Summary of the Certificate for
Minister in Training
Holistic Preparation for Ordination to Christian Ministry
Part of the NYDS Faculty: Prof. Craft, Dr. DeLoatch, Prof. Miranda, Prof. Monroy, Prof. Harding, Dr. Pickett, Prof. Sigward, Prof. Teabout, Prof. Taylor, Dr. de Vries
For detailed background information concerning all 25 faculty members, see www.nydivinityschool.org.
Bible-based: Content, Understanding, and Application 8 Units
o Biblical Hermeneutics B31 2
o Survey of the New Testament I and II B51 and B52 4
o Survey of Old Testament I or II B41 or B42 2
Christ-centered: Worldview/Theology, Conduct and Cogency 8 Units
o Apologetics I C41 2
o Biblical Ethics—Personal or Organizational C21 or C22 2
o Theology C31 or C32 2
o The Gospel and the World Religions C41 2
Spirit-led: Personal Growth, Ministry Skills and Community Leadership 8 Units
o Chaplaincy I S77 2
o Leadership Ministry and Coaching * S29 2
o Preparation of Biblical Messages* S11 2
o Spiritual Formation for Leaders* S21 2
* These marked courses have internship aspects, involving appropriate active ministry, in addition to study and writing.
Electives: Selected Courses according to each Student’s Calling and Interests 6 Units
Elective courses can include studies of the student’s own denomination’s heritage, practice and doctrine.
TOTAL Master’s-Level Units 30 Units
PLEASE NOTE: previously taken NYDS courses are eligible. In addition, transfers from approved institutions are welcomed.
Every academic “Unit” is 12 contact hours in class plus 24 hours of study, research, writing, reflection, and application outside of class. Most courses are 2-units—so courses typically meet for 24 contact hours in class and engage 48 hours of study, research, writing, reflection, and application outside of class.
College-level M.I.T. alternative: Men and women may take the 16 courses in the Capstone Curriculum of the New York Urban Ministry Institute (www.NYUMI.net) plus two NYDS courses: “Chaplaincy” and “Biblical Ethics.” The 16 Capstone courses are acknowledged for 28 college credits at several accredited colleges. Combined with the two NYDS classes, men and women receive 32 units of excellent ministry and leadership training on the college level. As a “Bible Institute in a box,” NYUMI can offer classes anywhere.
MIT is your “5A” program of Master’s-level training in leadership and ministry
ü Accessible = locations to serve you throughout the NYC metro area
ü Affordable = at $165 per Unit, tuition for the entire MIT Program is under $5,000
ü Applied = fruitfully ‘commence’ what you learn immediately after every class
ü Acute = gain incisive learning skills to empower you for all of life and service
ü Apologetic = become equipped to represent the Lord with cogency, clarity and conviction
For additional information, please contact us at 646-395-0008 or MIT@nydivinityschool.org.