G.T. Haywood & M.E. Golder Theological Seminary is comprised of a community of graduate learners and our purpose is to teach, train and evangelize the Gospel of Jesus Christ, fulfilling the Great Commission of Mt 28:19, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” The name of this seminary honors two of the many great Fathers in the Gospel,Bishop G.T. Haywood & Bishop Morris E Golder, and helps us never to forget the teaching of the Apostolic Doctrine. SEE PHOTOS ABOVE.
The doctrinal basis of the Seminary shall be the teaching of the Apostolic Doctrine as outlined in Hebrews 6:1-2 “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.” The Principles of the Doctrine entail the fundamental and foundational teachings that were first taught by Jesus and the Apostles. These principles continued to be taught by the Apostolic Fathers, including: Bishop G. T. Haywood, Bishop Morris E. Golder, Bishop Ross P. Paddock, Reverend A. D. Urshan, Bishop Karl F. Smith, Bishop R.C. Lawson, Bishop Samuel N. Hancock, Bishop James A. Johnson, Elder Robert F. Tobin, and Bishop Harry L. Herman.
Mission and Vision Mission G.T. Haywood & M.E. Golder Theological Seminary is comprised of a community of graduate learners devoted to perpetuating the teaching of the Apostles of Jesus Christ as found in the King James Version (4th edition) in the Holy Bible (Apostolic Doctrine) through training, education, and evangelism. “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42).
Vision: Our endeavor is to teach and preach the Apostolic Doctrine as the Lord Jesus Christ commissioned. “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Mark 16:15). “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem” (Luke 24:47). G.T. Haywood and M.E. Golder Theological Seminary is committed to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” (1 Corinthians 9:16).
(A) Certificate of Theology Program (12 credits) Certificate programs are for men and women seeking further preparation for effective ministry and personal development, emphasizing specific areas of specialty. Two different tracts: 1. Certificate of Leadership a. Principles of Apostolic Doctrine b. Church Government c. Stewardship d. Consecration 2. Certificate of Evangelical Outreach a. Evangelism b. Principals of Apostolic Doctrine c. Church Government d. Stewardship e. Consecration All students must have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED). To obtain a Certificate of Theology, the student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of course work. Students completing the certificate program may use those courses towards the master’s degree program. (B) Masters of Theological Studies (36 credits) The Masters of Theological Studies is for men and women seeking further preparation in general biblical and theological studies for specialized ministries such as writing, teaching, and pastoral leadership. Two different concentrations: 1. General Master’s Theological Studies 2. Pastoral Leadership All students must have a Bachelors degree. The program of each student shall consist of 30 semester credits of course work. A thesis option for completing the Masters program is available to all students, and is strongly recommended for entry into the doctoral program. (C) Doctorate of Theology (72 credits) The Doctorate of Theological studies is designed to prepare scholarly leaders who will be teachers and researchers in practical theology and in their selected concentration (holy spirituality, mission and evangelism, church and society, homiletics, leadership, liturgical studies, or religious education). All students must have a Master’s degree. The program of each student shall consist of a minimum of 48 semester credits of course work and 24 credits of dissertation research totaling a minimum of 72 semester credits. All doctoral students must successfully complete comprehensive examinations, submit and orally defend a dissertation proposal, and submit and defend a dissertation reflecting original research to his/her dissertation committee, comprising of 3 members.
Acceptance and Enrollment
(A) The following requirements are common to the G. T. Haywood Theological Seminary certificate and graduate programs. Certificate Program • High school diploma or GED • At least two recommendations from professional/academic individuals • Written statement regarding one’s spiritual journey; and • A completed application Masters Degree • Successful work in progress on a bachelors degree (at least passing and looks like they will achieve the bachelors degree) or a completed bachelors degree • An official transcript from any and all previous and current academic institutions attended • At least two recommendations from professional/academic individuals • Written statement regarding one’s spiritual journey; and • A completed application Doctoral Program • Masters degree • At least two recommendations from professional/academic individuals.