Master of Divinity
The Billy Graham School offers the Master of Divinity in Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth in several distinct concentrations.
This core curriculum serves as the foundation for each of the concentrations: Great Commission Ministries , Applied Apologetics, Urban Missions, International Missions, Islamic Studies, Itinerant Evangelism, North American Missions, Church Planting, International Church Planting (“2+ Program”), and Missions and Bible Translation.
- Students will be able to demonstrate a growing, Christlike character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
- Students will be able to understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
- Students will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
- Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
- Students will be able to display a biblical vision for ministry and lead with humble authority.
- Students will be able to preach/teach Scripture clearly and passionately so as to engage the mind and move the heart.
- Students will be able to describe the role of the local church in fulfilling the Great Commission.
|31980||Written Communication (if required)*||(2)|
|Scripture and Interpretation (21 hours)|
|20200||Introduction to the Old Testament I||3|
|20220||Introduction to the Old Testament II||3|
|20440||Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis||3|
|22440||Greek Syntax and Exegesis||3|
|22200||Introduction to the New Testament I||3|
|22220||Introduction to the New Testament II||3|
|Theology and Tradition (15 hours)|
|25100||Introduction to Church History I||3|
|25120||Introduction to Church History II||3|
|27060||Systematic Theology I||3|
|27070||Systematic Theology II||3|
|27080||Systematic Theology III||3|
|Worldview and Culture (6 hours)|
|28500||Introduction to Christian Philosophy||3|
|29250||Survey of Christian Ethics||3|
|Ministry and Proclamation (8 hours)|
|34300||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|40150||Personal Spiritual Disciplines||2|
|Missions, Evangelism and Ministry (36 hours)|
|33820||Introduction to Church Planting or||3|
|36550||Introduction to Church Revitalization2|
|32900||Cults and Minority Religions in America or||3|
|32980||World Religions and Christian Mission3|
|32960||Introduction to Missiology||3|
|35040||Leadership and Family Ministry||3|
|BGS M.Div. Concentration Courses/Free Electives||18|
|BGS Applied Ministry: 44930-44945||2|
|Total Hours: Master of Divinity (88)|
*See Written Communication Requirement in Academic Section.
1Christian Preaching (30000) is reserved for men. Women will substitute Christian Teaching (45400).
2 Both 33820 and 36550 are required for the Concentrations in Church Planting, City-Reaching, and North American Missions.
3 Both 32900 and 32980 are required for the Concentration in Applied Apologetics. Students in the North American Missions Concentration must take 32900, while students in the International Missions and Islamic Studies Concentrations must take 32980.