Master of Divinity
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. (Prov. 9:9)
Are you called to full-time ministry? Do you want solid biblical and theological training for ministry, but want to be involved in full-time ministry as soon as possible?
Then consider the Master of Divinity program at Maranatha. The core of this traditional 96-hour program includes a solid foundation of biblical languages, church history, pastoral theology, biblical studies, and theological studies. Then, if you desire, specialize in one of the following areas:
- Biblical counseling
- Biblical languages
- Cross-Cultural studies
- New Testament
- Old Testament
- Pastoral theology
Objective: This degree is designed to prepare men for ministry as pastors, evangelists, missionaries, and other church-centered ministries.
Maranatha Baptist Seminary models, encourages and promotes the following learning objectives, which the typical student who graduates with a Master of Divinity should accomplish.
- To comprehend classic theology, as well as current trends in theology
- To comprehend and articulate biblical and systematic theology; to be able to assess current trends in theology, biblical interpretation and culture and compare those trends with biblical truth, thus being able to correctly accept, reject or correct such trends
- To understand church and Baptist history and to evaluate past and current events in their historical contexts
- To interpret, preach and teach God’s Word from a dispensational hermeneutic
- To demonstrate exegetical skills in translating and interpreting the biblical languages and to apply those exegetical skills to the preparation and delivery of sermons and lessons
- To comprehend the administrative and leadership skills necessary for pastoral leadership in the local church and other similar ministries
- For those interested in further education, to develop the research and communication skills necessary to continued successful education