Exegetical Studies, M.Div.
The Exegetical Studies concentration is especially appropriate for those students who desire advanced biblical language training in accordance with their personal giftedness, and with the needs of their particular ministry.
The Masters of Divinity in Exegetical Studies program develops your skill in Biblical Exegesis. Advanced courses in Biblical Greek language, Biblical Hebrew, and research are required for the exegetical studies. This exegetical degree prepares you for a life of preaching and teaching God’s word whether in the church or in higher education. Graduates are ready for careers in a teaching ministry, Bible translation, or on track to becoming a professor. (M.Div. Core plus 12 credit hours.)
The MDiv degree program provides an optimal curriculum in graduate theological study to prepare men and women for various ministry roles. The three-year program requires 75 hours of study. There are eight concentrations: General Studies, Pastoral Studies, Pastoral Counseling, Christian Ministry, Exegetical Studies, Intercultural Studies, Women’s Leadership, and Chaplaincy Studies. Advanced Standing credit may be obtained for up to 18 credit hours of the MDiv degree and 36 credit hours may be transferred from an accredited institution. The combination of Advanced Standing and Transfer Credit is limited to 36 credit hours.
Students called to various forms of ministry that focus on the teaching and application of Scripture, whether within the local church or other ministry contexts.
The careful study and faithful teaching of God’s Word
Pastor/Director of Discipleship
Bible Teacher (High School, Parachurch Ministries)
Content producer for a denomination, parachurch ministry, or publishing house
Editor for a publishing house
Professor (this degree can be a precursor to Ph.D studies)
This course examines further the exegetical study of selected portions of the Greek New Testament
An exegetical study of selected portions of the Hebrew Old Testament in the original language designed to show its theological, expository, and practical values.
Further exegetical study of portions of the Old Testament including wisdom literature and poetry, designed to show theological, expository, and practical values
This course combines both theory and practice. It introduces a functional methodology of organizing and developing the elements of a sermon.
This course investigates the biblical and personal foundations of spiritual growth known theologically as sanctification.