With our confession in mind, Southeastern’s faculty attempts to develop five Core Competencies in students through a Southeastern education. Every student should seek to develop in…
Spiritual Formation Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue an authentically Christian way of life, manifested by trust in God, obedience to Christ’s commands, and love of God and neighbor.
Biblical Exposition Demonstrate the ability to properly and effectively interpret, apply, and communicate the Scriptures.
Theological Integration Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply the doctrines of Christianity to life and ministry.
Ministry Preparation Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and Christian disposition necessary for ministry and leadership in the church and the world.
Critical Thinking and Communication Demonstrate the ability to think critically, argue persuasively, and communicate clearly.
We strive to do all of this while cultivating in students a delight in God, His Word, and His Church.
The Christian Studies Program helps to prepare students who desire training for ministry in the local church but who are not pursuing a full-time ministry position. The program offers three levels of certification: the Certificate of Christian Studies (12 semester hours), the Advanced Certificate of Christian Studies (24 semester hours), and the Diploma in Christian Studies (36 semester hours). All credit hours for each level of certification are to be selected from the M.Div. Core Curriculum. Each of the three programs may be applied toward the Master of Arts in Christian Studies (48 semester hours) or the Master of Divinity with Christian Ministry (90 semester hours). To be admitted to the Christian Studies Programs, applicants must complete an application through the Office of Admissions.