Note

Registration for Fall, 2019 is closed.

Beginning December 1, please feel free to ask for information about the Spring Semester by phone call, text message or email. New student information can be found on the Forms page. 

HOMEWORK POLICY

Homework counts as 1/3 of final grade.

Homework will not be counted late until Tuesday after the Thursday homework is due. Three points will be deducted each week the homework is late.

ABSENTEE POLICY

Students may miss 6 class nights per semester and still pass the course.

Three points will be deducted for each absence.

Students are allowed 1 (ONE) excused absence (NO POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM GRADE) for ministry work in which the student is the primary participant for preaching, singing, or music.

Students will be excused (NO POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM GRADE) for a death in the immediate family; or for a hospital stay for student, child, or elderly parent.

However, students will not be awarded with perfect attendance unless no classes are actually missed .

The seminary weather policy is:

  • If there are warnings and curfews, follow safety regulations.
  • If individual situations make it necessary or safer to stay in place, students will not be marked absent - even if classes are not cancelled.
  • Do what is best when the time comes. Be Safe!

SGTS BOARD APPROVED AS OF August 24, 2017

(The attached file may be downloaded so each student can have a copy.)



Available courses

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Resource helps for the student body and the staff.

Online Bible, writing assignment helps, scanning app and other useful apps for phones and tablets as well as computers can be found here.

This course is the area for downloading AND uploading the required forms for students of Southwest Georgia Theological Seminary.

The promises of God to the nation of Israel ensured them a home land of their own.  They were promised to be the head and not the tail.  To be above and not beneath.  To be blessed in all that they would do.  However, the promises were contingent upon their obedience and faithfulness to the covenant they had made with Jehovah.  Breaking that covenant held promises of judgment.  

  • To Perish off the land God had given them - meaning to die, perish, be lost, go astray, go to ruin, to be carried off.
  • To be scattered among the nations where they would have to serve idols.

Unfortunantly, as Jeremiah the prophet said, There own feet carried them to captivity.

Time, repentance, God's mercy and compassion, renewing a covenant relationship with God brought them back to the promise land, the land of Israel.  

We will look at the Biblical accounts of the books of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther to get a scope of their coming home.

We will use the King James Version of the Bible for our class lectures and homework studies.  

Open Door Outreach Bible Institution's Bible Course tntitled Israel's Story will be our guidebook and assignment workbook.  Written by Dr.  James C. Maynor.

Dr.  Karen Carr will be the instructor for this course of study.  

Students receive introductory information to New Testament Greek.

Learn the Greek Alphabet

Learn Vowels and Diphthongs

Learn Greek Verbs

Learn Greek Nouns

Old Testament Survey I is one of the required courses in the Associate of Theology Degree Program. It covers half of the study of the Old Testament, Genesis through Esther. In clear and concise language, What the Bible is All About Bible Handbook, gives you an excellent overview and understanding of every book covered in the course.

TEXT BOOK: What the Bible is All About Bible Handbook. Holy Bible, KJV. Author: Dr. Henrietta C. Mears.

In addition to the homework worksheets the students must learn the books of the Old Testament.   (This session Genesis- Esther.)  The writing assignment will be to write a brief summary of five of the books studied during this session. 

2 Corinthians is part of a Bible study course called, Letters That Shaped The Church, By Dr. James C. Maynor.  It is an in-depth look at the Apostle Paul's second letter to the Corinthian church. The Apostle Paul makes his unequivocal stand as he presents his case to the church.  "Our care for you in the sight of God." 2 Corinthians 7:12

There are five lessons in this unit.  

Lesson One - Issues in the Church

Lesson Two - Paul and His Ministry

Lesson Three - On Suffering

Lesson Four - Paul The Teacher

Lesson Five - On Ministry

New Testament Survey I is one of the required courses in the Associate of Theology Degree Program. It covers half of the study of the New Testament, Matthew through Philippians. In clear and concise language, What the Bible is All About Bible Handbook, gives you an excellent overview and understanding of every book covered in the course.

TEXT BOOK: What the Bible is All About Bible Handbook. Holy Bible, KJV. Author: Dr. Henrietta C. Mears.

In addition to the homework worksheets the students must learn the books of the New Testament. (This session Matthew - Philippians.}  The writing assignment will be to write a brief summary of three of the books studied during this session.  Students must know the doctrines from the Apostle's Creed, the Fruit of the Spirit, and the names of the twelve disciples.  Students must also be able to define 'hypostatic union.'



Old Testament Survey II is one of the required courses in the Associate of Theology Degree Program. It covers the last half of the study of the Old Testament, Job through Malachi. In clear and concise language, What the Bible is All About, Bible Handbook, gives an excellent overview and understanding of every book covered in the course.

TEXT BOOK: WHAT THE BIBLE IS ALL ABOUT, Bible Handbook, Author: Dr. Henrietta C. Mears HOLY BIBLE, KJV.

In addition to the homework worksheets the students must learn the books of the OldTestament and write three book summaries.

(This semester learn Job through Malachi.)

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • To study the foundational basics of Bible Doctrine,
  • gain confidence in God
  • be grounded in the Christian faith
  • look at the doctrines of: Basic Theology, Christology, and Pneumatology.

TEXT BOOK: The Triune God by Clarence H. Benson for in-house students.
                       The One True God by Clarence H. Benson for distance students.

There will be a mid-term exam and a final exam. The exams will consist of multiple choice questions derived from homework assignments.


New Testament Survey II is one of the required courses in the Associate of Theology Degree Program. It covers the last half of the study of the New Testament, Colossians through Revelation. In clear and concise language, What the Bible is All About, Bible Handbook, gives an excellent overview and understanding of every book covered in the course.

TEXT BOOK: WHAT THE BIBLE IS ALL ABOUT, Bible Handbook, Author: Dr. Henrietta C. Mears HOLY BIBLE, KJV.

In addition to the homework worksheets the students must learn the books of the New Testament.  (This semester learn Colossians - Revelation.) 

Students will also be required to write summaries for three different books, which MUST chosen from the books being studied this semester.


All homework will come from Worksheet Questions. Please return these worksheets in a timely manner. Points will be deducted for tardiness. The final exam will be made up from the homework worksheets, and the Doctrines Chart.

Text Book used: BIBLICAL BELIEFS (DOCTRINES BELIEVERS SHOULD KNOW)


You & Your Bible will allow students to discover how the Bible came to be, as we have it today. Topics will include who wrote the Bible, when various books were written, why there are so many translations and versions today, and what criticisms are leveled against the Bible.  The course will include help on how to study the Bible.


This course is based on Ten Who Changed the World, a powerful tribute to the transformational work done by some truly inspiring Christian missionaries. With each profile, the student will journey into the heart of that gospel servant's mission-minded story and makes a compelling connection to a similar account from the Bible.

Text Book: Understanding Music & Worship in the Local Church: Vernon M. Whaley, Ph.D


Final Exam will consist of two parts: A written exam & a formal concert at graduation.

Homework will come from Worksheet Questions. Please return these worksheets in a timely manner.


EXPLORING CHURCH HISTORY; A GUIDE TO HISTORY,WORLD RELIGIONS, AND ETHICS

Church History gives an understanding of the complex and rich heritage found in Christianity.  It will give students a Biblical view of the cultural and doctrinal battles faced today. 

Homework: Discussion Questions at the end of specified chapters.   Homework questions here are not in addition to those in the textbook.  These questions are just worded differently.  THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED.


The Art of Teaching:  Find The Best Practices from Master Educators.  Topics Include:

Successful Teaching                                                            The Broad Range of Learners

Starting out Right                                                                 The Teacher's Persona

Planning the Work                                                                The Teacher-Student Relationship

Dynamic Lecturing                                                                Teaching with Powerpoint

Demonstrations, Old and New                                               Teaching the Critical Skills

Engaging with Discussion Part 1                                            Engaging with Discussion Part 2


This course is designed to assist in and encourage the study of the Holy Scriptures. This course is not designed or intended to indoctrinate in the beliefs of any denomination or group but rather to direct the student to the Bible as their only source for doctrine.

Each unit consists of unit and lesson introductions, teacher outline, reading assignments and exams for each lesson. Questions in each lesson come from the information contained in the unit and lesson introductions and from the assigned reading. The course may be taken online or the lessons can be mailed to your home and the answer sheets returned to us for grading. This course operates through the offerings of our students and supporters.

During this course we will be studying about the Feasts of Israel.  Leviticus chapter  23 gives a list of God's appointed feasts.  Looking at these feasts we see how relevant for our lives today are these appointment times with the Lord.  They point to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who is the fulfillment of all the feasts of Israel.