Program Overview

Amridge University offers the Master of Divinity for those who are preparing to become effective Christian ministers and church leaders who will use their gifts and knowledge in proclaiming the gospel, strengthening the church, and serving humanity. The program is designed to prepare students for professions in ministry and further opportunities in advanced education and study. The program is intended to promote effective Christian service that is scholarly, practical, and relevant to contemporary life in the communities where graduates will serve.

The program consists of classroom courses that emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and other real-world examples in education that will be applicable on the job. Those classes include a critical introduction to the New Testament, critical introduction to the Old Testament, systematic theology, spirituality and spiritual formation, introduction to ministry, introduction to pastoral counseling, spiritual leadership within the organization, personal evangelism, ministry and the contemporary world, leadership visualization and values, organizational communication, research and evaluation, introduction to biblical related research, hermeneutics, and church growth and Bible school evangelism.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to have earned their degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles learned in the program into their development as a professional in their field.

These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate effective preparation for Christian ministry and leadership responsibilities; demonstrate the ability to use the biblical text and theological and historical studies to enrich the spiritual life of others; to understand the means by which one may grow morally and spiritually, and by which one may lead others in positive spiritual formation in the likeness of Jesus Christ; and to develop the scholarly, theological, and reflective foundation that will provide the basis for further advanced studies.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Amridge University is a private, non-profit university that is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Amridge University was founded in 1967, in Montgomery, AL and was originally known as the Alabama Christian School of Religion. Throughout its history, Amridge University has primarily served as a theological seminary, training ministers in Bible and Christian counseling, but has expanded its educational programs over the years and now offers additional degrees, all of which are taught from a Christian perspective. Amridge’s Turner School of Theology is a central part of the university and offers all levels of degrees in ministry and theology.

    Primarily a distance learning university offering all of its programs online, Amridge University also offers classes at its 9-acre campus, located in Montgomery, Alabama. The Amridge campus consists of a single structure, known as the Morgan W. Brown Building that contains the universities classrooms, library and administrative offices. Satellite campuses exist in Nashville, Tennesee, and Phoenix, Arizona. 

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