EQUIP Seminary Partnership
What Is Equip Network?
EQUIP is a partnership between Southeastern Theological Seminary and the local church that offers an accredited course of the highest level of theological training while providing a practical blend of seminary experience and real-life ministry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Is Equip For?
EQUIP desires to empower and educate faithful disciples through local churches and ministry organizations. If you are an individual seeking credit through EQUIP, we would be happy to help your church or ministry organization become an EQUIP Partner.
How much credit do I receive?
Students can gain up to 36 hours of credit depending on their degree that includes both mentored internship and practicum courses.
Can undergraduates participate in Equip?
Yes! All EQUIP courses are offered on the undergraduate level. Review the course catalogue to identify which courses apply towards the student’s respective degree.
How Do I Apply for an Equip Class?
To participate in the upcoming class, fill out a short Enrollment Form below. All students are required to complete this form if attending through the Middle Tennessee Leadership Institute.
If applying for the Graduate Certificate, follow these steps:
- Visit apply.sebts.edu/apply and create an account (if you haven’t already)
- Start a Graduate Application (not the Graduate Credit-Only Application)
- On the “Academic Interest” page of the application select “Certificate” for Degree and “Christian Ministry” for area/focus
If you are pursuing a specific Graduate Certificate other than the Christian Ministry Cert you will select that instead.
- After completing the application you will wait to hear from the Admissions office regarding next steps
How many students will be in my class?
Unlike campus-based courses, EQUIP courses require just one student to participate. There may be as many as 30 students attending as auditors or for credit.
Can non-credit seeking students participate in EQUIP?
Absolutely! We encourage you to identify opportunities that allow you to be exposed to courses regardless of your desire to earn academic credit. You may audit any course for a small fee.
When is the deadline to register for a course?
Students must register for each class no less than three weeks before the first day of the semester. Consult the SEBTS Academic calendar for specific dates.
Who can participate in EQUIP classes?
Any qualifying participants within the local church or ministry organization who have applied and been accepted by SEBTS. We recommend that participants become members of Brentwood Baptist before participating. *Please Note* Local online SEBTS students are welcome. TNT Alumni are also welcome.
If you have further questions about MTLI or EQUIP, please submit them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org