This program (M.Div./ICP) involves approximately two years of study on campus and two or three years of church planting in an international missions setting.
The Billy Graham School and the International Mission Board cooperate together to guide students through the appointment process to become IMB missionaries and fulfill the remainder of coursework while serving on the international mission field. Students must apply to the IMB and Southern Seminary simultaneously.
Students interested in pursuing the M.Div./ICP should contact the BGS Department Chair for Evangelism and Missions as soon as possible after admission.
Reverse 2+ Program
This program is the reverse of the above program. Students spend two years doing church planting in an international missions setting, followed by two years of class work on campus. Specific coursework and timing are determined by the department chair for Evangelism and Missions in the Billy Graham School.
Students in this program must be fully accepted at Southern Seminary and must communicate with the director of the program prior to going to the field.
International Mission Board