Your place to become who God calls you to be.

As a servant of God you are busy with ministry, career, and life, but we are here to help you succeed in furthering your theological education right where you are.

Your Journey to Fulfilling Your Call

1. Explore Programs
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Discover our flexible programs and class options that can meet the most challenging time restrictions and demands.

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2. Connect with a Pastor/Professor

All our professors are in ministry and empathize with where you are. They are available to discuss your calling, dreams, and fears concerning starting your seminary journey.

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3. Register for a Class or Apply to a Program

At BTS we've removed the fear of "getting started." As an open enrollment institution, you can take up to three classes before applying for a specific seminary program.

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Why Birmingham Theological Seminary?


BTS is committed to biblical inerrancy, historic reformed theology, and protestant confessionalism. The Bible is our only rule of faith and practice, and all our classes are taught with biblical fidelity.


We are diverse community of learners in age, geography, ethnicity, economics, and denominations. At BTS, learning happens from professors and from each other!


We are committed to bringing quality academic theological education to learners everywhere. At $100 per credit hour (graduate level), no seminary can match BTS’ value!


Evening classes, hybrid intensives, video conference classes, and online distance education are just some of the ways we help real learning happen in your life on your schedule. Disciplined students enjoy a variety of ways to keep moving forward in their degree programs!

Open Enrollment

At BTS, we believe the classroom should be an open source for the church. We have programs from certificate levels to doctoral studies. Ask us which programs are right for you!

Distance Learning

We utilize all technologies available to us to meet your educational profile. Whether you are in our timezone or across the world, BTS has a program to meet your needs. Through directed study, correspondence, or video conference, we’ll bring biblical learning to you!

Programs & Classes

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What to expect

At BTS you will find a community of learners from all walks of life with one thing in common: a desire to learn more about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As a historically and biblically reformed multi-denominational seminary, we strive to prepare you for the kingdom work God has called you to do.

As part of a diverse community of learners, you will be taught courses by pastor/professors that are academically excellent, biblically faithful, and ministry-oriented, equipping you for a life of ministry and humble leadership in Christ.

Ike Reeder, President of Birmingham Theological Seminary

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Your Calling is Our Calling

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BTS exists to help you fulfill your calling, for this is our calling.

BTS was founded in 1972 with a mission to bring affordable, quality reformed theological education to every Birmingham pastor who desired advanced theological education. 

Our calling was to help those pastors and leaders fulfill their calling. This is still true today. Your calling is our calling.

We are ready to walk with you on your journey.

Ike Reeder


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Birmingham Theological Seminary
2200 Briarwood Way
Birmingham, AL 35243-2923
Telephone: (205) 776-5650
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