Denominational Requirements for M.Div Program

VST’s sponsoring denominations have designated courses that their candidates for ordination must take as part of a VST M.Div program. These courses fulfill all or part of the elective area requirements in the 90 credit-hour M.Div.

Anglican Church Requirements:

• HOM500 – Preaching (3 credits)
• LS600 – Foundations in Liturgical and Sacramental Ministry Educational Ministry Elective (3)
• DS500 – Ethos & Polity (1)
• DS501 – Liturgy (1)
• DS601 – Mission & Ministry (1)
• NT640 – John (3)
• HIS600 – Can. History Seminar (3)
• HIS650 – The Journey of Anglicanism (3)

Presbyterian Church Requirements:

• DS510 – PCC Denom Studies: Introduction to PCC Worship, Theological Emphases, Governance and Mission
• DS610 – PCC Denom. Studies: Reformed Worship, Polity and Confessions of Faith
• HOM500 – Preaching Educational Ministry Elective
• TH650 – Reformed Theology in 19th/20th Century
• HIS600 – Can. History Seminar
• HIS640 – Reformation History
• Either BIBL500 and 3 credits of Greek or Hebrew, or 6 credits of Greek or Hebrew.
• Advanced Preaching elective (may be waived by Homiletics instructor (3)

United Church Requirements:

• DS521 – UCC Educational Ministries (1)
• DS522 – UCC Worship and Music (1)
• DS523 – Landmarks and Legacies – UCC History and Ethos (1)
• DS525 Practicing the Faith – UCC Polity and Governance (1)
• DS526 – UCC Issues and Praxis (1)
• DS624 Thinking the Faith – UCC Theology and Doctrine (1)
• HOM500 – Preaching (3)
• TH550 – Modern/Post-Modern Theologies (3)
• HIS600 – Can. History Seminar (3)
• HIS640 – Reformation History (3)

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