A Master of Divinity at GCU opens a pathway in service to the Church. It appeals to learners who have devoted their lives to ministry and faith. The Master of Divinity is a standard theology degree that sets the stage for ordained professional ministry and the foundational elements for a successful academic career.
The emphasis in worship leadership enables a scholar to advance in a worship ministry setting. The program offers an additional skill set for a worship leader to deeply engage within the ministry of a church and other Christian worship environments.
Learners are exposed to a profound depth of biblical and theological knowledge, as they nurture the skills of a leader in Christian study. An integrative examination of the bible allows a scholar to connect with the world through powerful expository sermons that deliver the word of God in its true intent.Course Content
The crucial components of a well-rounded theological education are captured in this online theology degree, inspiring a life of faithful ministry and worship leadership.
Early in the program, learners progress through a series of focused interpretive classes on the Bible that instill a precise understanding of the Word of God. Learners explore the great doctrines of Christian faith and the significance of these doctrines in life and ministry.
After establishing a strong foundation in biblical and theological knowledge, the program turns its attention from the study of Scripture to the contexts where ministry happens. Scholars reflect on biblical patterns of worship and praise in the context of contemporary expressions, while developing a deep understanding of personal and corporate worship.
The program examines the impact of various media channels and developing technologies on the expression of a Christian worldview.Residency
The immersive concept for residency has the power to strengthen the relationships that are rooted in a community, aligned with the dynamic capabilities of GCU‛s online programs.
At the same time, the spiritual depth at GCU‛s College of Theology deepens a scholar‛s ability to develop Christ-like character inwardly. Learners are equipped to minister with wisdom and sensitivity in a community of faith and as leaders in the public domain.
Read more about the MDiv residency component.Worship Leadership Components
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.