Pursue mastery without pausing ministry
On Site, At Your Church
We use a competency-based theological education (CBTE) model delivering theological seminary online and onsite within a ministry context at your local church.
This innovative program can be accomplished much faster than traditional seminary degrees. Students must achieve a minimum B grade of mastery in order to progress to the next competency. No waiting. Master one and move on.
Hands On Practicum
While receiving formal theological training from an academic mentor, all students participate in active service opportunities within the local church where they will document, dialogue, and deconstruct their experiences with an insightful ministry mentor, all while receiving shepherding from a spiritual mentor.
"Deploy has been an enriching experience for me. The content has been refreshing and transformative. The practical nature of the program stands out to me. It has already impacted my relationships as well as my own growth. Having prior experience with formal biblical training and study, I had a certain expectation when I first enrolled. The program has really exceeded my expectations. The most rewarding part thus far has been the relationships I have formed with the faculty. They are very personable, make themselves available to you, and pray with you regularly. Their dedication is so appreciated. I am very grateful for their commitment to train me and others for biblical teaching and leadership. I look forward to seeing how God continues to move in my heart and grow me more into the image of Christ through the school and its faculty."Kevin Pobursky - MA Student - 2018
Two Remarkable Programs
These programs provide a choice between a ministry-based Master’s (M.A.) and a divinity-based Master’s (M.Div.), to meet students’ and churches’ needs. (Online Seminary M.Div. or M.A.)
Program Distinctions & Benefits
A Partnership with Your Local Church
Accelerate in the Program at Any Time
Ministry Mentor / Formation Mentor / Academic Mentor
Actual Ministry – The Most Practical Education
Students Receive a Free Digital Library
Grace is a member of the Competency-Based Education Network