“Our Distance Locations offer world class pastoral training while enabling local churches to partner with us in the discipleship process.”

Brian Biedebach
Director of Distance Education

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CREDITS

$425

COST PER CREDIT

$12,130

TUITION PER YEAR

4

YEARS

Countryside Bible Church

This educational program takes place in an environment of spiritual fellowship and lifelong relationships which emphasize the worship of God, submission to the authority of Scripture, a life of personal holiness, the priority of the local church, and reaching the world with the gospel. Classes are taught on the beautiful campus of Countryside Bible Church.

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Tom Pennington Associate Dean

Tom Pennington, Pastor-Teacher of Countryside Bible Church since 2003, serves as the dean of our Dallas location. Tom previously served 16 years at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California in various roles, including as an elder, Senior Associate Pastor, personal assistant to John MacArthur, an adjunct faculty member of The Master’s Seminary, and as Managing Director of Grace to You. Tom is a graduate of Bob Jones University (B.A., M.A., and additional Ph.D. classes) and holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from The Master’s College.

PROGRAM FORMAT

Courses are taught at Grace Bible Church in classrooms specially outfitted for academic instruction using;

Two-way
Livestream

Approximately 40% of the program connects Dallas students live with the L.A. campus and professors for interactive courses.

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Onsite
Classes

About 30% of the classes are taught in-person by professors in Dallas at the Countryside Bible Church campus.

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Online
Classes

The lecture portion of the remaining 30% of classes are taught via pre-recorded teaching (produced especially for students).

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Master of Divinity

The M.Div. also provides a basis for further graduate study leading to such degrees as Master of Theology (Th.M.), Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

Entrance Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Divinity program must possess a Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 2.5 or above. Those with lower GPAs may be considered for probationary admission status.

Alternative Programs

For those who do not meet the Master of Divinity entrance requirements, the same pastoral ministry training is available through the Bachelor of Theology and the Diploma of Theology programs.

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