MDiv with a Concentration in Leadership
What is a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Leadership?
While the various forms of pastoral ministry normally involve leadership, and the M.Div. curriculum will prepare you for multi-faceted spiritual leadership through different acts of ministry, the twelve additional credit hours of leadership courses in this concentration will refine your leadership approach to a sharp edge. The leadership concentration focuses on developing, equipping and encouraging men and women to be effective leaders in the body of Christ. Students are taught to understand and develop their own leadership style as well as their own philosophy of leadership and ministry based on solid theological, philosophical and leadership principles. All this is integrated with our excellent M.Div. curriculum in biblical, theological, and pastoral studies. Both you and those you lead will be enriched by your experience in the M.Div. with a concentration in Leadership.
At Denver Seminary, the leadership degrees are under the realm of the Division of Christian Ministry. Watch a video from the Division of Christian Ministry.
The MDiv with a concentration in Leadership is excellent preparation for goals such as:
Senior pastor positions in churches of any size
Executive leadership positions for students who desire the more extensive biblical background provided by the MDiv degree
In addition to the MDiv core (85 hours), this concentration includes 8 hours of required classes and 4 hours of elective specific to leadership:
|Leadership Concentration||Course #||Sem. Hrs.|
Leadership course already in core
|Strategy for Leadership Development (required)||LD 511||3
|Management for Leaders (required)||LD 521||3|
|The Personal Life of the Christian Leader (required)||LD 601||2|
A sample of leadership elective classes:
LD 611 - Mobilizing and Equipping Volunteers (2 hours)
LD 612 - Stewardship and Resource Development (2 hours)
LD 620 - Christian Community Development (2 hours)
Dr. Larry Lindquist, Associate Professor and Director of Leadership Development
Dr. Scott Klingsmith, Christian Ministry and Missiologist-in-Residence
Dr. Scott A. Wenig, Haddon W. Robinson Chair of Biblical Preaching; Professor of Applied Theology
Dr. Larry Lindquist is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and director of the M.A. in Leadership program. He has served as pastor of Christian education, worship, and student ministries and served as an adjunct youth ministry professor at Trinity International University and Moody Bible Institute. Dr. Lindquist has served as contributing writer in Reaching Kids Most Youth Ministries Miss, Reaching a Generation for Christ, curriculum for C.C. Cook, and Handbook for Counseling Teens.