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Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree is the three-year program that is considered the "first professional" ministerial degree. It is the standard by which many denominations evaluate their prospective ministers for ordination. The program offers a balance in biblical, theological, and practical training and is carefully designed to equip prospective ministers for effective pastoral or missionary ministry.

Although the M.Div. is not necessary for ordination in all churches or denominations, it is the degree that BCU recommends all prospective pastors to attain. The graduate level of study involved in the M.Div. degree gives pastors greater practical and theological tools with which to accomplish their mission of serving the body of Christ.

Students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree in biblical/theological studies may receive up to 15 hours of advanced standing.

Degree Outcomes

Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, including a synthesis understanding of the major books.

Evidence an understanding of the historical development of theology, and an ability to support one's theological views and apply them to contemporary issues.

Evidence an increasing likeness to Christ as manifested in love for God, love for others, and evidence of the fruit of the Spirit.

Apply biblical principles in dealing with contemporary moral and social issues.

dentify and implement key principles to establish dynamic worship, spiritual warfare, intercession, and release of gifts in ministry of the church.

Demonstrate an ability with professional competencies for traditional church ministry and pastoral responsibility, while fostering church growth through discipleship, leadership development, and evangelism.


 

Curriculum

Master of Divinity Curriculum
Master of Divinity Requirements: 96 Hours

Biblical Studies : 33 Hours

Required - 24 hours

Electives - 9 hours

Course

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GBIB 500 Greek I
GBIB 501 Greek II
GBIB 510 Hebrew I
GBIB 511 Hebrew II
GBIB 502 OT Introduction
GBIB 507 NT Introduction
GBIB 512 Biblical Hermeneutics
GBIB 522 Principles of Exegesis
GBIB 560 Gospels
GBIB 530 Pentateuch
* You may choose 2 semeters of Greek or 2 semester of Hebrew

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Theological/Historical Studies : 27 Hours

Required - 18 hours

Electives - 9 hours

Course

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GTH 501 Church History
GTH 511 Pentecostal History/Theology
GTH 515 Asian Church History
GTH 541 Systematic Theology I
GTH 542 Systematic Theology II
GTH 595 Christian Ethics

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Practical Ministry Studies : 30 Hours

Required - 24 hours

Electives - 6 hours

Course

hours

GMIN 505 Spiritual Formation
GMIN 510 Worship & Liturgy
GMIN 520 Homiletics
GMIN 530 Pastoral Servant Leadship
GMIN 531 Evangelism & Discipleship
GMIN 532 Counseling Ministry
GMIN 534 Educational MInistry in the Church
GMIN 544 Preaching Practicum

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Field Education : 6 Hours

Course

hours

GMIN 590A Supervised Ministry IA
GMIN 590B Supervised Ministry IB
GMIN 591A Supervised Ministry IIA
GMIN 591B Supervised Ministry IIB
GMIN 592A Supervised Ministry IIIA
GMIN 592B Supervised Ministry IIIB

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Faculty Members

Faculty Members of Graduate in Theology

Suh, Kyung Lan Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary
 M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary
 M.A. Talbot School of Theology
 M.S. Yonsei University
 B.S. Ewha Womans University 

 
 

Winney, George

 Ph.D. Candidate Biola University
 D.Min. Talbot School of Theology
 M.Div. Liberty University
 M.A. Liberty University
 B.A. Global University

 

 

Song, Yil Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University
 M.A. Claremont Graduate University
 M.Div. Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary
 B.A. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
 
Bae, Hyun Sung Ph. D. Birmingham University
 M.A. Birmingham University
 Th.M. Seoul Methodist Theological Seminary
 M.Div. Youngsan Theological Seminary
 
Kim, Sun Ick Ph. D. Candidate Claremont Graduate University (2005)
 Th. M. Princeton Theological Seminary (1996)
 M.A. New Brunswick Theological Seminary (1996)
 M. Div. Presbyterian Theological Seminary (1993)
 B.S. Yonsei University