Partners in Ministry Training

Reduce educational debt, enhance ministry.

To advance in your ministry calling, you know you need the preparation and reflection provided by a Biblically grounded seminary. Regent University's School of Divinity has launched the Partners in Ministry Training (PMT) program to make earning your degree more affordable.

Receive practical ministry experience, a high-powered seminary degree, and meaningful connections with a local church body, resulting in either an offer of employment or a strong reference to aid in your job-search process.

How Does Partners in Ministry Training Work for Students?

  • Students who plan to study at the Virginia Beach campus can apply to the School of Divinity for acceptance in Fall 2015. In addition to the admission application, they will submit an application for the Partners in Ministry Training program.
  • Students accepted to PMT will attend fundraising training on the Virginia Beach campus in March or May 2015, with all expenses paid. They will be matched with a mutually chosen local church ministry that will serve as their church home while studying.
  • Using the skills from fundraising training, students will connect with their networks of churches, friends, acquaintances, family, etc. to build financial support for their education. (Regent will match payments from churches, up to $750 per semester.)
  • Students arrive on campus in August 2015, fully or nearly funded, and begin seminary classes and monthly PMT-related workshops. Topics will include: financial management, network development, career development and more.
  • When program requirements are complete, students graduate with significantly reduced debt, ready to launch into ministry.

  • *Online students can join the PMT program for Fall 2016, and all program materials will be available fully online. Online students will serve in their local, home churches.

How Does Partners in Ministry Training Work for Churches?

  • Churches can send their own students to the School of Divinity, or offer to sponsor a student in the local area. Sponsorship should include an opportunity for real-life ministry with a mentoring relationship and may also include financial assistance, housing or employment.
  • Churches receive a boost from committed and motivated seminary students and help equip and shape the next generation of church leaders.
  • As partners, church pastors, staff and interested lay people have access to a wide range of growth opportunities and events at Regent University and the School of Divinity. Chief among these is the annual PMT Partners' Summit, to celebrate the achievements of students and partner churches in the PMT program.

Become a church or alumni partner now >

David Stine, D.Min. '07

David Stine, D.Min. '07

Lead Pastor, DC Metro Church

"I felt such a connection with everyone at Regent. My education was fantastic; I needed it. But the relationships developed there were key. They still impact me today." Read more >

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