructor: Andy Waits

Spring '23 B- ZMTI 104 Paul's Letters

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. March 28- May 16

First Baptist Church of Springville, AL.

The Pauline Epistles make up more than a third of the New Testament writings, and therefore it is important that Christians understand why Paul wrote his letters. Students will study the content of the letters and find application for their own Christian journey. NOTE: This location will offer Zoom as an option for attending class.

Instructor: TBD

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