Master of Divinity Academic Ministries

Description: 

The M.Div. (Academic Ministries) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to exegete, research, and use the original language to communicate the Scriptures accurately. It prepares you for a future teaching ministry in a college or seminary context while positioning you for doctoral work, especially in Old or New Testament studies.

Objectives:

This program will equip you to:

  • Discuss the teaching of individual Bible books in detail

  • Practice sound exegesis of biblical texts in both Greek and Hebrew

  • Trace  key themes in the Scriptures

  • Plan and teach lessons that communicate effectively in a classroom setting

  • Research and write for scholarly publication in Old or New Testament studies

Opportunities:

Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. studies in Old Testament, New Testament, Theology, or Church History

  • Teaching in a Bible college or institute

  • Serving as a teaching pastor on a local church staff

  • Serving as a Bible translator

  • Serving in a support role as a seminary staff member

Review our course requirements and suggested program of study. Then begin the application process.

Featured Faculty: 
Brian P. Gault Brian P. Gault
Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
B.A., Cedarville University; M.Th., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

 

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Markus Klausli
Professor of New Testament and Greek

B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.Div., Columbia International University; S.T.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

As a music major, Markus first considered becoming involved in theological education at the close of his university studies. While earning his MDiv at CIU, he met...Read More...