Discipleship Institute

Our Purpose: To equip, develop, and train disciples of Jesus Christ to be ambassadors of the Kingdom of God to this world.

Available Courses: (Click on course for access to class notes and/or information)
Note: Most class notes and materials are FREE, others may be available for purchase.

Basic Discipleship
Survival Kit for New Christians
Disciples Path Series (Six 6-week courses)

Advanced Discipleship
Bible Doctrine
Basic Apologetics
Biblical Interpretation
Life of Christ
The Book of Romans
Current Issues and the Bible
Church History (Resource: Church History in Plain Language ) *Class Notes Coming Soon!

Advanced Discipleship (Electives)
Being a Discipleship Mentor (Resource: Discipleship Revival)
Handling Grief
Teaching Children Effectively 1
Teaching Children Effectively 2
Deacon Training
Prospective Members Class
Having a Healthy Marriage
Parenting God’s Way
Revolutionize Sunday School (Sunday School Teacher Training)
Other Electives


Discipleship Certificate: Completion of all Basic Discipleship Courses.

Advanced Discipleship Certificate: Completion of Bible Doctrine and 4 other core courses.

Deacon Certification: Completion of Bible Doctrine, Being a Discipleship Mentor, and Deacon Training.

Sunday School Teacher Certification: Completion of Bible Doctrine and Sunday School Teacher Training.

Children’s Ministry Certification: Completion of Bible Doctrine and Teaching Children Effectively 1 & 2.

Certificate of Biblical and Discipleship Studies: Completion of 8 core courses, Being a Discipleship Mentor, and 3 other electives.

Associates Degree in Biblical Studies and Discipleship: Completion of 8 core courses, Being a Discipleship Mentor, and 6 other electives.

All classes are held at First Baptist Church Decherd. Most classes are held on Sunday evenings at 5:00. Other classes may be available throughout the week at various times. COMING SOON: Teaching videos will be available online and on DVD for your convenience.

For more information please call the church office: 931-967-6447

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Send Registration Form to: Decherd Discipleship Institute
703 West Broad Street
Decherd, TN 37324