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Cross-Registration Overview

Welcome to the BTI Consortium Cross-Registration Website!


NEW STUDENTS: First things first, if you hope to cross-register, but you have never submitted a NEW STUDENT form on our website, you must do that first. Your registrar must approve your application to the BTI in order for your to be eligible for Cross-Registration.


The Course Site is organized by member school and also by "BTI Category" (subject area). To use this guide best, it is important to note that we collapsed some categories together that we recognize are academically distinct. For example, while Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Counseling are distinct fields, the shared applied nature of their content combines them for the purposes of this catalog.

Please refer to the following subject list for reference:


  1. Scripture & Biblical Studies: Includes courses in all sacred texts, e.g. the Hebrew Scriptures or Old Testament, New Testament, and the Qur’anic Scriptures.

  2. Interreligious Learning: Includes courses in Comparative, Interfaith, Intercultural, and Interreligious or Multi-Religious Studies in Modernity, Secular Studies, and Literature.

  3. Church Polity/Canon Law: Includes Catholic Ecclesiology, and Polity/Tradition courses for all Christian denominations.

  4. Practical/Pastoral Theology: Includes courses in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Psychology, and Pastoral Theological Skills Courses.

  5. Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual: This category combines all courses that are primarily meant to teach ministry skills; i.e., Preaching courses, crafting liturgy or worship methods, and denominational rituals.

  6. Leadership Formation & Ministry Skills: Includes courses in Leadership, management, including non-profit management, and practical skills.

  7. The remaining categories are a bit more self-explanatory: Church History/History of Religions, Ethics (all traditions), Religious Education & Youth Ministry, Languages, Systematic Theology & Philosophy (Western), Sociology, Islamic Studies, Judaic Studies, Hindu Studies, and Buddhist Studies.

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