Academic Intensives

The following academic intensives are available for registration. Students must register online through the new Student Portal. If you need help registering, please reach out to the Registrar’s Office at

As of the Fall 2023 semester, tuition for each intensive on the main campus is $315 per credit hour up to a cap of $3,780 for SBC students (take up to 18 hours, pay for 12) and $540 per credit hour for non-SBC students. An off-campus program fee of $20 per credit hour is assessed for each course at all other locations.

The dates, classes, and teachers are listed below. Please note that some courses do not go an entire week, and special event courses may require additional fees.



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 Ministry 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
(Blake Newsom)


May 1-3
Collegiate Summit, Memphis, TN

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



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