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?
The Master of Divinity 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's 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. • 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: a) Biblical counseling b) Biblical languages c) Inter-Cultural studies d)New Testament e) Old Testament f) Pastoral theology g) 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.
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