Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. (Prov. 9:9)
Are you called to full-time ministry? Do you want solid biblical and theological training for ministry, but want to be involved in full-time ministry as soon as possible?
This degree program is designed for men who seek standard preparation of a seminary-level education to prepare them to serve the Lord as a pastor, missionary, youth or assistant pastor, or for those who desire a camp ministry, campus ministry, Bible teaching, Bible literature work, or any other area of local church responsibility which is focused on communication of the Word of God. Maranatha Baptist Seminary Master of Divinity program has also been approved for chaplain training by the Department of Defense.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to articulate and apply biblical and secular models of leadership to ministry context.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate God's Word in both an interactive teaching venue and a public preaching setting.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively plan, organize, and deploy Gospel outreach and discipleship ministry programs for a typical small, medium, or large congregation.
Students will demonstrate the ability to display essential skills and knowledge of pastoral leadership and preaching through the production of an integrated project that includes a motivational sermon(s), a formal article, and a practical outline of a proposed program that would seek to address an issue, problem, or opportunity for improvement common to a typical Baptist church.
- Available from a Distance or On Campus. Many classes in the Master of Divinity Degree are offered via Online or Virtual Classes; read more about our delivery options!
- Other MDiv Options: Look into the option of finishing your MDiv through our Church Site program.
- Choose to Specialize: The core of this traditional 96-hour program includes a solid foundation of biblical languages, church history, pastoral theology, biblical studies, and theological studies. Then, if you desire, specialize in one of the following areas:
- Biblical counseling
- Biblical languages
- Inter-Cultural studies
- New Testament
- Old Testament
- Pastoral theology
- A minimum of 96 semester hours of approved credit must be completed for the Master of Divinity degree.
- A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an approved institution must be held by the applicant.
- No more than 48 semester hours of graduate credit from another institution may be applied toward this degree.
- A grade point average of 2.5 or better must be earned.
- As a program designed to prepare pastors and consistent with biblical teachings on the qualifications for pastors, this program is only open to male applicants. Female students are encouraged to pursue one of the Master of Arts programs.
- Applicants may be required to make up deficiencies without credit in any of the departments at the discretion of the Academic Senate.
- Look into the option of finishing your MDiv through our Church Site program.
|GST520 Dispensationalism and Dispensational Hermeneutics||3|
|GST611 Systematic Theology 1 Bibliology, Theology Proper||2|
|GST612 Systematic Theology 2 Christology and Pneumatology||3|
|GST613 Systematic Theology 3 Anthropology, Hamartiology, and Soteriology||3|
|GST614 Systematic Theology 4 Eschatology, Angelology and Ecclesiology||3|
|GST530 Apologetics and Worldviews||3|
|GST600 Theological Systems||3|
|GST605 Logic for Theology||3|
|GST620 Contemporary Theology||3|
|GST630 Theology of Holiness||3|
|GST710 Theology of the Kingdom||3|
|GST720 Reformation Theology||3|
|GST721 History of Baptist Theology||3|
|GST780 Graduate Seminar in Theology||3|
|GOT511 Hebrew Grammar 1||3|
|GOT512 Hebrew Grammar 2||3|
|GOT615 Hebrew Syntax||2|
|GOT616 Hebrew Exegesis||2|
|GNT503 Greek Grammar 1*||2|
|GNT504 Greek Grammar 2*||2|
|GNT517 Greek Reading||2|
|GNT518 Greek Exegetical Grammar||2|
|GNT519 Greek Exegetical Method||2|
|GOT620 Hebrew Reading||2|
|*This is a prerequisite. This class does not count toward the 16 hour Biblical Languages requirement, but does count toward the 96 hour requirement.|
|GBS510 Introduction to the Old and New Testaments||3|
|GBS503 Biblical Studies Seminar||2|
|GOT514 Biblical Theology of the Old Testament||3|
|GOT521 Old Testament Backgrounds||3|
|GOT525 Holy Land Tour||3|
|GOT528 Exposition of Pentateuch||3|
|GOT532 Exposition of Daniel||3|
|GOt534 Exposition of Major Prophets||3|
|GOT535 Exposition of the Minor Prophets||3|
|GOT540 Exposition of Job||3|
|GOT541 Exposition of Psalms||3|
|GOT543 Exposition of Proverbs||2|
|GOT711 Exegesis and Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel||3|
|GOT712 Exegesis and Exposition of Poetry||3|
|GOT720 Messianic Prophecy||3|
|GOT780 Old Testament Seminar||3|
|GOT790 Old Testament Introduction||3|
|GNT515 Biblical Theology of the New Testament||3|
|GNT520 New Testament Backgrounds||3|
|GNT529 Exposition of the Gospels||3|
|GNT530 Exposition of Pastoral Epistles||3|
|GNT532 Exposition of First Corinthians||3|
|GNT533 Exposition of Galatians||3|
|GNT534 Exposition of Hebrews||3|
|GNT540 Exposition of Acts||3|
|GNT556 Exposition of Revelation||3|
|GNT632 Exegesis and Exposition of the General Epistles||3|
|GNT642 Exegesis and Exposition of Pauls Epistles||3|
|GNT737 Exegesis and Exposition of Romans||3|
|GNT742 Exegesis and Exposition of the Prison Epistles||3|
|GNT780 New Testament Seminar||3|
|GPA511 Church Administration||2|
|GPA521 Introduction to Preaching*||2|
|GPA522 Expository Preaching of the Old Testament||2|
|GPA523 Expository Preaching of the New Testament||2|
|Take two of the following Classes:|
|GPA 530 Philosophy of Ministry||2|
|GPA 535 Advanced Small Groups||2|
|GPA 715 Theology of Church Leadership||2|
|GPA 717 Discipleship and Mentoring||2|
|GPA531 Church Planting||2|
|GPA610 Building a Disciple-Making Ministry||2|
|GPA612 Pastoral Ethics||2|
|GPA614 Baptist Polity||2|
|GPA615 Theology of Prayer and Worship||2|
|GPA618 Building a Church Missions Program||2|
|GPA650 Advanced Bio-Ethics||2|
|GPA715 Theology of Leadership||2|
|GPA720 The Local Church and the Law||2|
|GPA721 The Pastor and the Law||2|
|GPA780 Graduate Seminar in Preaching||2|
|*Course may be waived if the student has taken a similar undergraduate course.|
|GHI515 American Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism||3|
|GHI548 History of Baptist Missions||3|
|GHI608 Baptist History||3|
|GHI628 History of Christianity||3|
|GHI721 History of Baptist Theology||3|
|GHI780 Graduate Seminar in History||3|
|GBC501 Theology and Practice of Pastoral Counseling||2|
|GBC503 Methods of Biblical Change||2|
|GBC513 Counseling Problems and Procedures||2|
|GBC535 Crisis Counseling||2|
|GBC537 Marriage and Family Counseling||2|
|GBC540 Counseling Addictive Behavior||2|
|GBC550 Proverbs and Counseling||2|
|GBC 560 Counseling Survivors of Abuse||2|
|GBC580 Biblical Counseling Seminar||2|
|GBC582 Biblical Counseling Practicum||2|
|GCC501 Theological Issues in Missions||3|
|GCC510 Advanced Linguistics||3|
|General Elective Hours:||12|
|Total Hours Required:||96|