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M.Div. General Ministry

The Master of Divinity General Ministry program equips students with a comprehensive understanding of Scripture, a solid grounding in theology, biblical study tools, and key practical ministry skills. Students will graduate from the program with the ability to interpret Scripture, contextualize the gospel, and shepherd their community. This degree is for those who want to be prepared for pastoral ministry or seeking ordination.

3-5 years

program length

78

credits

$545

credit
Next Start Date

August 17, 2020

MDiv Ministry courses

Biblical Studies18 credits
OT 516Old Testament History and Interpretation3
OT 620-623Old Testament Inductive Bible Study3
NT 512New Testament History and Interpretation3
NT 531The Gospels3
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 18 credits
BT 501Biblical Theology3
HT 520History of Christian Thought 3
ST 604Christ, Revelation, God, and Humanity3
ST 605Salvation, Holy Spirit, Church, and Last Things3
BT 610Biblical Basis of Christian Holiness2
ST 619Theology of John Wesley3
Philosophical Studies6 credits
PH 610Moral Theology and the Gospel3
AP 501Foundations of Apologetics3
Formational Studies6 credits
DS 505Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 3
DS 520The Discipling Church3
Ministry Studies21 credits
DS 515Discipleship in the Home3
PM 610Principles of Preaching3
PM 620Worship in the Church3
PM 630Preaching Practice3
PM 641Pastoral Counseling3
PM 700Theology and Practice of Pastoral Leadership3
EV 605Evangelism3
General Electives9 credits

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