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Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Overview

The Master of Divinity degree provides holistic preparation for pastoral or other types of full-time Christian ministry. The program equips students for effective leadership through the provision of biblical and theological knowledge, professional skills, and real-world experience that centres upon congregational life or other relevant ministry settings.

Contextual Learning

In addition to specialized course work, students in this program will have the opportunity to work closely with expert leaders in ministry contexts tailored to their specific vocational interests and needs.

Program Sheet
Master of Divinity (MDiv) Seminary Program

Degree Outcomes

The 75 credit-hour program focuses on four aspects of ministry preparation:

  • Biblical and Theological Literacy – develop the capacity to interpret scripture and evaluate theological issues for effective teaching, preaching, and ministry in other settings
  • Pastoral and Leadership Skills – hone the skills necessary for successful leadership and pastoral care within a local church or Christian ministry setting
  • Practical Ministry Experience and Spiritual Formation – integrate biblical and theological knowledge, spiritual formation, and ministry skills within a practical ministry context
  • Contextual Awareness – enhance awareness of current cultural trends and dynamics in order to facilitate effective engagement within diverse groups in the Canadian context and beyond
Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies

Program

Total Credits Required: 75

Biblical & Theological Preparation Courses

33 credit hours

Interpreting God’s Word 1

BI / TS – BI5101
3 credits

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Theological Foundations 2

BI / TS – TS5201
3 credits

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Pentateuch

OT5301
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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The Prophetic Books

OT5311
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Old Testament Elective

BI / TS
3 credits

Gospel of Luke: The Mission of Jesus & His Followers

NT5306

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Introduction
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Romans

NT5308

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New Testament Elective

BI / TS
3 credits

Current Issues in Theology

Theology – T491
3 credits | Prerequisites: T220  & T221

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Survey of Church History

TS5101
3 credits

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Theology Elective

Theology
3 credits | Prerequisites: T220 & T221

Ministry Preparation Courses

27 credit hours

Communicating God’s Word

LS5101
3 credits

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Effective Communication in Leadership
Preparing Sermons that Connect

LS6100
3 credits

Introduction
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Pastoral Theology – Pentecostal Perspectives

PS6103
3 credits

Pastoral Skills & Practices 4

PS
3 credits

Pastoral Care & Counselling

CP5214
3 credits | Prerequisites: P221

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Counselling Elective

CP
3 credits

Spiritual Formation of Leaders

LS5109

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Contemporary Approaches to Leadership & Management

LS5105
3 credits

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Finance, Governance & Administration 3

General – G467
3 credits | Prerequisites: first year of studies

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Open Electives

9 credit hours

Ministry Practicum 5

6 credit hours

Summative Assessment 6

P/F

1 Students who already have an advanced undergraduate course in hermeneutics should choose a different elective in any area related to this degree.
2 Students who have a similar course from their undergraduate degree should choose a different elective in any area related to this degree.
3 Romans, Effective Communication in Leadership, or equivalent course. Finance, Governance and Administration or equivalent course.
4 This course is completed in conjunction with the Ministry Practicum, and the same prerequisites apply.
5 Students must complete 50% of their program before enrolling in the practicum. Prerequisite courses for the practicum are Pastoral Care & Counselling, Communicating God’s Word, and Foundations in Pastoral Theology.
6 Students must complete the Summative Assessment to complete their program and graduate. This requirement will be documented as a Pass/Fail.

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