International Church Planting (“2+” and “Reverse 2+”) Program
This program involves approximately two years of study on campus (50-60 hours) 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 remaining coursework while serving on the international mission field.
- Church planting
- Ethnic ministry
- International missions
|On-Campus Hours Required before Deployment||68|
|International Church Planting
Concentration (20 hours)1
|33410||Language Learning for Missionaries||3|
|33420||Cultural Acquisition for Missionaries||3|
|44945||Applied Ministry: BGS 2+2/3 Int’l2||2|
|BGS M.Div. Core||68|
|Total Master of Divinity with a concentration in International Church Planting Requirements||88|
1These courses will be completed in various formats while under appointment by a missions agency and serving on the international mission field.
2 44945 Applied Ministry fulfills the core requirement for 44930 Applied Ministry.
*Master of Divinity With a Concentration in International Church Planting (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 director of the 2+2/3 Program 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.