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

Basic Ministerial Competency Component (64-66 hours)

Biblical Exposition Competency (15 hours)

Course

Hours

Exploring the Old Testament

3

Exploring the New Testament

3

Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics

3

New Testament Exegesis (English)

OR

Intro to Greek Grammar

3

OR

3

Old Testament Exegesis

OR

Intro to Hebrew Grammar

3

OR

3

Christian Theological Heritage Competency (10 -11 hours)

course

hours

Systematic Theology 1

3

Systematic Theology 2

3

History of Christianity: Early-Medieval

OR

History of Christianity: Reformation-Modern

3

OR

2

Baptist Heritage

2

NOBTS, SBC, and Cooperative Program

*

Disciplemaking Competency (9 hours)

course

hours

Supervised Ministry 1: Personal Evangelism (M)

2

Church Evangelism (M)

2

Christian Missions (M)

3

Discipleship Strategies (M)

2

Interpersonal Skills Competency (4-5 hours)

course

hours

Interpersonal Relationship Skills

2

Counseling in Ministry

OR

Introduction to Social Work

2

OR

3

Servant Leadership Competency (8 hours)

course

hours

Church Leadership and Administration (M)

3

Choose one of the following:

Women in Ministry Leadership

OR

Christian Ministry

OR

Pastoral Ministry (M)

3

Supervised Ministry 2: Ministry Practicum (M)

2

Spiritual and Character Formation (4 hours)

course

hours

Christian Ethics

OR

Biblical Ethics

3

Introduction to Spiritual Formation (M)

1

Worship Leadership Competency (8 hours)

course

hours

Worship Leadership

3

Teaching the Bible

3

Teaching Practicum (M)

2

Free Electives (6 hours)

Ministry to Women Competency Component (18 hours)

Ministry to Women Core (9 hours)

course

hours

Foundations in Ministry to Women

3

Contemporary Context of Ministry to Women

3

Biblical Womanhood

3

Ministry to Women Electives (9 hours)

course

hours

Select 9 hours from a combination of electives:

Mentoring in Ministry to Women (M)

3

Teaching & 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

Total Required: 82-84 hours

(M) indicates course is available in a mentoring format

*All graduate students must take this course during orientation in their first semester; however, students will not receive a credit hour or be charged for the course.