The Master of Divinity is the standard theological degree offered by most seminaries and divinity schools in the U.S. It is typically a three-year program, which follows four years of undergraduate study. This overview will provide you with a snapshot of the courses you will be taking to complete your degree. The Clamp Divinity School seeks to be solidly biblical and intensely practical. As you will notice below, we have selected courses which exemplify this balanced approach to ministry.
Youth Ministry Concentration
Students pursuing a call to youth ministry may wish to add a concentration to their Master of Divinity. The youth ministry concentration helps you to focus your course selection so that you are adequately equipped to meet the challenges of youth ministry in the local church.
A comprehensive study of the theology, theories, philosophies and practice of youth ministry in the local church. As part of this study, students will critique various philosophies of youth ministry and create a theology and philosophy of youth ministry of their own.
Youth Ministry Administration
A study of the various aspects of administering the work of the youth minister focusing on roles, relationships, resources and responsibilities, and practical application to the local church.
Topics and Issues in Youth Ministry
A study of the issues facing youth as well as the developmental nature of youth and the issues affecting them and their families, as well as an examination of the demands upon the schedule, priorities, family and other aspects of the youth minister’s life focusing on personal habits, family involvement, calling, career opportunities and continuing development.
Media Ministry and the Church
Examines the theology and practice of media ministry in the local church. Students will explore how to use multimedia to enhance ministry and advance the gospel. This course will help students develop the critical thinking skills necessary to properly integrate technology into their ministry. Students will develop a working knowledge of the components of an effective media ministry including visual presentation, audio, lighting, projection, web, and social media.