Crown Seminary & Graduate School

Master Programs

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Overview

Our philosophy for ministry as well as our methodology should grow out of sound biblical theology. At Crown Graduate School and Seminary, our heart’s desire is to be obedient to God and true to His Word.

Many training institutions have become enamored with methodology to produce results, and they have left theology. This is a man-centered, not a Christ-centered, approach to ministry. We are both the inheritors of and adherents to biblical Christianity. Throughout human history, God has had a remnant of people who have held to this biblical faith and have taught others. We desire to help train a new generation.

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Faculty

Dr. Herbert Samworth

Dean of Education

B.S. Math & Science, Pensacola Christian College
M.S. Educational Administration, Pensacola Christian College
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Available Programs

Master of Ministry

The Master of Ministry degree (30 hours) leads to the Master of Biblical Studies degree. This program equips men for leadership in the ministry of a local New Testament church. It includes courses in biblical languages, biblical studies, and theological studies. Each class requires assigned reading, research and writing, along with emphasis on practical application.

  • Gain a thorough summary of the content of the entire Bible.
  • Practical application of classroom study through the Ministry Practicum.
  • Theological and practical counsel on Pastoring the New Testament Church as taught by Pastor Clarence Sexton.

What you will learn

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the major themes of the Old and New Testaments.
  • Derive sound interpretations of biblical texts by employing proper methods of interpretation.
  • Explain the biblical principles and practices of a New Testament church.
  • Prepare and preach Bible messages using effective delivery and appropriate application.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the biblical responsibilities assigned to pastor a New Testament church.
  • Conduct research on theological subjects and produce written work that reflects disciplined research and clear, logical arguments.

Courses

Master of Ministry
Master of Ministry  
Fall Semester
BI 501Advanced Old Testament3
BI 502Advanced New Testament3
BI 564Principles of Biblical Interpretation3
ED 545Baptist Distinctives & History of the Church3
Spring Semester
CM 521The Life & Ministry of Spurgeon3
CM 561Teaching & Preaching the Bible3
CM 572Pastoring the New Testament Church3
CM 581Ministry Practicum3
CM 598Theological Research and Writing3
Summer Session
CM 511The Pastor's College3

Master of Missiology

The Master of Missiology program (30 hours) trains men and women for missionary service at home or abroad. It includes courses in biblical studies as well as in missions. Students learn a biblical pattern for missionary methods and complete a practicum related to their intended field of service.

  • Specialized courses in Missions to prepare for missionary service and taught by experienced missionaries.
  • A study of the Biblical Theology of Missions to show that the missionary mandate is integral to the Scriptures.
  • An intensive study of the life of the Apostle Paul as both encouragement and challenge to the missionary task.

Courses

Master of Missiology
Master of Missiology  
Fall Semester
BI 501Advanced Old Testament3
BI 502Advanced New Testament3
ED 545Baptist Distinctives & History of the Church3
MI 502Missionary History & Literature3
MI 511The Life & Ministry of the Apostle Paul3
Spring Semester
CM 561Teaching & Preaching the Bible3
CM 572Pastoring the New Testament Church3
CM 581Ministry Practicum3
MI 507Personal Development of the Missionary3
MI 530Biblical Theology of Missions3

What you will learn

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the major themes of the Old and New Testaments.
  • Explain the biblical principles and practices of a New Testament church.
  • Prepare and preach/teach Bible messages or lessons using effective delivery and appropriate application.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the biblical responsibilities assigned to pastor a New Testament church (men only).
  • Show the biblical basis for world evangelism in both the Old and New Testaments.
  • Articulate and implement the biblical pattern of missions as exampled in the life of Paul in the New Testament.

Master of Biblical Studies

The Master of Biblical Studies program (30 hours) builds upon the Master of Ministry degree (prerequisite). This program equips men for leadership in the ministry of a local New Testament church and for Bible college instruction. It includes courses in biblical languages, biblical studies, and theological studies. Each class requires assigned reading, research and writing, along with emphasis on practical application.

  • Builds upon and strengthens the knowledge learned from the Master of Ministry Program.
  • Emphasizes the study of the New Testament with courses in Greek exegesis.
  • Demonstrates the place and importance of Systematic Theology to the Minister in his preaching.

What you will learn

  • Examine and discuss key theological concepts in light of the Scriptures.
  • Apply a knowledge of the Greek language when studying and interpreting New Testament passages.
  • Develop and lead ministries within a local church following biblical principles and methods.
  • Conduct research on theological subjects and produce written work that reflects disciplined research and clear, logical arguments.

Courses

Year One
Master of Ministry (Year One)  
Fall Semester
BI 501Advanced Old Testament3
BI 502Advanced New Testament3
BI 564Principles of Biblical Interpretation3
ED 545Baptist Distinctives & History of the Church3
BL 508Fundamentals of Greek I3
Spring Semester
CM 521The Life & Ministry of Spurgeon3
CM 561Teaching & Preaching the Bible3
CM 572Pastoring the New Testament Church3
CM 581Ministry Practicum3
CM 598Theological Research and Writing3
BL 509Fundamentals of Greek II3
Summer Session
CM 511The Pastor's College3
Year Two
Master of Biblical Studies (Year Two)  
Summer Session
BI 610Biblical Creation3
or
TH 616Apologetics3
TH 601Systematic Theology3
Fall Semester
BL 609Greek Exegesis I3
TH 602Systematic Theology II3
MEL 600Evangelism/Missions Elective3
MEL 601Elective3
Spring Semester
BL 610Greek Exegesis II3
CM 662Preaching as Jesus Preached3
HI 671Church History3
MI 530Biblical Theology of Missions3

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity program (total of 92 hours) builds upon the Master of Ministry degree (prerequisite) and the Master of Biblical Studies degree (prerequisite). This program provides indepth training to prepare men for a high level of competency in preaching and teaching the Bible and performing pastoral duties in a local church. Students also receive instruction in biblical studies and theology to enable them to teach the Bible on a post secondary level. Students will be trained to engage in fulfilling the mission of Jesus Christ, and will also be equipped to teach others to do the same.

  • Study of the Hebrew language to enable the pastor to work from the original text of the Old Testament.
  • Participation in an intensive Internship Program in preparation of pastoring a New Testament church.
  • Additional courses in Church Finance, Music, and Counselling to complement and complete the individual’s preparation for the Ministry.

Courses

Year One
Master of Ministry (Year One)  
Fall Semester
BI 501Advanced Old Testament3
BI 502Advanced New Testament3
BI 564Principles of Biblical Interpretation3
ED 545Baptist Distinctives & History of the Church3
BL 508Fundamentals of Greek I3
Spring Semester
CM 521The Life & Ministry of Spurgeon3
CM 561Teaching & Preaching the Bible3
CM 572Pastoring the New Testament Church3
CM 581Ministry Practicum3
CM 598Theological Research and Writing3
BL 509Fundamentals of Greek II3
Summer Session
CM 511The Pastor's College3
Year Two
Master of Biblical Studies (Year Two)  
Summer Session
BI 610Biblical Creation3
or
TH 616Apologetics3
TH 601Systematic Theology3
Fall Semester
BL 609Greek Exegesis I3
TH 602Systematic Theology II3
MEL 600Evangelism/Missions Elective3
MEL 601Elective3
Spring Semester
BL 610Greek Exegesis II3
CM 662Preaching as Jesus Preached3
HI 671Church History3
MI 530Biblical Theology of Missions3
Year Three
Master of Divinity (Year Three)  
Summer Session
BU 630Business Administration for Ministry3
MEL 602Elective3
Fall Semester
BL 645Hebrew I3
CM 582Local Church Internship3
CM 642Marriage and Family2
MEL 700Elective3
MEL 701Theological Studies Elective3
Spring Semester
BL 646Hebrew II3
MU 601Theology of Christian Music3
CM 702Graduate Colloquium3
MEL 702Elective3

What you will learn

  •  Articulate the views of prominent theological systems and discuss theological viewpoints in light of the Scriptures.
  • Confront current theological issues with biblical insight and express their views in a way that is intelligent and biblically defensible.
  • Use the biblical languages with adeptness and skill in word study and sermon preparation.
  • Prepare and preach Bible messages that are expository in nature, applicable to hearers, faithful to sound exegesis, and delivered with authority and fervency.
  • Display an ability to provide faithful pastoral leadership to a local church.

On the Field

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Brandon Johnson

3rd grade teacher in Greenville, S.C.

Once I began teaching, I realized that the overall knowledge, training and preparation I received were top-notch. I would not be the teacher I am today if it were not for Crowns elementary education program.

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Brandon Johnson

3rd grade teacher in Greenville, S.C.

Once I began teaching, I realized that the overall knowledge, training and preparation I received were top-notch. I would not be the teacher I am today if it were not for Crowns elementary education program.

brandon

Brandon Johnson

3rd grade teacher in Greenville, S.C.

Once I began teaching, I realized that the overall knowledge, training and preparation I received were top-notch. I would not be the teacher I am today if it were not for Crowns elementary education program.

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