Master of Divinity - Congregational Mission and Leadership

Luther Seminary
United States
Master's Degree
Study mode
4 years
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Signature Courses

  • Scripture and Its Witnesses I 
  • Scripture and Its Witnesses II 
  • Reform and Expansion of Christianity (1400-1800 A.D.)
  • Thinking Theologically and Confessing Publicly
  • Leading Christian Communities in Mission
  • Christian Public Leader I 
  • Christian Public Leader II

Core Courses

  • Biblical Hebrew
  • New Testament Greek
  • Biblical Exegesis for Ministry 
  • Biblical Exegesis for Ministry (prerequisite Hebrew for OT) or (prerequisite Greek for NT)

History of Christianity

  • Apostles to Reformers: Forming Christian Identity
  • History of Christianity, 1800 to the Present: Confessing Christ through the History of Christianity

Systematic Theology

  • The Triune God and the World— God the Creator
  • The Triune God and the World— Jesus the Savior
  • The Triune God and the World— The Holy Spirit

History and Theology

  • Lutheran Confessional Writings (or denominational option)
  • Congregational Care and Formation
  • Foundations of Biblical Preaching 
  • Public Worship: Leadership in Word and Sacrament, Prayer and Thanksgiving

Contextual Learning

  • Internship Orientation
  • Clinical Pastoral Education 
  • Internship


  • Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts
  •  Church Organization and Leadership
  •  God’s Mission: Biblical and Theological Explorations 
  •  Transforming Christian Communities for Mission 
  • At least the equivalent of 1.0 additional course in Congregational Leadership, Educational Leadership, Rural Ministry, Urban Ministry, Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education or designated Systematic Theology courses or Christian Public Leader
  •  At least 7.0 remaining elective courses

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