Master of Divinity

At Capital Seminary and Graduate School, we offer a 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 Capital, you will have spent as many hours preparing for ministry in the 21st century as you will have spent learning theology and the biblical languages. After all, what good is our ancient faith if we can't effectively teach and reach a modern church, culture, and world?

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) at Capital Seminary and Graduate School is a uniquely balanced program designed to produce the competencies necessary to lead from a biblical worldview. The program prepares students for a leadership role in multiple ministry contexts by focusing on the development of the head, heart, and hands of the student. This program combines the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program, providing the biblical and theological core, with the Master of Arts in Ministry program, providing the ministry praxis.

" When I planted this church 11 years ago I struggled to finish my education. There never seemed to be enough time or money to do so. Some of that was convenient excuse and some of that was harsh reality. But there was always a desire to complete what I had begun. So when [I was approached] about the cohort I apprehensively jumped in. The thrust of learning, the opportunity to do so in a schedule that minimized my time away from my church outweighed the questions about responsibilities and finances. Now that I’m in the last leg of the journey I’m very grateful that [I was] encouraged to give it a go. It’s been a great year and the study in most cases has had direct application to real day-to-day ministry. This would be well worth your time and investment."

Jason 2014 MAM Church Planting grad

Concentrations curriculum and courses:

Program Outcomes

The Master of Divinity program equips students for ministry in the church and society by developing:

  • 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.
  • A biblical philosophy of ministry and leadership practice applicable in the context of contemporary culture.
  • The knowledge and skill sets necessary to lead individuals, teams, and organizations.
  • The skill sets necessary for assessing organizational health and strategizing for organizational development.
  • Knowledge and skill sets appropriate to the selected ministry concentration.
  • Experiential learning and research skills for maintaining life-long education.

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