Master of Divinity (Lutheran Track)

The Master of Divinity degree (90 credits) prepares students for ordained ministry – with concentrations in Church Planting, General (parish emphasis) and Global Mission.

Department

Course ID

Course Description

Languages (9 credits)

 

BI600

Intro to Biblical Languages & Interpretation

 

BL630 or BL650

Basic Hebrew or Basic Greek Conclusion

 

OT7xx or NT7xx

Hebrew or Greek Exegesis

Old Testament (9 credits)

 

OT625

The Pentateuch

 

OT635

The Prophets

 

OT645

The Writings

New Testament (9 credits)

 

NT625

The Gospels

 

NT635

Paul

 

NT645

Acts, General Epistles, and Revelation

Church History (9 credits)

 

CH625

Early Church

 

CH635

Medieval & Reformation Church

 

CH645*

Modern Church

*Substitute American Lutheran Church History

Systematic Theology (15 credits)

 

ST625

God the Father, the Creator

 

ST635

God the Son, the Reconciler

 

ST645

God the Holy Spirit, the Redeemer

 

ST750

Ethics

 

ST770*

Anglican Way of Theology

*Substitute Studies in the Lutheran Confessions

Mission (9 credits)

 

ME500

Intro to World Mission

 

ME600

Evangelism & Church Planting

 

ME elective

 

Pastoral Theology (24 credits)

 

PT500

Spiritual Formation

 

PT550*

Homiletics

*Substitute Preaching in a Lutheran Context

 

PT641*

Prayer Book

*Substitute Lutheran Worship

 

PT647

Mentored Ministry

 

PT648

Mentored Ministry

 

PT685

Formation & Catechesis

 

PT710

Pastoral Care

 

PT770

Pastoral Leadership

Electives (6 credits)

 

 

Elective*

The Life and Ministry of Martin Luther

 

 

Elective

 

* CH699 – Global Anglicanism          * ME620 – Apologetics              *ME655 – Church Planting

                                 * ME750 – Mission Trip                    * ST735 – World Religions

 

 Notes:  

1.      ME655 required for Church Planting focus:the Church Planting Focus equips the student with the conceptual and practical skills of evangelism, church planting, social and discipleship ministries for use in the North American context.

2.      CH699 & ME750 required for Global Mission focus:a focus in Global Mission is designed for students who sense a call to exercise their vocation within a cross-cultural context, or who will mobilize others to do mission in a cross-cultural context.