Missions

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

Celebration has a passion for spreading the gospel locally and around the world- connect people to God and others. Below you will find basic information on upcoming National and International Mission Trips.

Celebration is also home to the Celebration Baptist Church Mission Training Center, opening October 6, 2019. We can't wait to share with you all the exciting things that will be coming from the MTC.

Upcoming Trips

2022 (we are currently monitoring these countries to determine best times and approach)
Colombia
Ethiopia
Kuala Lumpur

Guatemala
March 12-19

Student MFUGE, Mobile, AL
June 6-11

This team will be working with Becky Pius’ GodSaidGo Team. The primary work of this team will be medical clinics. You do NOT have to be a doctor or nurse to go on this trip.

Cost: $750 + Airfare

As of January 10, 2022, Passengers who are neither Guatemalan citizens nor Guatemalan residents will be required to provide evidence of receiving a complete two-dose COVID-19 vaccination course (or one dose for Johnson & Johnson), with the final dose being administered at least two weeks before beginning your trip to Guatemala.
For student completed 6th-12th Grade. Spend the day serving the Mobile community through landscaping and yardwork, ministry to children and seniors, and more. Then spend the evening worshipping and learning with other students from all over the United States in a camp experience. Students stay in the dorms at the University of Mobile.

Registration opening soon.

Cost $400

New Orleans
June 27- July 3

Morgan, UT
June 27- July 3

Working alongside of church planter Andrew Hanna and Harvest Church in community outreach thru any number of events reaching kids and teens such as block parties, playing in the park, sports, Bible Clubs, etc.

Harvest is located in the Treme-Lafitte neighborhood. Demographically, we are a representative sample of NOLA: 55% African American, 35% White, 10% Hispanic-Latino. New Orleans is only 11.6% evangelical. That stat is skewed a little because some black Protestants don't ID as evangelical, but the vast majority of New Orleanians are nominally Catholic or have no religious affiliation.Treme has a long and rich history of being a hub of black culture in NOLA. Music and food are larger than life, and it's not unusual to hear a brass band playing on any given night of the week.

Harvest is a young church that planted in September, we seek to follow Jesus together and faithfully serve our city! A lot of our outreach efforts center around Phillis Wheatley, the school where we meet. Andrew taught/coached there for 3 years, and we invest in the children and staff there through numerous outlets. We have a burden for the fatherless and those on the margins.

Cost: $500
Exact dates to be announced soon.
Working alongside of the church planting team of Chase and Gavin Roberts in community outreach thru various events such as sports, block parties, Bible Clubs, etc.

Cost: $700 + airfare

For more info, click here.

Ministry Training Institute

Diploma in Biblical Studies, Advanced Diploma and Biblical Studies Diploma of Distinction
The Diploma in Biblical Studies, Advanced Diploma and Biblical Studies Diploma of Distinction are offered through Samford's 33 extension centers across the southeast.  The curriculum includes 24 standardized courses.  A student is awarded the Diploma in Biblical Studies  after completing 8 courses, awarded the Advanced Diploma after completing 16 courses and Diploma of Distinction after completing 24 courses.   The cost is $50 per course.  Students who register using our online registration system will not be subject to the $10 processing fee.  
Diploma Courses
  • ZMTI 101: Biblical Interpretation
  • ZMTI 102: Intro to Old Testament
  • ZMTI 103: Intro to New Testament
  • ZMTI 104: Paul’s Letters
  • ZMTI 105: The Minor Prophets
  • ZMTI 106A: Biblical Foundations I
  • ZMTI 106B: Biblical Foundations II
  • ZMTI 113: The Person of the Holy Spirit
  • ZMTI 114: Baptist Doctrines
  • ZMTI 115: Spiritual Disciplines
  • ZMTI 118: The Book of Revelation
  • ZMTI 120: The Origins of the Bible
  • ZMTI 121: The Writings of Moses
  • ZMTI 122: Christian Apologetics
  • ZMTI 123: Parables of Jesus
  • ZMTI 124: The Life and Ministry of Jesus
  • ZMTI 125: John’s Epistles
  • ZMTI 126: Exploring the Psalms
  • ZMTI 127: The Gospels
  • ZMTI 128: The Acts of the Apostles
  • ZMTI 129: Personal Evangelism
  • ZMTI 130: Effective Disciple Making
  • ZMTI 131: The Book of Hebrews
  • ZMTI 132: Christian leadership
Spring A- ZMTI 103 Intro to New Testament
Mondays at 6 p.m. January 17- March 14
Missions Training Center at Celebration Baptist Church
Students will be given an overview of the various sections of the New Testament. Instruction will be given on the authors, context and content of the New Testament books. Attention will be given to the history of the New Testament and the development of the New Testament Canon.
Instructor: Aaron Sheffield
Spring B- ZMTI 104 Paul's Letters
Mondays at 6 p.m. March 28- May 16
Missions Training Center at Celebration Baptist Church
The Pauline Epistles make up more than a third of the New Testament writings, and therefore it is important that Christians understand why Paul wrote his letters. Students will study the content of the letters and find application for their own Christian journey.
Instructor: Doug Bedgood