Diploma in Missions, Evangelism, and Ministry

Master of Divinity in Missions and Church Planting

This concentration is designed for students interested in serving as a church planter in an international or domestic setting. Studies in this area are focused on missions and church planting principles with a particular emphasis placed on the practical implementation of such principles to advance the gospel at home or abroad.

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Program Requirements

Concentration in Missions and Church Planting

Students also may complete this degree in a 2+2/3 configuration, which requires appointment by an approved missions board or agency and the completion of hours on the mission field.  For additional information, contact the Billy Graham School or the Chair of the Evangelism and Missions Department.

30960 Intercultural Communication or
32330 Urban Missions 3
32310 Spiritual Warfare in Evangelism and Missions 3
32750 Biblical and Historical Foundations of Missions 3
33820 Introduction to Church Planting or
33830 Intercultural Church Planting 3
33420 Cultural Acquisition 3
33410 Language Learning for Missionaries or
33060 Church Planting Practicum 3
Total Missions and Church Planting Concentration Requirements 18

Master of Divinity Core

This core curriculum is required for the Master of Divinity degree in the Billy Graham School. It applies to all concentrations.

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses (8)
20400 Elementary Hebrew1 (3)
22400 Elementary Greek1 (3)
31980 Written Communication (if required)2 (2)
Biblical and Theological Studies 42
20200 Introduction to the Old Testament I 3
20220 Introduction to the Old Testament II 3
20440 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis or 3
22440 Greek Syntax and Exegesis
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200 Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220 Introduction to the New Testament II 3
25100 Introduction to Church History I 3
25120 Introduction to Church History II 3
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
29250 Survey of Christian Ethics 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
Missions, Evangelism and Ministry 27
28700 Christian Apologetics 3
30000 Christian Preaching or 3
45400 Christian Teaching3
30020 Preaching Practicum or 3
40200 The Worshiping Church3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
32980 World Religions and Christian Mission 3
34300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
40080 Christian Leadership or 3
40301 Pastoral Ministry3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
Applied Ministry 1
44920 Applied Ministry: BGS or 1
44930 Applied Ministry: Mission Trips/Partnership
Total Master of Divinity, Church Planting Requirements 88

1Elementary Language courses may be counted as free elective courses for Billy Graham School students.

2See Written Communication Requirement here.

3Courses 30000, 30020, and 40301 are reserved for, but not required of, men.

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