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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





MDiv Ministry courses

Biblical Studies18 credits
OT 516Old Testament History and Interpretation3
NT 512New Testament History and Interpretation3
BS 501Inductive Bible Study I3
BS 512Inductive Bible Study II3
Biblical Studies Electives6
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
ST 606Theology of Christian Holiness3
ST 619Theology of John Wesley3
Philosophical Studies6 credits
PH 610Moral Theology and the Gospel3
AP 501Foundations of Apologetics3
Formational Studies7 credits
DS 505Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 4
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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Master of Divinity programs

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  • All programs are available online or on campus
  • All classes are offered live via Zoom, so that students anywhere in the world can participate in a classroom setting.
  • Students around the world who are actively engaged in ministry can stay in their context while pursuing their theological education.
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