5401 Bishop J. A. Johnson Lane   Normandy, MO  63121  (314) 382-2606


Bethesda Temple Bible Institute (BTBI) is open to all believers who are interested in learning more about the Word of God. Our mission is to provide committed and competent leadership for the Teaching ministry of the Church and to equip both the laity and ordained ministers to engage in a life long career of faithful, informed Christian Service.

Fall 2022 Schedule & Fees
September 12, 2022 - December 16, 2022​

  • Registration begins August 8, 2022.

  • All classes will be held via Zoom.

  • Classes begin the week of September 12, 2022.

  • Late Registration ends September 19, 2022.

  • Ministers’ Academy Saturday Seminar

    • Classes begin Saturday, September 17, 2022

    • 10 am -12 pm CST 

    • Classes meet on 2nd & 4th Saturday each month

  • Fall Break: Week of October 24, 2022 

  • Final exams: Week of December 12, 2022

  • General Course Fee: $125.00

  • Registration Fee: $25.00 (per semester)

  • Ministers’ Academy Saturday Seminar Fee: $50.00 (per semester)

  • Advanced Ministers Program: $200.00 (per session)

  • Advanced Ministers Program Registration Fee: $50.00

  • Ministerial Introduction Course (License)Fee: $379.00

  • Ministerial Introduction Course Registration Fee: $100

  • Ordination Course Fee: $626.00

  • Ordination Course Registration Fee: $100.00

  • Graduation Fee: $50.00

Please call (314-382-2606) for any questions.


FALL 2022- BTBI Course Offerings


MA 100-Ministers' Academy        3 CR. HRS.
The Ministers’ Academy is a one-year program (two-semesters Fall/Spring). It is designed to provide foundational ministry instruction. It is open to all ministers regardless of their level of ministry or ministerial development. The objective of this program is to prepare and equip ministers for beginning service to the church community.    A certificate of completion is presented to the student at the end of the one-year program during the Summer Graduation.                                     Courses included in the Ministers’ Academy are:

Fall Semester: 
Bible Overview: 3 CR. HRS. Monday 6:00pm  
Ministry Seminar Class:  1.5 CR. HRS.   Saturday 10am-12pm (2nd & 4th Sat)


Spring Semester:
Spiritual Discipline: 1.5 CR. HRS. Monday 6:00pm (6 weeks)
How To Study The Bible: 1.5 CR. HRS. Monday 6:00pm (6 weeks)

Ministry Seminar Class:  1.5 CR. HRS.   Saturday 10am-12pm (2nd & 4th Sat)




Advanced Classes, Workshops & Seminars

Thursday 6-9:00 pm

September 12, 2022 to December 16, 2022 

Zoom Classes 

Course Fee $200.00 (per session Spring & Fall)

Course Fee $100 (Summer Session)
Registration Fee: $50.00 (per session)
Coordinator/Instructor: Dr. Lawrence Morganfield III

The Bethesda Temple Bible Institute is committed to having clergy who are life-long learners. We believe that the life of a clergy person is a spiritual journey of renewal and excellence in Jesus Christ. The responsibility of a clergy person is to continue in study beyond the educational requirements for his/her clergy status and to demonstrate growth in professional competence and effectiveness.


This life-long learning is threefold: 

  • Spiritual Formation is the intentional pursuit of the nourishment and renewal of one’s relationship with Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and the use of spiritual disciplines.

  • Professional Development is the intentional growth of professional identity and the skills utilized in ministry that will enhance the effectiveness and excellence of the clergy person.

  • Practical Theology is the academic discipline that examines and reflects on religious practices in order to understand the theology enacted in those practices and in order to consider how theological theory and theological practices can be more fully aligned, changed, or improved.

Fall Session 2022         3 CR. HRS.


Classes begin September 12th

MN 360-1 Advanced Ministry Development                              

Faith Formation     (1st 8 weeks)    

  • Dynamics of the spiritual life: 

  • Experiencing God in the here and now (a class on the spiritual disciplines)

  • The moral dimension of the Christian life (a class on Christian ethics)


Servant Leadership  (2nd 8 weeks)     

  • The Leadership Style of Jesus Christ

  • Leadership for Ministry



BIB 100 - BIBLE OVERVIEW                                               3 CR. HRS.   

Monday 6-8:30 pm

An introductory study of the Bible. Included in the study will be a brief analysis of each book
noting the theme, historical development, personalities, main events, and progression of the
redemptive system. (Required course)

BOT 111 – OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY I (Law & History)    3 CR. HRS.

Tuesday 6-8:30 pm

An introduction to the Law and History Books of the Old Testament. The course teaches the history of Israel from Genesis to Esther and examines God’s covenant with His chosen people, customs, and maps.

BNT 115 - THE LIFE OF CHRIST (The Gospels)                     3 CR. HRS.
Tuesday 6-8:30 pm

A treatment of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ from a chronological viewpoint. Students
come to know Jesus' purpose and significance by studying the major events and movements of
His life as presented in the four gospels. Confidence in the gospels as historical resources is also
explored. This class is highly recommended for new Christians.


ST 310 – BIBLE INTERPRETATION (Hermeneutics)               3 CR. HRS.

Monday 6-8:30 pm

A study of the principles and methods which aid in determining the correct meaning and
the message of Scripture.

BNT 416 - DANIEL & REVELATION                                                3 CR. HRS.

Thursday 6-8:30 pm

An in-depth study and examination of the last days as outlined by the Apostle John. Areas
considered are passages from Old Testament prophetic book, the tribulation period, the return of
the Jewish Nation, millennial age, and the final judgment. ​​


Monday 6-8:30 pm

This course will help the student to understand the heart of a teacher and how God’s Word and
His principles for life can be effectively transmitted to impact others. A Biblical foundation for
teaching will be established as well as the practical and spiritual dynamics of effectively
communicating Bible truths in a relevant manner.​

MNA 100 - MINISTERS' ACADEMY                                                               3 CR. HRS.

Saturday Seminar Classes  10 am-12 pm (2nd & 4th Sat)

  • Gifts & Callings

  • The Ministers’ Manual (Pastoral Epistles)

  • Biblical Presentations

  • Pulpit Etiquette

  • Communicating the Gospel



LC 201 – MINISTERIAL INTRODUCTION COURSE                               3 CR. HRS.

Thursday 6-8:30PM

A study in the fundamental principles of the Apostolic Faith.  Attention is given to basic Bible overview and content.  Emphasis on the principal doctrines of the Bible.  (Required course for licensure by the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.)



Thursday 6-8:30PM 

Two (2) semesters - Five components: Understanding People, Birth of the Spirit, Your Ministry of Evangelism, Christian Pastorate, and History of Pentecost. (Required course for Ordination with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.)