Master of Divinity (MDIV)

Preparing students to teach and reach this modern world.

Why Earn a MDiv through Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

A 21st-century MDiv for 21st-century pastors, counselors ministry leaders and chaplains.

At LBC | Capital, we offer a Master of Divinity (MDiv) program, online and blended, 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?

What Makes our Program Different?

Our M.Div. 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). Because of this unique balance, you have an opportunity to earn a Master of Arts along the way. Additionally, the program is delivered online and in a blended/accelerated model that allows life-engaged adult learners to complete an advanced degree without uprooting life at home and work. A typical course is 8 weeks in length.

Concentrations Offered:

  • Bible Exposition
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Christian Care
  • Church Planting
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Formational Children & Family Ministry
  • Leadership Studies
  • Pastoral Studies
  • Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Your Journey

Program Credits: 75

Locations: Online (Spr 2022), Lancaster, Washington, D.C.,

Average Completion Time: 3 years


Program Cost: See current cost.

Application Deadline: Determined by the Director

Capstone Option: 6 credits of field-based experiences.

Click to view requirements to enter USA as a student.

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” – Ephesians 4:1

In This Program, Students Will Gain…

  • A foundational knowledge of the narrative, content, and interpretation of the Bible for the purposes of the development of a biblical worldview.
  • The skill sets necessary in effectively communicating the Scriptures.
  • The skills necessary in the process of personal spiritual formation and discipleship of others.
  • The character and competencies necessary to be an authentic servant leader.
  • The skills necessary to study the Bible using the tools of biblical interpretation and language study.


Master of Divinity (75 Credits)
Biblical and Theological Foundation:15 Credits
Ministry Leadership Foundations:12 Credits
Biblical Skills Development:15 Credits
Ministry Skills Development:12 Credits
Concentration & Electives:9 Credits

View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Hear from a Student: Master in Divinity

Doug Logan.

“I chose Capital because it was accessible, affordable, practical and theologically solid. It was a balanced, comprehensive program that fit my life. I was also learning things that I was able to apply immediately. I came out of the class on The Life & Work of the Leader and taught it to my elders within a week!”

– Doug Logan (’16)

Meet the Faculty

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Aaron Brown, M.Div.

Director of Master of Arts in Formational Leadership programs, Associate Chair of Special Projects and Innovation, Assistant Professor

“My passion is to craft learning experiences for present and future ministry leaders that instill a passion for deep thinking, foster healthier relationships with God, and nurture a desire to serve Christ humbly in the church and in society.” — Mr. Brown

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Philip Béna, MA

Associate Professor, Master of Arts and Divinity Christian Care Program Director

“Jesus takes care of us, so let’s learn to care for others!” — Rev. Béna

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Ronald Belsterling, Ph.D.

Professor, Youth & Young Adult Ministry Program Director

“Trusting Christ to guide and oversee the teaching-learning process, we hope to produce leaders who make disciples, bringing hope, peace, and joy to those to whom they minister.” — Dr. Belsterling

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Esther Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Interim Chair, Church & Ministry Leadership | Children & Family Ministry Program Director

“My heart is that there would be many more leaders who share God’s heart for children and are equipped to reach and disciple them wherever they are found.” — Dr. Zimmerman

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Mark Farnham, Ph.D.

Professor, MABS in Christian Apologetics Program Director

“Young pastors face a far more complex world than previous generations, so be sure you get the best possible preparation for ministry.” — Dr. Farnham

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Douglas Finkbeiner, Ph.D.

Professor and M.A.B.S. Director

“It is my great joy to know Christ and to minister His Word to others for His glory.” — Dr. Finkbeiner

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Looking for Ways to Finance Your Master’s Degree?

Our LBC Financial Aid Office can help you navigate through the process.

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