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MDiv in 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. in Ministry Leadership builds on the requirements of the M.A. in 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

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

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

TOTAL HOURS

85 hours

STANDARD COMPLETION TIME

3-4 years

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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


Who Will Teach Me?

JOHN EWART


Associate Professor of Missions and Pastoral Leadership

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MARK F. ROOKER


Senior Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew

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DAVID W. JONES


Professor of Christian Ethics

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