Master of Divinity

Program Description
Program Outcomes
Course Requirements

Program Description

The Master of Divinity program offers flexibility in course selection for those who are preparing for a form of Christian ministry. This program is intended for those who expect to be involved in staff positions in churches or in para-church ministries. Taylor now offers a 77-hour MDiv program, which focuses on essential ministry preparation and spiritual formation. This program is intended to serve students by reducing the time and cost involved in getting their degree.

Program Outcomes

Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:

Outcome 1: Christian Identity → Articulate how their life in Christ exhibits the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit as formed in their Christian community and devoted to the glory of God the Father.  

Outcome 2: Biblical Exegesis → Demonstrate skillful exegesis through in-depth biblical study and awareness of methodological frameworks.

Outcome 3: Cultural Exegesis → Demonstrate effective cultural exegesis and awareness of cultural frameworks, empowering them for effective, faithful, dynamic, and culturally appropriate communication of the gospel.

Outcome 4: Theological System → Articulate a coherent Christian theological understanding and awareness of theological frameworks, informing their life and ministry, including corporate worship of the Triune God.

Outcome 5: Christian Tradition → Demonstrate appreciative and critical awareness of their own and other Christian traditions as implemented in worship and strategies for ministry.

Outcome 6: Biblically Informed Standards for Living → Articulate their understanding of Christian ethics and demonstrate how it informs daily living and their philosophy of leadership.

Outcome 7: Collaborative leadership → Demonstrate competent care and collaborative leadership informed by integrative reflection, an understanding of human and organizational systems, and emotional-relational intelligence.

Outcome 8: Ministry Mastery → Demonstrate competence in the integration of knowledge, character, and ability specific to their ministry context.

Outcome 9: Living in Community → Articulate and engage their vocation in a mentored life, intentional Christian community, and whole-life stewardship.

 

Course Requirements

BIBLE

18 credits

BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

BI 514 Greek and Hebrew Tools

3

NT 451 NT Intro I

3

NT 452 NT Intro II

3

OT 451 OT Intro I

3

OT 452 OT Intro II

3

CHURCH HISTORY & THEOLOGY

18 credits

CH 420 Church History to 1500

3

CH 422 Church History since 1500

3

TH 531 Systematic Theology I

3

TH 532 Systematic Theology II

3

PLUS One of Two

3

    A.  TH 534 Christian Worldview

 

    B.  TH 634 Christian Apologetics

 

TH 526 Christian Ethics

3

CHURCH MISSION AND MINISTRY

38 credits

CE 532 Educational Task of the Church

3

FE 442 442 Field Education Experience Unit 1

1

FE 443 442 Field Education Experience Unit 2

1

FE 444 442 Field Education Experience Unit 3

1

FE 445 442 Field Education Experience Unit 4

1

FE 446 442 Field Education Experience Unit 5

1

MI 432 Integral Mission
 *MI432 to be taken within the first 24 credits of the degree

3

MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting

3

PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry

3

PC 531 Essentials of Pastoral Care

3

PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership

3

PT 540 Spiritual Formation

3

PW431 Intro to Preaching

3

PLUS One of Two

3

    A.  PW 538 The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching

 

    B.  PW 639 Narrative Preaching

 

PW 631 Christian Worship

3

MDiv Capstone Course

3

MI620 (The Gospel in a Multicultural, Multi-faith World)

MI620 to be taken during final 12 credits of the degree.

 

FREE ELECTIVES

3

TOTAL CREDITS

77

(2019-2020 MDiv - Revised as of May 2019)