Prospective Students

Begins the second full week in August with semester concluding mid-December. Spring term will resume at the beginning of March and conclude early-May.

This training is designed for participants who enjoy online learning, engaging in social forums or are unable to participate in a weekly classroom setting. The same content is presented in TNT Online as it is in the classroom option, and includes added threaded online discussions and video requirements. Personal internet access is required to participate in TNT Online.

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Overview of TNT Course

The content below is the same for both classroom and TNT Online options. The only difference is that TNT Online will include videos in place of a live professor and require threaded online discussions for accountability to reading assignments.

Fall Term: Biblical Studies and the Life of Christ


  • Proficient understanding of the Gospels and the life of Christ.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the life, mission, message, death, and resurrection of Christ.


  • Read Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
  • Read assigned pages from textbook(s)
  • Final Paper: Essay on Jesus and the Gospels

Fall Mid-Term: Basic Christian Theology


  • A proficient understanding of some vital beliefs of the Christian faith with an emphasis on thinking biblically and critically.
  • An ability to articulate the core beliefs of a student’s faith.


  • Read assigned pages from textbook(s)
  • Final Paper: What do you believe? Statement of Faith

Winter Term: Self-Study

  1. Interview BBC Minister
    Write out a summary of your interview
  2. Read a book related to “Ministry in the 21st Century.” and write a 3-5 page paper
    This may be a book on church or culture such as:
    — Canoeing the Mountains
    — Good Faith
    — Present Future
  3. Complete assigned assessments, such as Discover and Enneagram.

Spring Term: Spiritual Leadership & Ministry Presentation


  • An understanding of principles and characteristics of spiritual leadership, focusing on such things as character, servant leadership, leadership skills, etc.
  • An understanding of how the individual student is wired by God (gifts, personality, experiences, passions, leadership styles, calling, mission, etc.) to make a contribution to God’s Kingdom


  • Any assigned readings
  • Ministry Presentation