Master of Divinity – Orphans and Vulnerable Children



Core Courses (56 Credits)

THEO 501 Systematic Theology I
THEO 502 Systematic Theology II
THEO 520 Life & Godliness
THEO 506 Spiritual Formation
THEO 508 Experiencing the God of the Bible
THEO 625 Apologetics
MINS 509 Christ & the Mission of Peacemaking & Reconciliation
MINS 625 Strategy
MINS 612 Spiritual Counseling (4 credits)
MINS 615 Principles of Biblical Leadership
MINS 616 Legacy Planning: Strategies for Recruiting and Developing Ministry Leaders I
MISS 501 Introduction to Christian Missions
MISS 515 Strategic Prayer, Spiritual Warfare, and Christian Revivals
MISS 505 Following the H.S. into Disciplemaking (4 credits)
BIBL 501 Hermeneutics (Bible Study Methods)
BIBL 504 Old Testament Survey
BIBL 505 New Testament Survey
BIBL 630 The Ministry Life and Letters of Paul


Orphans and Vulnerable Children (21 Credits)

MINS 501 Effective Ministry to the Poor I
MINS 502 Effective Ministry to the Poor II
MINS 504 Starting an Orphan Care Ministry
MINS 630 Biblical Child Rearing: Transforming & Ministering to the Heart of the OVC
MISS 620 Global Health & Healthcare to OVC on the Mission Field
MISS 622 Nourishing OVC to Health on the Mission Field
MINS 662 OVC Internship I


Electives (15 Credits)

Elective credits can be any (500-600) college-level ABI course in any discipline.


Master’s Level Credits Required to Graduate: 90 credits

(not counting Required Undergraduate Courses below)


Required Undergraduate Courses

MISS 203 Cultural Anthropology
SCIM 230 Child Growth and Dev. through Adolescence
MISS 211 Introduction to Elementary Education