MDiv with Preaching and Pastoral Ministry

Preaching and Pastoral Ministry

At the heart of Southeastern’s mission is to provide trained, passionate and humble men of God to serve as pastors in Southern Baptist and other evangelical churches.

The impact of godly pastoral leadership in building Christ’s church cannot be overstated. The Preaching and Pastoral Ministry track prepares students for pastoral ministry in the local church with a special emphasis on expository preaching. Beyond the 70-hour M.Div. core, students are required to complete 15 credit hours in preaching and pastoral ministry.

Program at a glance

Total hours
This program includes 70 credit hours in the Master of Divinity core, 9 hours in the preaching and pastoral ministry core and 6 hours of electives in preaching and pastoral ministry.

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What courses will I take?

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

  • PRS 6520 - The Pastor and the Preaching Ministry
  • PRS 6100 - Bible Exposition I: Hermeneutics & Preparation
  • PRS 6500 - Bible Exposition II: Communication & Delivery
  • PMN 6730 - Christian Leadership
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What can I do with this degree?

  • Become a senior / lead pastor of a congregation
  • Step into a chaplain role with US Military
  • Develop strategies for shepherding a body of believers
  • Write for Christian literary publications

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?