M.Div. General Ministry

 

The Basics

  • 78 credit hours (approx. 3-4 years)
  • Available on campus and online. The Greek and Hebrew tracks are available in real time online via Zoom.
  • Goal: Demonstrate leadership in guiding, motivating, and nurturing individuals and organizations toward Great Commission effectiveness, particularly in the local church.

Program Courses

Biblical Studies (20 hrs)

BT 500 The Bible’s Authority & Interpretation 2
OT 516 OT History & Interpretation 3
OT Inductive Bible OT 620, 621, 622, or 623 3
NT 512 NT History & Interpretation 3
NT 531 The Gospels 3

Choose:
Track 1: Hebrew
OT 651 Intermediate Hebrew Grammar  3
OT Exegesis OT 731, 732, 733, or 734 3
Track 2: Greek
NT 521 Greek Reading & Syntax 3
NT 642 The Epistles with Greek 3
Track 3: English Bible
OT Inductive Bible OT 620, 621, 622, or 623 3
NT Inductive Bible NT 535, 615, or 622

Theological Studies (14 hrs)

ST 504 Christ, Revelation, God, Humanity 3
ST 505 Salvation, Holy Spirit, Church, Last Things 3
ST 506 or BT 610 ST 506 Theology of Christian Holiness /
BT 610 Biblical Basis of Christian Holiness 2
ST 519 Theology of John Wesley 3
HT 604 History of Christian Thought 3

Philosophical Studies (6 hrs)

PH 520 or PH 610 PH 520 Philosophy for Understanding Theology/
PH 610 Moral Theology and the Gospel 3
AP 500 or AP(MS) 601 AP 500 Approaches to Apologetics/
AP(MS) 601 Apologetics in Cultural Change 3

Formational Studies (6 hrs)

DS 505 Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 3
DS 520 The Discipling Church 3
Optional Discipleship Groups

Ministry Studies (20 hrs)

PM 610 or PM 615 PM 610 Principles of Preaching/PM 615 Great Christian Sermons 3
PM 620 or PM 625 PM 620 Worship in the Church/
PM 625 Worship in the Prayer-Book Tradition 3
PM 630-631 Preaching and Worship Practicum (1 ½ hour each semester) 3
PM 641 Pastoral Counseling 3
PM 662 Practice in Ministry 2
PM 700 Theology and Practice of Pastoral Leadership 3
EV 605 Evangelism 3
RS 001 New Student Orientation 0

General Electives (12 hrs)

Includes beginning Hebrew or Greek for those entering seminary without these courses and choosing the Hebrew or Greek Track.

For detailed program information, please see the academic catalog.