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MDiv in Church and Ministry

The Master of Divinity with a concentration in Church and Ministry at Regent University aims to equip students with biblical knowledge and leadership skills for running Christian ministries. Read more about the program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Divinity with a concentration in Church and Ministry

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the MDiv program must accept Regent's statement of faith, have a mature spiritual life, and a willingness to make an impact in Christian ministry. Every applicant to a graduate program at Regent University should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University designed the Master of Divinity with a concentration in Church and Ministry program to raise up graduates capable of organizing volunteers, helping maintain a church's growth, and tackling various other challenges associated with ministry. Students in this program have the chance to gain a deeper understanding of discipleship, pulpit ministry, and ministry administration. Aside from practical learning, students are encouraged to reflect on their faith, grow spiritually, and develop strong moral character. Coursework is also intended to provide a firm foundation in Renewal theology, church leadership, and preparing biblical messages.

Learning Format:

Online and hybrid

Program Length:

72 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Church and Ministry:

The Master of Divinity - Church and Ministry program includes 72 credit hours. Forty-two are in the required core courses, six are in biblical languages, 18 are in the concentration, and another six are in capstone courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (42 credits)

  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Unity of the Bible
  • Pauline Theology
  • Church History 1
  • Church History 2
  • Foundation for Biblical Mission
  • The Coming of World Christianity
  • Leadership in Church & Ministry
  • Preparation of Biblical Messages
  • Spiritual Formation Foundations
  • Christian Theology
  • Pneumatology

Biblical Languages Courses (6 credits)

  • Students choose 6 credits from the following courses:
    • Introduction to Biblical Languages
    • Biblical Hebrew 1
    • Biblical Hebrew 2
    • Biblical Greek 1
    • Biblical Greek 2

Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Students select 18 credits from the following courses:
    • Models of Biblical Discipleship
    • Pastoral Care, Counseling, & Conflict
    • Christian Leadership Development
    • Ministry Administration
    • Preaching Ministry
    • Pastoral Theology
    • Technology & Media in Ministry
    • Foundations for Ministry Coaching
    • Coaching Focused Leaders
    • Pastoral Theology

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

  • Students choose one of these capstone options:
    • Clinical Pastoral Education
    • Preparing a Master's Thesis AND Master's Thesis
    • Spiritual Formation Internship AND Spiritual & Vocational Integration

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students graduating from the Master of Divinity with a concentration in Church and Ministry program could use their ministry leadership skills to pursue a terminal degree in the field. Pastoral and biblical knowledge might be the perfect stepping stone to doctoral degrees like:

  • Ph.D. in Renewal Theology
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Ecclesial Leadership

Career Paths:

This Master of Divinity program is designed to equip students with the discipleship knowledge to start a career in ministry right away. Graduates might find positions in churches, nonprofits, and missions.

Some positions graduates might consider include:

  • Ministerial executive leadership
  • Church planting
  • Christian education

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