Church Planting M.Div. Specialization

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

To serve as a church planter in a North American ministry setting. The concentration is designed for implementation in cooperation with the North American Mission Board.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Adam Hughes (Program Supervisor)

  • Dr. George Ross (Program Coordinator/Advisor)

Program Requirements

Master of Divinity Core (69 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

Theological/Historical Studies (21 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
OR
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 (M)
OR
Teaching the Bible** (M)

3

Preaching Practicum (M)
OR
Teaching Practicum** (M)

3

Counseling in Ministry 

3

Pastoral Ministry (M)
OR
Women in Ministry Leadership  (M)

3

Evangelism (M)

3

Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (M

3

Church Leadership and Administration (M)

3

Church Planting Specialization (12 hours)

Specialization Courses (6 hours)

course

hours

Principles of Church Planting

3

Church Revitalization

3

Church Planting Electives (6 hours)

course

hours

Choose 2 courses from the following:

SEND Network Special Event Course

3

Urban Church Planting

3

Gospel in the City: Principles of Contextualization

3

Church Planting Leadership in a Post Christian Context

3

Free Electives (6 hours)

course

hours

These electives may be taken in Church Planting or in other disciplines.

6

Total Required: 87 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.