Master of Divinity

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The Masters of Divinity is a three-year graduate program for university graduates and a two-year graduate program for Bible College graduates. This program is designed to prepare students for the professional ministries of the local church .Christian Organizations and Theological Institutions All students follow a core curriculum ministry studies. In additional to the regular core set each student can choose an optional concentration in one of the following areas:

  1. Pastoral Ministries
  2. Pastoral Counselling
  3. Missions
  4. Christian Leadership
  5. Community Development

The objective of the Master of Divinity program is that the students will:

Cognitive:

  • Demonstrate a competent knowledge of biblical content
  • Use Biblical Hebrew or Greek for a greater understanding of the Scriptures
  • Develop the knowledge and skills in the interpretation and application of Scripture
  • Understand theological doctrine within various theological systems
  • Develop an understanding of the nature of the church, its philosophy, ministry and mission
  • Understand how to live, work, communicate and minister effectively

Affective:

  • Sustain abiding convictions of the relevance and applicability of Scriptures to all aspects of life
  • Appreciate and value the diversity of gifts and ministries in the church
  • Cultivate a maturing spirituality
  • Reinforce their motivation to accomplish the will of God

Life and Ministry Skills:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Communicate effectively
  • Think critically and independently
  • Integrate theoretical concepts with spiritual principles.
  • Model interpersonal skills
  • Function effectively in the chosen area of church ministry
  • Preach and teach effectively
  • Apply biblical principles to life situations

Curriculum–Total of 75/108** Credits

Division of Bible

BOT501 Old Testament Foundations** (3)
BNT500 New Testament Foundation** (3)
BIB510 Hermeneutics** (3)
BNT520 Greek I OR BOT520 Hebrew I** (3)
BNT521 Greek II OR BOT521Hebrew II** (3)
BNT522 Greek III OR BOT523 Hebrew III** (3)
BIB520 Biblical Exegesis (3)
Exegesis of one Book (3)
Elective – area of Biblical Theology (3)

Division of Theology

THE501 Anthropology / Hamartiology** (3)
THE502 Soteriology / Christology** (3)
THE503 Ecclesiology / Eschatology (3)
THE504 Pneumatology (3)
THE782 Apologetics or alternative (3)
THEXXX Globalization (3)
THE610 Christian Ethics OR alternative (3)
Electives – areain Asian/Contemporary Theology, etc (3)

Practical Ministries, etc

MIS510 Biblical Theology of Missions (3)
MIS512 Church Growth Strategies and Principles (3)
PCE622 Principles & Practices of Teaching** (3)
PMS514 Overview of Church History (3)
PMS627 Leadership in the New Millenium (3)
RES510 Theological Research Methods** (3)
PSL610 Spiritual Formation of the Minister (3)
Electives (15)
Field Education* (6)

* Exception is only for those in vocational / full time Christian ministry and substitute with additional courses
** Pre-requisites courses for non-Bible/Theology Bachelor Holders.

Concentration Requirements:- Any 5 courses of the following:                                                (15)
Option 1:  to do a general MDiv: additional 5 courses in the different study divisions.
Option2:  to do a Thesis (6 credits)

Pastoral Ministries Concentration
PSL710 Theology and Practice of Worship
PMS615 Preaching for the 21st Century / PMS 640 Expository Preaching
PTH714 Skills in Pastoral Ministry
PTH716 Ministerial Ethics
PTH620 Church Management & Administration
PTH718 Evangelism & Assimilation in the Local Church
MIS728 The Christian Family
PCE620 Church Educational Ministries
PSL714 Prayer & Spiritual Dynamics
PMS618 Healing & Deliverance
PMS627 Developing Spiritual Giftedness
PTH740 Thesis OR Ministry Research Project
Other equivalent courses

Pastoral Counselling Concentration

PCO710 Biblical Foundation of Counselling
PCO 610 Pastoral Counselling
PCO712 Marriage & Family Counselling
PCO744 Counselling Skills 1
PCO746 Counselling Skills 2

Missiology Concentration
MIS545 Asian Religions
MIS724 Folk Religions
MIS511 History of the Expansion of Christianity
MIS620 Asian Church History & Missions
MIS718 Missions Anthropology
MIS513 Cultural Anthropology
MIS541 Signs & Wonders in Church Growth
MIS712 The Holy Spirit and Missions
MIS714 Urban Missions and Ministry
MIS716 Contextualization of Theology
MIS542 Church Planting
MIS710 Current Issues in Missiology
MIS740 Missiology Research Project OR Thesis
Other equivalent courses

Christian Leadership Concentration
PMS626 Transformational Leadership
PMS617 Disciplining and Mentoring
PTH620 Church Management & Administration
PTH713 Leadership for the 21st Century
PMS627 Developing Spiritual Giftedness
PTHXXX Charismatic Leadership
PCEXXX Leadership in Christian Education
PMSXXX Team Leadership
PTHXXX Leadership Strategies
Other equivalent courses

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