A Diverse, Relevant Program for Today’s Leaders

LBC | Capital’s Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is not the degree of decades ago. Today’s relevant program is designed for both ministry leaders and pastors. Plus, our blended or online formats allow you to stay connected to your family, congregation and community while earning your degree.

At LBC | Capital, you’ll experience a diverse learning environment, with your classes comprising men and women of all ages and ethnicities, plus those working and serving in both urban and suburban settings.

What Makes Our MDiv Program Unique?

  • Grounded in LBC | Capital Values. Ministry leaders lead out of who they are and are becoming. Our commitment is to integrate healthy spiritual formation for the purpose of developing spiritual, emotional and physical health in the personal and professional lives of ministry leaders.
  • Reflective Practice. Ministry leaders need to both think and do well. Our curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid biblical and theological foundation, the tools to continue to explore and apply Scripture as lifelong learners and knowledge/skills for the work of ministry.
  • Cultural Awareness. Ministry leaders must be prepared for contexts that are diverse and rapidly changing. We are committed to developing students who are aware of their context and who can exegete culture as well as Scripture.
  • Incredible Concentration Options. With more than a dozen areas of concentration, students can essentially design their own program according to their passions and ministry goals, with 18-21 credits uniquely tailored to students. Just a few concentrations include: Organizational Leadership, Pastoral Leadership, Bible Exposition, Christian Care and Formational Leadership. Opportunities for internships, travel or research to prepare for future doctoral studies also individualize the MDiv program.

Curriculum Plan

Biblical & Theological Foundation – 15 credits
Ministry Leadership Foundations – 12 credits
Biblical Skills Development – 15 credits
Ministry Skills Development – 12 credits
Concentration & Electives – 9 credits
TOTAL – 75 credits


Program Completion Time: 3-4 years


Opportunities to Finish Faster with Advance Standing

Through Advanced Standing status, students who have history with LBC | Capital or have done the required coursework at the undergraduate level or within another master’s program will be able to finish their MDiv at LBC | Capital even faster. For example, students with Advanced Standing who take two courses per term—the fastest option possible—could finish in just over two years. Those with Advanced Standing who take one course per term will finish in a little less than three years. Students with Regular Standing who take two courses at a time can finish in about three and a half years, while Regular Standing students who take two courses at a time may be finished in about two and a half years.

Why Choose LBC | Capital?

Biblical

Choose a place that will help you grow academically while integrating a biblical worldview with theory and practice.

Flexible

Our degree programs are designed to allow you to stay in your ministry or career – without having to relocate.

Practical

Caring and invested professors provide practical insights you can immediately apply to your ministry or career.

Convenient

Choose MDiv courses that are most convenient to your learning style and location: online or blended.

Our Unique Locations

You can access LBC | Capital’s graduate-level education online or a blend of online studies and a few days of on-site residency or synchronous learning per course at one of our locations.

  • Online
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Washington, D.C.

Awards

#1 Most Popular for Bible

Top 25 Best Christian Colleges
for Religious Studies in America

Top 10 Best Christian Colleges
in the US

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