Seminary Partnership

What Is The Nashville Equip Center (NEC)?

The Nashville Equip Center (NEC) of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) will bring students and church leaders together from churches across Middle Tennessee and headquartered at
Brentwood Baptist Church.

NEC will offer a two-year rotation of CORE courses and a suggested course rotation for Equip practicums and mentored internships that, if followed, will meet the degree requirements for the
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (Mentored) (MACMm).

Bible Expo 1

Mondays, August 19 – December 2, 2024 | Brentwood Campus
5:00-6:30 PM | Matt Pearson

Theology

Wednesdays, September 3 – November 19, 2024
Brentwood Campus
4:00-6:00 PM | Dr. Paul Wilkinson/Dr. Thomas West

Old Testament Intensive

October 4 and 5, 2024 | Brentwood Campus
Friday 10-4-24 12-9 PM | Saturday 10-5-24 8:00-5:00 PM
Matt Purdom | Beau Landers

Duration

Students can potentially earn up to 36 credit hours towards their degree program under the oversight of qualified leaders. Furthermore, the EQUIP Network weds the seminary experience with real life ministry opportunities to provide students with the most integrative ministry training available.

Completion Goals

Students will fit into one of these goal categories:
1. Credit toward a seminary Master’s degree
2. Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry (4-courses)
3. TNT Next Level Certificate
4. Audit to increase Biblical understanding

Course Tuition

SEBTS Students / Non-students

  • SEBTS enrolled students pay standard tuition fees, as applied to normal course loads.
  • Graduate Certificate students pay $300 for each 3-Credit Graduate-Level Class.
  • Auditing students pay $50 fee per course.

For Seminary Credit

To take classes for credit, you must be a registered Southeastern seminary student.

What to expect:
✓ 24 hours of classroom meetings over the course of the semester
✓ 12 pages of writing assignments
✓ 900 pages of reading

Not a SEBTS student and would like to enroll? Click Here.

Graduate Degrees

The courses offered through our EQUIP partnership with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary can be used toward a variety of degrees. We are highlighting two of these degrees.

M.A. IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

This degree is designed to equip students to serve on the staff of a local church or another ministry organization in non-senior pastoral roles. It is comprised of the vocational MA Core plus 12 hours of selectives. At least 12 hours of the degree MUST be completed as EQUIP courses taken in an approved EQUIP church or ministry organization. All remaining hours may be taken in the format of the student’s choosing, including online. Admission to this program is limited to persons holding a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent who also meet all other admission requirements for the Seminary.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

  • Each 3-Credit Graduate-Level Class is only $300.
  • All classes (12 credits) in a Graduate Certificate are eligible to transfer into a Master’s degree.
  • Graduate certificates allow students to receive high-quality theological education in the same classroom alongside MA and MDiv peers.

For the 4-Course Graduate Certificate: Click Here

Bible Expo 1

Mondays, August 19 – December 2, 2024 | Brentwood Campus
5:00-6:30 PM | Matt Pearson

Theology

Wednesdays, September 3 – November 19, 2024
Brentwood Campus
4:00-6:00 PM | Dr. Paul Wilkinson/Dr. Thomas West

Old Testament Intensive

October 4 and 5, 2024 | Brentwood Campus
Friday 10-4-24 12-9 PM | Saturday 10-5-24 8:00-5:00 PM
Matt Purdom | Beau Landers

How to Apply

To take classes for credit, you must be a registered Southeastern seminary student. To enroll in the seminary, go to: www.sebts.edu/admissions/apply/

To enroll for a Graduate Certificate, go to: www.sebts.edu/graduate-certificates/

To audit one of the next courses, please complete the Enrollment Form (left column) which will include a nominal fee of $50. You do not need to be a seminary student to audit.

All students, those taking for credit and those auditing, need to fill out the Enrollment Form to take a course through the Middle Tennessee Leadership Institute.

For assistance, contact us at rseverino@brentwoodbaptist.com