MDiv Christian Ministry

Purpose

The MDiv in Christian Ministry (MDivCM) is a 96-credit hour program designed for individuals who want the additional biblical and ministry training provided by a MDiv degree yet desire flexibility in selecting emphasis courses which will be most beneficial either for current or future ministry.  The MDivCM seeks to equip men and women through classes and experiences related to various facets of ministry integrated with a focus on the student’s walk with God, character and leadership development, as well as grounding in the Scriptures, biblical languages, and core doctrines of the Christian faith.

 

Target Group

The MDivCM is designed for individuals who anticipate joining full-time or part-time ministries where a broad exposure to various aspects of ministry would be helpful. MDiv graduates with this degree serve as pastors, lay ministers, Christian educators, in academic ministries, in youth and student ministries, and as cross-cultural missionaries.

 

Program Explanation

EAST Aleph (Summer)

LF500 Research & Writing for Christian Leadership

2

 

IS401 Evangelism & Follow-Up Seminar

NC

 

 

1st Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

BS510 Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics

3

OT510 Old Testament Narratives

3

LF510 Christian Leadership Foundations

3

LF560 Christian Marriage & Family in Asia

3

IS501 Building Spiritual Movements

3

LS580 Cross-Cultural Team Internship 1

1

TS560 Worldview & Biblical Decision Making

OR

IS520 Contextualization

2

IS510 World Missions

2

TS532 Spiritual Transformation and Warfare

3

OT500 Introduction to Hebrew

or

NT500 Introduction to Greek

3

OT501 Hebrew Exegesis: Tools & Methods

or

 NT501 Greek Exegesis: Tools & Methods

3

LF570 Mentoring Group 1

1

LF571 Mentoring Group 2

1

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

16

Summer

LF581 Cross-Cultural Team Internship 2

2

2nd Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

TS510 Theology 1

3

TS511 Theology 2

3

OT500 Introduction to Hebrew

or

NT500 Introduction to Greek

3

OT501 Hebrew Exegesis: Tools & Methods

or

NT 501 Greek Exegesis: Tools & Methods

3

NT510 New Testament Narratives

3

NT511 New Testament Epistles & Revelation

3

LF530 Biblical Communication –Teaching for Life Change

OR

LF555 Biblical Communication – Intro to Expository Preaching

2

2

Emphasis course

3

Emphasis course

3

LF583 Field Practicum 2

1

LF582 Field Practicum 1

1

LF573 Mentoring Group 4

1

LF572 Mentoring Group 3

1

TOTAL

14

TOTAL

16

 

Summer

LF591 Emphasis Practicum in Christian Ministry 1

1

 

3rd Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

TS500 Movements That Changed History 1

3

TS561 Church, Society & Ethical Issues in Asia

3

LF511 Transforming Leadership

OR

LF561 Biblical Counselling in Ministry

3

LF530 Principles and Practice of Teaching

OR

LF555 Expository Preaching 2

3

OT511  Old Testament Poetry, Wisdom & Prophets

3

Emphasis course

3

Emphasis course

3

Emphasis course

3

LF592 Emphasis Practicum in Christian Ministry 2

1

Elective

3

LF574 Mentoring Group 5

1

LF575 Mentoring Group 6

1

TOTAL

14

TOTAL

16

 

Emphasis courses: Based on the student’s area of interest, emphasis electives may be selected from courses offered in biblical studies (BE, OT, NT), theological studies (TS), intercultural studies (IS), as well as leadership and formation (LF).

 

Time Limit for Degree Completion

A student has a maximum of seven (7) years to complete an MDivCM from the date of matriculation at EAST.

 

Graduation Requirements

The following are requirements in order to graduate with an MDivCM:

  • Completion work of all coursework (96 hours) with a grade of C- or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Demonstrate character and ministry skills appropriate for an EAST graduate
  • Approval of the faculty
  • Payment all fees