Master of Divinity in Christian Leadership

The Master of Divinity in Christian Leadership is a 74 semester hour program.  The M.Div. in Christian Leadership does not require coursework in New Testament Greek or Biblical Hebrew.  The program provides the essentials for students desiring to enhance their practical ministry skills. The program provides preparation for the Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership program or the Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling program or the Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Exposition program. The M.Div. in Christian Leadership provides training in Biblical Studies, Theology, Pastoral Ministry and Theological Research.

No biblical language work is required for the M.Div. (Christian Leadership) degree program.  Emphasis is placed upon the English text of the KJV Bible.  Students will receive 39 semester hours of expositional training in the text of the English KJV Bible from both the Old and New Testaments.  Special emphasis is placed upon key books and groups of books that expound the history of Israel and the doctrine of the Church. Students will find that they have a grasp of the essentials of the Bible upon completing this program.

The Master of Divinity in Christian Leadership does not require a Master’s Thesis.  Instead, the student will be challenged to improve critical thinking and writing skills through two Theological Research courses and through assignments required throughout the curriculum.  ATS believes that all pastors and church leaders should be able to clearly delineate and present sound Bible lessons and sermons from the English text, and the program will help students achieve this goal in a practical manner.

The M.Div. (Christian Leadership) program is an advance-at-your-own-pace program.  Most students will complete the program in approximately three years

Total tuition fees:


Payment Plan A:
$250.00 down and $100.00 per month for a total of $2,000.00

Payment Plan B:
Discounted Advance Payment Cost—$1,500.00 with no additional tuition payments ($500.00 savings)

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M.Div. (Christian Leadership) Degree Requirements

Biblical Studies                                                                                                                                  (39 Semester Hours)      

BSOT5000 Old Testament Introduction James Gibson 3
BSOT5500 Pentateuch Scott Osattin, Th.M. 3
BSOT5700 Northern Kingdom Byron Nichols, Th.M. 3
OTBB6855 Isaiah (Part I) John Nocera 3
OTBB6866 Isaiah (Part II) John Nocera 3
OTBB6865 Daniel John Nocera 3
BSNT5000 New Testament Introduction Stephen Rost, Th.M. 3
NTBB6103 Gospel of John Jimmy Hayes 3
NTBB6515 Romans Jimmy Hayes 3
NTBB6516 I Corinthians Andrew Spurgeon 3
NTBB6527 Ephesians Jimmy Hayes 3
NTBB6525 Prison Epistles Bryan Anderson 3
NTBB6450 Revelation John Nocera 3

Pastoral Ministry                                                                                                              (23 Semester Hours)

PCPM6150 Pastoral Counseling Ed Fleming 3
PCPM6100 Premarital Counseling Daniel Moore 3
PCPM6330 Marriage Conflicts Cherry Hayes 3
PCPM6075 Bereavement Counseling Jimmy Hayes 3
MNEV5000 Evangelism in the Local Church  Richard Fulton 3
MNEP5000 Sermon Preparation Advisor 2
MNEP5010 Expository Preaching Advisor 2
MNPR5000 Ministry Practicum I Advisor 2
MNPR5010 Ministry Practicum II Advisor 2

Theology                                                                                                                              (6 Semester Hours)

THEO6370 Doctrine of Salvation Gino Cascieri 3
MNPM5270 Dispensational Hermeneutics J.B. Hixson 3

Research                                                                                                                              (6 Semester Hours)

THRS6000 Theological Research I Advisor 3
THRS6010 Theological Research II Advisor 3


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