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.

2019 Schedule

January 3-4 | Check in Housing/Fellowships
January 7-11 | Sign Roots Workshop
January 14-18 | Story Crafting Workshop
January 21-25 | Doctrines Part 1
January 28 – February 15 | Hermeneutics
February 18-22 | Break Week
February 25 – March 15 | Old Testament
March 18-22 | Break Week
March 25 - April 12 | New Testament
April 15-19 | Break Week
April 22 - May 10 | Church Planting/Missiology
May 13-17 | Doctrines Part 2
May 18 | DTC Student/Family/Staff/Alumni Dinner
May 19 | DTC Graduation Ceremony

*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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