M.Div Course Sequence (Residential)

Chart A – No Greek Needed

Year Focus Fall J-Term Spring May/Summer
1 Literacy Gateway to Seminary: How to Read
the Bible (1)

Two weeks before the fall semester
Mentoring Group (1)
Biblical Hebrew I (3)
Theological Education as Formation for Ministry (2)
Bible Survey (3)*
Church in Historical Context I (3)*
Christian Theology in Reformed Confessions (3)*
Service Learning (1)
*courses with possibility for Advanced Placement
Electives are also offered during the May Term
Introduction to Missional
Ministry (2)
Mentoring Group (1)
Biblical Hebrew II (3)
Church in Historical Context II (3)*
Foundations for Pastoral Care (3)
Preaching Theory and Methods (2)
Christian Engagement with
World Religions (3) *

Discipleship and Teaching:
Evangelism and Cross-Cultural Ministry (2)
Cross-Cultural Internship (2)
Usually 5 weeks
Electives offered during May
2 Analysis Mentoring Group (1)
Old Testament Narrative Literature (3)
New Testament Narratives (3)
Systematic Theology I (3)
Forming Worship Communities (2)
Elective (2)
Service Learning (1)
*courses with possibility for Advanced Placement
Electives are also offered during the May Term
Elective (2) Mentoring Group (1)
Psalms and Wisdom Literature
–OR–
Old Testament Prophetic Literature (3)
(offered in alternate years)
New Testament Letters (3)
Apologetics (2)
Systematic Theology II (3)
Discipleship and Teaching  (2)
Pastoral Ministry Internship (4)
Usually 10 weeks
Preaching Practicum (1)
3 Integration Mentoring Group (1)
Pastoral Disciplines for Counseling Ministry (3)
Preaching Practicum II (2)
Christian Reformed Church: History and Polity (3)
only required of students seeking CRC candidacy**
Leadership in Ministry (3)
*courses with possibility for Advanced Placement
Electives are also offered during the May Term
Elective (2) Mentoring Group (1)
Ethics and the Christian Life (3)
Capstone: Integrative Seminar (2)
Elective (2)
Elective (2)
Elective (2)
Elective (2)
Opportunity for an additional internship
e.g. Clinical Pastoral Education- a
summer internship or a full-year
internship.

Chart B – Greek Needed

Year Focus Fall J-Term Spring May/Summer
1 Literacy Gateway to Seminary: How to Read
the Bible (1)

Two weeks before the fall semester
Mentoring Group (1)
Greek Fundamentals (3)
Theological Education as Formation for Ministry (2)
Bible Survey (3)*
Church in Historical Context I (3)*
Christian Theology in Reformed Confessions (3)*
Service Learning (1)
*courses with possibility for Advanced Placement
Electives are also offered during the May Term
Introduction to Missional
Ministry (2)
Mentoring Group (1)
Greek Fundamentals II (3)*
Church in Historical Context II (3)*
Foundations for Pastoral Care (3)
Preaching Theory and Methods (2)
Christian Engagement with
World Religions (3) *


Discipleship and Teaching:
Evangelism and Cross-Cultural Ministry (2)
Cross-Cultural Internship (2)
Usually 5 weeks
Electives offered during May
2 Analysis Mentoring Group (1)
Biblical Hebrew I (3)
New Testament Narratives (3)
Systematic Theology I (3)
Forming Worship Communities (2)
Elective (2)
Elective (2)
Service Learning (1)
*courses with possibility for Advanced Placement
Electives are also offered during the May Term
Elective (2) Mentoring Group (1)
Biblical Hebrew II (3)
New Testament Letters (3)
Systematic Theology II (3)
Discipleship and Teaching (2)
Apologetics (2)
Pastoral Ministry Internship (4)
Usually 10 weeks
Preaching Practicum (1)
3 Integration Mentoring Group (1)
Old Testament Narrative Literature (3)
Pastoral Disciplines for Counseling Ministry (3)
Preaching Practicum II (2)
Christian Reformed Church: History and Polity (3)
only required of students seeking CRC candidacy**
Leadership in Ministry (3)
*courses with possibility for Advanced Placement
Electives are also offered during the May Term
Elective (2) Mentoring Group (1)
Psalms and Wisdom Literature
–OR–
Old Testament Prophetic Literature (3)
(offered in alternate years)
Capstone: Integrative Seminar (2)
Ethics and the Christian Life (3)
Elective (2)
Elective (2)
Elective (2)
Opportunity for an additional internship
e.g. Clinical Pastoral Education- a
summer internship or a full-year
internship.
** Students may choose to use
Greek Fundamentals I and II to
meet two elective requirements
in their program. If so, they can
remove 2 electives from this
chart.

Chart C – 4 Year Suggested Plan

If you are interested in spreading MDiv courses over 4 years, see the suggested plan here.