The Master's Program M.Div. track exists to train high caliber, servant-leaders to serve Jesus and his Church.
Our Master's Program M.Div track is designed so that the student will be extensively equipped to serve in a variety of ministry capacities. This is a nonlinear, competency based, cohort oriented track in which the student is developed with a team of advisors and in the context of community. The M.Div is the traditional degree for pastors and future pastors seeking an in-depth training in both the academic and pastoral elements of ministry.
The M.Div is typically completed in no less than 3 years and can be undertaken with minimal travel to the Sioux Falls Seminary campus in Sioux Falls, SD.
Through this program:
The Student will grow in an understanding of who they are in Christ and how to live that identity out in community for God’s glory.
The student will grow as a biblical exegete and be prepared to articulate and communicate the gospel to others, in a variety of ways, in a variety of contexts.
The student will grow in missiological understanding and ability to effectively communicate the gospel to those operating out of other narrative identities.
The student will grow in an ability to BIblically establish, understand, and live in light of a biblical, theological paradigm.
The student will grow in an understanding of Church History, a balanced approach to Christian tradition, and our place in history.
The student will grow in an understanding of how to live in the wake of the Bible’s ethic, and assess ethical situations in light of the Scriptures.
The student will grow as an other-centered, servant-hearted leader and in the ability to participate in a community of servant leaders.
The student will grow in an understanding of the grace-based pursuit of Jesus and how to tangibly seek to be spiritually developed in and by Christian community.
The student will grow in the mastery of skills specific to a ministry context.