The M.Div. (Ministry Care) is designed for those who plan to lead people in ministry as well as address people's pain and difficulties, issues that can hold a person back from enjoying God and all that He has promised. Ministry roles such as Associate Pastor, Small Groups Ministry/Pastor, Shepherding Pastor, Pastor of Spiritual Ministry, Co-ministry Leader, Pastoral Counselor, lay counseling pastor, care giver to ministry or missionary staff, member care, marriage and pre-marital and recovery/restoration ministries are increasingly needed in today's Christian organizations both in the States and overseas.
In addition the M.Div. is the required degree for ordination in a number of denominations.