Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

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 9 core courses (27 credit hours) with 3 elective courses (9 credit hours) and optional concentrations in Church Planting, Urban Ministry, or Pastoral Leadership (12 additional hours). The degree may be completed in 2 years of study.

Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv)

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 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

PMIN 610: Evangelism & Discipleship

PMIN 630: Pastoral Leadership

LANG 600: Intro to Biblical Languages

CHIS 600: Church History Survey

THEO 610: Theology I

THEO 620: Theology II

Concentration in Church Planting

PLNT 710: Planting in Post-Christian Contexts
PLNT 720: Sustainable Church Planting
PLNT 730: Missiology and Planting
PLNT 740: Stages of Church Growth

Concentration in Urban Ministry

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

Concentration in Pastoral Leadership

PMIN 710: Pastoral Preaching
PMIN 720: Biblical Counseling
PMIN 730: Developing Leaders
PMIN 740: Contemporary Theological Issues