Academic Programs

Emphases & Areas of Competency

The M. Div/M. Min degree is designed to develop students’ competency for ministry. All degree-seeking students take a core curriculum of courses designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and skill in a variety of theological and ministry related disciplines. Beyond the classical disciplines of biblical, historical, and theological studies and required courses in spiritual formation, students take courses from practical areas of ministry represented in the curriculum. Residential students accomplish this through the selection of a ministry emphasis, plus electives. ESR Access students choose from courses that the faculty offers to create broad competence in the practice of ministry.