Ministry to Women M.Div. Specialization

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

The purpose of the Master of Divinity in Ministry to Women is to equip students with knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to be applied in the practice of ministry to women.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Emily Dean (Program Supervisor/Coordinator/Advisor)

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate an ability to interpret and teach biblical and theological truths that promote spiritual growth in a local church or ministry.

  2. A. Students will be able to create and lead a comprehensive ministry to women for a church or ministry

    B. Students will demonstrate the importance of a strategy for leading ministries to women and providing discipleship for the individual, church, and denomination.

  3. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of leadership principles, processes, and strategies for ministry to women in and through the church and its ministries.

  4. Students will demonstrate growth in personal and spiritual maturity.

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

Ministry to Women Specialization (12 hours)

course

hours

Foundations in Ministry to Women

3

Contemporary Context of Ministry to Women

3

Select 6 hours from the following courses:

Women from a Biblical Perspective

3

Teaching and Writing Ministry for Women

3

Emerging Generations in Ministry to Women

3

Intercultural Missions and Ministry to Women

3

Ministry to Women Special Event

1-3

Ministry to Women Project or Special Topic

1-3

Free Electives (6 hours)

course

hours

These electives may be taken in women's studies 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.