The three-year Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program provides a broad based and integrated study of scripture and theology, spiritual formation, cultural context, and Christian ministry. This professional degree prepares the student for ordination to the Christian ministry.
A graduate of the M.Div. program at Wesley Biblical Seminary should be able to demonstrate appropriate progress in the areas of content assimilation, spiritual formation, and praxis.
Scripture: Exegete Scripture holistically in accordance with sound interpretive method and historic Christian orthodoxy.
Orthodoxy: Articulate the parameters and ongoing implications of historic Trinitarian faith.
The Wesleyan Perspective: Explain the distinctive emphases of the Wesleyan perspective and their relationship to Scripture and Orthodoxy
Evidence a personal commitment to a life that is Christ-centered and submissive to the Holy Spirit’s leading and conviction, nourished by the means of grace, and invested in relationships that sanctify through compassionate, missional service, spiritual direction, and life together as Christ’s Body.
Worship: Show understanding of the theological foundations of Christian worship and an ability to lead engaging, creative worship that maintains continuity with historical and contemporary liturgies of the Church catholic.
Proclamation: Engage Church and culture through preaching, teaching, and personal witness.
Leadership: Exercise leadership in accordance with Christian ethics and priorities.
Spiritual Direction: Offer pastoral counsel and engage in the making of disciples.