Graduate Intensives

Academic Intensive Guidelines

  1. Registration for all intensives should be completed through your student portal. Payment for these courses is due in the Business Office by the course registration deadline. A late fee will be assessed if payment is not received by the course registration deadline.
  2. Courses may be closed due to enrollment caps. Prudent students will register early in order to avoid closed classes and late fees.
  3. All students are required to complete any course preassignments, regardless of when they registered. Check the syllabus by following the link on the course title.
  4. Textbooks are now available at the all-new NOBTS Virtual Bookstore at You can use this site to buy, rent, & sell your textbooks/e-textbooks. If you have questions, call 1-877-284-6744.

Class Meetings (Central Time)

One-Week Intensives

  • Monday: 1:00-4:00 p.m., 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Summer Intensives

One-week courses
  • Monday: 1:00-4:00 p.m., 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Two-week courses
  • Monday: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Friday: 8:30-11:30 a.m.



Fall 2023 Graduate Intensives


September 30-October 6

MISS5399-TRIP -- Mission Trip
Clarkston, GA
(Ken Taylor and Greg Mathias)


October 2-6

DISC5300-FALLBRK -- Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
(David Odom)


October 9-11

CECH6392-CONF -- Special Topics in Children’s Ministry
ETCH Conference
(Donna Peavey)

CHPL6392-CONF -- Special Topics in Church Planting
SEND Network Gathering/Conference, Dallas-Ft. Worth
(George Ross)


 November 16-25
Israel Trip

NTEN5302-ISRAEL -- New Testament Exegesis (English): Mark
(Jim Parker)

OTEN5307-ISRAEL -- Old Testament Exegesis (English): Numbers
(Jim Parker)



Spring 2024 Graduate Intensives


January 2-5
Defend: A School of Christian Apologetics

Please note: In addition to tuition, students will be charged the one-time conference fee of
$130 when registering for any course(s) being taught in conjunction with this conference.
For further information, see


ETHC5300-DEFEND -- Christian Ethics
(Steve Lemke)

PHIL5301-DEFEND -- Christian Apologetics
(Robert Stewart)

APOL/PHIL6305-DEFEND -- The Problem of Evil
(Tawa Anderson)

APOL/THEO6306-DEFEND -- Cult Theology
(Robert Stewart)

APOL/THEO6309/PHIL6311-DEFEND  -- Christianity & the Sciences
(Tawa Anderson)

APOL/PHIL6321-DEFEND -- Dealing with Doubt
(Gary Habermas)


January 4-14

MISS5399-TRIP -- Mission Trip to South Africa
(Greg Mathias)


January 18-20
Youth Ministry Conclave, Chattanooga, TN

CEYH6392-CONF -- Special Topics in Youth Ministry Leadership
(David Odom)


February 23-24
Abide Conference, New Orleans, LA

CEWM6392-ABIDE -- Special Topics in Women’s Min. Leadership
(Emily Dean)


 March 9-16

MISS5399-TRIP -- Mission Trip to North Africa
(Greg Mathias) 


March 11-15
New Orleans, LA

MISS5350-SPRBRK -- Ministry to Refugees, Immigrants, & Internationals
(Ken Taylor)


April 5-6
Heart of the Child Conference, SWBTS, Fort Worth, TX

CECH6392-CONF -- Special Topics: Children’s Ministry Leadership
(Donna Peavey)


April 8-10
Disciple Leaders Network Conference, Jonesboro, GA

DISC6392-CONF -- Special Topics in Discipleship
(Joe Sherrer)


April 12-13

NAMB Church Replanter Conference, New Orleans, LA

EVAN6321-NAMB -- Church Revitalization
(JimBo Stewart)


April 19-20
Caskey Conference, New Orleans, LA

PATH6333-NRCONF -- Church Ministries Creation & Contextualization


May 1-3
Collegiate Summit, Memphis, TN

CECM6392-CONF -- Special Topics in Collegiate Ministries Leadership
(Beth Masters)




Accelerated MDiv

Undergraduate Intensives

Saturday Classes

For complete graduate course listings, see the Graduate Course Schedules page. Course names are linked to syllabi as they are received. Faculty information may be accessed via the links to the faculty names on the schedules.

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