Program Details

Master of Divinity with an Emphasis in Global Ministry

Offered By: College of Theology
Next Start Date:
Program Now Enrolling
Approx. Course Length:
Online: 8 weeks [More Info]
Campus: 15 weeks [More Info]
Total Program Credits:
90 Credits
Transfer Credits:
Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the program

Overview

Lead in Global Ministry

Develop your abilities to serve in international and cross-cultural contexts. The Master of Divinity with an Emphasis in Global Ministry, offered online and in evening cohorts by the College of Theology, helps you realize your purpose in ministry. Through profound biblical and theological research, nurture the skills of a ministry leader. The global ministry Master of Divinity program is designed to deepen your ability to serve cross culturally and prepare you to lead as a Spirit-filled minister.

In this global ministry program, you are exposed to a profound depth of religion, biblical and theological research to increase your wisdom. From a biblical perspective, you investigate the major religions and ideologies of the world. A comprehensive study of global Christianity follows and constructs the framework for sustainable, diverse churches and examines the mission of Jesus Christ and His people throughout the world.

The residency component of the Master of Divinity degree is strategically designed to further your learning in a conference-style environment at key points within the program of study. During residency, you are equipped to minister with wisdom and sensitivity in the local church and other Christian organizations.

Degree Outcomes

Study Theology and the Holy Bible

The Master of Divinity Global Ministry degree prepares you to lead diverse groups in inspiring Spirit-filled ministry. You will progress through a series of focused, biblical interpretation classes that instill a precise understanding of the Word of God. Explore the great doctrines of Christian faith and the significance of these doctrines for life and ministry.

What You Will Learn

A Curriculum the Explores Global Christianity

The program's pastorally oriented curriculum focuses on several key areas that include:

  • The centrality of the gospel
  • The significance of the church
  • The pressing need to advance the kingdom of God through missions
  • The Christian faith and world religions
  • Contextualized church planting
  • Anthropological principles for cross-cultural ministry
  • Christian worldview and mission
  • Global Christianity

Career Outcomes

Careers in Cross Cultural Ministry

The Master of Divinity with an Emphasis in Global Ministry prepares you to pursue ordination for professional ministry or to lead ministry in a church, mission or a cross-cultural ministry setting. The program offers an additional skillset for contextualized gospel ministry.

Course List

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Major:
90 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
90 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in ministry and theology. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.

Course Description

This course examines the biblical truths of the gospel and the corresponding virtues and habits that contribute to the process of discipleship. Students study God's work in the formation of Christ-like character as they learn to keep in step with the Spirit in all aspects of life. Special attention is given to the doctrine of sanctification and teaching related to ministerial ethics and character in the Pastoral Epistles.

Course Description

This course surveys the text and historical background of the Old Testament with an introduction to hermeneutics and the proper interpretation of the books of the Old Testament.

Course Description

This course surveys the text and historical background of the New Testament with an introduction to hermeneutics and the proper interpretation of the books of the New Testament.

Course Description

This course examines principles of anthropology for cross-cultural ministry including analysis of symbols, social structures, customs, thought forms, and social norms.

Course Description

This course introduces biblical Hebrew with a focus on grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and the use of linguistic tools for the translation and interpretation of selected passages.

Course Description

This course is an exegetical study of the first major division of the Old Testament. Special attention is given to key theological themes. Emphasis is also placed on the interpretation of selected passages from the Pentateuch and the elementary Hebrew language skills and interpretive tools. Prerequisites: BIB-501 and HEB-501.

Course Description

An introduction to the biblical, historical, and theological bases for the cross-cultural contextualization of the Christian worldview with attention to sound missiological practices. Special emphasis is placed on cross-cultural communication and ministry in light of contemporary topics and practical exigencies. This course is taught in residency.

Course Description

This course is a historical exploration of the Christian church's theological and institutional development from the postapostolic era to the early medieval era (100-1300) with emphasis on significant doctrinal statements, major thinkers and leaders, important political figures, and movements.

Course Description

This course introduces the grammar of New Testament Greek with an emphasis on the vocabulary and morphology of the New Testament and the use of linguistic tools for the translation and interpretation of selected passages.

Course Description

This course is an exegetical study of the initial books of the New Testament. Special attention is given to key theological themes. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of selected passages from the Gospels and Acts and the application of elementary Greek language skills and interpretive tools. Prerequisites: BIB-502 and GRK-501.

Course Description

This course is a historical exploration of the Christian church's theological and institutional development from the late medieval era to the late modern period (1300-2000) with emphasis on significant doctrinal statements, major thinkers and leaders, important political figures, and movements.

Course Description

This course is a study of theories, models, and practices for planting and developing self-sustaining churches that are authentic to the culture within international contexts.

Course Description

This course is an integrative study of biblically sound principles and practices for rightly handling God's word for the purpose of developing skill in the preparation and delivery of expository sermons. Emphasis is placed on the Christological focus of the Old and New Testaments and the vital relationship between the character of the messenger and responsible exegesis. This course is taught in residency. Prerequisites: BIB-611 and BIB-620.

Course Description

This course systematically studies the biblical, theological, and philosophical foundations of Christian ethics as compared with other ethical systems that shape public discourse on ethical issues. Emphasis is placed on personal morality and contemporary issues that are relevant to the church's public witness and societal leadership.

Course Description

This course is a systematic study of the biblical bases, historical development, and theological formulation of the Christian doctrines of revelation, God, creation, humanity, sin, and the Person of Christ, as well as their implications for individual and corporate Christian life. Attention is also given to theological prolegomena. Prerequisites: BIB-501 and BIB-502.

Course Description

This course is a systematic study of the biblical bases, historical development, and theological formulation of the Christian doctrines of the works of Christ, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and the last things as well as their implications for individual and corporate Christian life. Prerequisites: BIB-501, BIB-502, and HTH-505.

Course Description

This course is an exegetical study of the second and third major divisions of the Old Testament. Special attention is given to key theological themes. Emphasis is also placed on the interpretation of selected passages from the prophets and writings and the application of elementary Hebrew language skills and interpretive tools. Prerequisites: BIB-501 and HEB-501.

Course Description

This course is a historical, theological, and missiological study of global Christianity that examines the mission and purposes of God and His people among the nations. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between historical developments and current trends with a view to the implementation of prudent strategies for contemporary cross-cultural ministry.

Course Description

This is a practically oriented, theological examination of the roles and responsibilities of ministers as they lead, equip, shepherd, and intercede for God's people. This course is taught in residency. Prerequisites: HTH-505, HTH-550, and HTH-610.

Course Description

This course is an exegetical study of the latter books of the New Testament. Special attention is given to key theological themes. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of selected passages from the New Testament epistles and the book of Revelation as well as the application of elementary Greek language skills and interpretive tools. Prerequisites: BIB-502 and GRK-501.

Course Description

This course is an investigation of major world religions and ideologies from an evangelical perspective with the goal of building bridges cross-culturally. Attention is given to historical backgrounds, religious texts and traditions, contemporary belief and practices, and careful consideration of the appropriate Christian response to non-Christian religious systems.

Course Description

This course examines the rational and existentially compelling defense of the Christian faith within various contexts. Emphasis is placed on apologetic methodology, sound tools of persuasion, the philosophical foundations of key Christian doctrines, and responding to significant objections to Christianity with humility and respect.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

Campus

Campus

Join Grand Canyon University’s vibrant and growing campus community, with daytime classes designed for traditional students. Immerse yourself in a full undergraduate experience, complete with curriculum designed within the context of our Christian worldview. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a dynamic student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students. Exciting events, well-known guest speakers and Division I athletics round out the traditional student experience. Our welcoming campus community is the perfect place to find your purpose.
Online

Online

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Evening

Evening

Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.

On-campus program disclosures Online and Evening program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.