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 and/or Ministry Essentials.

Program Requirements

33 classes / 99 credits

Estimated Cost to Complete

$16,500

Length of Program

Three-years (if taken full-time)

Course Requirements

Foundations

7 Courses

21 Credit Hours

Integrative Core

5 Courses

15 Credit Hours

Gatherings

3 Courses

9 Credit Hours

Ministry Essentials

Electives can be taken from Integrated Core and from Ministry Essentials

5 Courses

15 Credit Hours

Mentored Ministry/Field Education

At least one Internship and one Practicum

6 Courses

18 Credit Hours

Electives

Electives can be taken from Integrated Core and from Ministry Essentials

7 Courses

21 Credit Hours

Total:

33 Courses

99 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

Biblical Interpretation and Exegesis

Ministry Essentials

Bible & Exegesis

Catecheses: The Way of Life

Integrative Core

Children’s Ministry: A Narrative Discipleship Course

Ministry Essentials

Church Planting in a Post-Christian Context

Ministry Essentials

Ministry & Leadership

Discipleship and Disciple-Making in the Church

Foundations

Ministry & Leadership

Evangelism in the Local Church

Ministry Essentials

Ministry & Leadership

Flourishing Church & ECO Polity

Ministry Essentials

Ministry & Leadership

Galatians

Ministry Essentials

Bible & Exegesis

Gathering: God’s Word of Grace

Gatherings

Greek I

Ministry Essentials

Bible & Exegesis

Greek II

Ministry Essentials

Bible & Exegesis

Greek III

Ministry Essentials

Bible & Exegesis

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 & Leadership

Introduction to Theology I

Foundations

Theology & History

Introduction to Theology II

Foundations

Theology & History

Leadership in the Local Church

Ministry Essentials

Leading Change

Ministry Essentials

Ministry & Leadership

Mentored Ministry Lab

Mentored Ministry

Gathering: The Church

Gatherings

Old Testament Survey

Ministry Essentials

Bible & Exegesis

Pastor as Leader

Ministry Essentials

Preaching Principles and Practices

Foundations

Ministry & Leadership