The M.Div. (Care and Counseling) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to address emotional and spiritual needs using biblical and counseling resources. It prepares you to serve in a counseling, family life, or shepherding ministry in a church, para-church, or cross-cultural ministry setting.
This program will equip you to:
- Apply Scriptural principles for spiritual and emotional health in multi-cultural settings
- Use theologically-based counseling skills in discipleship ministry
- Care for the emotional and spiritual needs of others
- Foster healthy relationships among members of the body of Christ
- Counsel individuals dealing with issues related to grief, loss, crisis, and/or addiction
Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:
- Pastoral Care Director
- Director of Family Life
- Director of Marriage Ministry
Steven A. Johnson
Assistant Professor of Ministry Care
B.A., Indiana University (chemistry & psychology); M.S., Indiana University (philosophy); M.A., Christian Theological Seminary (marriage & family therapy); Ph.D., Indiana University (philosophy); ScD, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania (evidence-based psychotherapy)Read More...
Michael W. Langston
Professor of Chaplain Ministries
B.S., University of Louisiana; M.A., The Naval War College; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; D. Min., Bethel Theological SeminaryRead More...
Professor of Missionary Care
B.S., Holmes College of the Bible; M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Regent University
Professor of Church Ministry
B.A., D.Min., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Theological SeminaryRead More...
Professor of Ministry Studies
Certificate in Biblical Studies, Columbia International University; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University