Specialized Ministry: Leadership and Management
Master of Divinity
The MDiv in Specialized Ministry equips students for vocational Christian service (this is a typical ordination track degree).
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is a professional degree designed to equip students for vocational Christian service. It is the degree typically required of those seeking ordination in Christian ministry. The program is designed with both balance and breadth in mind-students receive a solid and well-balanced foundation in biblical and theological studies as well as an opportunity to develop specific areas of ministry.
- Articulate an evangelical theology that demonstrably arises out of Scripture and finds expression in all areas of life and ministry.
- Be equipped for serving in the local church and its global mission.
- Be recognized as a mature disciple of Jesus Christ.
M.Div. graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate a capacity to guide individuals and congregations in their spiritual development.
- Demonstrate a capacity to preach sermons using a sound homiletical method.
- Demonstrate a capacity to lead within the local church in carrying out its mission with both theological sophistication and cultural awareness.
- Complete the 90 credit hour program of studies as outlined
- Achieve a minimum of a 2.50 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale
- Complete at least 30 hours of this program through Briercrest
- Successfully complete a Portfolio and Interview
- Receive the recommendation of the seminary faculty
- Complete all program requirements within nine years after beginning studies
- Meet all financial obligations to the seminary
- Fulfill all academic and financial requirements
Degree Requirements (90 credit
Core (12 credit hours)
In consultation with the Program Coordinator, students choose one course from each of the following four areas of study:
|Christian Ministry Formation*||3|
|Theology OR History||3|
Bible/Theology/History (27 credit
|Biblical Languages (Hebrew or Greek - check
BT 602 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, Old Testament Elective, New Testament Elective
|BT 653 Theology of Christ and Reconciliation
BT 654 Theology of the Holy Spirit and Redemption
|BT 717 The Former Prophets
BT 719 The Latter Prophets
|BT 722 Gospels||3|
|BT 754 Shepherd the Flock||3|
|BT 761 The Patristic Fathers||3|
Christian Ministry (21 credit
|CM 601 Philosophy and Foundation for Ministry||3|
|CM 621 Theology of Mission & Evangelism
CM 814 Ministry Issues in Contemporary Culture
|CM 632 Homiletics||3|
|CM 641 Theology of Christian Worship||3|
|CM 701 Pastoral Theology and Practice||3|
|LE 603 Leadership and Management Foundations||3|
|CM 835 Advanced Preaching
MC 603 Foundations of Marriage and Family Counselling
Research (6 credit hours)
|RD 701 Research Methods and Design||3|
|RD 809 Specialty Research Project||3|
|RD 704 M.Div. Experiential Integration||non-credit|
Electives (24 credit hours)
|Leadership and Management Track Electives||12|