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M.Div. – Church Planting

Be Equipped to Establish Churches Through Regent’s M.Div. – Church Planting Degree Program

Do you have a passion to start a new church and see your congregation multiply? Regent’s Master of Divinity with a concentration in Church Planting will provide you with biblical, theological, and practical training to help you grow in evangelism and discipleship. You will train to be an effective 21st-century church planting catalyst while gaining a solid foundation in church leadership, cultivation, multiplication, revitalization, and renewal. You’ll also learn how to apply planting and revival models to a variety of ministry contexts — with the goal of bringing more people to Christ. This concentration is available fully online or can be taken partially online and partially on campus in Virginia Beach.

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BROADEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Examine how to build a healthy church, either from a new church plant or from revitalizing a dying church.

LEARN FROM TOP SCHOLARS & PRACTITIONERS

Gain advanced insight from pioneers in Church History, Christian Ministry, Renewal Theology, and Biblical Studies.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Experience Regent, ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report, 2020.

Presented from a Christian perspective, this degree is supported by our respected faculty in Virginia Beach.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) at Regent University is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

On completing the M.Div. – Church Planting degree, you will be able to:

  • Develop biblical models for planting and revitalizing churches.
  • Mobilize and manage church growth and Kingdom expansion.
  • Identify elements of toxic ministry environments and restore ministries to health.
  • Lead renewal and transformation in existing churches that have plateaued or declined.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Church Planter
  • Ministerial Executive Leader
  • Christian Educator
  • Preparation for the D.Min. or other terminal seminary degrees
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An integrated perspective of the pastoral functions, practices and offices in the local church, with special applied emphasis on the sacraments, ordinances, funerals and weddings. Critical issues in pastoral leadership are examined with an emphasis on avoiding pastoral pitfalls and fulfilling one’s calling with integrity.

Builds a solid biblical foundation and theology to direct church planting and renewal. Allows ministers to develop a personal theology for church planting, multiplication, revitalization, and renewal to guide their ministry.
Examines biblical models for planting and revitalizing churches. Offers an opportunity to explore application of planting and revitalization models to your ministry context
Explores the dynamics of what makes a church healthy. Identifies elements of toxic ministry environments and how to restore ministries to health with emphasis on church planting, revitalization, and renewal.
Church planting and revitalization with an evangelistic focus. Learn to lead planting and renewal with an aim toward winning the lost and building a church out of newly converted Christians in a variety of ministry contexts.
An application-oriented course in church renewal and revitalization. Learn how to lead renewal and transformation in existing churches that have plateaued or are in decline.

2021-22 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial College Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

  • Email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5006$3,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5006$3,000
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5006$3,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6503$1,950
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6503$1,950
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6503$1,950

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5009$4,500
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5009$4,455
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5009$4,500
Master of Theology (ThM)$6506$3,900
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6506$3,900
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6506$3,900

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5006$3,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5006$3,000
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5006$3,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6503$1,950
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6503$1,950
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6503$1,950

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5009$4,500
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5009$4,455
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5009$4,500
Master of Theology (ThM)$6506$3,900
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6506$3,900
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6506$3,900

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

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