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THE BIBLICAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The Biblical Studies Certificate Program(B.S.C.) is a one year (or 30 credit hours), non-degree course of study offered to those who are over the age of 20 and wish to go into the mission field, but have no formal Bible training. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants who wish to apply to the program must be:

  1. A committed, born-again Christian

  2. A mature and healthy Christian in both mind and spirit

  3. Missionary minded

  4. At least 20 years of age

  5. A member of an evangelical Protestant church

 

Graduation Requirements

The Biblical Studies Certificate will be awarded upon meeting the following requirements:

  1. Completion of the curriculum with a C+ average

  2. Service in an approved Christian ministry for two semesters

  3. Thorough understanding of the entire Bible

  4. Demonstration of spiritual fitness for Christian ministry through: contributing attitude in Bible studies; active participation in local churches; demonstration of passion in world missions; and personal conduct and deportment within the student body and Christian society.

  5. Agreement with the doctrinal position of the Seminary

  6. Payment of all required financial obligations before graduation

THE ASSOCIATE OF DIVINITY PROGRAM

The Associate of Divinity Program (A. Div.) program is a post-secondary professional degree intended for persons who hold a high school diploma or other equivalent certificate.  The program is designed to equip students for effective ministry as a pastor, associate pastor, church planter, missionary, or evangelist.  This is a two-year program, requiring 60 credit hours  for graduation. 

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants who wish to apply to the program must be:

  1. A committed, born-again Christian

  2. A mature and healthy Christian in both mind and spirit

  3. Missionary minded

  4. At least 20 years of age

  5. A member of an evangelical Protestant church

  6. A high school graduate or holding the Bible Studies Certificate

Graduation Requirements

In order to qualify for graduation from World Missions College of Greater Washington, each student in the Associate of Divinity program must satisfy the course requirements of 60 credit hours.

Educational Objectives

The Associate of Divinity Program is designed to promote students’ growth towards personal maturity and professional ministry competence.  The objectives of the program are accomplished through classroom instruction, the modeling of professors, the practice of ministry through practical missions programs, chapel services, and student organizations. 

Essential Skills for Ministry

The Associate of Divinity program seeks to guide students to understand, develop, and utilize the essential skills for ministry.  Its aim is to build effective performance of pastoral leadership roles in the church, including preaching, teaching, worship leadership, pastoral leadership, pastoral ministry, personal counseling, evangelism, and missions. 

Personal Growth and Professional Development

A. Div. program seeks to guide students to develop lifelong patterns of continuing personal, spiritual growth, and professional development. 

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BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY PROGRAM

Admission Requirement


Applicants who wish to apply to the program must be:

  1. A committed, born-again Christian

  2. A mature and healthy Christian in both mind and spirit

  3. Missionary minded

  4. At least 20 years of age

  5. A member of an evangelical Protestant church

  6. A high school graduate or holding the Bible Studies Certificate

Graduation Requirement 


Each student in the Bachelor of Theology program must complete 120credit hours of required courses in order to qualify for graduation from WMCGW.

Educational Objectives


The Bachelor of Theology program is designed to promote students’ growth towards personal maturity and professional ministry competence.  The objectives of the program are accomplished through classroom instruction, the modeling of professors, the practice of ministry through the Practical Missions activities, chapel services, and student organizations.  The completion of an essay on a concerned field of study may be required. 

Foundational Studies


The Bachelor of Theology program seeks to guide students to understand and interpret the Christian faith in the light of its Biblical, missiological, theological, and historical dimensions as well as utilize insights gained from these disciplines for the effective practice of ministry in the church, community and the world.

Essential Skills for Ministry


The Bachelor of Theology program seeks to guide students to understand, develop, and utilize the essential skills for ministry.  Its aim is to build effective performance of pastoral and missionary leadership roles in the church or in the mission field, including preaching, teaching, worship leadership, pastoral leadership, pastoral ministry, personal counseling, evangelism, missions, and community activities. 

Personal Growth and Professional Development


The Bachelor of Theology program seeks to guide students to develop lifelong patterns of continuing personal spiritual growth and professional development. 

 
 
 
 

MASTER OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM

Admission Requirement

Applicants who wish to apply to the program must be:

  1. A committed, born-again Christian

  2. A mature and healthy Christian in both mind and spirit

  3. Missionary minded

  4. At least 20 years of age

  5. A member of an evangelical Protestant church

  6. A college/university graduate or holding the Bachelor of Theology or its equivalent

Graduation Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be awarded the M.C.E. degree:

  1. Complete 48credit hours of courses, including more than 16credit hours of Christian Education related courses.

  2. Complete the prescribed curriculum with a C+ average or above

  3. Demonstrate spiritual fitness for Christian ministry through: contribution in Bible studies; active participation in local churches; and personal conduct and deportment within the student body and Christian society.

  4. Have met all financial obligations before the time of graduation

MASTER OF MINISTRY PROGRAM

Admission Requirement

Applicants who wish to apply to the program must be:

  1. A committed, born-again Christian

  2. A mature and healthy Christian in both mind and spirit

  3. Missionary minded

  4. A member of an evangelical Protestant church

  5. A college/university graduate or holding the Bachelor of Theology or its equivalent

Graduation Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be awarded the M.M. degree:

  1. Complete 48 credit hours of courses, including more than 16 hours of Ministry related courses.

  2. Complete the prescribed curriculum with a C+ average or above

  3. Demonstrate spiritual fitness for Chris

  4. tian ministry through: contribution in Bible studies; active participation in local churches; and personal conduct and deportment within the student body and Christian society.

  5. Have met all financial obligations before the time of graduation

MASTER OF DIVINITY PROGRAM

Purpose

The Master of Divinity Program prepares the student for pastoral ministry, missions, chaplaincy, and other church-related vocations.  The M. Div. program may be completed in three years.

 

Admission Requirement

Applicants who wish to apply to the program must be:

  1. A committed, born-again Christian

  2. A mature and healthy Christian in both mind and spirit

  3. Missionary minded

  4. A member of an evangelical Protestant church

  5. A college/university graduate or holding the Bachelor of Theology or its equivalent

*Those who have already graduated from the Master of Christian Education program or the Master of Ministry program need to meet the remaining semester hours of study. 

 

Graduation Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be awarded the M. Div. degree:

  1. Complete 92 credit hours of courses

  2. Write a thesis in the student’s specialized field (6 credit hours)

  3. Complete the prescribed curriculum with a C+ average or above

  4. Demonstrate spiritual fitness for Christian ministry through: contribution in Bible studies; active participation in local churches; and personal conduct and deportment within the student body and Christian society.

  5. Have met all financial obligations before the time of graduation

MASTER OF THEOLOGY IN MISSIOLOGY PROGRAM

 

Admission Requirement

Applicants who wish to apply to the program must be:

  1. A committed, born-again Christian

  2. A mature and healthy Christian in both mind and spirit

  3. Missionary minded

  4. A member of an evangelical Protestant church

  5. Holding the Master of Divinity or its equivalent

 

Graduation Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be awarded the Th. M. degree:

  1. Complete 30credit hours of courses

  2. Write a thesis in the student’s specialized field (6 credit hours)

  3. Complete the prescribed curriculum with a C+ average or above

  4. Demonstrate spiritual fitness for Christian ministry through: contribution in Bible studies; active participation in local churches; and personal conduct and deportment within the student body and Christian society.

  5. Have met all financial obligations before the time of graduation

 
 
 
 

DOCTOR OF MISSIOLOGY PROGRAM

Purpose

This program aims at the student’s expertise of mission or ministry.  It prepares students the practical tools and skills to improve ministry and missions applying the course to acquire theological knowledge to his(her) ministry and missions.  It is the program for mission centered research. It is also to delete the chasm between Idealism of theoretical theology and pro-experientialism in mission field.

Feature

The dissertation in this program will provide knowledge, perspective, and skill which can be applied in mission and ministry fields.  Also, this program would be concerned about applying existing theological knowledge to actual mission fields.  This program emphasizes the methodology of mission.  So, students are instructed practical methodologies for their future missions and concrete skills based on their precedent theological knowledge and experiences.  This program would maximize the potentiality of missionaries and presents adequate developments of mission tactics admitting different missions by different talents from God.

 

Administration Requirement

This is the program for applicants who both completing of M. Div. program and its equivalent; and at least 3 years of missionary or ministry experience.

Program Design

The goal of this program is the students’ formation of missiological perspectives; and let students have missiological understanding about Word, World, and Church with core concept of mission. New formation of understanding of the Word from mission perspective and substantial ways to understand the World enable church to act properly for the contemporary society and to do misssiological tasks.  Emphasis would be put on theologizing in mission, so it is proper in mission or ministry field.  Research and strategy should be based on Bible and they should be reasonable and trustworthy.  With these perspectives, it includes self-monitoring of one’s spiritual experiences, the understanding process of self-distinctive potential, the verification of one’s proposal in mission fields, the Biblical and theological answer of the one’s proposal, and the process of concrete tactical building of the answer.

 

Specialized Class

a. Area for Dissertations

  1. Church Growth (church planting, evangelizing, small group movement, church growth strategy, urban mission)

  2. Leaderships (talent development, leadership development, female leadership, mentoring, lay ministry)

  3. Missiology (Missiology,Post-Modernism, Theologizing Tasks)

  4. Cultural Anthropology (World Perspective, Spiritual Battle, Recovery, Intercession Prayer)

  5. Mission History (Revival Movement History, Mission History of Korea, N. Korea Mission)

  6. Theology of Ministry (Liturgy, Homiletics, Praising Ministry.  Ministry Philosophy, Immigration- Ministry)

 

b. Classes for specialized area

  1. Church Growth (church planting, evangelizing, small group movement, church growth strategy, urban mission)

           a) MC720:  Foundations of Church Growth 8 credits

           b) MC730: Cross-Cultural Church Planting 8 credits

           c) MC740: Small Group Movement/ Discipleship 8 credits

           d) MC750: Church Planting in Urban Context) 8 credits

 

  2. Leaderships (talent development, leadership development, female leadership, mentoring, lay ministry)

           a) ML720: Leadership

           b) ML730: Developing Talents in Leaderships

           c) ML740: Developing Professional Missionaries

           d) ML750: Women in Cross-cultural Ministry

 

  3. Missiology (Missiology, Post-Modernism, Theologizing Tasks)

           a) MT720: Biblical Foundations of Mission

           b) MT730: Contemporary Theologies of Mission

           c) MT770: Introduction to Post-Modernism

 

  4. Cultural Anthropology (World Perspective, Spiritual Battle, Healing, Intercession Prayer)

          a) MB720: Cultural Anthropology

          b) MB730: Folk Religion and Mission

          c) MB740: Ministry of Healing

          d) MB750: Spiritual Power Encounter

  5. Mission History (Revival Movement History, Mission History of Korea, N. Korea Mission)

          a) MH720: History and Theology of Evangelical Awakenings

          b) MH741: Mission History of Korean Church

          c) MH773: Theological Understanding of Reunification of Korea and Strategy of Church Planting

          d) MH742: Life and Works of Foreign Missionaries in Korea

 

  6. Theology of Ministry (Liturgy, Homiletics, Praising Ministry.  Ministry Philosophy, Immigration- Ministry)

           a) MM720: Worship in Mission

           b) MM744: Praise and Worship

           c) MM757: Preaching in Mission

           d) MM764: History and Work of Korean American Churc

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM

Purpose

This program aims at the student’s competence in theological reflection and practical ministry skills, and to help students develop spiritual and local church leadership. It prepares students the practical tools and skills to improve ministry and missions applying the course to acquire theological knowledge to his (her) ministry and missions.  The Doctor of Ministry program is designed to provide the highest professional education in various areas of ministry for the students who are successfully engaged in ministry. It is also to delete the chasm between Idealism of theoretical theology and pro-experientialism in ministry.

Feature

The dissertation course in this program focuses on knowledge, perspective, and skill which can be applied in mission and ministry fields.  Also, this program would be concerned about applying existing theological knowledge to actual ministry.  This program emphasizes the methodology of ministry.  So, students are instructed to practical methodologies for their future ministries and to concrete skills based on their precedent theological knowledge and experiences.  This program would maximize the potentiality of ministers and presents adequate developments of ministry tactics admitting different ministries by different talents from God.

 

Objectives

 

Each graduates of the D.Min. program will be able to:

  1. Objectively evaluate the ministry in which the student has been involved.

  2. Analyze and understand problems that have hindered the ministry from spiritual maturation.

  3. Share these struggles with fellow pastors, see how they cope with these difficulties, and learn from each other about how to deal with them.

  4. Formulate diverse strategies to overcome these obstacles and discover which strategy may best work for the individual church.

  5. Create a project which one can implement to achieve the devised strategy.

  6. Report the outcome of its implementation so that fellow pastors may benefit from it.

Admission Requirements

WMCGW accepts those who have earned a M.Div. degree from accredited institutions or its equivalent. Candidates are required to have had three years of ministry experience after receiving a M.Div. degree or the first graduate theological degree which may include the minimum of 72 graduate semester hours of theology, biblical studies, and the arts of ministry. For those who fall outside these requirements of admission, the Admissions Committee of the Doctor of Ministry (ACDM) will review each case to determine admission.

Candidates are required to have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for master’s level work. Students whose GPA is below this level may be provisionally accepted into the program. These candidates will be put on probation until they successfully complete nine credit hours. Additional class work to improve their grades may be required.

 

Application

Doctor of Ministry applications should be presented to WMCGW at least a month prior to the first seminar. Accepted students may start their studies at any of the D. Min. seminars offered regularly or modularly throughout the year.

The ACDM may grant admission on the basis of the required credentials alone, or request the applicant to submit additional materials and/or schedule an interview with the applicant. The Director of the D.Min. program will conduct the interview.

Admission policies and procedures are subject to change without notice. New students are required to submit a non-refundable tuition deposit to confirm acceptance of admission.

Unless candidates start the program within one calendar year of admission, they will automatically lose eligibility and must go through the admissions process again.

 

Required Documents for Admission

  • Application Form

  • Transcript for M.Div. or its educational equivalent from an accredited institution. The transcript should show a minimum of 72 graduate semester hour credits in theological and ministerial study with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

  • Official transcripts from all other postsecondary institutions attended

  • Proofs of three years of ministry experience after his or her first graduate theological studies

  • Resume and Statement of the Purpose of Study

  • Three Reference Letters: two from pastors and one from a professor

  • $150 non-refundable application fee

If deemed necessary, an interview with the Director of the D. Min program will be scheduled. English translations of transcripts must arrive in sealed envelopes from the prior schools or be hand-carried.

 

Program of Study

In order to complete the D. Min program, candidates must satisfy two basic elements: Course work and Project or Thesis. Here the “Project” refers to particular casework carried out in tandem with the candidates’ ministry. The final product of the project will take the shape of a well-researched report. The “Thesis” indicates written work that proves a candidate’ theological assertion or view on certain aspects of ministry by means of practical examples. The degree shall be completed within minimum three years to maximum six years. Students whose programs continue into a fourth year will be charged a continuation fee for that year and any additional approved years. To earn the D. Min degree, students must successfully complete total 48 credit hours that consist of 42 credit hours of course work and 6 hours of project/thesis writing.

 

Course Work

The course work is to be completed within the first three years. The course work can be implemented on a semester basis or an intensive basis. A semester course work consists of guided studies with assignments and seminars during the given semester. An intensive seminar format consists of three parts.

First, three months prior to the intensive seminar, students will receive information on the forthcoming seminar with a list of required reading and written works for each course. These pre-seminar assignments are to be completed before the seminar begins. The written assignments will be graded as part of each intensive seminar.

Second, the intensive seminar-proper will last a week, from Monday morning until Friday afternoon. During that week there will be lectures by designated instructors for the assigned topics. It will be a time of interaction with the instructors and with other students.

Third, a project is to be completed after the seminar based upon the reading and class work. The purpose of the project is to enable the seminar students to integrate the course content with his or her ministry. This project will be graded as part of the intensive seminar class. A given semester course work or a given intensive course work may be adjusted to incorporate new situations of the semester or the intensive course work.

 

Major Project or Thesis

The major project or thesis is the highlight of the D. Min program. It is designed to help students to think theologically about ministry by requiring them to apply new concepts and methods to their ministries.

The proposal (prospectus) for the project or thesis must be formally approved by candidate’s Project/Thesis Committee. One faculty reader will be designated as the first reader and other two faculty readers as second readers to the candidate during the project or thesis writing. The first reader will read the student’s thesis or project and guide the student to complete the work through giving feedback and recommendations for further reading and research. If the candidate is not able to submit his/her final project/thesis in an electronic file format by May 15, a preliminary graduation certificate will be awarded to him/her at the graduation ceremony. The student shall submit his/her final project/thesis within the time limit set during the oral defense. When the school receives the student’s final project/thesis, it will issue the original graduate certificate to him/her.

 

Oral Defense

Upon preliminary approval of the project/thesis by the first reader and reviewers, the student shall ask a meeting for his/her oral defense. The oral defense shall take place at least two weeks prior to the graduation date. During the oral defense the first reader and/or second readers may give further comments and the preliminary project/thesis shall be finally approved.

 

 

Curriculum

The D.Min. program has the following areas of studies: Church, Leadership, Practice, and Mission. Each student is required to complete forty eight (48) semester credits:  forty two (42) credits of seminars, and six (6) credits of project/thesis. Each seminar consists of three (3) credit hours. If deemed necessary, new areas or seminars may be added. 

All research areas and titles for D.Min. program are listed in the WMCGW catalog.

 
 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 

 

Spring Semester 2020

Classes Begin                                          February 1   

Class Opening Worship                             February 2    

Master Program Classes Begin                   February 3

Mid-Term Exams Begin                             March 14  

Mid-Term Exams End                                March 18

Bible Conference (No classes)                    April 12

Final Exam Exam Begin                             May 4  

Final Exams End                                       May 9

Class Closing Worship                               May 10

Fall Semester 2020

Classes Begin                                          August 29   

Class Opening Worship                             August 30            

Master Program Classes Begin                   August 31

Labor Day (School closed)                        September 7  

Mid-Term Exams Begin                             October 15

Mid-Term Exams End                                October 20                           

Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes)              November 26-28

Final Exam Exam Begin                             December 7 

Final Exams End                                       December 12

Class Closing Worship                               December 13

* Schedule is subjected to change without notice, if necessary. *