If you are a member of the United Methodist Church, this Master of Divinity program will prepare you for ordained and non-ordained positions within the denomination. Whether you are called to pastoral leadership, chaplaincy or lay leadership, this program will steep you in the Wesleyan theological tradition and give you the skills you need for faithful, effective ministry.
This program may be a good fit for you if you plan to pursue:
To be eligible for ordination in the UMC, students pursuing the MDiv in Methodist Studies must take all courses on campus as residential students. Consequently, courses taken through our hybrid or online-Zoom options will not count toward UMC ordination.
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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
The Theology of Wesley
|Cultural Contextualization||1||Choose one:
|Arts and Theology||1||Choose one:
|Social Transformation||1||Leadership and Strategies for Social Change|
| CORE SUBTOTAL
|Vocational Contextualization & Skills*||8||Interreligious Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Preaching and Your Public Voice
Worship of the Church
Missiology and Evangelism
CD1624 United Methodist Church Doctrine and History**
United Methodist History and Polity
CPE Ministry Practicum
* Recommended by Denomination:
** Consortium course taken through Luther Seminary.
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