the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Leadership

The Master of Divinity in Leadership is a professional degree involving selected disciplines in the Billy Graham School and other theological disciplines. Included in the degree program are biblical studies, biblical language studies, theological and historical studies, and discipleship as well as courses in communication, counseling, and international missions. Graduates of this program will be prepared for ministries in discipleship, church administration, institutional work, and executive or denominational leadership.

 

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
20400 Elementary Hebrew (3)
22400 Elementary Greek (3)
31980 Written Communication (if required) (2)
42490 Cooperative Program (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
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200 Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220 Introduction to the New Testament II 3
22440 Greek Syntax and Exegesis 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
Ministry and Proclamation (17 hours)
30000 Christian Preaching1 3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
34300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
35040 Leadership and Family Ministry 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 2
Worldview and Culture (6 hours)
28500 Introduction to Christian Philosophy 3
29250 Survey of Christian Ethics 3
Church Ministries Core (12 hours)
45150 Worldview, Culture, and Discipleship 3
45250 Family Ministry Through the Lifespan 3
45400 Christian Teaching 3
40200 The Worshiping Church 3
Leadership Studies (15 hours)
40080 Pastoral Leadership2 3
42210 Team Ministry Relations 3
42410 Dynamics of Organizational Leadership 3
42450 Change and Conflict Management 3
45100 Issues and Trends in CE and Leadership 3
BGS Applied Ministry: 44920 (2 hours)
M.Div. Core 59
Church Ministries Core 12
Leadership Studies/Applied Ministry 17
Total (88)
Elementary Hebrew (if required) 3
Elementary Greek (if required) 3
Written Communication (if required) 2

1Christian Preaching (30000) is reserved for men. Women will substitute The Ministry of Teaching Practicum (45450).
2Pastoral Leadership (40080) is reserved for men. Women will substitute any Women’s Ministry course (48xxx).

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.