the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

M.Div. – Concentration in Christian Ministry

The Christian Ministry concentration is designed for those called to ministry in the local church or Christian organizations. This option allows for maximum flexibility with elective choices, while ensuring that basic courses of biblical, theological, and ministry studies are included.

Students who would benefit from a broader- based set of curricular options will appreciate the opportunity for greater selection of free electives and of courses in several areas that will best meet their needs.

Vocational Objectives

  • Pastorate
  • Preaching
  • North American Missions
  • International Missions
  • Biblical and theological studies
  • Campus/college ministry
  • Evangelism
  • Doctoral studies
  • Teaching in University or Seminary
Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Christian Ministry
26100 History of the Baptists 3
40301 Pastoral Ministry1 3
Free Electives 18
Christian Ministry Studies 24
Theology M.Div. Core  64
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Total Master of Divinity with a Concentration in
Christian Ministry Requirements
88
• Elementary Hebrew (if required) +3
• Elementary Greek (if required) +3
• Written Communication (if required) +2

1 Pastoral Ministry (40301) is reserved for men. Women will substitute The Practice of Ministry for Women (40302).

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