Evangelism and Church Health M.Div. Specialization

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

To serve as pastor, church staff member, vocational evangelist, denominational worker related to evangelism, or missionary. This degree is designed for those students who have a high interest in evangelism and church growth/health.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Adam Hughes (Program Supervisor)

  • Dr. Preston Nix (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

Evangelism and Church Health Specialization (12 hours)

Specialization Courses (6 hours)

course

hours

Biblical Principles and Practices of Evangelism 

3

Church Revitalization 

3

Choose 6 hours from the following courses

course

hours

Reaching the Postmodern, Dechurched, and Uninterested 

3

Great Revivals and Awakenings

3

Evangelistic Preaching 

3

Pastoral Leadership

3

Free Electives (6 hours)

course

hours

These free electives may be taken in evangelism and church health, or in other disciplines.

6

Total Required: 87 hours

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

Preparation for Doctoral Study

This specialization also is the recommended track for students preparing to do PhD or DMin study in evangelism.