Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

To serve in a wide variety of ministerial callings, including pastoral ministry, youth ministry, campus ministry, chaplaincy, and missions.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Bo Rice (Curriculum Coordinator and Advisor)

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate an ability to interpret and communicate the Bible and theological truths accurately.

  2. Students will gain an understanding of cultural context of the Bible and skills in interacting with it.

  3. Students will demonstrate spiritual and moral strength through their study and relational experience in the program.

  4. Students will demonstrate skills in ministry and public leadership.

Program Requirements

Master of Divinity Core (72 hours)

Biblical Studies (24 hours)

Course

Hours

Interpreting the Old Testament 1

3

Interpreting the Old Testament 2

3

Interpreting the New Testament 1

3

Interpreting the New Testament 2

3

Hebrew 1

3

Hebrew 2

3

Greek 1

3

Greek 2

3

Christian Theological Heritage Competency (24 hours)

course

hours

Systematic Theology 1

3

Systematic Theology 2

3

History of Christianity: Early-Medieval

3

History of Christianity: Reformation-Modern

3

Baptist Heritage

3

Christian Ethics

OR

Biblical Ethics

3

Christian Apologetics

3

Philosophy of Religion

3

Applied Ministry Studies (24 hours)

*One course from the Applied Ministry Studies section must be taken in a mentoring format.

COURSE

hours

Christian Missions (M)

3

Proclaiming the Bible

OR

Teaching the Bible**

3

Preaching Practicum (M)

OR

Teaching Practicum** (M)

3

Counseling in Ministry

3

Pastoral Ministry (M)

OR

Women in Ministry Leadership

3

Evangelism (M)

3

Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (M)

3

Church Leadership and Administration (M)

3

Free Electives (12 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

These electives may be taken in any of the disciplines.

12

Total Required: 84 hours

(M) Indicates course is available in a mentoring format, as well as other formats.

*One course from the Applied Ministry Studies section must be taken in a mentoring format.

**Students not called into a preaching ministry may choose to take Teaching the Bible instead of Proclaiming the Bible, and Teaching Practicum instead of Preaching Practicum. Students who take Teaching the Bible must take the Teaching Practicum course.