The MDiv degree program seeks to:
- Prepare men and women for ministry within their own particular communities of faith and cultures;
- Provide students with knowledge of Scripture and the tools and methods to interpret Scripture;
- Equip candidates with practical ministry skills in leadership, preaching, worship, teaching, care-giving, and administration.
- Assist students in developing a theology of ministry that is relevant to the context of their calling;
- Develop practical ministry skills through supervised ministry experiences;
- Encourage students to develop their unique spiritual gifts and to integrate these gifts into their theological studies and ministries.
Upon completion of The MDiv degree, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret and properly apply biblical texts using sound hermeneutical principles and exegetical methods;
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the heritage, traditions, and practices of the Church;
- Articulate a biblically-based theology of ministry based on knowledge of the nature and mission of the Church;
- Integrate biblical and theological knowledge with the practices of ministry;
- Communicate God’s truth clearly, accurately, and convincingly to a single individual or a community;
- Articulate knowledge of and show ability to do the basic tasks of ministry.
*In addition to the MDIV Degree requirements, the following courses must be completed, unless previously satisfied at the undergraduate level, therefore increasing the degree requirement to 87 semester hours.
- BIBL 1301 Old Testament Studies – 3 hours
- BIBL 1302 New Testament Studies – 3 hours
- BIBL 2301 Biblical Background and Interpretation – 3 hours