MDiv Teaching & Exposition

Purpose

The MDiv Teaching & Exposition (MDivTE) is a 96-credit hour program designed to develop people who want to grow in their understanding of God’s Word, achieve a level of proficiency in handling the Scriptures in the original language and use that in teaching or preaching. Skills and knowledge are only part of the purpose of the MDivTE which also seeks to focus on the student’s walk with God, character and leadership development, grounding in core doctrines of the Christian faith as well as practical ministry application.

 

Target Group

The MDivTE is designed for students who envision a future ministry which involves knowledge of the Scriptures and a level of proficiency in biblical Hebrew and Greek.  Alumni who have completed the MDivTE serve as Bible teachers, Bible translators, pastoral staff, and curriculum developers. This degree also provides a foundation for those who wish to go for further studies in Bible Exposition, Old Testament or New Testament.

 

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

LF580 Cross-Cultural Team Internship 1

1

TS560 Worldview & Biblical Decision Making

OR

IS520 Contextualization

2

IS510 World Missions

2

TS532 Spiritual Transformation & Warfare

3

OT500 Introduction to Hebrew

OR

NT500 Introduction to Greek

3

OT502 Basics of Hebrew Grammar

OR

NT 502 Basics of Greek Grammar

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

3rd Semester

4th Semester

TS510 Theology 1

3

TS511 Theology 2

3

OT500 Introduction to Hebrew

OR

NT500 Introduction to Greek

3

OT502 Basics of Hebrew Grammar

OR

NT 502 Basics of Greek Grammar

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

Emphasis course

3

Emphasis course

3

LF583 Field Practicum 2

1

LF582 Field Practicum 1

1

LF573 Mentoring Group 4

1

LS572 Mentoring Group 3

1

TOTAL

14

TOTAL

16

Summer

BS590 Biblical Studies Emphasis Practicum 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

BS591 Biblical Studies Emphasis Practicum 2

1

Free Elective

3

LF574 Mentoring Group 5

1

LF575 Mentoring Group 6

1

TOTAL

14

16

 

Emphasis classes include:

OT503 Hebrew Exegesis & Intermediate Grammar (3 credits)
NT503 Greek Exegesis & Intermediate Grammar (3 credits)
Exegesis course (3 credits)
Biblical studies courses (6 credits)

 

Time Limit for Degree Completion

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

 

Graduation Requirements

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

  • 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 by faculty
  • Payment all fees