Exploring the Master of Divinity Online

By Lauren Abraham

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Do you have a desire to work with others and make an impact for Christ? Earning a theology degree can prepare you to pursue a meaningful career as you share God’s love with others.

If you are looking to lead in Christian ministry, pursuing a Master of Divinity (MDiv) may be a great option. Continue reading to learn about earning a Master of Divinity online.

Study in Grand Canyon Theological Seminary

At Grand Canyon University, you have the opportunity to gain a foundation for advanced study and a successful career as a leader in the church. Offered through the Grand Canyon Theological Seminary, the MDiv helps you to understand the importance of the gospel, the church and the kingdom of God.

In order to increase wisdom, you are exposed to in-depth inquiry of religious, biblical and theological study. You also investigate the Christian faith as well as other religions from around the world. As a result, you are equipped to communicate the gospel in order to carry out a spirit-filled ministry.

Choose an Emphasis

GCU students can choose from two emphases in earning their Master of Divinity online. The MDiv with an Emphasis in Global Ministry was created for students who have the desire to serve in international and cross-cultural contexts. This program walks you through a comprehensive study of global Christianity and examines the mission of Jesus Christ and His people throughout the world. Graduates of this program are prepared to represent Christ across cultures.

The MDiv with an Emphasis in Worship Leadership is designed for students with the desire to lead worship with biblical wisdom. This program helps you to develop Christ-like character and apply Scripture within the context of ministry. In addition, you analyze modern-day influences on Christian worship. As a result, you will be equipped to pursue ordination and advance in a worship ministry setting.

Enjoy the Flexibility of an Online Program

In order to create a convenient way for students to earn their college education, GCU offers a wide variety of online degree programs, including the MDiv. The MDiv online offers you flexible learning times while helping you to gain a strong biblical foundation needed for church leadership.

In addition, the online MDiv features an in-person residency that gives you the chance to work with professors and classmates once during each year of the program. This experience gives you the opportunity to apply knowledge gained through previous coursework, and it helps you to develop interpersonal skills as you build community and understand what it means to be a biblical leader.

Discover New Opportunities

Earning an MDiv can allow you to take your career in ministry to the next level. As you advance in the ministry setting, you have the potential to take on a variety of roles, such as a pastor, chaplain, counselor, teacher, speaker or writer. In addition, you may even start your own ministry. Ultimately, with a Master of Divinity, you can be prepared to represent Christ in today’s world and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Theology offers the education needed to prepare the next generation of disciples. To learn more about the theology degree programs available at GCU, including Grand Canyon Theological Seminary, visit our website or contact us using the Request More Information button at the top of the page.

Written by Lauren Abraham, a senior earning a communications degree at GCU.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.


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