May 2015 - April 2016 Capital Seminary and Graduate School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) at Capital Seminary and Graduate School is a uniquely balanced program designed to produce the competencies necessary to lead from a biblical worldview. The program prepares students for a leadership role in multiple ministry contexts by focusing on the development of the head, heart, and hands of the student. This program combines the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program, providing the biblical and theological core, with the Master of Arts in Ministry or Master of Arts in Christian Care program, providing the ministry praxis.
Please see the program curricula here:
The Master of Divinity program equips students for ministry in the church and society by developing:
- A foundational knowledge of the narrative, content, and interpretation of the Bible for the purposes of the development of a biblical worldview.
- The skill sets necessary in effectively communicating the Scriptures.
- The skills necessary in the process of personal spiritual formation and discipleship of others.
- The character and competencies necessary to be an authentic servant leader.
- The skills necessary to study the Bible using the tools of biblical interpretation and language study.
- A biblical philosophy of ministry and leadership practice applicable in the context of contemporary culture.
- The knowledge and skill sets necessary to lead individuals, teams, and organizations.
- The skill sets necessary for assessing organizational health and strategizing for organizational development.
- Knowledge and skill sets appropriate to the selected ministry concentration.
- Experiential learning and research skills for maintaining life-long education.
- An understanding of the Christian Church’s biblical and historical role in providing care for those with life issues.
- The knowledge and skills to apply a biblical worldview in relation to understanding, diagnosing, and caring for others.
- A practical understanding of the relationship between theology and the behavioral sciences in Christian Church ministry; and the ability to apply that understanding in caring for those in the Church with exceptional needs, including when necessary the involvement of entities outside of the Church.
- The skills to envision, design, equip, deploy, and manage Church and para-Church based care ministries.
- The skills needed in the actual conduct of individual and group Christian care.
Note: Not all concentrations are offered at each site. See program pages for details.
Application and Admission