The Master of Divinity provides students with a well-rounded biblical and theological foundation; equips them in ministry, leadership, contextualization and communication skills; and nurture spirituality and character necessary to lead fruitful, and dynamic Christian ministries in their respective contexts. It can also serve as a foundation for further advanced studies.
This program is appropriate for pastors, evangelists, missionaries, teachers, and leaders in para-church staff, and Christian leaders in any organizations. The program equips students with the skills to be lifelong learners and leaders.
Majors / Emphases
Leadership Studies Major
The leadership major of the Masters of Divinity degree offers an additional focus in equipping leaders for the unique challenges of leadership within the church and parachurch. It equips leaders to develop healthy ministries and mobilize followers of Christ to impact their spheres of influence in society. Leaders are equipped in areas of pastoral leadership and care, organizational change, leadership communication, and multiplying leaders.
Prepares students to preach and teach in a local church; or teach and train in Bible schools or para-church organizations.
"The Intercultural Studies Major of the MDiv. equips students with the understanding and skills for effective ministry in the varied cultural, socio-economic, and religious contexts throughout the world. ICS majors will be enabled to integrate biblical, theological, and inter-cultural disciplines in order to interpret and appreciate cultures, to address worldview transformation, to plant indigenous churches, and to initiate appropriate community development ministries. This missiological approach gives students the ability to contextualize their Christian life and the communication of God's Word in a more comprehensive manner.”
The Theology Major of the Master of Divinity equips leaders for uniquely Christian engagement (e.g. sermons, teaching, books, articles) with contemporary issues by grounding them in Scripture and Christian thought. This will enable church leaders, teachers, and missionaries to empower their local communities to bear faithful witness to the kingdom of God in their unique situation. Students will gain expertise in engaging Scripture wholistically, addressing contextual matters with theological discernment, and the wise appropriation of the Christian heritage.
LEADERSHIP STUDIES MAJOR
FOUNDATION COURSES FOR MASTER OF DIVINITY
MASTER OF DIVINITY CORE COURSES
ELECTIVE COURSES FOR MASTER OF DIVINITY
(To be determined)