Master of Divinity (MDiv)

This program is offering the fullest breadth of training for ministry leadership. The MDiv offers more opportunities to shape your degree path around interests, gifting, and calling. The requirements for an MDiv include: all seven Foundations courses, five Integrative Core courses, and three Gatherings. Additionally, an MDiv requires five Ministry Essentials courses (at least one from each of the four areas of Bible/Exegesis, Theology/History, Ministry Skills, and Ministry Life & Health), six Mentored Ministry/Field Education Practicums or Internships (at least one Practicum and Internship) and seven Elective courses which may be taken from Integrative Core, Ministry Essentials, and/or Mentored Ministry.

Program Requirements

33 classes / 132 credits

Estimated Cost to Complete

$16,500

Length of Program

Three-years (if taken full-time)

Course Requirements

Foundations

7 Courses

28 Credit Hours

Integrated Core

5 Courses

20 Credit Hours

Integrated Core Gatherings

3 Courses

12 Credit Hours

Ministry Essentials

Electives can be taken from Integrated Core and from Ministry Essentials

5 Courses

20 Credit Hours

Mentored Ministry/Field Ed.

At least one Internship and one Practicum

6 Courses

24 Credit Hours

Electives

Electives can be taken from Integrated Core and from Ministry Essentials

7 Courses

24 Credit Hours

Total:

33 Courses

132 Credit Hours

Course Area Descriptions

Foundations Courses and Ministry Essentials Courses fall under 4 areas. They are:

  • Bible & Exegesis
  • Theology & History
  • Ministry Skills
  • Ministry Life & Health

Examples:

“The Seventh Day: The Sabbath in Scripture, Theology & Ministry” is labeled Ministry Essentials: Theology & History.

“New Testament Exegesis & Interpretation” is labeled Foundations: Bible & Exegesis.

Requirements for Ministry Essentials courses for MA and MDIV call for at least ONE course from each area.

Courses in Program

Trimesters Offered

What bucket does it fall into?

Area

Administrative Leadership in the Church

Ministry Essentials

Ministry Skills

Biblical Interpretation and Exegesis

Ministry Essentials

Bible & Exegesis

Children’s Ministry – A Narrative Discipleship Course

Ministry Essentials

Ministry Skills

Church Planting in a Post-Christian Context

Ministry Essentials

Ministry Skills

Discipleship and Disciple-Making in the Church

Foundations

Ministry Skills

Finding Mentors and Field Education Locations for Internships and Practicums

Mentored Ministry

Flourishing Church & ECO Polity

Ministry Essentials

Ministry Skills

God’s Word of Grace

Integrated Core, Gatherings

Internships and Practicums

Mentored Ministry

Intimacy With God: Prayer and Spiritual Disciplines

Integrated Core, Gatherings

Introduction to New Testament Exegesis & Interpretation

Foundations

Bible & Exegesis

Introduction to Old Testament Exegesis & Interpretation

Foundations

Bible & Exegesis

Introduction to Pastoral Care

Ministry Essentials

Ministry Skills

Introduction to Theology I

Foundations

Theology & History

Introduction to Theology II

Foundations

Theology & History

Leading Change

Ministry Essentials

Ministry Skills

Mentored Ministry Lab

Mentored Ministry

Ministry and God’s Sabbath Rest

Integrated Core, Gatherings

Old Testament Survey

Ministry Essentials

Bible & Exegesis

Pastor as Leader

Ministry Essentials

Ministry Skills

Preaching: Principles and Practices

Foundations

Ministry Skills

Reformed Theology and Essential Tenets

Ministry Essentials

Theology & History

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Foundations

Ministry Life & Health

Student Ministry Fundamentals

Ministry Essentials

Ministry Skills