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
96-98 $538 12 3 18 3 22 4 6 18 10-12

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
BE 517 Hermeneutics/Bible Study Methods 3
BE 519 Survey of Genesis-Malachi 3
NT 503 Introduction to Exegesis 3
PT 591 Introduction to field Education 1
TH 511 Theology I - Revelation & Nature of God 3
SF 501 Introduction to Spiritual Theology & Formation 3
SS 510 Theological Research Method 1
BE 520 Survey of Matthew-Revelation 3
HT 506 Reformation, Modern Theology 3
NT 604 Exegesis in the Gospels 3
PT 510 Evangelism & Follow-up 3
PT 592 Field Education 0
TH 512 Theology II - Works of God, Angels, Man... 3
SF 503 Personal Foundation of Spiritual Formation 3
SF 505 Talbot Spiritual Direction 0
CL 555 Introduction to World Missions 3
HT 505 Patristic/Medieval Theology 3
OT 603 Elements of Hebrew I 3
PT 609 Expository Preaching 3
PT 691 Field Education 0
PT 707 Foundations of Past Care & Counseling 2
SF 504 Spiritual Formation, Vocation & Disciplines 0
TH 613 Theology III - Christ, Salvation, & the Spirit 3
CE 600 Educational Ministry in the Church 3
NT 605 Exegesis in the Epistles & Acts 3
OT 604 Elements of Hebrew II 3
PT 602 Pastoral Ministry 3
PT 610 Contemporary Biblical Preaching 3
PT 692 Field Education 0
TH 614 Theology IV - The Church & Last Things 3
SF 505 Talbot Spiritual Direction 0
OT 705 Exegesis in Genesis & Selected Passages 3
PT 730 Biblical Leadership & Management 3
PT 791 Field Internship 0
  Electives 2
PT 730 Thesis First Draft or Elective 4-6
BE 726 Exposition Methodology in Daniel Revelation 3
PH 602 Apologetics 3
PT 703 Church & Society 3
PT 792 Field Internship 1
  Electives 2
  Thesis Final Draft or Electives 2
  Total 96-98
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