M.Div.—International Church Planting (2+ Program)
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 BGS 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 SBTS simultaneously.
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.
Students interested in pursuing the M.Div./ICP should contact the BGS Department Chair for Evangelism and Missions as soon as possible after admission.
|30960||Intercultural Communication or||3|
|32310||Spiritual Warfare in Evangelism and Missions||3|
|32860||Biblical Basis of Christian Missions||3|
|33410||Language Learning for Missionaries1||3|
|33420||Cultural Acquisition for Missionaries1||3|
|33830 x||International Church Planting1||3|
|International Church Planting Concentration||18|
|BGS M.Div. Core||70|
|Total Master of Divinity with a concentration in International Church Planting Requirements||88|
1Courses to be completed at IMB missionary orientation and on the field.