Through a thorough integration of biblical and theological knowledge with experience-based learning, our Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree will develop you as a well-rounded, Spirit-formed, servant leader. Through elective courses, you will customize your degree plan with classes that fuel your passion and equip you for your specific calling. As the recognized degree for ministry, the MDiv will prepare you for full-time vocational ministry as a pastor, chaplain, missionary, or parachurch organization leader. This degree will also prepare you for further studies in Divinity. You can earn your Master of Divinity online or on-ground (Southlake).
Although academically challenging, my classroom experience was more like a seminar with the Holy Spirit than school, it was truly transformational.
Meet the Director
Dr. Jon Huntzinger
Jon Huntzinger (Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary) grew up in a military chaplain’s family and moved often during those years. He has read too many books on Abraham Lincoln and is fascinated with the color orange. He and his wife Penney have been married for 39 years. He loves reading, thinking about, and listening to the voice of God’s Spirit in Scripture, which is a good thing since he is professor of Bible and Ministry at TKU and Dean of The King’s Seminary. He worked as an editor on the Spirit-Filled Life Study Bible (Thomas Nelson) and as contributor to The Fresh Start Bible (Gateway Press). He has written a commentary on the Gospel of John with Thomas Nelson as well as Christmas devotional, A New Color for Christmas (Gateway Press).
Why The King's
- Spirit-formed leaders training Spirit-formed leaders. Given that many of our credentialed faculty are actively involved in ministry, their teaching comes from a perspective of applied knowledge.
- Whole-person formation. For us, it’s not just about what you learn, it’s about who you become. We believe your transformation for ministry should include deepening your walk with Jesus.
- Culture of worship and prayer. It could be the prayer room, weekly chapel, a classroom, or just a hallway – wherever it occurs, we live a life of prayer and worship.
- Community of care. Whether you take classes online or on-ground, soul care from faculty, staff, and peers extends from the classroom into your daily life.
- Growth in difference. When you get into a classroom with different generations, ethnicities, experiences, and faith journeys, you grow both personally and spiritually. You maintain your difference but you grow in unity.
The Master of Divinity degree program seeks to:
- Prepare men and women for ministry both within their own particular communities of faith and cultures and also to the larger body of Christ;
- 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.
- Develop practical ministry skills through supervised ministry experiences;
- Encourage students to live a Spirit-empowered life, developing their unique spiritual gifts and callings.
Upon completion, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret and apply biblical texts using sound hermeneutical principles and exegetical methods;
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the heritage, traditions and practices of the global Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements, including a vision for healing the schism between the Church and the Jewish People.
- Articulate a biblically-based and Spirit-empowered theology of ministry and leadership based on knowledge of the nature and mission of the Church;
- Apply biblical and theological knowledge to one’s personal spiritual formation within the practices of ministry;
- Communicate God’s truth clearly, accurately, and convincingly to a single individual or a community;
Biblical Studies 15 Hours
|BIBL 5301||Old Testament Introduction||3|
|BIBL 5302||New Testament Introduction||3|
|BIBL 6302||Biblical Hermeneutics||3|
|BIBL 6308||Life of Jesus in Historical Context||3|
|BIBL 73XX||Biblical Exegetical Book Study Course||3|
Theological/Historical Studies 18 Hours
|BIBD 6301||Christian Theology I||3|
|BIBD 6302||Christian Theology II||3|
|BIBD 5302||5302 Christian History and Renewal I||3|
|BIBD 5303||Christian History and Renewal II||3|
|BIBD 6303||Christian Unity: Contemporary Issues||3|
Practical Ministry Studies 27 Hours
|BIBM 5301||Ministry Foundations||3|
|BIBM 5305||The Spirit Formed Leader||3|
|BIBM 6301||Graduate Ministry Practicum||3|
|BIBM 6303||The Blessed Church in Practice||3|
|BIBM 6305||Executive Ministry||3|
|BIBM 6312||Spirit-Formed Worship||3|
|BIBC 7301||Pastoral Counseling||3|
|BMIS 5301||Missional Strategies in Contemporary Culture||3|
Biblical Language 6 Hours
|BGRK 6301||Greek I||3|
|BGRK 6302||Greek II||3|
|– OR –|
|BHEB 5301||Hebrew I||3|
|BHEB 5302||Hebrew II||3|
Capstone 3 Hours
|BGRK 6301||Master’s Capstone Project: Divinity||3|
Electives 3 Hours