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Master of Divinity
Specialization in Urban Ministry

Program Goal

The Master of Divinity is primarily designed for Christians in response to God’s call to Christian vocation. It also provides opportunity for pastors/ministers to further their theological training. It is intended to equip students to grow in the spiritual, academic and vocational areas of ministry; therefore, they can contribute effectively to the furtherance of the Gospel. The Master of Divinity degree provides a core curriculum to acquaint students with the various disciplines involved in the practice of ministry, as well as an opportunity to specialize in a particular field of interest. There are six specializations: Biblical Studies, Christian  Education, Pastoral Counseling, Urban Ministry, Spiritual Formation / Leadership and Trainers in Youth Ministries. The degree requires a total of 90 credit hours. Students with previous equivalent academic credits may apply for exemption. However, all students are required to undertake Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), so as to enable them to address life challenges and to care and shepherd others.
 

For graduates who do not have a Bachelor of Theology but are admitted to the Master of Divinity program, they are advised to take a major in Biblical Studies. No additional credit is required under the arrangement. However, if a major in other specializations is chosen, the students are required to complete four additional courses in bible studies (a total of 12 credits). 

Full-time students are expected to complete in 3 years. Part-time students are expected to complete in 5 years. The maximum period of study is 7 years. Students are required to participate in non-credit, spiritual discipline activities, such as morning service, prayer meetings, choir practice, student union activities, etc. Single students are encouraged to live on campus.

Program Outcomes

The program aims to deliver practical ministry instructions so that each student learns to implement the Mission of Christ and holistic ministry.​ Students who are major in Urban Ministry will have a better understanding of topics like globalization, urbanization, theology of work and servant leadership. They will be able to apply Christian values in an urban context.

Admission Requirements

  • Committed to the call of God to full-time Christian ministry

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Theology from a recognized university, college or seminary, or equivalent 

  • Baptized for at least 2 years or longer 

  • Recommended by the church.

Graduation qualification

Students should have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, and have passed all courses required.

Remarks

  1. Generally, subjects of the same subject and level will be accepted for credit transfer, but the transferred credits cannot exceed 50% of the total credit requirements.

  2. If you fail the entrance examination, you will need to study BS5003 Bible Overview.

  3. Those who have not studied the basic Greek for at least one academic year must take additional BS5903A-B Greek IA-1B.

  4. Must attend non-credit courses as required by the student handbook.

Program Curriculum and Requirements

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Master of Theological Studies 
Specialization in Urban Ministry

Program Goal

The Master of Theological Studies is designed for Christians who have a non-theological degree 
from a recognized institution or equivalent. The core courses aim to provide students with a 
foundation of theological and biblical concepts, and to strengthen them in their chosen area of 
specialization. The degree requires a total of 60 credit hours.

Full-time students are expected to complete in 2 years, except those majoring in Trainers in Youth Ministries. Part-time students are expected to complete in 4 years. The maximum period of study is 7 years.

Program Outcomes

The program aims to prepare God’s servants to implement the Mission of Christ and holistic ministry in the present age. Students who are major in Urban Ministry will have a better understanding of topics like globalization, urbanization, theology of work and servant leadership. They will be able to apply Christian values in an urban context.

Admission Requirements

  • Baptized for at least 2 years or longer

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, college or seminary

Requirements for Graduation

Students should have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, and have passed all courses required

Remarks

  1. Students with previous equivalent academic credits may apply for credit transfer. (However, do not exceed 50% of the total credits required for the program.)

  2. Survey of the Bible (BS5003) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.

Program Curriculum and Requirements

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MA UM

Master of Arts
Specialization in Urban Ministry

Program Goal

The Master of Arts is designed for Christians/pastoral workers who seek to advance academically. 
The core courses aim to provide students with a foundation of theological and biblical concepts, 
and to strengthen them in their chosen area of specialization. There are three specializations: 
Biblical Studies, Pastoral Counseling, and Urban Ministry. The degree requires a total 60 credit 
hours. Students with previous equivalent academic credits may apply for exemption. All students 
are required to write a thesis or project proposal.

 

Full-time students are expected to complete in 2 years, except those majoring in Trainers in Youth Ministries. Part-time students are expected to complete in 4 years. The maximum period of study is 7 years.

Program Outcomes

Students who are major in Urban Ministry will have a better understanding of topics like globalization, urbanization, theology of work and servant leadership. Through the application of Christian values in an urban context, students are able to integrate their biblical and theological knowledge with the professional know-how, and thereby in a better position to shepherd other believers in the marketplace.

Admission Requirements

  • Baptized for at least 2 years or longer

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, college or seminary

Requirements for Graduation

Students should have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, and have passed all courses required.

Remarks

  1. Students with previous equivalent academic credits may apply for credit transfer. (However, do not exceed 50% of the total credits required for the program.)

  2. Survey of the Bible (BS5003) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.

Program Curriculum and Requirements

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​and other professors and lecturers at Bethel Bible Seminary

 https://bethelbibleseminary.hk/lecturer/

FAculty

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Prof Natalie CHAN

DMin (Bakke Graduate University)

Director, Ray Bakke Centre for Urban Transformation

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