Deaf Theological Center

Our mission is to prepare the Deaf for an effective future in ministry and missional leadership. Our specialized ASL programs seek to provide a strong academic foundation in theology.


Making the decision to enroll in an educational program is an exciting, particularly when you feel the call to ministry. Our program is designed to prepare leaders to serve and grow God’s kingdom around the world. We look forward to getting to know you, and appreciate your interest.

Here you will find a check-list that will help guide you through our application process. Please complete all of the steps detailed within, and mail the necessary paperwork, transcripts and letters of recommendations to:

Deaf Theological Center
Attn: Allison Randolph
7777 Concord Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027

Be sure to check out the DTC calendar, and be aware of all key dates, such as move in, orientation week and class schedules.

If you have any question regarding registration, please email us at

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Class Information


This course will offer the student a basic study of biblical interpretation and application with the intent of applying insights gained to scripture crafting and storying for evangelism, discipleship, leadership training, and personal spiritual development.

Old Testament

A survey of the Old Testament, emphasizing historical, theological, and literary development.

New Testament

A survey of the New Testament with emphasis historical, style and theological development.


A survey of major theological doctrines of Christianity, such as the Trinity, revelation, God, creation, sin, the fall of man, Christology, the Atonement, the Holy Spirit, the church, the Christian life, and eschatology.


This course will offer the student a basic biblical study of church planting as described in the New Testament and make application with the intent of applying insights gained to scripture crafting and storying on how to plant healthy, engaging, reproducing, Bible-centered churches in the cultural environment of Deaf communities.

2018 Schedule

January 8-10 | Move In Week
January 11-12 | Get To Know Each Other
January 15-19 | Orientation Week #1 - Sign Roots
January 22-26 | Orientation Week #2 - Story Crafting
January 29 – February 16 | Class #1 – Hermeneutics
February 19-23 | Break Week
February 26 – March 16 | Class #2 – Old Testament
March 19 - April 6 | Class #3 – New Testament
April 9-13 | Break Week
April 16 – May 4 | Class #4 – Doctrines
May 7-18 | Class #5 – Church Plant/Missiology
May 20-31 | Break Week/Israel
June 2 | DTC Student/Student Family/Teacher/Alumni Dinner
June 3 | DTC 5th Year Completion Ceremony & Lunch
June 4 | Student Housing Check-Out

*Break weeks can be used to make up for cancelled classes due to inclement weather.


The cost for housing is $300 per month depending on where the students are housed.


Students are responsible for their own meals. Refrigeration is provided for food storage. Microwaves are available for use. Plates, napkins, and plastic silverware are available.

Brentwood Baptist Church has a café where students can buy breakfast/lunch/dinner.

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