Master of Divinity

Equipping Ministers to Lead and Serve the Church (72-87 Credits)

The Master of Divinity is our premier degree to equip you for your calling into virtually any field of church ministry. This carefully balanced program is designed to cultivate a mastery of biblical content, theology, hermeneutics, church history, biblical languages, and ministry skills. Our courses are taught by experienced professors eager to invest in you and to devote the time and personal attention necessary to help you excel in ministry for the glory of God.

Christ’s church needs thoroughly equipped ministers who handle God’s word competently and accurately, from translation to exegesis to interpretation to delivery. That is why our MDiv program lays a solid foundation in the biblical languages. You will not only become proficient in translating the Greek New Testament, but you will also explore advanced methods of Greek exegesis with immediate application to sermon preparation. You will also be taught to read and handle the Hebrew text in a way that will amplify your ability to feed God’s people from the Old Testament as well.

But beyond developing these essential skills you will have many opportunities to put them into practice in your personal experience and in your local church. As part of your training you will create and deliver numerous expository sermons and learn to articulate your theological convictions in writing as you prepare for future ordination. The MDiv program will hone your skills in interpretation, leadership, counseling, and effective communication of God’s truth.

Master of Divinity Program

Concentrations

  • Advanced Track (72 Credits)
  • Bible Translation & Linguistics
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Biblical Languages
  • Church Planting and Urban Ministry
  • Church Worship
  • Global Missions
  • Military Chaplaincy
  • Preaching and Pastoral Ministry

Class Options

  • RESIDENCE
  • LIVESTREAM
  • ONLINE
  • MODULE
  • EVENING FLEX

Residential courses extend over the fall and spring semesters with a break in the middle of each semester. To make them available for distance students, many of these will be live-streamed. With multiple class options, it is possible to earn this degree without living in the Greenville area, meaning you can earn the MDiv while staying engaged in your local ministry or career.

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Residential, module, and evening flex classes are often live-streamed, making it possible for students to interact live with a classroom from virtually anywhere in the world. With multiple class options, it is possible to earn this degree without living in the Greenville area, meaning you can earn the MDiv while staying engaged in your local ministry or career.

Online courses allow the flexibility of working in an asynchronous program, meaning that students do not meet at prescribed times; rather, most tasks take place on a week-by-week basis over seven-week period. Some online courses, such as Greek and Hebrew, are covered over fourteen weeks. With multiple class options, it is possible to earn this degree without living in the Greenville area, meaning you can earn the MDiv while staying engaged in your local ministry or career.

Module weeks are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters, and sometimes in the summer. Each module contains a one-week residency, preceded and followed by six-weeks of distance course work. The one-week residency is often offered through live-stream as well. With multiple class options, it is possible to earn this degree without living in the Greenville area, meaning you can earn the MDiv while staying engaged in your local ministry or career.

Students with day jobs can take classes on Monday or Thursday evenings. Five credits of class can be possible on both Monday and Thursday evening, with two-credit classes meeting for one hour and three-credit classes meeting for two hours. Many of the Flex classes are live-streamed as well. With multiple class options, it is possible to earn this degree without living in the Greenville area, meaning you can earn the MDiv while staying engaged in your local ministry or career.

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Objectives

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  • Apply principles of interpretation to Scripture.
  • Exegete Scripture in the original languages.
  • Create and deliver expository sermons or Bible lessons.
  • Prepare outlines of theological position.
  • Assess historical and contemporary movements, denominations, significant writings and prominent leaders in church history.

Bible Translation/Linguistics

Biblical Counseling

Biblical Languages

Church Planting/Urban Ministry

Church Worship

Global Missions

Military Chaplaincy

Preaching/Pastoral Ministry

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