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:

Fall A- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament

Mondays at 6 p.m. August 21- October 9

Eden Westside Baptist Church, Pell City, 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. 

Instructor: Rick Earnest

Fall B- ZMTI 135 Pastoral Epistles

Mondays at 6 p.m. October 23- December 11

Eden Westside Baptist Church, Pell City, AL

This course is an exegetical verse-by-verse study of first and second Timothy and Titus. These letters are generally referred to as the Pastoral Epistles because they are written to church leaders. The letters are filled with ecclesiological insights and should be considered collectively as the textbook for the modern church. 

Instructor: Danny Courson

Location: Springville First, Springville, AL

Fall A- ZMTI 105 Minor Prophets

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. August 22- October 10

First Baptist Church of Springville, AL. 

The Minor Prophets are not minor in their importance or significance. These often-overlooked prophetic books hold incredible relevance for our world today. Students will learn more about the authors, their prophecies, and the historicity behind their message. NOTE: This location will offer Zoom as an option for attending class. 

Instructor: Andy Waits

Fall B- ZMTI 106A Biblical Foundations I

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. October 24- December 12

First Baptist Church of Springville, AL. 

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. NOTE: This location will offer Zoom as an option for attending class. 

Instructor: Buck Braswell

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