Pastoral Studies, M.Div. Online
With Grace Seminary’s MDiv online, you will be trained to meet today’s most prevalent ministry needs and build a bridge to meet the ministry needs of tomorrow. Students seeking preparation for general pastoral ministry and the responsibility for the theological and administrative leadership of a local church in the United States are encouraged to pursue this online pastoral degree.
What makes our M Div online program different from other online offerings? With Grace Theological Seminary’s online M Div, you will . . .
- Receive instruction from the same highly acclaimed professors teaching our residential courses.
- Engage in a dynamic, high-definition video and an easy-to-navigate learning platform.
- Have the same affordable tuition as our MDiv residential program.
- Have access to seven unique MDiv concentrations that will help match your studies to your current area of ministry or ministry interest.
Being a pastor in the 21st century in the U.S. can be challenging. The M Div Online in Pastoral Studies is designed to help current and future pastors understand the issues facing the American church today and be equipped with the theological knowledge and ministry skills to address these challenges.
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.
Students who are called to prepare for pastoral ministry, particularly the role of senior pastor, may consider the Pastoral Studies concentration for the M Div online.
Pastors are called to serve God’s people by loving, leading, and teaching them by personal example and practical exposition from God’s Word.
The course will encourage creative methodologies of preaching designed to impact 21st-century listeners.
This course seeks to promote appropriate ministry perspectives, especially as applied to the local church in North America.
Through reading, writing, and pastoral interviews, you will learn about servant leadership, mentoring, visionary leadership, and leading as a change agent.
This course will examine Scriptural truths and principles along with a biblical theory of personality.
Building on a foundation of basic orthodox systematic theology, students will explore the issues that create tensions within a theological system.