Master of Divinity (MDiv)

101

Credit Hours

3-5

Years to Complete

  • Residential
  • Hybrid

    The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is Calvin Seminary’s top-enrolled program, designed to prepare you for diverse ministry opportunities, from pastoral ministry to chaplaincy to missions.

    Overview

    Informed by the Gospel. Equipped to carry it to the world.

    The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is Calvin Seminary’s top-enrolled program, designed to prepare you for diverse ministry opportunities, from pastoral ministry to chaplaincy to missions.

    The MDiv program combines foundational study in the biblical and Reformed theological texts, Church history, and ancient languages with practical preparation and spiritual formation to make you an effective steward of the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ. Its comprehensive nature is intentional; this profound program is rich in preparation to launch or enhance your work in ministry.

    Through the MDiv program students grow in knowledge of themselves, their relationship with others, and their relationship with God. This happens through courses, Formation Groups (with other students and a mentor), assessment tools, and the experiential learning you will receive by partnering with the Vocational Formation Office.

    Contextual Learning

    In addition to their classroom work, Master of Divinity students work closely with the Vocational Formation Office and be placed in a contextual learning context, in order to enrich their studies and provide them on-the-ground experience.

    These placements, which are based on the students ministry and vocational interests, are assigned early in a student’s program, often within the first year. For more information on the Vocational Formation program at Calvin Seminary, visit their webpage.

    Format Options

    Either in residence or Hybrid Format

    The Master of Divinity program can be completed either in residence or by way of the hybrid format. Through the hybrid distance learning option, students take course work online, but then come to campus mid-semester for one week for face-to-face time in the classroom with their professor and fellow students.

    Applying

    For the MDiv Program

    A significant number of our students have not formally studied religion and theology prior to attending seminary. Students come from a range of educational backgrounds, from the sciences to the arts and humanities.

    While many students apply to seminary directly from university, others are already actively serving in ministry or other careers. That said, a strong liberal arts background is ideal preparation for seminary. If you are currently attending college or university, consider taking at least one course each in English, literature, history, philosophy, natural science, social science, and speech. If possible, you are encouraged to take four semesters of Greek.

    Curriculum

    A Comprehsive Curriculum

    At Calvin Theological Seminary, we are concerned with not only what we teach but also how we teach it. Our developmental pedagogy begins with basic literacy in all curricular areas, followed by increased in depth analysis, and culminating in multi-disciplinary integration.

    The MDiv program has not only challenged how I think about the Word of God, but how I apply what I've learned in my own life, and the lives of those around me.

    Zack DeBruyne, MDiv '19

    Literacy Courses25

    3 The Church in Historical Context II

    Introduces the history of Christianity from the late Middle Ages to the present, with special attention to developments in North America. Focuses on how the church’s institutions, thought, and practice were shaped by and responded to their contexts in each of the eras and places under study.

    3 The Church in Historical Context I

    Surveys the story of God’s people from 100 – 1247 A.D., conversing with ancient and medieval brothers and sisters in Christ by reading and responding to their testimonies, theology and practices.

    3 Greek Fundamentals I

    Introduces students to fundamental elements of New Testament Greek grammar and basic function of the parts of a Greek sentence, and provides understanding of Greek morphology and its significance for exegesis.

    2 Introduction to Missional Ministry

    Introduces aspects of pastoral ministry for a missional congregation.

    3 Christian Theology in Reformed Confessions

    Introduces Reformed theology through a study of confessions, from the Reformation era (Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, Canons of Dort) and the more recent past (Contemporary Testimony, Belhar Confession), and through the basic elements of the Reformed worldview grounded in this confessional theology.

    3 Biblical Hebrew I

    This course begins preparing students to use biblical Hebrew in ministry by means of instruction in vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and elementary exegesis beginning with the basics of the Hebrew alphabet and pronunciation to the initial introduction to the Qal verb stem.

    2 Preaching Theory and Methods

    Introduces the practice of preaching through lectures, discussions, readings and preparatory exercises; and provides a grammar for talking about sermons and an elementary approach to sermon construction. Topics include theology of preaching, technique in telling stories, writing for the ear, pastoral issues in the pulpit, use and presentation of scripture in the sermon, and how and where to find illustrations.

    3 Biblical Hebrew II

    This course continues preparing students to use biblical Hebrew in ministry by resuming the instruction in vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and exegesis that began in 301. In this course, students will learn the remaining Hebrew verb stems and continue to sharpen their exegetical skills.

    3 Foundations for Pastoral Care

    The foundations course in pastoral care presents the basic pastoral theology and theory of pastoral practice that undergirds good pastoral care. Pastoral care is bringing someone into an awareness of the presence of God in the midst of that person's circumstances, offering a vision of the future that is hopeful. Students will also learn how they use themselves as tools for ministry as the Holy Spirit guides them towards effective pastoral care.

    Analysis Courses38

    3 Greek Fundamentals II

    Introduces Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax (building on 301) and the reading of the Greek New Testament, with emphasis on the use of Bible software as well as the exegetical application of the genitive case, adverbial participles, and conditional sentences.

    3 New Testament Narratives

    A study of the Gospels and Acts with an introduction to the unique phenomenon arising from a four-fold witness to Christ. Students will develop their exegetical skills studying specific pericopae in the text and will grow in their awareness of the historical context of the Gospels and their theological message. We will underline how the message of the gospels was significant to the early ecclesial communities and equipped them to face their unique challenges and mission. That exercise will provide a model for students to learn how the Gospels can help us to shape and equip a community of disciples to fulfill its transforming mission in the contemporary world.

    3 New Testament Letters

    Reviews the basic principles of interpreting the biblical text from a Reformed perspective, with attention given to Greek grammar, historical context, social setting, epistolary structure and theological themes of the New Testament letters and their message for the church today.

    2 Evangelism & Cross-Cultural Ministry

    Introduces models of personal and congregational evangelism, models of contextual ministry, and skills necessary for cross-cultural ministry; and teaches how to write and communicate faith stories for evangelistic purposes, present the gospel individually and corporately, conduct evangelistic Bible studies, and lead a congregation to the best model(s) of outreach for its context and to church planting.

    3 Old Testament Narrative Literature

    Introduces students to Genesis through Kings, Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah and Esther as Christian Scripture, by means of a close reading methodology and theological analysis applied to books and selected passages in Hebrew.

    3 Systematic Theology I

    Analyzes themes in the doctrines of God, humanity, and Christ, focusing on their biblical foundations and the church’s wrestling with these themes.

    2 Forming Worshiping Communities

    Introduces principles and practices of vital and faithful worship leadership, explores biblical and historical perspectives on worship practices highlighting those of the Reformed tradition, and gives students practice at several basic worship planning and leading skills.

    3 The Psalms and Wisdom Literature

    Provides basic knowledge of Hebrew poetry and literary genres of the Psalms and other books of the Writings, a close reading methodology of selected passages in Hebrew, and emphasis on the psalms of prayer, lament, thanksgiving in prayer, song, preaching and pastoral care.

    1 Preaching Practicum I

    Students will revise, preach, and then revise again (based on peer feedback) a sermon previously written for a second-year Bible course. The emphasis will be on helping students continually improve their preaching skills in terms of delivery and also sermon construction as they prepare for internships and future ministry contexts.

    2 Discipleship and Teaching

    Equips students for leadership in the teaching ministry of the church by providing biblical and theological foundations, examining methods for assessing ministry contexts, developing a teaching-learning strategy appropriate to the context, and providing opportunities to enhance instructional skills.

    2 Apologetics

    Presents a Reformed approach to the rational defense and presentation of the Christian faith and engages crucial issues in apologetics: the existence of God, the credibility of Scripture’s witness to Jesus Christ, the problem of evil, challenges based on the natural and social sciences, and religious pluralism.

    3 Ethics and the Christian Life

    Studies Christian personal and social morality vital for being an obedient church leader and developing faithful communities of disciples.

    3 Systematic Theology II

    Examines the work of the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and the return of Christ and reign of God through studying Scripture, historical documents and contemporary thought.

    3 Pastoral Disciplines for Counseling Ministry

    Introduces effective personal and marital counseling within the limits of pastoral ministry and explores the theologies and theories of transformation that underlie these pastoral skills. Students learn beginning counseling skills and complete a practicum/case study on a field experience packet filled out prior to the class.

    2 Preaching Practicum II

    This course builds on the approach to preaching taught in 306 as students write and then also present two sermons in class for peer evaluation and evaluation by the instructor. Students will preach on Epistle texts from the New Testament and will also compose a sermon that will incorporate a portion of the Reformed Confessions. Feedback will focus on sermon delivery and construction as well as on matters of exegesis and pastoral care.

    Integration Courses24

    1 Biblical Interpretation for Ministry

    An introduction to basic principles for interpreting the Bible in the Reformed tradition. This course initiates the student in the fundamental task of a doing a responsible and relevant interpretation of the biblical text. Thus, the course aims to familiarize us with the indispensable abilities to hear attentively the Word of God and obey it.

    3 Bible Survey

    Prepares leaders in the church to be faithful and effective stewards of the Word by acquainting them with the basic content and principal theme of each book of the Bible; the historical, geographical, and cultural backgrounds to the Bible; its introductory hermeneutical principles; and its continuing relevance.

    2 Theological Education as Formation for Ministry

    Introduces all parts of seminary life as interrelated and formative for ministry, and examines the process of spiritual formation by illustrating habits developed through theological education and how they are critical for ministry.

    3 Leadership in Ministry

    This course is focused on helping students read and navigate the ministry contexts which they will find on their internship and in ministry.

    3 Capstone (M.Div.): Integrative Seminar

    repares students for ordination exams and equips them to integrate wisdom, practices and insights from each area of the seminary curriculum through case studies from ministry settings.

    3 Christian Reformed Church History AND

    An Intro to the basic outline of CRC History and some key ethical and theological positions of the CRC. The course focuses on the key elements of CRC identity in North America, including the struggle for liberty, Christian education, and tensions about Americanization-that are essential knowledge for effective ministry in the CRC.

    Christian Reformed Church Polity

    Prepares students for effective leadership and ministry in the CRC by introducing principles and structures of CRC polity and exploring case studies in church governance and administration, with reference to Church Order and the Synodical Regulations.

    3 Christian Engagement with World Religions

    Introduces the global engagement of the Christian faith with major world religions, worldviews, and forms of spirituality, framed by a biblical-Reformed theology and philosophy of religion that examines religious experience, tradition and practice in the light of general and scriptural revelation, and a commitment to the universal common humanity of God’s image bearers.

    6 Formation Groups (MDiv)

    Other Courses14

    2 Internship (M.Div.): Cross-Cultural

    Explores the contextual nature of ministry in a 5 week (200 hour) cross-cultural internship, usually completed in the summer after the first year of seminary.

    4 Pastoral Ministry Internship

    Provides a leadership experience with a congregation for deepening pastoral identity and developing ministry practices in a 10 week (400 hour) internship, usually completed in the summer after the second year of seminary.

    8 Electives

    Course Maps

    Flexible Formats

    • Chart A - Greek Needed (Residential)

      Residential students who have not completed Greek language studies prior to enrollment should follow Chart A.

      YearFallJ-TermSpringSummer

      Year One

      Biblical Interpretation for Ministry (1)

      Biblical Interpretation for Ministry

      Course Code
      705
      Category
      Analysis Course
      Credit Hours
      1
      Description

      An introduction to basic principles for interpreting the Bible in the Reformed tradition. This course initiates the student in the fundamental task of a doing a responsible and relevant interpretation of the biblical text. Thus, the course aims to familiarize us with the indispensable abilities to hear attentively the Word of God and obey it.

      Formation Group (4)

      Formation Group

      Course Code
      Category
      Credit Hours
      4
      Description
      Greek Fundamentals I (3)

      Greek Fundamentals I

      Course Code
      302
      Category
      Literacy
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Introduces students to fundamental elements of New Testament Greek grammar and basic function of the parts of a Greek sentence, and provides understanding of Greek morphology and its significance for exegesis.

      Theological Education as Formation for Ministry (2)

      Theological Education as Formation for Ministry

      Course Code
      712
      Category
      Analysis Course
      Credit Hours
      2
      Description

      Introduces all parts of seminary life as interrelated and formative for ministry, and examines the process of spiritual formation by illustrating habits developed through theological education and how they are critical for ministry.

      Bible Survey (3)

      Bible Survey

      Course Code
      716
      Category
      Analysis Course
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Prepares leaders in the church to be faithful and effective stewards of the Word by acquainting them with the basic content and principal theme of each book of the Bible; the historical, geographical, and cultural backgrounds to the Bible; its introductory hermeneutical principles; and its continuing relevance.

      The Church in Historical Context I (3)

      The Church in Historical Context I

      Course Code
      304
      Category
      Analysis Course
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Surveys the story of God’s people from 100 – 1247 A.D., conversing with ancient and medieval brothers and sisters in Christ by reading and responding to their testimonies, theology and practices.

      Christian Theology in Reformed Confessions (3)

      Christian Theology in Reformed Confessions

      Course Code
      303
      Category
      Analysis Course
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Introduces Reformed theology through a study of confessions, from the Reformation era (Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, Canons of Dort) and the more recent past (Contemporary Testimony, Belhar Confession), and through the basic elements of the Reformed worldview grounded in this confessional theology.

      Internship (M.Div.): Cross-Cultural (2)

      Internship (M.Div.): Cross-Cultural

      Course Code
      760
      Category
      Credit Hours
      2
      Description

      Explores the contextual nature of ministry in a 5 week (200 hour) cross-cultural internship, usually completed in the summer after the first year of seminary.

      Christian Engagement with World Religions (3)

      Christian Engagement with World Religions

      Course Code
      718
      Category
      Integration Course
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Introduces the global engagement of the Christian faith with major world religions, worldviews, and forms of spirituality, framed by a biblical-Reformed theology and philosophy of religion that examines religious experience, tradition and practice in the light of general and scriptural revelation, and a commitment to the universal common humanity of God’s image bearers.

      Formation Group (4)

      Formation Group

      Course Code
      Category
      Credit Hours
      4
      Description
      Greek Fundamentals II (3)

      Greek Fundamentals II

      Course Code
      410
      Category
      Literacy
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Introduces Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax (building on 301) and the reading of the Greek New Testament, with emphasis on the use of Bible software as well as the exegetical application of the genitive case, adverbial participles, and conditional sentences.

      The Church in Historical Context II (3)

      The Church in Historical Context II

      Course Code
      305
      Category
      Analysis Course
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Introduces the history of Christianity from the late Middle Ages to the present, with special attention to developments in North America. Focuses on how the church’s institutions, thought, and practice were shaped by and responded to their contexts in each of the eras and places under study.

      Foundations for Pastoral Care (3)

      Foundations for Pastoral Care

      Course Code
      312
      Category
      Integration Course
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      The foundations course in pastoral care presents the basic pastoral theology and theory of pastoral practice that undergirds good pastoral care. Pastoral care is bringing someone into an awareness of the presence of God in the midst of that person's circumstances, offering a vision of the future that is hopeful. Students will also learn how they use themselves as tools for ministry as the Holy Spirit guides them towards effective pastoral care.

      Preaching Theory and Methods (2)

      Preaching Theory and Methods

      Course Code
      306
      Category
      Integration Course
      Credit Hours
      2
      Description

      Introduces the practice of preaching through lectures, discussions, readings and preparatory exercises; and provides a grammar for talking about sermons and an elementary approach to sermon construction. Topics include theology of preaching, technique in telling stories, writing for the ear, pastoral issues in the pulpit, use and presentation of scripture in the sermon, and how and where to find illustrations.

      Introduction to Missional Ministry (2)

      Introduction to Missional Ministry

      Course Code
      311
      Category
      Integration Course
      Credit Hours
      2
      Description

      Introduces aspects of pastoral ministry for a missional congregation.

      Internship (M.Div.): Cross-Cultural (2)

      Internship (M.Div.): Cross-Cultural

      Course Code
      760
      Category
      Credit Hours
      2
      Description

      Explores the contextual nature of ministry in a 5 week (200 hour) cross-cultural internship, usually completed in the summer after the first year of seminary.

      Formation Group (1)

      Greek Fundamentals II (3)*

      Church in Historical Context II (3)*

      Foundations for Pastoral Care (3)

      Preaching Theory and Methods (2)

      Introduction to Missional Ministry (2)

      Contextual Ministry Internship

      Electives

      Electives

      Course Code
      Category
      Credit Hours
      Description
      Internship (M.Div.): Cross-Cultural (2)

      Internship (M.Div.): Cross-Cultural

      Course Code
      760
      Category
      Credit Hours
      2
      Description

      Explores the contextual nature of ministry in a 5 week (200 hour) cross-cultural internship, usually completed in the summer after the first year of seminary.

      Year Two

      Formation Group (4)

      Formation Group

      Course Code
      Category
      Credit Hours
      4
      Description
      Biblical Hebrew I (3)

      Biblical Hebrew I

      Course Code
      301
      Category
      Literacy
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      This course begins preparing students to use biblical Hebrew in ministry by means of instruction in vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and elementary exegesis beginning with the basics of the Hebrew alphabet and pronunciation to the initial introduction to the Qal verb stem.

      New Testament Narratives (3)

      New Testament Narratives

      Course Code
      411
      Category
      Literacy
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      A study of the Gospels and Acts with an introduction to the unique phenomenon arising from a four-fold witness to Christ. Students will develop their exegetical skills studying specific pericopae in the text and will grow in their awareness of the historical context of the Gospels and their theological message. We will underline how the message of the gospels was significant to the early ecclesial communities and equipped them to face their unique challenges and mission. That exercise will provide a model for students to learn how the Gospels can help us to shape and equip a community of disciples to fulfill its transforming mission in the contemporary world.

      Systematic Theology I (3)

      Systematic Theology I

      Course Code
      421
      Category
      Analysis Course
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Analyzes themes in the doctrines of God, humanity, and Christ, focusing on their biblical foundations and the church’s wrestling with these themes.

      Forming Worshiping Communities (2)

      Forming Worshiping Communities

      Course Code
      452
      Category
      Integration Course
      Credit Hours
      2
      Description

      Introduces principles and practices of vital and faithful worship leadership, explores biblical and historical perspectives on worship practices highlighting those of the Reformed tradition, and gives students practice at several basic worship planning and leading skills.

      Evangelism & Cross-Cultural Ministry (2)

      Evangelism & Cross-Cultural Ministry

      Course Code
      441
      Category
      Integration Course
      Credit Hours
      2
      Description

      Introduces models of personal and congregational evangelism, models of contextual ministry, and skills necessary for cross-cultural ministry; and teaches how to write and communicate faith stories for evangelistic purposes, present the gospel individually and corporately, conduct evangelistic Bible studies, and lead a congregation to the best model(s) of outreach for its context and to church planting.

      Internship (M.Div.): Cross-Cultural (2)

      Internship (M.Div.): Cross-Cultural

      Course Code
      760
      Category
      Credit Hours
      2
      Description

      Explores the contextual nature of ministry in a 5 week (200 hour) cross-cultural internship, usually completed in the summer after the first year of seminary.

      Electives

      Electives

      Course Code
      Category
      Credit Hours
      Description
      Formation Group (4)

      Formation Group

      Course Code
      Category
      Credit Hours
      4
      Description
      Biblical Hebrew II (3)

      Biblical Hebrew II

      Course Code
      321
      Category
      Literacy
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      This course continues preparing students to use biblical Hebrew in ministry by resuming the instruction in vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and exegesis that began in 301. In this course, students will learn the remaining Hebrew verb stems and continue to sharpen their exegetical skills.

      New Testament Letters (3)

      New Testament Letters

      Course Code
      412
      Category
      Literacy
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Reviews the basic principles of interpreting the biblical text from a Reformed perspective, with attention given to Greek grammar, historical context, social setting, epistolary structure and theological themes of the New Testament letters and their message for the church today.

      Systematic Theology II (3)

      Systematic Theology II

      Course Code
      422
      Category
      Analysis Course
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Examines the work of the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and the return of Christ and reign of God through studying Scripture, historical documents and contemporary thought.

      Discipleship and Teaching (2)

      Discipleship and Teaching

      Course Code
      440
      Category
      Integration Course
      Credit Hours
      2
      Description

      Equips students for leadership in the teaching ministry of the church by providing biblical and theological foundations, examining methods for assessing ministry contexts, developing a teaching-learning strategy appropriate to the context, and providing opportunities to enhance instructional skills.

      Apologetics (2)

      Apologetics

      Course Code
      450
      Category
      Integration Course
      Credit Hours
      2
      Description

      Presents a Reformed approach to the rational defense and presentation of the Christian faith and engages crucial issues in apologetics: the existence of God, the credibility of Scripture’s witness to Jesus Christ, the problem of evil, challenges based on the natural and social sciences, and religious pluralism.

      Internship (M.Div.): Cross-Cultural (2)

      Internship (M.Div.): Cross-Cultural

      Course Code
      760
      Category
      Credit Hours
      2
      Description

      Explores the contextual nature of ministry in a 5 week (200 hour) cross-cultural internship, usually completed in the summer after the first year of seminary.

      Electives

      Electives

      Course Code
      Category
      Credit Hours
      Description
      Preaching Practicum I (1)

      Preaching Practicum I

      Course Code
      433
      Category
      Integration Course
      Credit Hours
      1
      Description

      Students will revise, preach, and then revise again (based on peer feedback) a sermon previously written for a second-year Bible course. The emphasis will be on helping students continually improve their preaching skills in terms of delivery and also sermon construction as they prepare for internships and future ministry contexts.

      Year Three

      Formation Group (4)

      Formation Group

      Course Code
      Category
      Credit Hours
      4
      Description
      Old Testament Narrative Literature (3)

      Old Testament Narrative Literature

      Course Code
      402
      Category
      Literacy
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Introduces students to Genesis through Kings, Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah and Esther as Christian Scripture, by means of a close reading methodology and theological analysis applied to books and selected passages in Hebrew.

      Pastoral Disciplines for Counseling Ministry (3)

      Pastoral Disciplines for Counseling Ministry

      Course Code
      431
      Category
      Integration Course
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Introduces effective personal and marital counseling within the limits of pastoral ministry and explores the theologies and theories of transformation that underlie these pastoral skills. Students learn beginning counseling skills and complete a practicum/case study on a field experience packet filled out prior to the class.

      Preaching Practicum II (2)

      Preaching Practicum II

      Course Code
      434
      Category
      Integration Course
      Credit Hours
      2
      Description

      This course builds on the approach to preaching taught in 306 as students write and then also present two sermons in class for peer evaluation and evaluation by the instructor. Students will preach on Epistle texts from the New Testament and will also compose a sermon that will incorporate a portion of the Reformed Confessions. Feedback will focus on sermon delivery and construction as well as on matters of exegesis and pastoral care.

      Christian Reformed Church History AND (3)

      Christian Reformed Church History AND

      Course Code
      774
      Category
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      An Intro to the basic outline of CRC History and some key ethical and theological positions of the CRC. The course focuses on the key elements of CRC identity in North America, including the struggle for liberty, Christian education, and tensions about Americanization-that are essential knowledge for effective ministry in the CRC.

      Leadership in Ministry (3)

      Leadership in Ministry

      Course Code
      775
      Category
      Integration Course
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      This course is focused on helping students read and navigate the ministry contexts which they will find on their internship and in ministry.

      Electives

      Electives

      Course Code
      Category
      Credit Hours
      Description
      Formation Group (4)

      Formation Group

      Course Code
      Category
      Credit Hours
      4
      Description
      The Psalms and Wisdom Literature (3)

      The Psalms and Wisdom Literature

      Course Code
      403
      Category
      Literacy
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Provides basic knowledge of Hebrew poetry and literary genres of the Psalms and other books of the Writings, a close reading methodology of selected passages in Hebrew, and emphasis on the psalms of prayer, lament, thanksgiving in prayer, song, preaching and pastoral care.

      Capstone (M.Div.): Integrative Seminar (3)

      Capstone (M.Div.): Integrative Seminar

      Course Code
      771
      Category
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      repares students for ordination exams and equips them to integrate wisdom, practices and insights from each area of the seminary curriculum through case studies from ministry settings.

      Ethics and the Christian Life (3)

      Ethics and the Christian Life

      Course Code
      451
      Category
      Integration Course
      Credit Hours
      3
      Description

      Studies Christian personal and social morality vital for being an obedient church leader and developing faithful communities of disciples.

      Electives

      Electives

      Course Code
      Category
      Credit Hours
      Description

      Opportunity for an additional internship, e.g. Clinical Pastoral Education, a summer internship, or a full-year internship.

      * Courses for which students can take an Advanced Standing test.

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