The Master of Divinity 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 an 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:
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|Formation||2||Intro to Spiritual and Personal Formation
Organizational Leadership and Administration
|Religious Texts||4||Hebrew Bible 1: Orientation
Hebrew Bible 2: Contextualized Interpretation
New Testament 1: Epistles, Acts, and Revelation
New Testament 2: Four Gospels
|Theological Tradition||4||Religious and Theological Interpretation
History of Christian Theologies
History of Modern Theologies
|Cultural Contextualization||1||Choose one:
|Arts and Theology||1||Choose one:
|Social Transformation||1||Leadership and Strategies for Social Change|
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|Vocational Contextualization & Skills||8||Interreligious Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Preaching and Your Public Voice
Three Practices of Ministry Electives*
* Consult church/denomination ordination recommendations and/or requirements for optimal elective course selections.
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