M.Div. in Ministry Studies

The M.Div. (Ministry Studies) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership in a variety of contexts. Through a personalized curriculum, this program prepares you for effective ministry in a local church, with a para-church organization, or with a missions agency.

Objectives:

This program will equip you to:

  • Apply biblical principles of leadership to the practice of ministry
  • Develop twenty-first-century strategies for missional renewal in multi-cultural settings
  • Communicate biblical truth with the goal of life transformation
  • Foster healthy relationships among members of the body of Christ
  • Apply the results of cultural analysis to evangelism and discipleship strategies

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Career and Ministry Opportunities for Ministry Studies Graduates

Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Pastoring a local congregation 
  • Serving as an assistant or associate pastor
  • Leading a para-church or campus ministry team
  • Leading an outreach or discipleship team
  • Leading a marketplace ministry team

M.Div. in Ministry Studies Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official transcripts for highest earned degree and any master’s degree work
  • Church leader reference
  • Application Essay (800 words total, typed)
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA

Degree Program Faculty

Shirl Schiffman

Shirl Schiffman

Professor of Ministry Studies

Certificate in Biblical Studies, Columbia International University; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University  

 

Andre Rogers, Professor of Church Ministry at CIU

Andre Rogers

Professor of Church Ministry

B.A., D.Min., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary

 

A photo of Michael Langston, professor of Chaplain Ministries at CIU.

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 Seminary 

 

Melina Rabon

Professor of Church Ministry

B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., Columbia International University: currently pursuing a DEdMin., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO

 

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 (philos

 

Format
On Campus
Online