ITS now offers courses in sequence for students to earn a Master of Divinity degree, an MA in Biblical and Theological Ministry degree or a Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies.
Taught by Dr. Russell Fuller
Taught by Dr. James Brandyberry
Taught by Dr. Nicholas Piotrowski
Taught by Dr. Kristopher Holroyd
Taught by Drs. Stephen Wellum & David Schrock
Taught by Dr. James Spiegel
Taught by Rev. Jeff Nottingham
To Audit: $135/course
Indianapolis Theological Seminary offers two degrees and one certificate:
The aim of the MDiv and MA is to graduate students who are adept at:
The GCCS aims at giving students a diverse sampling of these areas of study. Read more about these distinctives here.
The unique component about the MDiv and MA is that a significant number of the courses will be offered in local church contexts (internships, apprenticeships, etc.) while the rest will be taught in classroom settings. Thus, ITS has the vision of wedding robust graduate-level academic instruction with real ministerial experience right here in Indianapolis. Internships will be carried out as arranged by the student and the supervising church/pastor; in-class courses will meet on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday nights with occasional weekend intensives. Those who graduate with the GCCS can still use those earned credits towards the MA or MDiv.
The ITS Master of Divinity degree includes credits earned in class and in internships in the following disciplines:
The ITS Master of Arts in Biblical Ministry degree includes credits earned in class and in internships in the following disciplines:
The ITS Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies includes credits earned in class in the following disciplines:
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Internships with local churches and/or ministries comprise ITS's "Practical Theology" (PT) courses. Students pursuing the M.A. in Biblical & Theological Ministry degree are required to take 9 credits of Practical Theology (PT) courses. Students pursuing the M.Div. degree are required to take 23 credits of PT courses. Internships can be in the following areas:
Additional internship in other areas can be considered as well.
Some areas of study are better accomplished by immersion into the life and daily activities of practitioners. The purpose of ITS internships is to provide students with real-world learning experiences that will foster practical ministry wisdom with strong theological moorings in the context of healthy Christian ministries, led by tried and proven practitioners. Students will learn practical details of the specific ministry in which they are interning, apply theological knowledge to said ministry, and produce experiential ministry fruit (preach, teach, counseling, evangelize, disciple, etc.).
The timing of these internships is very flexible. Students can fit them into their schedule as suites them best in the course of pursuing a degree, beginning with the 500 level internships right away. The 600 and 700 level internships are better experiences after having some Bible and Theology classes first. The Preaching internships have Hermeneutics as a prerequisite.
Students should locate their own internship or may approach the ITS Internship Director (ID) for assistance in securing an internship. The internship may or may not be completed in the student’s home church. The student should consider an opportunity which will broaden their experience and add depth to their resume.
Read more about where our students have interned: History of Student Internships
Students must complete an Approval Form for each internship, and return to the Administrator at email@example.com by the following dates:
Internships will be approved by the ITS Internship Director (ID) by the following dates, at which time the student must register for PT course:
For more information, download the Internship Handbook here.
Instructions: The following items are required to audit, take classes for credit, or pursue a degree at ITS: