Master of Divinity in Christian Leadership
The Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry is a 72 semester hour program. The M.Div. in Christian Ministry requires no coursework in New Testament Greek and 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 program. The M.Div. in Christian Ministry provides training in Biblical Studies, Theology, Pastoral Ministry and Theological Research.
No biblical language work is required for the M.Div. (Christian Ministry) degree program. Emphasis is placed upon the English text of the Bible. Students will receive 36 semester hours of expositional training in the text of the English 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 Ministry does not require a master’s thesis. Instead, the student will be challenged to improve critical thinking and writing skills through 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 Ministry) program is an advance-at-your-own-pace program. Students are required to maintain a 2.50 GPA. Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible to apply for the ATS Doctor of Ministry programs.
Biblical Studies 36 Semester Hours
BSIN5000 Dispensational Hermeneutics Dr. J.B. Hixson 3 ONLINE BSOT5000 OT Introduction Dr. James Gibson 3 ONLINE BSOT5500 The Pentateuch Dr. Scott Osattin 3 ONLINE OTBB6855 Isaiah Dr. John Nocera 3 ONLINE OTBB6865 Daniel Dr. John Nocera 3 ONLINE BSNT5000 NT Introduction Mr. Stephen Rost, Th.M. 3 ONLINE NTBB6510 John I Dr. Soloman Patrick 3 ONLINE NTBB6511 John II Dr. Soloman Patrick 3 ONLINE NTBB6515 Romans Dr. Jimmy L. Hayes 3 ONLINE NTBB6516 I Corinthians Dr. Andrew Spurgeon 3 ONLINE NTBB6525 Prison Epistles Dr. Bryan Anderson 3 ONLINE BSNT6500 Paul & James: The Gospel Defined Dr. J.B. Hixson 3 ONLINE
Pastoral Ministry 18 Semester Hours
PCPM6150 Pastoral Counseling Dr. Daniel Moore 3 ONLINE PCMN6100 Premarital Counseling Dr. Daniel Moore 3 PCPM6330 Marriage Conflicts Dr. Cherry Hayes 3 PCPM6075 Bereavement Counseling Dr. Jimmy Hayes 3 PCPM6100 Evangelism in the Local Church Dr. Richard Fulton 3 MNEP5000 Expositional Preaching Dr. Soloman Patrick 3 ONLINE MNEP5100 Sermon Preparation Practicum I Advisor 2 MNEP5150 Sermon Preparation Practicum II Advisor 2 MNEP5000 Ministry Practicum I Advisor 2 MNEP5100 Ministry Practicum II Advisor 2
Theology 9 Semester Hours
THEO 6370 Doctrine of Salvation Dr. Gino Cascieri 3 THEO6400 Pastoral Theology Dr. William Seay 3 THEO6700 Practical Theology Dr. Jimmy Hayes 3
Research 9 Semester Hours
THWR7000 Research & Writing Advisor 3 THRS6000 Theological Research I Advisor 3 THRS6100 Theological Research II Advisor 3