The Bible Training Center for Adults

A Division of The King’s Academy providing invaluable Biblical training for adults desiring to enhance their ministries and further their Biblical education

Dr. Mark Martin

Dr. Mark Martin

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DSCN0158“Because the Seminary Extension program has greatly improve my knowledge and understanding of the bible,   I am able to greater impact the lives of my congregation and their walk with the Lord.”

– Rev. Edward J. King (2013 graduate)

“Having attended classes for three years, I appreciate the opportunity to grow in my understanding of the Bible and Christian ministry.  What you learn here is useful whether you stand behind the pulpit or teach Sunday school.”
– Bob Schultz (2014 graduate)

The Seminary Extension

The Seminary Extension is a ministry of the Southern Baptist Convention and their six seminaries. The centers were established for the express purpose of providing invaluable Biblical training for those desiring to enhance their ministries and further their Biblical education but could not afford to move away to attend seminary. The Center here at Harrison Chilhowee offers a diploma in Biblical Studies that is fully accredited by the Distance Education and Training Counsel (DETC).

The seminary extension conducts classes on Monday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for eight week periods and financial aid is available.  This kind of schedule allows for bi-vocational pastors, part-time ministers of music or youth, Sunday school teachers and lay people to gain practical ministry knowledge and application without taking away from their normal work schedule.  Each course is taught by a well-qualified instructor who has a heart for men and women who want to make the most of their ministries.

The Bible Training Center is under the direction of Dr. Mark S. Martin, pastor of Smoky View Baptist Church in Maryville, Tennessee.  Dr. Martin’s commitment to excellence in Biblical education, coupled with his compassion for those desiring to be better ministers will make the Bible Training Center a place of encouragement for every student.

For more information about these classes, or the Bible Training Center in general, contact Dr. Mark Martin at revmarkandjen@hotmail.com or 865-748-1000.

Schedule of Classes:

 

Fall 2015

BB 3100 – How To Understand The Bible: An introduction to the doctrinal, historical, and literary nature of the Bible and other general questions involved in reading the Bible with understanding.  The course also deals with the authority, purpose, and message of the Bible; the history reflected in the Old Testament; and principles of biblical interpretation.  Recommended by ACE for two or three semester hours in religion.

PM 257 – Contemporary Christian Preaching: A study of the principles of preaching as they relate to rationale, context content, structure, style, and delivery of sermons. Its purpose is to lay the ground work and enhance the skills of the student for thorough preparation and effective delivery of sermons. It presents the theoretical, theological, historical, and methodological framework for homiletical discipline.

Spring 2016

PM 2258 – Pastoral Leadership in a Small Church

OT 0206 – Genesis Part 1

For more information about these classes, or the Bible Training Center in general, contact Dr. Mark Martin at revmarkandjen@hotmail.com or 865-748-1000