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Choosing the Degree that is right for your Calling
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GCD programs combine classroom instruction from experienced faculty with practical ministry, all designed to equip you to fulfill God’s calling.

Let’s face it – there are plenty of great colleges out there. Many colleges have competent instructors who can share information; Grace College of Divinity focuses on personal transformation – our faculty bring to the table the academic credentials to teach with excellence, and our students can also draw from their years of ministry experience to foster personal growth and practical ministry skills. Take the next step to activate your leadership.

Whether you want a career in ministry or in the marketplace, or just want practical training to improve your own walk with God, Grace College of Divinity has a program for you. All of our Undergraduate programs have a core of Bible and Theology courses, so that no matter your Calling, you have a foundation built on God’s Word.

Changing colleges can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. At Grace College of Divinity, we have multiple options for transfer credit. Whether you want to transfer in one class, or an entire Associate’s Degree, our team is willing to consider your previous college coursework. You can also send an unofficial transcript to admissions@gcd.edu for a no-strings-attached transfer credit estimate.

Programs

Bible and Theology

These programs facilitate academic preparation for preaching, teaching, Bible-based ministry, and further graduate studies. Students will learn fundamentals of biblical Hebrew and Greek as well as advanced skills in biblical exegesis, including both Old and New Testament Exegesis.

Please note: There is no specific Undergraduate program for Bible and Theology. All Undergraduate programs have a major Bible and Theology component. Undergraduate students wishing to focus mainly on Bible and Theology should consider Undergraduate Divinity programs.

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Christian Counseling

These programs are designed for non-clinical biblical counseling in a church context. At the Undergraduate level, the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling is designed to prepare students for Graduate programs in Christian Counseling or related fields, combining counseling techniques and theories, practical experience, and a core of Bible and Theology courses. The Graduate Certificate in Christian Counseling is designed for those looking to supplement their existing education with formal training in Christian Counseling.

Please note: Grace College of Divinity Christian Counseling programs do not lead to state licensure.

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Christian Leadership

These programs of study equip students to learn and apply sound Biblical leadership training such as values, vision, planning, motivation, and organizational development to embrace, understand, and live as an effective ministry leader. Special attention to sound research and critical thinking are applied across all degrees in Christian Leadership.

Church Leadership

This one-year program is ideal for people who are already working in ministry in either paid or lay capacities, but desire additional formal biblical training. The courses required for this program provide solid biblical and ministry training while also providing some flexibility regarding ministry focus between Pastoral Ministry and Christian Counseling.

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Divinity

Programs in Divinity are GCD’s largest and most diverse academic offerings. At the Undergraduate level, the AA and BA in Divinity provide a core of Bible/Theology, General Education, and Leadership courses, with the option for ministry electives among Christian Leadership, Pastoral Ministry, Christian Counseling, and Intercultural Studies courses. At the Graduate level, the Master of Divinity is designed as a terminal degree for vocational ministers and Military Chaplains. Our M.Div. is a recognized program of study for Chaplain Candidates across all US military branches.

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theEXPERIENCE College Internship

This internship accompanies any Undergraduate program to provide world-class leadership training from one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing churches. Full-time Undergraduate students at the Fayetteville, NC campus can receive practical hands-on training outside of the classroom.

Intercultural Studies

The Intercultural Studies programs are designed to prepare students to engage in missions work in a cross-cultural or global setting. This program emphasizes leadership within cross-cultural and global contexts, in addition to 30 hours in Bible and Theology coursework.

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Ministry

These graduate programs prepare experienced pastors and Christian leaders to advance their knowledge in effective ministry strategies and tactics. Students will learn essential leadership principles for ministry in a growing local church as well as contemporary apologetics.

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Worship Ministry

These Undergraduate programs equip students interested in Worship Ministry within the local church. Students receive practical training through instrumental and/or vocal lessons by experienced musicians, as well as regular participation in worship teams at their local church. Special emphasis is given to leading and developing leaders within the context of worship teams.

Please note: For online students, applied lessons and practical worship experience takes place locally for the student. Online students can complete this degree.

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Flexible, Low-Cost Learning

Complete a degree without going into debt

69% of GCD students receive financial aid or scholarships, and the GI Bill is accepted. Our generous transfer credit policy helps students move quickly toward their degree. All of GCD’s certificates and degrees can be completed online.