Academics

Master of Divinity

At the core of Phoenix Seminary is our Master of Divinity Program, which offers effective and practical learning for leaders in all areas of ministry. Study includes biblical interpretation, theological analysis, church history, and effective use of skills in preaching, church leadership, counseling, and cross-cultural ministry. Thorough preparation and scholarship are the best developmental tools for successful ministry. Therefore our study programs have depth, rigor, and detail, including biblical languages and theological primacy. We also offer accelerated programs for students that have finished a four-year bible or theological degree in the last five years. This is all offered alongside a 1:1 mentor relationship that develops the whole capacity for ministry in the student.

Areas of Emphasis

BIBLICAL & THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

This emphasis In addition to the general purpose of the Master of Divinity program, the Biblical and Theological Studies concentration equips students for life-changing expository preaching and teaching of the Old and New Testaments.

COUNSELING AND FAMILY

This emphasis prepares students to provide biblical guidance, sustenance, healing, and reconciliation to individuals, couples, and families in either church or para-church settings. The program is designed to prepare graduates for nurturing healthy families and restoring broken relationships.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

This emphasis prepares students for vocational ministry positions in church and para-church ministries.This concentration is designed to train leaders who will then be effective in training other leaders.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION

This emphasis is designed to develop mature followers of Christ to be effectively prepared to guide other Christians to maturity. Particular emphasis is given to the development of a personal and biblical understanding of Christian Spiritual Formation in light of historical contexts and contemporary expressions.

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

This emphasis is designed to develop broad skills for the varying demands of Christian ministry.

Program Curriculum

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES: 12 CREDITS

NT501
Learning New Testament Greek

NT502
Reading New Testament Greek

OT501
Learning Old Testament Hebrew

OT502
Reading Old Testament Hebrew

 

BIBLICAL LITERATURE: 16 CREDITS

BC498
Graduate Research and Writing Graduate Research and Writing

BL501
Principles for Biblical Interpretation

BL502
Survey of the Pentateuch

BL503
Survey of Historical and Wisdom Literature

BL504
Survey of the Prophets

BL505
Survey of the Gospels

BL506
Survey of Acts and Pauline Epistles

BL507
Survey of the General Epistles and Revelation

 

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 4 CREDITS

SF501
Living in God's Presence

CD504
Foundations of Intimacy: A Theology of Bonding

CD530
30-hour Faculty Review

CD560
60-hour Faculty Review

INTERCULTURAL STUDIES: 6 CREDITS

IS501
Cross-Cultural and Diversity Competency

IS502
Global Outreach: Communicating Christ Across Cultures

IS503
Evangelism and Discipleship in a Pluralistic World

 

MINISTRY SKILLS: 6 CREDITS

BC501
Methodology of Biblical Communication

MS502
Introduction to Biblical Counseling

MS508
Competencies in Pastoral Practice

 

THEOLOGY: 14 CREDITS

TH501
God, Scripture, Revelation and the Holy Spirit

TH502
Humanity, Angels and the Person/Work of Christ

TH503
Salvation, the Church and the Future

TH504
Contemporary Moral Issues

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES: 14 CREDITS

 

GENERAL ELECTIVES: 12 CREDITS