Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Christian Education

Units by Discipline
Total Units Price per unit Bible Exposition Intercultural Studies Languages Philosophy Practical Ministry Research / Christian Education Spiritual Formation Theology Electives
96-98 $538 12 3 18 3 15 15 6 18 6-8

Overview

The emphasis in Christian Education provides preparation for a variety of professional ministries in which responsibilities and skills in Christian Education are prominent including pastor, associate pastor, youth pastor, women's ministries and other leadership roles.

Goals

Demonstrate the ability to lead and administrate a Christian education program contributing to the biblical discipleship process on the basis of a sound philosophy of ministry.

Curriculum

Course Units
BE 517 Hermeneutics/Bible Study Methods 3
CE 523 Teaching Ministry* 3
NT 503 Introduction to Exegesis** 3
TH 511 Theology I - Revelation & Nature of God 3
SF 501 Introduction to Spiritual Theology & Formation 3
PT 591 Introduction to Field Education 1
SS 510 Theological Research Method 1
BE 520 Survey of Matthew-Revelation 3
NT 604 Exegesis in the Gospels 3
PT 510 Evangelism and Follow-up 3
TH 512 Theology II - Works of God, Angels, Man 3
PT 592 Field Education 0
SF 503 Personal Foundation of Spiritual Formation 3
SF 505 Talbot Spiritual Direction 0
PT 707 Foundations of Past. Care & Counseling 2
BE 519 Survey of Genesis-Malachi 3
CL 555 Introduction to World Missions 3
OT 603 Elements of Hebrew I 3
PT 609 Expository Preaching 3
TH 613 Theology III - Christ, Salvation, & the Spirit 3
SF 504 Spiritual Formation, Vocation & the Disciplines 0
PT 691 Field Education 0
CE 508 Organizational Leadership 3
NT 605 Exegesis in the Epistles & Acts 3
OT 604 Elements of Hebrew II 3
PT 602 Pastoral Ministry 3
TH 614 Theology IV - The Church & Last Things 3
SF 505 Talbot Spiritual Direction 0
PT 692 Field Education 0
HT 505 Patristic/Medieval Theology 3
OT 705 Exegesis in Genesis & Selected Passages 3
CE 790 Educational Practicum 1
  CE Elective 6
  Thesis First Draft or Electives 2
BE 726 Exposition Methodology in Daniel, Revelation 3
HT 506 Reformation, Modern Theology 3
PH 602 Apologetics 3
PT 703 Church & Society 3
  Thesis Final Draft or Electives 2-4
  Total 96-98
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