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.
Biblical Counseling | Christian Education | Christian Education with Biblical Counseling | Christian School Administration | Christian Studies | Church Planting | Ministry Leadership | Women's Studies
Our Vocational and General Master of Arts degree offers a foundation in biblical studies and theology and also allows students to study in a particular discipline. The program takes most students 2-3 years to finish.
The guiding foundation for Southeastern’s counseling program is that the Scriptures are sufficient for understanding people as spiritual, moral, relational and psychological beings. This program equips men and women who wish to minister the truth and grace of God in the context of the local church. View catalog description.
Teaching men and women to obey Christ is an important part of the Great Commission, and Southeastern’s Christian Education program revolves around that purpose. This concentration equips students to be godly leaders in a variety of ministry positions in a local church. View catalog description.
Christian Education with Biblical Counseling
God’s Word is the foundation of Christian growth and discipleship, and the churches that have strong leaders in those areas will doubtless be stronger churches. This program equips students with necessary tools to undertake local church ministry in these two essential areas. View catalog description.
Christian School Administration
This program provides high-level training for those men and women who feel called to serve as leaders in Christian schools. It is designed to serve non- resident students, as it can be completed over several years by a combination of online learning and short-term class offerings. View catalog description.
For those who do not feel called to vocational or pastoral ministry but still want a graduate-level education in theology and biblical studies, the Christian Studies program is for you. It is designed for laypersons interested in furthering their knowledge of God’s Word and their effectiveness for kingdom service. View catalog description.
The Master of Arts in Church Planting is a specialized 36 hour degree track offered by SEBTS in partnership with denominational missions sending agencies. It is designed to prepare students for missionary service focusing on church planting. The degree combines on-campus and/or Distance Learning course options, as well as field-based ministry and practicum requirements. This degree can be earned completely online, along with the field ministry and practicum components. View program details.
The Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership degree (“The LEAD Program”) is designed to equip students with the competencies necessary to serve as effective ministry leaders in churches, parachurch organizations and denominational entities. The LEAD program focuses on the development of knowledge and competencies in three basic ministry results areas: Leadership, Education, and Discipleship. View catalog description.
Ministering to women in the local church is a high calling and one worthy of the highest level of training and preparation. This program equips women to lead and teach in a wide variety of ministry settings. Southeastern also offers an M.Div. in Women’s Studies. View catalog description.