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At the LBC | Capital Washington location, we offer this Master of Divinity (MDiv) program that will provide you with more than just the credentials to get you where you want to go. By the time you graduate from LBC | Capital, you will have spent as many hours preparing for ministry in the 21st century as you will have spent in learning theology and the biblical languages. After all, what good is our ancient faith if we can’t properly teach and reach a modern world, culture and church?
Our MDiv combines its Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (providing you with a biblical and theological foundation) with our Master of Arts in Ministry (providing practical ministry training). Additionally, the program is delivered in a blended and accelerated model that allows life-engaged adult learners to complete an advanced degree without uprooting life at home and work. Students participate in a learning community that blends online education with in-class residencies. A typical course is 7 weeks in length and is comprised of 6 weeks of online work and two days of residency.
2 day residency for every 6-week blended course
6 credits of field-based experiences
Receive up to 12 credits of advanced standing
Transfer up to 50% of a degree from an outside institution
Biblical and Theological Studies 12 Credits
Ministry Praxis 6 Credits
Advanced Biblical and Theological Studies 24 Credits
Advanced Ministry Praxis 24 Credits
Field-based Experience 6 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
Want to learn more about this master’s degree or LBC | Capital’s graduate school? Consider scheduling an appointment to talk virtually or in person with an Admissions Counselor who will be glad to answer all your questions about earning a graduate degree online.
The Master of Divinity program will prepare you for a wide range of service and/or ministry contexts. Here’s just a sampling of careers where our MDiv alumni engage:
By combining the general MDiv plan with one of these concentrations, you can customize your course of study to better meet your educational goals. With the strategic use of available electives, these concentrations provide students with unique opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills within specific domains and disciplines.
These are the concentrations available in Washington.
This concentration is designed to prepare the Christian minister to both interpret the Word accurately and communicate the Word relevantly. While heavier weight is given to the interpretive journey in the concentration, ample time is dedicated for the communicative journey.
Students choosing to earn a concentration in Bible Exposition will take the following courses:
The basis of Christian Apologetics is to know our beliefs intimately and be able to explain and sometimes defend those beliefs to others, which is especially important as our world becomes more secular.
Students choosing to earn a concentration in Christian Apologetics will take the following courses:
Christian ministry is a matter of the heart. It is interacting with people experiencing a variety of issues and concerns who need care and come to you for help. Often, the sincere and compassionate minister is not sufficiently trained to deal with the many personal, relational and spiritual problems of the adults youth and children they serve.
Students choosing to earn a concentration in Christian Care will take the following courses:
As part of this concentration, students gain a comprehensive understanding of leadership theory, research and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as learn how to compare and contrast of leadership procedures within the biblical concept of leadership. Emphasis is placed on character and skills necessary for a servant-leader, group dynamics, supervision and development of other leaders.
Students choosing to earn a concentration in Leadership Studies will take the following courses:
LBC | Capital’s Pastoral Studies concentration is grounded in the authority of Scripture and places a strong emphasis developing church leaders to become faithful pastors that lead fruitful churches. From a biblical foundation, students learn about the nature of ministry, discipleship and leadership within the context of the local church.
Students choosing to earn a concentration in Pastoral Studies will take the following courses: