Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Pastoral and General Ministries

Units by Discipline
Total Units Price per unit Bible Exposition Intercultural Studies Languages Philosophy Practical Ministry Research / Christian Education Spiritual Formation Theology Electives
79 $575 13 0 23 0 18 0 7 9 9

Overview

The emphasis in Pastoral and General Ministries provides preparation for a variety of professional ministries including pastor, associate pastor, youth pastor, women's ministries, college and seminary teaching and other leadership roles. (Students anticipating a graduate or undergraduate teaching career will need to pursue advanced studies beyond the Master of Divinity program.)

Goals

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate biblical truth accurately and relevantly.
  • Demonstrate the ability to organize and lead a worship service.
  • Develop a love for and commitment to God's people that results in faithfully and effectively serving them both as individuals and as the corporate body of Christ.
  • Pursue personal and corporate evangelism.

Curriculum

Course Units
TTBE 519 Survey of Genesis-Malachi pre-req
TTBE 520 Survey of Matthew-Revelation pre-req
TTBE 517 Hermeneutics and Bible Study Methods 3
TTHT 505
or TTHT 506
or TTHT 514
Patristic and Medeival Theology
Reformation and Modern Theology
Historical Theology Survey
3
TTNT 501 Beginning Greek I 3
TTNT 502 Beginning Greek II 3
TTNT 503 Introduction to Exegesis 3
TTNT 604
or TTNT 605
Exegesis in the Gospels
Exegesis in the Epistles
3
TTOT 603 Elements of Hebrew I 3
TTOT 604 Elements of Hebrew II 3
TTOT 703 Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis 3
TTOT 722 Advanced Hebrew Reading 2
TTPT 591 Introduction to Field Education 1
TTPT 609 Expository Preaching 3
TTPT 707 Foundations of Pastoral Care and Counseling 2
TTSF 501 Introduction to Spiritual Theology and Formation 3
TTSF 503 Personal Foundations for Spiritual Formation 3
TTSF 504 Spiritual Formation, Vocation, and the Disciplines 1
TTSF 505 Talbot Spiritual Direction I 0
TTSF 506 Talbot Spiritual Direction II 0
TTTH 521 Theology I: God, Scripture, Creation 3
TTTH 522 Theology II: Christ, Humanity, Sin, Salvation 3
TTTH 623 Theology III: Spirit, Church, Last Things 3
TTPT 592 Field Education II 0
TTPT 602 Pastoral Ministry 3
TTPT 610 Contemporary Biblical Preaching 3
TTPT 691 Field Education III 0
TTPT 692 Field Education IV 0
TTPT 703 The Church and Society 3
TTPT 730 Biblical Leadership and Management 3
TTPT 791 Field Internship 0
TTPT 792 Field Internship 0
  Select two of the following 6
ISCL 555 Introduction to World Missions  
TTCE 600 Educational Ministry in the Church  
TTPT 510 Evangelism and Follow-Up  
TTPH 602 Apologetics  
  General elective courses 9
  Total 79

BOLD courses are now available through an online/hybrid format

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