The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) equips pastors and church planters for the full range of local church ministry: preaching and teaching, cultural exegesis, evangelism, discipleship, counseling, administration, leadership development, and church planting. The program consists of 12 core courses (36 credit hours), with optional concentrations in Church Planting, Urban Ministry, or Pastoral Leadership (12 additional credit hours). The degree may be completed in 2 years of study.

In accordance with the core vales of accessibility to persons of all socio-economic levels and flexibility for people from various backgrounds, Grimké offers a Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) degree for qualifying students. Eligible applicants are men who have a high school diploma or GED, but who lack a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning. The BDiv program is identical in curriculum and requirements to the MTS with a concentration.

Core Courses

BIBL 610: Old Testament Survey
BIBL 620: New Testament Survey
BIBL 630: Hermeneutics & Exposition
THEO 610: Theology I
THEO 620: Theology II
THEO 630: Contemp. Theological Issues
LANG 600: Intro to Biblical Languages
CHIS 600: Church History Survey
MISS 600: Missiology & Planting
PMIN 610: Evangelism & Discipleship
PMIN 620: Biblical Counseling
PMIN 630: Pastoral Leadership

Concentration in Church Planting

PLNT 710: Planting in Post-Christian America
PLNT 720: Sustainable Church Planting
PLNT 730: Developing Leaders in Context
PLNT 740: Stages of Church Growth

Concentration in Urban Ministry

URMN 710: Urban Missiology
URMN 720: Urban Anthropology
URMN 730: Preaching in the Urban Contexts
URMN 740: Urban Apologetics

Concentration in Pastoral Leadership

A concentration offered for students seeking additional training beyond the core courses, but who desire the flexibility to choose a combination of any four electives.