My Personal mDiv

There has been a lot of discussion as to what a personal mDIV would look like. With so much change in the current systems of our seminaries and movements flooding through such as “church growth,” “Purpose Driven,” “Seeker Sensitive,” “Renewal,” “Third Wave,” “Post-Modern,” and so many more, I am not sure that we as leaders can clearly state what would be the best model for the education of the next generation of leaders in the church. I am not convinced that possibly at the very core of who we are, we might not be affected by one if not all of these movements and the residual affects. And I think that in this current time, the whole thing is still up for discussion.

Another concern that I have at this time is that many of our new leaders are going through seminary training without much true exposure and experience before being handed the awesome task of leading churches or planting churches. I would like to see our students travel more on mission and for life, I would like to see them have more hands on activities, more experience with all 6 senses (including Discernment) and live in community (akin to the monastic).

So, with that stated, I am only making some suggestions as to what I would have my young learners read and study in order to “show themselves approved.” I am open to discussion and suggestion, so please do make your responses here. And I consider this just a starting point, so let’s have fun. (And if you are a young life-learner reading this, know this: I have been working on this list for many years, so you won’t go wrong studying anything I have here!) Enjoy! [I will be updating this from time to time. This is based on my earlier post from 2007 and I plan to review it soon based on my life experiences till now in 2011).

My Personal mDiv (Master’s in Divinity)

An MDiv prepares students for the broadest range of
Christian ministries. Students receive training in classical
theological disciplines such as Old Testament, New Testament, church
history and historical theology, systematic theology, ethics, and
philosophy, as well as applied disciplines such as pastoral ministry,
preaching, evangelism, and missions. In addition, students may use
elective hours to pursue concentrations in any school at in accordance
with their ministry goals and academic interests. The MDiv is the first
masters degree for a student preparing for a pastoral or preaching
ministry, as well as any other ministry largely comprised of biblical
teaching.

Prerequisite

The student must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college

or university to officially earn this title and diploma. However, for the sake of study, I encourage any pastor or leader to use this to grow themselves and deepen their ministry skills. This model is literally based on South Eastern Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Covenant and Trinity. So, the breakdown of courses and materials should look familiar. The course numbers listed are there for our later possible use for a school of ministry with the Tapestry. The other “single” numbers listed are the credit hour numbers. These also are used for our possible future school use, however, if you notice, this is a full course load for an mDIV.

Biblical Studies

GOD & His Word

BBLCL3313
3
| Required Reading
|| “Models of Revelation” – Avery Dulles (Buy It Here Models of RevelationpastedGraphic.pdf)(Dowload It Here)

Old Testament History OLDTS3313

3

| Required Reading
|| “Reading the Bible for All It’s Worth.” – Gordon Fee (Buy it Here How to Read the Bible for All Its WorthpastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Dowload It Here)

New Testament History NEWTS3313

3

Psalms and Wisdom Books

OLDTS3323
3

Life & Letters of Paul NEWTS3323

3

Biblical & Linguistics Studies

(Biblical Language Resources)

Elementary Greek I (prerequisite) ELGRK3310
3

| Classes

| | Overview

| | Course 1

| Required Reading

|| Dr. William D. Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek, ISBN: 0-310-25087-0

| Tools

|| A free Greek flashcard program can be found at: http://www.teknia.com/index.php?page=tlt The word choices come from Dr. Mounce’s book.

Elementary Greek II (prerequisite) ELGRK3313
3

| Classes

|| Course 2

|| Course 3

Elementary Hebrew I ELHBW3310
3

| Required Reading

|| Dr. William D. Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek, ISBN: 0-310-25087-0

Aramaic I ELAMW3310
3

Hebrew Study Bible (Listen
to and study 4 books of the
Bible) HWEXG3310 3

Theological Studies

Ancient & Medieval Church History CHANT3310

3

Reformation & Modern Church History CHANT3313

3

Vineyard History

VHANT3310 3
| Required Reading
|| Quest for the Radical Middle, by Bill Jackson (Buy it Here The Quest for the Radical MiddlepastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Dowload It Here)
|| Power Points, by John Wimber (Buy it Here Power Points: Your Action Plan to : Hear God’s Voice…pastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Dowload It Here)
|| Power Encounters, by John Wimber (Buy it Here Power Encounters Among Christians in the Western WorldpastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Dowload It Here)
|| Power Healing, by John Wimber (Buy it Here Power HealingpastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Dowload It Here)
|| The Way In is the Way On, by John Wimber (Buy it Here The Way In is the Way OnpastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Dowload It Here)
|| Kingdom Suffering, by John Wimber (Buy it Here Kingdom SufferingpastedGraphic_3.pdf) (Dowload It Here)
|| Kingdom Living, by John Wimber (Buy it Here Kingdom LivingpastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Dowload It Here)

|| Kingdom Fellowship, by John Wimber (Buy it Here Kingdom FellowshippastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Dowload It Here)

|| Kingdom Mercy, by John Wimber (Buy it Here Kingdom MercypastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Dowload It Here)

|| Prayer, Intimate Communication, by John Wimber (Buy it Here Prayer: Intimate communicationpastedGraphic_3.pdf) (Dowload It Here)

|| Witnesses for a Powerful Christ, by John Wimber (Buy it Here Witnesses for a powerful ChristpastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Dowload It Here)

| Required Activity

|| Listen to the John Wimber Audio Library

|| Read John Wimber’s Sermons & Teachings from the Sermon Library

Biblical Theology

SYSTH3003
3

Humanity, Christ & Redemption

SYSTH3013
3

Ethics & Philosophical Studies

Christian Ethics

CNETH3010

3

| Required Reading

|| After Virtue, by Alister MacIntyre (Buy it Here After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Second EditionpastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Download it Here)

Development of Christian Character and Decision Making CNETH3020
3

| Required Reading

|| A Tale of Three Kings, by Gene Edwards (Buy it Here A Tale of three Kings: A Study in BrokennesspastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Debt Free Living, by Larry Burkett (Buy it Here Debt Free LivingpastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The World’s Easiest Guide to Finances, by Larry Burkett (Buy it Here The World’s Easiest Guide to FinancespastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The Way of the Heart, by Henri Nouwen (Buy it Here The Way of the HeartpastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Intimacy, by Henri Nouwen (Buy it Here Intimacy – ReissuepastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The Normal Christian Life, by Watchman Nee (Buy it Here The Normal Christian LifepastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning (Buy it Here The Ragamuffin GospelpastedGraphic.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Integrity, Dr. Henry Cloud (Buy it Here Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of RealitypastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Download it Here)

Relationships in Small Groups
SGMPL3010
3
| Required Activities
|| Attendance in small group 6 months. (1 semester)
|| Attendance at Events & Meals as well.
|| Leadership in small group 6 months. (1 semester)

| Required Reading
|| Making Small Groups Work, by Cloud & Townsend (Buy it Here Making Small Groups WorkpastedGraphic_3.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Home Cell Group Explosion, by Joel Comiskey & C Peter Wagner (Buy it Here Home Cell Group Explosion: How Your Small Group Can Grow and MultiplypastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Small Groups from Start to Finish, by Doug Fields (Buy it Here Small Groups from Start to Finish with CDROMpastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Coach: Empower Others to Effectively Lead a Small Group, by Joel Comiskey (Buy it Here Coach: Empower Others to Effectively Lead a Small GrouppastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Download it Here)

Philosophy of Religion
PHREL3010
3

| Required Reading

|| The Emotionally Healthy Church (Buy it Here Emotionally Healthy Church, ThepastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The 5 Step Healing Model (Download it Here)

|| Learning to Love, Exploring Solitude and Freedom, by Thomas Merton (Buy it Here Learning to Love: Exploring Solitude and FreedompastedGraphic.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The Signature of Jesus, Brennan Manning (Buy it Here The Signature of JesuspastedGraphic_3.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Gentle Revolutionaries, Brennan Manning (Buy it Here The Gentle RevolutionariespastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The Bondage Breaker, Neil Anderson (Buy it Here The Bondage Breaker®: Overcoming *Negative Thoughts *Irrational Feelings *Habitual SinspastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse (Buy it Here Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse pastedGraphic_3.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The
Supernatural Life, Cindy Jacobs (Buy it Here) (Download it Here)

Christian Apologetics

CAOM3310

3

Evangelism & Missions Studies
Contemporary Evangelism (Classes by Ray Comfort)
CEOM3310
3

Audio Courses

Video Courses

| Required Reading on Evangelism
|| Power Evangelism, by John Wimber (Buy it Here Power EvangelismpastedGraphic.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Conspiracy of Kindness, by Steve Sjogren (Buy it Here Conspiracy of KindnesspastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Servant Warfare, by Steve Sjogren (Buy it Here Servant Warfare: How Kindness Conquers Spiritual DarknesspastedGraphic_3.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Irresistable Evangelism, by Steve Sjogren (Buy it Here Irresistible Evangelism: Natural Ways to Open Others to JesuspastedGraphic.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Outflow, by Steve Sjogren (Buy it Here Outflow: Outward-Focused Living in a Self-Focused WorldpastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| More Ready Than You Realize, by Brian McLaren (Buy it Here More Ready Than You RealizepastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Download it Here)

Personal Evangelism Practicum

CEOM3320

0

| Required Evangelism Activities

|| Attendance of two GSF events

|| Order a subscription of Outreach Magazine

God’s World Mission
CEOM3330
3

| Required Reading on the Missional Church

|| The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church by Alan Hirsch and Leonard Sweet (Buy it Here The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional ChurchpastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can Become a Missionary in Your Community by Ed Stetzer and David Putman (Buy it Here Breaking the Missional Code pastedGraphic_1.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Global Missiology for the 21st Century, by William Taylor (Buy it Here Global Missiology for the 21st Century: The Iguassu Dialogue (Globalization of Mission Series)pastedGraphic_3.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Theirs is the Kingdom, by Bob Lupton (Buy it Here Theirs Is the Kingdom: Celebrating the Gospel in Urban AmericapastedGraphic.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Chasing the Dragon, by Jackie Pullinger (Buy it Here Chasing the Dragon: One Womans Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong’s Drug DenspastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Download it Here)

Missions Practicum

CEOM3340

0

| Required Missions Activity

|| Attendance of one mission trip

Preaching & Pastoral Studies
Christian Worship

PRPAS3010

3

Christ Centered Preaching: Preparation and Delivery of Sermons PRPAS3020 3
The Movements of GOD

Revivals & Revivalism

MVMGD3010

3

| Required Reading

|| Why Revival Tarries, Leonard Ravenhill (Buy it Here Why Revival Tarries, repackpastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Revival Praying, Leonard Ravenhill (Buy it Here Revival Praying: An Urgent and Powerful Message for the Family of ChristpastedGraphic_2.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Praying for Revival, Johnathan Edwards (Buy it Here Praying for Revival – Extraordinary Prayer for the Advancement of Christ’s Kingdom on EarthpastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Revival God’s Way, Leonard Ravenhill (Buy it Here Revival God’s WaypastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Power Through Prayer, by EM Bounds (Buy it Here Power Through PrayerpastedGraphic_5.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The Weapon of Prayer, by EM Bounds (Buy it Here Weapon of PrayerpastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Praying with Purpose, by EM Bounds (Buy it Here Praying With PurposepastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Praying that Receives Answers, by EM Bounds (Buy it Here Praying That Receives Answers: Secrets to Praying with PowerpastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Prayer & Spiritual Warfare, by EM Bounds (Buy it Here Prayer & Spiritual WarfarepastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| The Essentials of Prayer, EM Bounds (Buy it Here The Essentials of Prayer (Christian Heritage Classics: The Twentieth Century)pastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| or buy EM Bounds’ complete works here: The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on PrayerpastedGraphic_6.pdf

|| The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life, by Charles Spurgeon (Buy it Here The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life (Christian Living Classics)pastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Firefall, Alvin Reid (Buy it Here FireFallpastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Revival!, by Alvin Reid (Buy it Here Revival!: The Story of the Current Awakening in Brownwood, Ft. Worth, Wheaton, and BeyondpastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)

| Required Activity

|| ComeRevive.Us (Listen to the ComeRevive.Us Audio Library)

Personal Revival MVMGD3020
3
| Required Reading
|| Experiencing GOD, by Henry Blackaby (Buy it Here Experiencing God : Knowing and Doing His Will – WorkbookpastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Dowload it Here) (In a small group format, led by you) or
|| Experiencing GOD, by Henry Blackaby (online)
|| Good Morning Holy Spirit, Benny Hinn (Buy it Here Good Morning, Holy SpiritpastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Dowload it Here)
|| The Dynamic Duo, the Holy Spirit and You, by Rick Renner (Buy it Here The Dynamic Duo: The Holy Spirit and YoupastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Dowload it Here)
|| Developing Your Prophetic Gifting, by Graham Cooke (Buy it Here Developing Your Prophetic GiftingpastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Dowload it Here)

|| Choose 1 more book on your own to read. (Must be more than 100 pages)

| Required Activity

|| Joyce Meyer Online (Download and Listen to: 25 podcasts, your choice)

Church Renewal Practicum
MVMGD3030
3
| Required Reading
|| Fresh Encounter, by Henry Blackaby (Buy it Here Fresh EncounterpastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| You Have Not Many Fathers, Hamby (Buy it Here You Have Not Many Fathers: Recovering the Generational BlessingpastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| The Father’s Blessing, by John Arnott (Buy it Here The Father’s BlessingpastedGraphic_5.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| It’s Time, by Richard Crisco (Buy it Here It’s Time: Passing Revival to the Next GenerationpastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Operating in the Miraculous, by Steve Hill (Buy it Here Operating in the MiraculouspastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| The God Chasers, by Tommy Tenney (Buy it Here The God Chasers: My Soul Follows Hard after TheepastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here) || Lectures on Revival, by Charles Finney (Buy it Here Lectures on RevivalpastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)

Additional Requirements
Applied Ministry – Spiritual Formation I
APPMN3110 3
| Required Reading
|| My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers
|| Renovation of the Heart, by Dallas Willard (Buy it Here Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of ChristpastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| The Spirit of the Disciplines, by Dallas Willard (Buy it Here The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes LivespastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Compassion, by Henri Nouwen (Buy it Here Compassion: A Reflection on the Christian LifepastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Celebration of Discipline, by Richard Foster (Buy it Here Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual GrowthpastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Choose 1 more book on your own to read. (Must be more than 100 pages)

Applied Ministry – Community APPMN3120

3

| Required Reading
|| Connecting, by Larry Crabb (Buy it Here Connecting: Healing Ourselves and Our RelationshipspastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Theology for the Community of GOD, by Stanley Grenz (Buy it Here Theology for the Community of GodpastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Harvard Business Review on Conflict Resolution (Buy it Here Harvard Business Review on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (A Harvard Business Review Paperback)pastedGraphic_5.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The Treasure of a Friend, by John Maxwell (Buy it Here The Treasure Of A FriendpastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Safe People, by Henry Cloud (Buy it Here Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’tpastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Effective Biblical Counseling, by Larry Crabb (Buy it Here Effective Biblical Counseling: A Model for Helping Caring Christians Become Capable CounselorspastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

Applied Ministry – Disciple-making in the Local Church
APPMN3010
3

| Required Reading
|| The Way (Path) to Maturity, John Wimber (Buy it Here Way to Maturity: How to Live in Spirit and Grow in Maturity As Child of God Leaders GuidepastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| The Cost of Discipleship, Deitrich Bonhoffer (Buy it Here The Cost of DiscipleshippastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Miller (Buy it Here Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian SpiritualitypastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The Great Omission, by Dallas Willard (Buy it Here The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on DiscipleshippastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Breaking Free, by Beth Moore (Buy it Here Breaking Free: Making Liberty in Christ a Reality in LifepastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Mere Christianity, by C S Lewis (Buy it Here Mere ChristianitypastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Becoming a Contagious Christian, by Bill Hybels (Buy it Here Becoming A Contagious ChristianpastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| The Secret Power of Speaking GOD’s Word, by Joyce Meyer (Buy it Here The Secret Power of Speaking God’s Word (Meyer, Joyce)pastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)

Applied Ministry – Mentoring
APPMN3020
3
| Required Reading
|| How People Grow, by Cloud & Townsend (Buy it Here How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals About Personal GrowthpastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey (Buy it Here The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeoplepastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Developing Leaders Around You, by John Maxwell (Buy it Here Developing the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others Reach Their Full PotentialpastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Becoming a Person of Influence, by John Maxwell (Buy it Here Becoming A Person Of InfluencepastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Today Matters, by John Maxwell (Buy it Here Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow’s Success (Maxwell, John C.)pastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| 25 Ways to Win with People, John Maxwell (Buy it Here 25 Ways to Win with People: How to Make Others Feel Like a Million BuckspastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)

Applied Ministry – Teaching/Administration in the Church APPMN3030 3
| Required Reading
|| The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, by John Maxwell (Buy it Here The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your TeampastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Relationships 101, by John Maxwell (Buy it Here Relationships 101 (Maxwell, John C.)pastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Equipping 101, by John Maxwell (Buy it Here Equipping 101 (Maxwell, John C.)pastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Attitude 101, by John Maxwell (Buy it Here Attitude 101: What Every Leader Needs to KnowpastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Leadership 101, by John Maxwell (Buy it Here Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to KnowpastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork, John Maxwell (Buy it Here Teamwork Makes The DreamworkpastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Business By the Book, by Larry Burkett (Buy it Here Business By The Book: Complete Guide of Biblical Principles for the WorkplacepastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

Applied Ministry – Leadership in the Church
APPMN3040
3
| Required Reading

|| The Difference Maker, by John Maxwell (Buy it Here The Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest AssetpastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Lessons on Leadership, by John Maxwell (Buy it Here The Maxwell Leadership Bible: Lessons in Leadership from the Word of GodpastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Talent is Never Enough, by John Maxwell (Buy it Here Talent Is Never Enough: Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your TalentpastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The 360 Leader, by John Maxwell (Buy it Here The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the OrganizationpastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell (Buy it Here The 21 Irrefutable Laws of LeadershippastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)

| Required Activities

|| Take the Leadership Assessments Online

Concentration and Free Electives
Concentration – Youth Ministry CONC3010
3
| Required Reading
|| Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, Doug Fields (Buy it Here Purpose-Driven® Youth MinistrypastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Contempletive Youth Ministry: Praciticing the Presence of Jesus, by Mark Yaconelli (Buy it Here Contemplative Youth Ministry: Practicing the Presence of Jesus (Youth Specialties)pastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Messy Spirituality, by Mike Yaconelli (Buy it Here Messy SpiritualitypastedGraphic_5.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| The Core Realities of Youth Ministry, by Mark Yaconelli (Buy it Here The Core Realities of Youth Ministry: Nine Biblical Principles That Mark Healthy Youth MinistriespastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Growing Souls, by Mark Yaconelli (Buy it Here Growing Souls: Experiments in Contemplative Youth MinistrypastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Dangerous Wonder, by Mike Yaconelli (Buy it Here Dangerous Wonder (with Discussion Guide)pastedGraphic_4.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Choose 2 more books on your own to read. (Must be more than 100 pages)

| Semi-Required Activities

|| Attend a Youth Specialties or other approved convention

Concentration – Worship & the Creative Arts CONC3020
3
The Nature of Creativity – MIT Open Courseware
| Required Reading

|| Desiring GOD, by John Piper (Buy it Here Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian HedonistpastedGraphic_6.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Facedown, by Matt Redman (Buy it Here Facedown (The Worship Series)pastedGraphic_7.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Unquenchable Worshiper, by Matt Redman (Buy it Here The Unquenchable Worshipper: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship (Worship Series)pastedGraphic_8.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Inside Out Worship, by Matt Redman (Buy it Here Inside Out Worship: Insights for Passionate and Purposeful WorshippastedGraphic_9.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| The Heart of Worship Files, by Matt Redman (Buy it Here The Heart of Worship Files (The Worship Series)pastedGraphic_10.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Choose 3 more books on your own to read. (Must be more than 100 pages)

Concentration – Postmodernism
CONC3030 3
| Required Reading
|| A New Kind of Christian, by Brian McLaren (Buy it Here A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual JourneypastedGraphic_9.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| The Story We Find Ourselves In, by Brian McLaren (Buy it Here The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of ChristianpastedGraphic_8.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| A Primer on Postmodernism, by Grenz (Buy it Here A Primer on PostmodernismpastedGraphic_11.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| The Younger Evangelicals, Webber (Buy it Here The Younger Evangelicals: Facing the Challenges of the New WorldpastedGraphic_9.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Soul Tsunami, by Leonard Sweet (Buy it Here SoulTsunamipastedGraphic_9.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Quantum Spirituality, Leonard Sweet
|| Choose 2 more books on your own to read. (Must be more than 100 pages)

Concentration – Biblical Education
CONC3040 3
| Required Reading

|| Great Doctrines in the Bible, by DM Lloyd Jones (Buy it Here Great Doctrines of the Bible: God the Father, God the Son; God the Holy Spirit; The Church and the Last ThingspastedGraphic_8.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Creative Word, by Walter Brueggemann (Buy it Here Creative Word: Canon As a Model for Biblical EducationpastedGraphic_8.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism, by Walter Brueggemnn (Buy it Here Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism: Living in a Three-Storied UniversepastedGraphic_9.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Choose 4 more books on your own to read. (Must be more than 100 pages)

Concentration – Children’s Ministry
CONC3050 3
| Required Reading
||(Buy it Here) (Download it Here)

|| Children of Revival, by Vann Lane (Buy it Here Children of RevivalpastedGraphic_10.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Power of a Praying Parent, Stormie O’Martian (Buy it Here The Power of a Praying® Parent Prayer and Study Guide (Power of Praying)pastedGraphic_9.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Fire on the Horizon, by Pratney (Buy it Here Fire on the Horizon: How the Revival Generation Will Change the WorldsngpastedGraphic_10.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Light the Fire, Alvin Reid (Buy it Here Light the Fire: Raising Up a Generation to Live Radically for Jesus ChristpastedGraphic_9.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Choose 2 more books on your own to read. (Must be more than 100 pages)

| Semi-Required Activity

|| Attend an Approved Conference

Concentration – Church Planting
CONC3060 3

| Required Reading

|| Planting Missional Churches, by Stetzer (Buy it Here Planting Missional ChurchespastedGraphic_9.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Planting Churches in a Postmodern Age, by Stetzer (Buy it Here Planting New Churches in a Postmodern AgepastedGraphic_10.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century, by Malphur (Buy it Here Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century,: A Comprehensive Guide for New Churches and Those Desiring RenewalpastedGraphic_10.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| How to Plant Successful Churches, by Larry Tomczak (Buy it Here How to Plant Churches Successfully (A Strategy for Church Growth)pastedGraphic_11.pdf) (Download it Here)

|| Listen to the Wimber Audio Files on Church Planting

|| Choose 2 more books on your own to read. (Must be more than 100 pages)P>

Concentration – Biblical
Counseling
CONC3070 3
| Required Reading
|| Boundaries, Henry Cloud (Buy it Here BoundariespastedGraphic_9.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| 9 Things You Simply Must Do, by Henry Cloud (Buy it Here Nine Things You Simply Must Do: To Succeed in Love and LifepastedGraphic_10.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman (Buy it Here The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your MatepastedGraphic_9.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| Every Man’s Battle, by Stephen Arterburn (Buy it Here Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time (The Every Man Series)pastedGraphic_9.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| The Search for Significance, by McGee (Buy it Here The Search For Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s EyespastedGraphic_10.pdf) (Download it Here)
|| How to Minister Freedom, by Doris Wagner (Buy it Here How
to Minister Freedom: Helping Others Break the Bonds of Sexual
Brokenness, Emotional Woundedness, Demonic Oppression and Occult Bondage
pastedGraphic_8.pdf) (Download it Here)
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The Model

Master of Divinity
[M.Div.]
The Master of Divinity program is designed to prepare pastors, missionaries, and other Christian workers for a life of effective kingdom service. The Ministry

track supports both academic and practical ministry interests. Within

three academic years of full-time attendance, the M.Div. program

prepares Christian ministers by enabling them to gain a basic

understanding of Scripture, Christian history, theology, and ministry

skills within the Christian worldview.

The flexibility of the M.Div. degree plan allows students with other

specialized ministry objectives to select tracks which are tailored to

specific vocational

goals.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree requires 90 or more semester hours,
including 60 hours of Foundational Core studies.

System Requirements

You will need Adobe Acrobat. You can download it here.

You will also need an MP3 Player. You can download iTunes here.