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.
The goals of the Master of Divinity are:
- To provide basic knowledge in biblical, theological, and ministry disciplines
- To foster spiritual formation through the integration of faith and learning
- To promote understanding of the cultural settings in which ministry occurs
- To develop practical and relational skills for effective leadership in ministry.
The Master of Divinity is designed to provide a general preparation for any area of vocational ministry. The MDiv at Logsdon has five tracks of study available which allow for a focus on particular aspects of ministry leadership.