Perimeter Church Resources

Metro Atlanta Seminary was organized in 2008 and is accredited by the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries (“ARTS”). Classes are held at the Perimeter Annex.

Resources for Perimeter Church Members


Did you know that seminary classes are held three nights a week at the Annex? While students are sitting in the classroom, other students are participating in the same class via Zoom. This means if you cannot make it to the Annex due to traffic, distance, unexpected matters at home, or even if you’re away on a business trip, you can still make it to class.

Whether you want to audit a class or pursue a specific program, the next steps are on this page. Metro Atlanta Seminary offers the following programs – Certificate in Christian Studies, Diploma in Biblical Counseling, Bachelor of Theology degree, Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, Master of Arts in Theological Studies and the Master of Divinity.  For more information on our programs, follow this link

We don’t want to brag, but our alumni include David McNeely, Jeff Norris, Eric Ryan, Davon Stack, Travis Nolan, and Kelly Ward, just to name a few.  And our faculty includes Dr Randy Schlichting, Dr Bob Carter, Dr Tom Lutz, Dr McKay Caston, Dr Dennis Bennett, Dr Mike Rasmussen, Dr Robbie Sherrill and doctoral candidate Caleb Click.


Courses Coming Up

Here is a list of courses coming up Fall Term starting October 10th (for more information on courses coming up in 23-24 use the link at the top of the page, “Academic Calendar”).

  • Monday Evening – Go through the New Testament with Dr Tom Lutz, teaching NT Survey, 5:30 – 7:50 PM (2 credits). Also on Monday night, Dr McKay Caston will teach Hermeneutics from 8:00 – 9:10 PM (1 credit). Hermeneutics will cover the major principles and rules of biblical interpretation, tools for effective Bible study, and how to practice the observation, interpretation, and application method of inductive Bible study.  (Oct 16 – Dec 11)
  • Tuesday Evening – Dr McKay Caston will teach Eschatology from 8:00 – 9:10 PM (1 credit). Eschatology is a course designed to help students understand the present in view of the future by establishing a biblical foundation concerning “last things” and exploring historic Christian beliefs on death and resurrection, the second coming of Christ, the Millennium, the final judgment, heaven, hell, and the new earth.  (Oct 10 – Dec 6)
  • Thursday Evening – Dr Dennis Bennett teaches The Person of Christ from 5:30 – 6:40 PM (1 credit).  The topic of the Person of Christ is a careful study of the relevant biblical material found in both Testaments, and a survey of the doctrine throughout church history.  (Oct 12 – Dec 7).

All of the courses are offered from the classroom and by Zoom.

General Perimeter Member Procedures

Do you want to pursue a program, or just audit a course? Let’s talk about auditing first. As an auditor, you will be in the class and have access to all the material, but you are not required to do homework or keep up with the reading. The Audit Fee is $80 per credit hour. There is no application fee and the application does not take long. To get started, follow the link to the application page, then on the pulldown menu select the “MAS Application for Auditing Classes”.

Not sure what program you want to pursue, but you know you want to start taking classes? The Certificate in Christian Studies program requires you to complete the first year courses. These courses are required for all the Bachelor and Master degree programs.  Many of these courses are also part of the Diploma in Biblical Counseling program. So if you are hesitant, we’d suggest you start with the Certificate program of study. We have students that change to a degree program after their first term. They’re hooked!

To start this process, go to the same application page as auditors (above), but this time select “MAS General Application”. This application is lengthier, but you will receive a link so that you can go back and finish later. There is also a $50 application fee for this option. Tuition is $180 per credit hour. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.


Discipleship Groups, Bible Study Leaders, and Members

Consider doing a group project. For example, your group might agree to meet and watch classes together, and depending on the time of the class, you could also break bread before or after your meeting. Or perhaps your group might consider utilizing a course as the major study piece for a term, with each member watching from his or her home, and then discussing what was learned and discovered during the group’s regular meeting time.

For Perimeter groups taking classes by Zoom, we will provide a 15% discount on tuition or audit fees. Once your group decides to move forward, send an email to Joe White with the list of the members that will be participating, and the class you wish to register for in the upcoming term. Once we confirm there is room for your group, your members will then be able to complete their application (Audit or General) and register. You can email Joe at:

Questions? Please email Joe White or Randy Schlichting.