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Durfee Center

Life-Transforming Classes, Now in Detroit

At Moody Theological Seminary’s new extension site in Detroit, located in the Durfee Innovation Society, you’ll be transformed as you study and strengthen your walk with God. Be trained and equipped by professors from the Plymouth, Michigan seminary campus, along with the top pastors and ministry leaders from the Detroit region, like pastor Chris Brooks, and licensed counselor and speaker Dr. Sabrina Black. Choose graduate courses that connect with your ministry calling and teach you to defend and grow your faith in an urban context. With this new site in metro Detroit, you can study God’s Word as you continue to serve and transform your local community.

Ready to get started? Apply today! The first fall 8-week session deadline is July 24!

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Why should I take a class at the Durfee Center?

  • Classes at the Durfee Center are the perfect way to get transformative biblical and ministry training when and where it’s convenient for you.
  • The small, intimate class settings allow for deeper mentorship from professors.
  • Learn from renowned teachers like Chris Brooks, Moody Radio host and pastor of Woodside Bible church; Dr. Sabrina Black, licensed counselor and speaker on marriage and family; and professors from Moody Theological Seminary.
  • Take a course (or three!) without the weight of a credited graduate program. Learn how and what you want to!

What classes are being offered at the Durfee Center?

Most courses are three hours and cost $475 per credit hour ($1,425 total for a three-credit class).


Fall First 8-Week Session

Human Development, Tuesdays from 2:00 – 4:50 p.m.

3-credit course. Learn how to promote wellness and human flourishing across the life span with Dr. Sabrina Black, a licensed counselor and in-demand speaker on marriage and family issues.

Apologetics and World Religions, Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:50 p.m.

3-credit course. Learn how to defend your faith in an urban context by taking Apologetics and World Religions with Professor Chris Brooks, Moody radio host and pastor of Woodside Bible Church.

Communication of Biblical Truth, Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:50 p.m.

Learn to communicate God’s Word with Dr. Eric Moore, professor of applied theology and director of community development at Moody Theological Seminary. As pastor of Tree of Life Bible Fellowship, Dr. Moore will help you unleash your preaching and communication skills.

Hermeneutics, Mondays from 6:00 – 8:50 p.m.

3-credit course. Want to understand your Bible better? Taught by local pastor, Michael Jones, Hermeneutics (a fancy word for understanding your Bible) will deepen your skills in reading, interpreting and unlocking Scripture.


Fall Second 8-Week Session

Biblical Spiritual Formation, Tuesdays from 2:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Biblical Spiritual Formation Lab, Tuesdays from 4:00 – 4:50 p.m.

2-credit class. Discover new ways to draw closer to the Lord and dive deep into the spiritual disciplines as you learn from Dr. Eric Moore, professor of applied theology at Moody Theological Seminary. This course offers an optional lab time (additional 1 credit) where students will interact on a small group level and apply what they learn in the classroom to life and ministry.

Fall 16-Week Session

Biblical Hebrew I, Mondays from 2:00 – 4:50 p.m.

If you have some educational background and have wanted to learn to read the Bible in the original language, take Biblical Hebrew 1 with Professor Daniel Thorpe, who also serves as staff pastor in a local Detroit church.

Application Deadlines

Beginning Semester Application Deadline
Fall First 8-week Session July 24
Fall Second 8-week Session September 25
Spring First 8-week Session December 7
Spring Second 8-week Session February 19
Summer Semester May 1

Financial Aid

Scholarships and payment plans help you by defraying the cost of tuition and spreading out your financial obligations over time, if you are eligible and qualify! You may also qualify for a Federal Loan.

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Detroit Extension Site Location


Durfee Innovation Society
2470 Collingwood Street
Detroit, MI 48206


Contact Jacob Townsend, Graduate Admissions Counselor, at:
Call: (734) 259-4689
Text: (312) 683-3977