Christ-centered. Ministry-focused.


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Explore your God-given calling while elevating your ministry at North Greenville University.

Online | Don’t Stop Life to Study
Biblically faithful & personally flexible. That’s your education—elevated.
Months to Complete
75 credit program tailored to speed through or go slower if life gets too hectic—that’s convenient.
Start Dates
Your schedule might not align with ours. That’s why we offer five separate start dates each year. Your studies on your time, at NGU.

God’s Glory. Your Calling.

You shouldn’t have to choose between academic growth and practical ministry. That’s why our Master of Divinity program integrates an in-class curriculum with real-world impact. Explore classical theological and biblical frameworks in Old Testament, New Testament, and biblical interpretation. Engage applied disciplines such as evangelism, missions, discipleship, and spiritual formation.

Prepare for meaningful ministry and increase your impact as a Christian leader who makes a difference. Pastor, church planter, missionary, missions director, parachurch minister, and more. Elevate your calling, at NGU.

Study Ministry from a Biblical Perspective

  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Personal Evangelism
  • New Testament Research and Application
  • Old Testament Research and Application
  • Christian Theology

Choose three of the following:

  • Introduction to Biblical Preaching
  • Leadership Development in the Local Congregation
  • Pastoral Ministry in the Local Congregation
  • Pastoral Theology
  • Basic Pastoral Counseling
  • Minister as Pastoral Care Leader
  • Pre-Marital and Marriage Counseling

Choose three of the following:

  • Church Growth and Renewal
  • Church Revitalization
  • Christian Education in the Local Congregation
  • Practicum in the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Contemporary Issues in Church Growth
  • Spiritual Gifts

Choose four of the following:

  • Theology of the Christian Life
  • Angelology and Spiritual Warfare
  • Psalms and Christian Spirituality
  • Contemporary Evangelical Spirituality
  • Devotional Classics of the Christian Faith
  • Prayer and Spiritual Awakening
  • Discipleship

Choose four of the following:

  • Contemporary Issues in Evangelism
  • Evangelism and Chuch Planting
  • Effective Evangelism in the Local Congregation
  • Introduction to Christian Missions
  • Christian Faith and World Religions
  • Practicum in North American Missions
  • Practicum in International Missions
  • Foundations of a Christian Worldview

*You will also complete two elective courses of your choosing and a research thesis capstone after completing all of your core requirements.

Ministry Beside Experienced & Faithful Disciplers

Jeff Rankin, PhD
Associate Dean, College of Christian Studies
Matthew Wireman, PhD
Associate Dean, The School of Ministry
Walter E. Johnson, PhD
Dean, College of Christian Studies
Mike Landrum, MDiv
Director, Youth Ministry
Gerald Roe, DMiss
Professor, Intercultural Studies
Thomas Willoughby, PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Donny R. Mathis II, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice & Christian Studies
Curtis K. Horn Jr., PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Frankie J. Melton, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Stephen G. Crouse, PhD
Professor, Spiritual Formation and Ministry
Bill W. Murray, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Dallas Vandiver
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
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