Educational Effectiveness

BTS is committed to making quality reformed theological education affordable and flexible to learners everywhere. We offer multiple graduate and postgraduate programs, both locally and online, to bring value to the church and the surrounding community. We serve individuals and churches by training future current pastors, counselors, and lay leaders both domestically and internationally. We are a historic, reformed seminary committed to biblical inerrancy, infallibility, and authority and hold ecclesiastical accreditation from multiple Protestant denominations. BTS utilizes pastor/professors to bring focused academic and theological training with practical application, designed to develop vocational and volunteer leaders in the church. BTS is a multisite seminary that provides resources to students on a full-time and part-time basis. BTS believes education is a service that should be extended as far is reasonably possible to help the church grow spiritually and to bring kingdom impact to local communities with the Good News of salvation through Christ alone.   

Statistics of students and Graduates: 

72% of BTS graduates over the past 3 years are actively engaged in ministry as pastors, biblical counselors, missionaries, or lay leaders.

39% of BTS graduates over the past 3 years are actively engaged in pastoral ministry as senior pastors or associate pastors.

33% of BTS graduates over the past 3 years are actively engaged in biblical counseling as a profession or as volunteers.

19% of BTS graduates over the past 3 years are currently pursuing doctoral degrees at BTS.

Student Learning:

BTS offers live, live/videoconference, videoconference, and distance classes to enhance availability of courses to students. The videoconference and distance classes reach 37 countries and states.

BTS has learning centers in 7 different cities in Alabama as well as Columbia, SC, Laredo, TX., Plant City Florida and in 2023 Athens, GA., and others in process.

BTS in conjunction with Faithlife Corporation offers the Logos Remote Research Library, over 3,000 resources, on an annual subscription basis to our students.

BTS offers multiple classes each semester on theological research & writing and once a semester on research & design to enhance student learning, research, and writing skills.

BTS offers seminars and labs for writing, research, and Logos Bible software training.

BTS use Trello software to track students from initial contact to matriculation.

BTS is committed to videoconference learning, converting a classroom to be technologically equipped as a virtual classroom.

BTS developed degree specific 4- year program tracks to further improve student graduation rates.

Faculty Improvements

BTS encourages faculty to attend, participate, and teach at various seminars and conferences in their respective fields of study by assisting in reimbursement of fees.

BTS is actively engaging and training professors in the use of IT equipment for the virtual classroom.

BTS staff in conjunction professors and the Board Academic Committee discuss improvements of learning assessments for syllabi and how to obtain measurable outcomes in the classroom.

BTS professors are engaged in various aspects of ministry, many are pastors to bring practical, applicable experience to the academic and theological teaching/training in the classroom.

Student Feedback:

“BTS will forever remain a catalyst along my journey, not only in Christian ministry but all of life. I had the privilege to be instructed by pastors who knew their content but more importantly shared their experiences, trials, and triumphs. It has been said that seminary trains the mind but suffering trains the soul. I’m thankful to the many godly instructors at BTS who addressed the hearts and minds of their students with practical examples and a realistic view of the full picture of ministry, joys, and sorrows. I am far more prepared for the task God has called me to accomplish thanks to the affordable and flexible education BTS provides.”

“The Doctor of ministry in Biblical Counseling at BTS is exactly what I was looking for in an advanced degree program. I was looking for a respected academically rigorous, cost effective, theologically sound gospel-oriented program that would further develop mu skills in biblical counseling. The D.Min. program has proven to be a blessing, both to me and to my church family.”

“I am thankful for BTS because it allowed me to study for the ministry without moving my family or going into debt. My service in the church began on a solid theological foundation built up by professors that cared for me personally.”

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