Ministry Studies

The M.Div. (Ministry Studies) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership in a variety of contexts. Through a personalized curriculum, this program prepares you for effective ministry in a local church, with a para-church organization, or with a missions agency.

Objectives

This program will equip you to:

  • Apply biblical principles of leadership to the practice of ministry
  • Develop twenty-first-century strategies for missional renewal in multi-cultural settings
  • Communicate biblical truth with the goal of life transformation
  • Foster healthy relationships among members of the body of Christ
  • Apply the results of cultural analysis to evangelism and discipleship strategies

View academic requirements for the M.Div. in Ministry Studies in the Academic Catalog.

Locations Offered
On Campus
Online
Curriculum
72 credit hours
Program Length
as few as 36 months

Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Pastoring a local congregation 
  • Serving as an assistant or associate pastor
  • Leading a para-church or campus ministry team
  • Leading an outreach or discipleship team
  • Leading a marketplace ministry team

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official transcripts for highest earned degree and any master’s degree work
  • Church leader reference
  • Application Essay (800 words total, typed)
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA

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