The Master of Divinity with International Church Planting is a specialized degree offered by Southeastern primarily in partnership with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (IMB). This track combines a campus-based curriculum with a term of field service where academics are applied in an international church planting context.

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.

Options for the Program:

  • Available as Distance Learning

Contact Distance Learning

At a Glance

  • 64

    MDiv hours

  • 6

    International church planting hours

  • 15

    Field hours

  • 85

    Total credit hours

Program Courses

Some people describe seminary as a hoop to jump through, but I found my time at Southeastern to be a life-giving, spiritually edifying experience. Southeastern encouraged in me an undeniable love for God’s word. No amount of effort is too great to understand it or communicate it to someone else. What I saw, exemplified both in the classroom and even just in the culture of Southeastern, is the non-negotiable nature of the Great Commission. Southeastern emphasized that all of us are called to go in some capacity, and that we are most like Christ when we go to hard places.

Mark Turner MDiv and PhD

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

Have more questions? Connect with our MDiv Admissions counselor.

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