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Master of Divinity

 90 Credit for Chaplaincy /84 for Leadership Study(3-4 Year)

Program Descriptions

The Degree of Master of Divinity (M.Div.) certifies completion of a program of theological studies designed primarily, although not exclusively, to prepare the students for professional ministry or ordination to the Christian ministry. The requirements reflect the intention of GCS to provide an education that is biblically and theologically informed, professionally competent, academically rigorous, interdisciplinarity comprehensive and practically oriented to the life and mission of the church, leading to the building of God’s Kingdom through transformational leadership. More specifically, the program equips students with the worldview of the Reformed covenant, trains them to correctly interpret God’s Word, nurtures them to grow in the grace of our Lord Jesus and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, help them to be skillful at applying the Word of God in every area of ministry, and to become ‘transformed leaders in the context of the life and the culture of the congregation. The program requires three years of full-time study and is designed to provide a basic professional foundation for the entry-level pastoral position within the Christian ministry. The graduate will acquire the professional competence necessary for serving as a pastor, missionary, chaplains, campus ministry director, associate pastor, ministry-related counselor, evangelist, religious-subject instructor, or similar professions. All students compose of the community of Jesus’ disciples and work as partners for His kingdom.  The Degree of Master of Divinity (M.Div.) has two tracts: Chaplaincy and Leadership Studies.  

TRACT 1: Chaplaincy   

The Master of Divinity in Chaplaincy program’s purpose is to train students in the Word of God and to train them to become faithful ministers in the Church of Christ and Chaplin at Corporate Chaplain, Hospital/Fire/Police and Chaplaincy and Military Chaplain. This program focuses on training giving cares and faithful counselors and healers.



TRACT 2: Leadership Studies 

The Master of Divinity in Leadership Studies combines practical leadership, theology, and ministry with an emphasis on developing dynamic, effective leaders who bring their very best to in an ever-changing world. This program is for students who want to learn how to embrace spiritual and leadership roles fully. The students will study and understand spiritual leadership principles, strategic interpersonal development, ethics, vision casting, ongoing spiritual formation, transformation, and more. This track focuses on empowering students to engage and impact their community and corporate environments, serving as a launching pad to lead in both ministry and secular marketplace for his kingdom.

Program Objective and Learning Outcomes

Students will  

  1. Recognize Christian Scripture, history, and theology; interpret understandings critically and express them faithfully through focusing covenantal hermeneutics.  

  2. Illustrate God’s covenant in academic study, real life, the church, and the ministry field and create the community of Jesus’ disciples to embrace others. 

  3. Develop and cultivate tools and habits to pursue an ever-deepening sense of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ through spiritual formation-transformation.

  4. Analyze the society and culture in the lens of the Bible for contextualizing the gospel. 

  5. Practice the just transformation of societies through personal and social holiness motivated by love.

  6.  Lead the church under the lordship of Jesus Christ in its mission and ministries

  7.  Equip faithful leaders in the Church of Christ and Chaplain at Corporate Chaplain, Hospital/Fire/Police / Military Chaplain

  8. Apply the theology of the laity in faith and ministry in terms of God's covenant that all Christians are ministers of God for His kingdom.   

  9. Develop the knowledge and skills of pastoral ministry by gaining psychological, counseling and therapeutically skilled knowledge and practices as well as by leading the congregation and world.   

  10. Create the new model of doing the pastoral duty through using the Experiential Learning Model in the antichristian world.   

Admission Requirements 

Applicants seeking admission to the MDiv program must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Also, applicants must complete the following to be considered for admission to the program:

  1. Submit the application form

  2. Non-refundable application fee ($100).

  3. Submit one official transcript from each college/university attended

  4. A certified copy of the applicant’s bachelor's degree from an accredited college, university or seminary.

  5. Two letters of recommendations from 1 pastor and 1 professor  (as specified in admissions materials)

  6. Signed GCS Release and Assignment Form 

  7. Signed GCS Student Disclosure Agreement Form 

  8.  A valid government-issued ID (Driver’s License, passport, etc.) 

Suggested Progress Plan for Track 1.MDIV.Chaplaincy 

(90 Credit Hours Required)

Suggested Progress Plan for Tract2.MDIV with Leadership Studies  

(84 Credit Hours Required)

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