The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program is designed for students who are hungry for a deeper biblical and theological understanding. While the Master of Divinity and Master of Practical Theology programs prepare students for a variety of vocational ministry roles, the Master of Theological Studies program is entirely devoted to biblical studies with a unique focus on spiritual formation. Whether you have years of ministry experience as a pastor or church leader and believe deeper theological study would enhance your ministry, or you find yourself on a journey towards doctoral work, then the Master of Theological Studies degree is designed for you. You can earn your Master of Theological Studies online or on-ground (Southlake).
- Model to students how to fulfill their teaching vocation with spiritual vibrancy, academic excellence, and charity.
- Cultivate a worshipful supportive community of learning marked by critical and charitable engagement.
- Provide students with the knowledge, research, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary for successful pursuit of a doctoral degree in theological studies.
- Equip students for effective and meaningful teaching and writing in a variety of ministry contexts.
- Contribute to bridge-building between the church and the scholarly community by offering Renewalist theological insight from a post-supersessionist perspective to the global church.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Engage in critical, charitable, and constructive dialog in theological studies informed by appropriate research.
- Serve the academy and the church through informed and refined teaching and writing.
- Engage with cultural issues from a faithful, creative, and generous posture in order to contribute to the health and mission of the church.
- Articulate responses to human and social questions from theological and biblical foundation steeped in the Renewalist movement and post-supersessionist perspective.
- Demonstrate readiness for doctoral studies in theological studies.