Highlights from our Senior Doctrinal Defenses 

During the final weeks of their Senior semester, our Master of Divinity students complete their final step in completing their degree: the Senior Doctrinal Defense. 

 What is the Senior Doctrinal Defense?  

As each M.Div. student progresses through the Systematic Theology courses, one assignment is to compile a doctrinal statement for each area of theology. The Senior Seminar course, taken in the student’s final year, prepares the student for his oral doctrinal defense (and ordination). 

 During the week of April 1-5, two of our Master of Divinity seniors stood before our faculty for their Senior Doctrinal Defense. [Tim and John pictured here below talking in the hallway following their defense]

Tim Bonebright, pastor of Goodland Bible Church in Goodland, KS, and John Marshall successfully defended their doctrinal statements and are a few weeks away from walking across the graduation platform to receive their degree.

The Master of Divinity at Central Seminary

The purpose of the Master of Divinity degree is to equip Christian leaders to handle the Scriptures skillfully and to love God rightly so that they may bring truth to others. The tremendous responsibilities of ministry leave no room for short-cuts in theological education. This program provides accessible, quality education you can utilize to lead a prepared and invested ministry for the church and for the gospel.

Are you looking to take the step into a deeper study of the Word?

Consider the Master of Divinity degree. This is the core of everything that we do at Central. It is in this program that we seek to train leaders for local churches. You will gain proficiency in Greek and Hebrew which will prepare you for the exegesis that is the foundation of everything. Historical and systematic theology classes will inform your work in the text and connect you to centuries of believers who have gone before. Counseling courses will train you to appropriately apply the meaning of the text to life’s problems. Pastoral theology will groom you to lead the way you ought.

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