The Master of Divinity International Church Planting track (MDiv-ICP track) is a specialized 85-hour degree track of the Master of Divinity offered by Southeastern primarily in partnership with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (IMB). The campus curriculum can be completed in two years of full-time study. Students may opt for a two-year or three-year assignment with the IMB, or another approved Great Commission Agency, to complete the field curriculum.
Selection into the International Church Planting program is contingent upon acceptance by Southeastern and the IMB, or another approved Great Commission Agency, and consideration is given to the number of applicants that may be deployed to the designated field site in a given year. Once accepted by Southeastern, students and their spouses enter the application process for service with the IMB, or another approved Great Commission agency. Those opting for a two-year term will apply for the IMB’s International Service Corps, and those anticipating future career service are encouraged to apply for the three-year Career Apprenticeship. More information on these requirements is available from the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies on Southeastern’s campus.
Options for the Program:
Ministry in Context
WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS DEGREE?
Become a missionary with IMB or other global missions entity
Plant churches in all contexts – both domestic and abroad
Equip a local body of believers to be missions-minded
Lead missions teams as member of a non-profit in international settings
WHAT COURSES WILL I TAKE?
Below is a sample of the required and elective courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.
- MIS 6590 – International Church Planting
- MIS 6570 – Global and Cultural Studies
- MIS 6520 – Anthropology for Cross-cultural Understanding
- MIS 7510 – Cross-Cultural Communication
- MIS 6970 – Current Topics in International Missions
I love to see God shape the heart of students toward his mission. The Scriptures and the writings of other missionaries confront us with God's mission for the lost.
Assoc. Professor of Missiology