The world we live in today is a cosmopolitan, globally connected, 24/7/365 world which straddles both geographical and digital spaces. Whether in Singapore, in regions immediately surrounding this island nation, or in countries further afield, the dynamism of the 21st century has introduced new challenges. Serving in such a world requires understanding, perspective, competence, emotional stability, compassion, and other leadership qualities for effective ministry.
The Master of Divinity is a 3 year, full-time leadership development programme designed to equip men and women for ministries in churches, mission, parachurch organizations, and the public square. In SBC it is offered in a worshipful, richly diverse, multicultural learning community with at least 20-25 nationalities represented at any one time.
Our curriculum emphasises four kinds of important competencies and capacities to cultivate in our students:
The Master of Divinity at SBC allows exploration of ministry interests by giving students the flexibility of taking competency courses. The three tracks available are Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministries and Intercultural Studies. Students may also opt for a General Studies track.
The Biblical Studies track focuses on Bible exegesis in preparation for ministries in teaching and research.
The Pastoral Ministries Track focuses on foundational understandings and skills in preparation for pastoral leadership.
The Intercultural Studies Track focuses on missions studies and skills in preparation for field and home missions leadership.
English Language Minimum Requirements
|Old Testament Foundations||3|
|Biblical Greek I||3|
|Survey of Church History||3|
|Research and Writing||2|
|Old Testament Studies I||3|
|New Testament Foundations||3|
|Biblical Greek II||3|
|Asian Church History||2|
|Biblical Hebrew I||3|
|Old Testament Studies II||3|
|New Testament Studies I||3|
|Introduction to Christian Spirituality||3|
NT Exegesis I OR
|Biblical Hebrew II||3|
|New Testament Studies II||3|
|Systematic Theology I||3|
|Systematic Theology II||3|
|OT Exegesis OR Competency/Elective||3|
|Systematic Theology III||3|
|Competency 1: Christian Worldview & Witness|
|伦理学||Gospel, Church & Culture (PM/BS Track recm’d)|
|Engaging World Religions (IS Track recm’d)||Apologetics and Outreach|
|Cultural Anthropology for Ministry|
|Competency 2: Pastoral Care|
|Pastoral Counselling (PM Track recm’d)||Theology of Work and Vocation|
|Emotional Health of a Pastor||Building Strong Families|
|Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation (PM Track recm’d)|
|Competency 3: Pastoral Leadership|
|Pastoral Theology and Ministry (PM Track recm’d)||Principles of Christian Education|
|Ministry to Youth & Youth Culture||Teaching-Learning Process (PM Track recm’d)|
|Ministry to Adults||Cross Cultural Discipleship (IS Track recm’d)|
|Diaspora Missiology||OT Studies III|
|NT Exegesis I (if not as req’d MDiv course)||NT Studies III|
|OT Exegesis I (if not as req’d MDiv course)||NT Exegesis II|
|Culture & Contextualization||OT Exegesis II|
注解： Course offerings are subject to change.