M.Div. with North American Church Planting The North American Church Planting (M.Div. N.A.C.P.) track is a specialized 90 hour degree program offered by Southeastern in partnership with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (NAMB). The M.Div. N.A.C.P. combines a campus based curriculum with field based experiences where academics are applied in a North American church planting context. Students may have the option of finishing most of their academic requirements on campus and finishing their degree with two field based practica.
Curriculum Design The N.A.C.P. degree must be completed with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better. It is designed to combine learning in the classroom setting along with supervised field internships and at least one mission trip experience in a North American church plant location. North America provides the laboratory wherein students can experience church planting while receiving academic instruction and on-site mentoring from experienced church planters. The North American Mission Board (NAMB) contributes financial support and benefits for each individual or student family which they approve for field placement. Additional funding may be provided through the Baptist state conventions, local associations, and sponsoring churches. Students who successfully complete the M.Div. with North American Church Planting degree are equipped to become effective church planters who make a kingdom impact. Students will be encouraged to plant their lives among people in some of the least reached places in North America. Master of Divinity with North American Church Planting students must complete the 60 hours of the M.Div. core and 30 hours of specialized track requirements for a total of 90 hours with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better. The Master of Divinity with North American Church Planting (M.Div. N.A.C.P.) is a specialized 90 hour degree program offered by Southeastern in partnership with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (NAMB). The M.Div. N.A.C.P. combines a campus-based curriculum with a term of field service where academics are applied in a North American church planting context. The campus curriculum can be completed in two years of full-time study. Field-based curriculum can be completed in one or two years while serving on the field.
Degree Requirements In addition to the M.Div. Core, students specializing in North American Church Planting must complete the following courses: Track Core MIS4791 North American Church Planting Field Exercise MIS6550 Developing a Church Planting Methodology MIS6610 Contextualized Church Planting MIS7961 Practicum in NA Missions (Mission Trip) PMN6500/6501 Pastoral Ministry MIS4840 North American Church Planting or MIS6560 Church Planting in Global Contexts
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Track Selectives: Select 12 hours from the courses below BCO5500 Biblical Counseling ETH6550 Moral Foundations of Marriage and Family ETH6600 Ethical Challenges in Ministry EVA6920 Missional Approaches to Reaching the Unchurched in America EVA6991 Practicum in Int. Missions (Mission Trip) MIS6520 Anthropology for Cross Cultural Understanding MIS6700 Theology of the Christian World Mission MIS6770 Christian Faith & World Religions MIS6960 Current Topics in NA Missions MIS7510 Cross Cultural Communication MIS7561 Practicum in NACP I
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