General Studies, M.Div.
Students seeking preparation for general ministry, particularly roles that include responsibility for the theological and administrative leadership of a local church in the United States, are encouraged to pursue the general MDiv degree with a general studies concentration.
A component of practical field experience is built into the requirements to learn ministry skills. (MDiv Core plus 12 credit hours.)
The Master of Divinity 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.
Perfect for students seeking preparation for general ministry, particularly roles that include responsibility for the theological and administrative leadership of a local church.
Depending upon local church context, many pastors serve as general practitioners. Description: Pastors function as theologians, preachers, leaders, administrators, evangelists, teachers, shepherds, and more.
Building on a foundation of basic orthodox systematic theology, students will explore the issues that create tensions within a theological system.
This course will take an in-depth look at prayer as God’s means of leading and strengthening faithful servants for His work among Christians and non-Christians of this age.
This course will examine Scriptural truths and principles along with a biblical theory of personality.
This course investigates the biblical and personal foundations of spiritual growth known theologically as sanctification.
Through reading and writing, pastoral interviews, you will learn about: servant leadership, mentoring, visionary leadership, and leading as a change agent.