Oklahoma Baptist University

OBU's Ministry Training Institute Classes Begin

Oklahoma Baptist Universityís Ministry Training Institute is offering courses in Christian studies this fall at 25 centers in Oklahoma and in seven other states.

MTI offers courses for college credit that can be applied to degree programs at OBU or other colleges and universities. The courses are available at convenient locations throughout Oklahoma.

Through the program, OBU offers a diploma in Christian studies with the completion of 42 hours. Students can earn an associate of arts degree from OBU with the completion of 64 hours, or a bachelor's degree in Christian studies with the completion of 128 hours.

These reduced-cost classes ($60 per credit hour) meet once each week and are taught by qualified instructors. Members of OBUís School of Christian Service faculty prepare materials for the courses.

For more information on MTI courses available in your area contact OBU at 405-878-2230, or visit www.okbu.edu/mti.

Below is a listing of the MTI centers in Oklahoma with contact information, course offerings, instructors, meeting dates and times, and starting dates (Some schedules are not yet complete).

ANADARKO: Contact Don Rogers, 405-247-2516.

BARTLESVILLE: Contact Timothy Jackson, 918-337-3615 - New Testament History and Literature, Timothy Jackson, Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m., begins Aug. 28 at Greater First Baptist Church; Biblical Ethics, Timothy Jackson, Thursdays 6:30-9:30 p.m., begins Aug. 31 at Greater First Baptist Church.

CLAREMORE: Contact Charles Wyatt, 918-341-3419.

DURANT: Contact Terrell Suggs, 580-924-2351 - Biblical Hermaneutics, Jaren McIntire, Tuesdays 2-5 p.m., begins August 22 at Bryan Baptist Association; Christian Doctrine, Kerry Groce, Tuesdays 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., begins August 22 at Bryan Baptist Association; Baptist History and Theology, Terrel Suggs, Tuesdays 7-10 a.m., begins August 22 at Bryan Baptist Association.

ENID: Contact Ron Chastine, 580-234-6193.

EUFAULA: Contact Bruce Sanders, 918-689-2181.

KINGFISHER: Contact Don Ritchie, 405-375-3792.

LAWTON: Contact Danny Martin, 580-351-0192

LAWTON/SCHOOL OF RELIGION: Contact Charles Whitlow, 580-355-3121

McALESTER: Contact Reed Lynn, 918-423-2713

MIAMI: Contact Fulton Ammonette, 918-542-4736 - Youth Ministry in the Church, Fulton Ammonette, Tuesdays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 29 at Northwest Baptist Church; Christian Worship, Larry Moore, Mondays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 28 at Northeast Baptist Association; New Testament History and Literature, Fulton Ammonette, Mondays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 28 at Northwest Baptist Church; Biblical Hermaneutics, Bob Johnson, Mondays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 28 at Shoal Creek Baptist Church, Neosho, Mo.; Elementary Greek II, Andy Krebs, Mondays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 28 at First Baptist Church, Fairland, Okla.

MUSKOGEE: Contact Larry Lashley, 918-687-3160 - Mark, Dale Clayton, Tuesdays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 8 at Muskogee Baptist Assocation; James, Dale Clayton, Tuesdays 7-10 p.m. begins Aug. 8 at Muskogee Baptist Association.

NORMAN: Contact Preston Collins, 405-321-0864 - Life of Christ, Preston Collins, Mondays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 14 at Emmaus Baptist Church.

OKC/CAPITAL: Contact Keith Jordan, 405-942-0244 - Youth Ministry in the Church, Keith Jordan, Thursdays 7-10 p.m., begins August 24 at Capital Baptist Association; Advanced Preaching, Ed Lockwood, Mondays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 21 at Capital Baptist Association; Advanced New Testament Greek I, Ray Sikes, Tuesdays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 22 at Capital Baptist Association; General Epistles, Terry Rials, Tuesdays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 22 at Capital Baptist Association; Latter Prophets, James Crawford, Thursdays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 24 at Capital Baptist Association; Contemporary Theology, Dennis Boomer, Mondays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 21 at Capital Baptist Association.

OKC/NORTH: Contact Paul Purvey, 405-840-5954, or Carol Fletcher-Knight, 405-706-6307 - New Testament History and Literature, Carol Fletcher-Knight, Saturdays 2-5 p.m., begins Oct. 21 at Broadway Business Park; World Religions, Dwaine Cudjoe, Thursdays 6-9 p.m., begins Aug. 24 at Broadway Business Park.

OKC/St. Johnís: Contact Lawrence Kirk, 405-478-3345 - Preaching, K. Gerone Free, Tuesdays 6-9, begins Aug. 15 at St. Johnís Missionary Baptist Church; Apocalyptic Literature, Bruce Proctor, Thursdays 6:30-9:30, begins Aug. 17 at St. Johnís Missionary Baptist Church; Biblical Hermeneutics, Kenneth West, Tuesdays 6-9 p.m., begins Aug. 15 at St. Johnís Missionary Baptist Church.

POCOLA: Contact Valeria Robinson, 479-783-7799 - Cross Cultural Ministry, Roy Edge, Mondays 7-10 p.m., begins Sept. 11 at Union Missionary Baptist Church.

SEMINOLE: Contact Bill Barnett, 405-273-6500 - Old Testament History and Literature, Jennifer Barnett, Mondays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 28 at First Indian Baptist Church in Shawnee; Elementary Greek I, Jennifer Barnett, Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 29 at First Indian Baptist Church in Shawnee.

SHAWNEE: Contact Tim Emmons, 405-567-4977 - New Testament History and Literature, Bryan Cook, Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 at Pott-Lincoln Baptist Association; World Religions, Brian Everett, Thursdays 6:30-9:30, begins Aug. 29 at Pott-Lincoln Baptist Association.

TULSA METRO: Contact Bill Rains, 918-743-4545 - Elementary Greek II, John McKain, Mondays 6:30-9:30 p.m., begins Aug. 28 at Tulsa Metro Baptist Association; Biblical Ethics, Jonathan Reichman, Thursdays 6:30-9:30 p.m., begins Aug. 31 at Tulsa Metro Baptist Association; Christian Doctrines, John McKain, Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m., begins Aug. 29 at Tulsa Metro Baptist Association.

TULSA/SCHOOL OF RELIGION: Contact Vernell Bell, 918-809-6155 - I Corinthians, Vernell Bell, Thursdays 6-8 p.m., begins August 10; Thessalonians, Vernell Bell, Thursday 6-8 p.m., begins Sept. 28.

WILBURTON: Contact Del Allen, 918-465-9335.

COLORADO

CANYON CITY: Contact Morgan Kerr, 719-251-8358 - Preaching, Morgan Kerr, Saturdays 8-11 a.m., begins Aug. 26 at First Southern Baptist Church; Elementary Greek I, Morgan Kerr, Thursdays 8:30-11:30 a.m., begins Aug. 24 at First Southern Baptist Church.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Contact Rolland Kenneson, 719-572-5957 - Teaching and Learning in the Local Church, Donnie Vickers, Mondays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 21 at Pikes Peak Baptist Association; New Testament History and Literature, Ron Watkins, Tuesdays 7-10 p.m. at Pikes Peak Baptist Association; Baptist History and Theology, Derrick Mills, Thursdays 7-10 p.m. at Pikes Peak Baptist Association.

FRUITA: Contact Bill Achilles, 970-216-6271

GREELEY: Contact Henry Moore, 970-288-6512

LONGíS PEAK ASSOCATION: Contact Morgan Kerr, 719-251-8358 - Survey of Christian History, John Howeth, Thursdays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 24; Teaching and Learning in the Local Church, Henry Moore, Mondays 7-10 p.m., begins Aug. 21; New Testament History and Literature, Voyt Lynn, Tuesdays 7-10 p.m.; begins Aug. 22.

IDAHO

BOISE: Contact George Slaughter, 208-344-5702

LEWISTON: Contact Ted Haws, 888-758-6334 - Survey of Christian History, Ted Haws, Sundays and Tuesdays 7-8:30, begins August 27 at Orchards Baptist Church; Old Testament History and Literature, Keith Weiser, TBA, begins August 28.

INDIANA

INDIANAPOLIS: Contact Brenda Martin, 317-626-9484 - Introduction to Counseling, James Downey, Mondays 6-9 p.m., begins Aug. 15 at Indiana Learning Center; Life of Christ, Heath Richmond, Mondays 6-9 p.m., begins Aug. 15 at Indiana Learning Center; Biblical Hermeneutics, Bob Cox, Tuesdays 6-9 p.m., begins Aug. 8 at Indiana Learning Center; Baptist History and Theology, James Fraizer, Tuesdays 6-9 p.m., begins Aug. 8 at Indiana Learning Center.

MONTANA

YELLOWSTONE BAPTIST COLLEGE: Contact Mitchell Nees, 406-656-9950 - The Educational Ministry of the Church, Jay Conner, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:10-10:40 a.m., begins Aug. 29; Foundations of Ministry, Roger Hill, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2 p.m., begins Aug. 29; New Testament History and Literature, Max Soft, Mondays 2-5 p.m., begins Aug. 28; Biblical Hermeneutics, Phil Perkins, Mondays and Wednesdays 2:40-4:10 p.m., beginning Aug. 28; Elementary Greek I, Dennis Thomason, Wednesdays and Fridays 1-2:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 30; Biblical Ethics, Max Soft, Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30-9 a.m., beginning Aug. 28; Christian Doctrines, Max Soft, Mondays 6-9 p.m., beginning Aug. 28.

WASHINGTON

TACOMA: Contact Paul Peterson, 253-961-7041 - Christian Doctrines, Paul Peterson, Saturdays 9-12 p.m., begins Aug. 26 at Puget Sound Baptist Association; Experiencing God, Paul Peterson, Saturdays 1-2 p.m., begins Aug. 26 at Puget Sound Baptist Association.

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