Master of Divinity General Ministry (Deploy)
This Master of Divinity degree is comprehensive and includes coursework in theology, hermeneutics, spiritual formation, biblical exegesis, biblical theology, intercultural studies, leadership, and a variety of other practical ministry competencies.
Through Deploy, Grace Seminary offers a Master of Divinity in General Ministry (75-credit equivalence). The MDiv online degree path provides excellent training for those who aspire to or are involved in vocational ministry, especially those interested in preaching, teaching, senior leadership, and/or continuing scholarship.
Deploy is a competency-based theological education model that enables students to get ministry training while remaining in their ministry context. The Deploy curriculum is organized around competencies, rather than traditional courses, and has been shaped through collaboration between seminary faculty and frontline ministry leaders. Deploy students also receive ministry-coaching from onsite mentors who serve alongside them, in their ministry context.
The MDiv in General Studies is perfect for students seeking preparation for ministry leadership within congregational or parachurch settings.
Depending upon ministry context, many leaders serve as general practitioners. Description: Pastors and ministry leaders often function as theologians, preachers, leaders, administrators, evangelists, teachers, shepherds, and more.
Students will be competent to be a change agent who leads churches (or ministries) to become or remain biblically healthy by articulating Christ-centered values and vision, developing strategies that unify churches around these values and vision, and initiating transformational rather than merely transactional change.
Learners will become competent to grasp and adapt to leadership pressures, conflict, and criticisms that are inherent in transformational ministry. This competency requires a leader to understand personal leadership tendencies due to family background and other personal influences (people and experiences), taking steps toward building on the strengths and being released from unhealthy patterns.
Students will be competent to articulate their own theology in light of their denominational/church affiliation. Students will understand and be able to articulate and explain their own theological convictions as they relate to their denominational or church affiliation, and complete the necessary preparations for ordination, or as if they were pursuing ordination.
Students will be competent to apply the basics of phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of biblical Greek and Hebrew to their study of Scripture. This competency will cover the essentials of Biblical Greek and Hebrew with an emphasis on phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary. The purpose is to understand Biblical Greek and Hebrew for the purpose of translating and doing exegesis in the Hebrew Old Testament and Greek New Testament.
The student will be competent to evaluate, synthesize, articulate, and apply foundational doctrines in the different areas of Systematic Theology including: Bibliology, Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology, Angelology, Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology as they relate to one’s personal life, the lives of Christians, and the local ministry context