MDiv with Ministry Leadership

Ministry Leadership

The Ministry Leadership track is designed to equip students with the competencies necessary to serve as effective servant leaders in churches, Christian organizations and other contexts.

The M.Div. with Ministry Leadership builds on the requirements of the M.A. with Ministry Leadership, giving the student an opportunity to do focused study in a particular area of ministry. Prior to registration each semester, students should meet with their academic advisor.
In addition to the M.Div. Core, students specializing in ministry leadership must complete 12 credit hours from a specific list of ministry leadership courses and 3 hours of electives in the area of ministry leadership.

Program at a glance

Total hours
This program includes 70 credit hours in the Master of Divinity core and 15 hours in the area of ministry leadership.

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What are some courses I will take?

Below is a sample of the possible courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • CED 6500 - Organizational Change and Conflict Resolution 
  • CED 6610 - Ministry of Teaching & Discipleship 
  • CED 6630 - Ministry of Leadership and Equipping 
  • CED 6640 - Team Ministry Leadership
  • CED 6800 - Spiritual Formation and Discipleship 
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What can I do with this degree?

  • Serve as an executive or administrative pastor in local church
  • Develop methods to train lay leaders within the church
  • Write for Christian literary publications
  • Pursue a Ph.D. in an effort to become a professor

Learn from over 60 professors who know what it's like to be in ministry. Our world-class faculty will teach you how to think critically about the Bible so you can minister faithfully throughout the world.

Who will teach me?