Earn up to 21 hours through rigorous church-based education at The Village Church

Through The Village Church Institute’s Training Program, future or current Southern students can earn 21 hours of credit toward an M.Div.

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Credits Available

The Village Church Institute Training Program

Course Name Credits
Systematic Theology I 3
Systematic Theology II 3
Systematic Theology III 3
Introduction to Old Testament I 3
Introduction to New Testament I 3
Introduction to New Testament II 3
Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
Total Credits, The Village Church Institute 21

 

Additional credits through the Ministry Apprentice Program

Course Name Credits
Integrative Seminar I: Leadership 6
Integrative Seminar II: Proclamation 6
Integrative Seminar III: Outreach 6
Total Credits, Ministry Apprentice Program 18

Students must be approved by The Village Church. Students enroll in MAP courses via SBTS and pay tuition.

 

Remaining credit for degrees at SBTS

Students who complete the Village Church Training Program have an accelerated path towards completing a Southern Seminary masters degree.

Master of Divinity Degrees Credits from TVCI Remaining credits Remaining credit with MAP

Great Commission Studies*

21

67

49

Christian Ministry*

21

67

49

Apologetics*
Biblical & Theological Studies
Biblical Counseling**
Biblical Spirituality
Discipleship & Family Ministry
Islamic Studies
Leadership
Missions & Bible Translation
Missions & Biblical Counseling
Missions & Church Planting
Pastoral Studies
Ethics & Philosophy

21

67

n/a

*Concentration available fully online.
**Available at a distance with 2 short trips to Louisville required.

Master of Arts Degres Credits from TVCI Remaining Credits
Apologetics*
Islamic Studies

18

44

Biblical Counseling**

21

39

Christian Education***
Church Ministries***
Discipleship & Family Ministry***
Leadership***
Missiology***

21

40

Theological Studies – Intercultural Leadership*
Theological Studies – School of Theology*

18

30

Theological Studies – Billy Graham School*

21

27

Worship Leadership***

21

43

*Concentration available fully online.

**Available at a distance with 2 short trips to Louisville required.

***50% of the degree must be earned on-campus in Louisville.

 

Next Steps

Students from the Village Church may complete their degree on campus or from a distance online.

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