The purpose of the Master of Divinity is to prepare persons to enter pastoral ministry and other leadership roles in the church and related contexts. As a graduate professional degree, it incorporates classroom-based study in classical theological disciplines with ministry-based study designed to develop competence for the practice of ministry. The degree also prepares students for more advanced study in DMin or PhD programs.
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The purpose of the Master of Arts in Family Ministry is to enrich the church’s ministry to families by developing skilled and knowledgeable family ministry leaders. Graduates are prepared to provide organizational leadership, program development, community building, conflict management, and basic ministerial counseling.
Students may also enroll in a dual-degree program wherein they earn both the MA in Family Ministry and MA in Clinical Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. This dual program prepares ministers to pursue counseling licensure.
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The Master of Arts in Religion is a 36-hour thesis program offering advanced academic study in religion with a concentration in either biblical studies or theological studies. Its purpose is to enhance the understanding of theological disciplines for further graduate study or for general educational purposes. While not providing professional ministerial training, the seminary context provides a significant ecclesial dimension to the degree.
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The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree is to provide advanced theological education for persons who hold the Master of Divinity degree and who are engaged in the practice of ministry. The Logsdon DMin program will emphasize the integration of theological reflection and practice, supervision and mentorship, and servant leadership that draws on spiritual and missional formation in both church and minister.
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