M.Div. General Ministry

A Snapshot:

  • 78 credit hours (approx. 3-4 years)
  • Available on campus and online
  • Focuses on preparing students for the demands of pastoral roles, with an emphasis on leadership in the local church

The MDiv General Ministry equips students with a comprehensive understanding of Scripture, a solid grounding in theology, and the key ministry skills necessary for successful ministry. Students will graduate from the program with the ability to interpret Scripture, contextualize the gospel, and serve their community.

This degree is for those who want to be prepared for pastoral ministry.

The entire program can be completed online, allowing you to participate in the program from anywhere in the world.

Required Courses

The MDiv General Ministry contains 78 credits focused on developing biblical and theological understanding, equipping with biblical study tools, and training for practical. Students are also given the chance to grow in related theological disciplines and ministry skills.

Biblical Studies20 credits
BT 500The Bible's Authority and Interpretation2
OT 512Old Testament History and Interpretation3
OT 620-623Old Testament Inductive Bible Study3
NT 516New Testament History and Interpretation3
NT 531The Gospels Inductive Bible Study3
Track 1: Hebrew
OT 651Intermediate Hebrew Grammar3
OT 731-734Old Testament Exegesis3
Track 2: Greek
NT 521Greek Reading and Syntax3
NT 642The Epistles with Greek3
Track 3: English
OT 620-623Old Testament Inductive Bible3
NT 535, 615, or 622New Testament Inductive Bible Study3
Theological Studies 14 credits
ST 504Christ, Revelation, God, and Humanity3
ST 505Salvation, Holy Spirit, Church, and Last Things3
ST 519Theology of John Wesley3
HT 604 History of Christian Thought 3
ST 506Theology of Christian Holiness2
OR
BT 610Biblical Basis of Christian Holiness2
Philosophical Studies6 credits
PH 520Philosophy for Understanding Theology3
OR
PH 610Moral Theology and the Gospel3
AP 500Approaches to Apologetics3
OR
AP(MS) 601 Apologetics in Cultural Change3
Formational Studies6 credits
DS 505Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 3
DS 520The Discipling Church3
Ministerial Studies20 credits
PM 610Principles of Preaching3
OR
PM 615Great Christian Sermons3
PM 620Worship in the Church3
OR
PM 625Worship in the Prayer-Book Tradition3
PM 630Preaching Practicum I1.5
PM 631Preaching Practicum II1.5
PM 641Pastoral Counseling3
PM 662Practice in Ministry2
PM 700Theology and Practice of Pastoral Ministry3
EV 605Evangelism3
RS 778Summative Evaluation1
General Electives12 credits

For detailed program information, please see the academic catalog.

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