This concentration is designed for students interested in serving as a church planter in an international or domestic setting. Studies in this area are focused on missions and church planting principles with a particular emphasis placed on the practical implementation of such principles to advance the gospel at home or abroad.
IMB president Paul Chitwood knows missions. Even more, he knows that theological training is non-negotiable for men and women called to the mission field. And from his M.Div. (’95) and Ph.D. (’01) from the school, he knows Southern Seminary can prepare you for a life of missions work better than anyone.
Note: Continuing students should consult the Academic Catalog for the year in which they started for course requirements as the current requirements may have changed.
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|30960||Intercultural Communication or|
|32310||Spiritual Warfare in Evangelism and Missions||3|
|32750||Biblical and Historical Foundations of Missions||3|
|33820||Introduction to Church Planting or|
|33830||Intercultural Church Planting||3|
|33410||Language Learning for Missionaries or|
|33060||Church Planting Practicum||3|
|Total Missions and Church Planting Concentration Requirements||18|
This core curriculum is required for the Master of Divinity degree in the Billy Graham School. It applies to all concentrations.
|Biblical and Theological Studies||42|
|20200||Introduction to the Old Testament I||3|
|20220||Introduction to the Old Testament II||3|
|20440||Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis or||3|
|22440||Greek Syntax and Exegesis|
|22200||Introduction to the New Testament I||3|
|22220||Introduction to the New Testament II||3|
|25100||Introduction to Church History I||3|
|25120||Introduction to Church History II||3|
|26200||Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission||3|
|27060||Systematic Theology I||3|
|27070||Systematic Theology II||3|
|27080||Systematic Theology III||3|
|29250||Survey of Christian Ethics||3|
|40150||Personal Spiritual Disciplines||3|
|Missions, Evangelism and Ministry||27|
|30000||Christian Preaching2 or||3|
|30020||Preaching Practicum2 or||3|
|40200||The Worshiping Church|
|32960||Introduction to Missiology||3|
|32980||World Religions and Christian Mission||3|
|34300||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|40301||Pastoral Ministry2 or||3|
|45260||Discipleship and Family Ministry|
|44920||Applied Ministry: BGS or||1|
|44930||Applied Ministry: Mission Trips/Partnership|
|Total Master of Divinity, Church Planting Requirements||88|
1Elementary Language courses may be counted as free elective courses for Billy Graham School students.
2Courses 30000, 30020, and 40301 are reserved for, but not required of, men.
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