The MDiv in Church Leadership program will prepare you for pastoral ministry. It is designed for students who are pursuing ordination by a denomination with rigorous church leadership curricular expectations but which does not fall under any of the designated denominational concentrations (e.g., MDiv in Presbyterian Studies).
If you are seeking a ministerial position in a non-denominational congregation or ordination with flexible curricular requirements, the MDiv General Studies may be the better program for you.
This program may be a good fit for you if you plan to pursue:
In addition to achieving the core MDiv degree learning outcomes, a graduate of the MDiv in Church Leadership degree program will be able to:
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Introduction to Religious Texts
Invitation to Theology: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty
History of Christian Theologies
History of Modern Theologies
Comparative Religious Ethics
Queer and Trans Theologies
Black and Womanist Theologies
Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation
Congregational Leadership and Administration*
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History of Arts and Theology
Art, Religion, and Contemporary Culture
|Social Transformation||1||Leadership and Strategies for Social Change|
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Introduction to Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Preaching and Your Public Voice
Three additional Practices of Ministry courses†
Two elective courses†
|* Another 2000-level Leadership/Formation course or Social Enterprise may be substituted upon advisor approval
† Consult church/denomination ordination recommendations and/or requirements for optimal elective course selections.
‡ CPE Internship or Ministry Practicum may be substituted upon advisor approval.
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