A distinctly Wesleyan experience to prepare you for your calling

Asbury Theological Seminary is a recommended institution for the completion of the educational requirements for ordination by the Global Methodist Church.
Dr. Jessica LaGrone, Dean of Chapel, explains how Asbury Seminary fully equips you to answer the call to leadership.
Asbury Theological Seminary has more GMC clergy on faculty than any other seminary.
Asbury Seminary offers many pathways to leadership in the Global Methodist Church.

Recommended for Ordination:

The 96-credit hour Master of Divinity+ equips you to be a transformative leader for a fruitful ministry. Learn to preach, teach, disciple, and interpret Scripture within your contemporary ministry setting. The M.Div.+ includes internships, anthropological studies for your ministry context, and practices for holiness in the Wesleyan tradition. Choose from our many specializations to tailor the program to your unique calling, focus, or setting. The M.Div+ offers guaranteed scholarships, free tuition your final year, a lifetime license to Logos software, and faculty-led international trips.

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MACM (Master of Arts in Christian Ministries)

Asbury Seminary’s 60-hour Master of Arts in Christian Ministries, tailored to your specific role in the church, builds biblical, historical, theological and contextual foundations for competencies that nurture people in faith communities. Learn to effectively contribute through methods, practices, and models of response related to human and church needs.

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Additional Options:

MABS (Master of Arts in Biblical Studies)

Asbury Seminary’s 60-hour Master of Arts in Biblical Studies integrates the biblical canon with literary, historical, and hermeneutical tools for a holistic study of passages, methodology, genres and themes. Explore a biblical view of the inspiration and authority of the Scriptures, and present biblical and theological insights within contemporary contexts. The MABS prepares you to teach in ministry settings or Christian institutions or lays a foundation for further postgraduate studies.

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MATS [Master of Arts Theological Studies]

Asbury Theological Seminary’s 60-hour Master of Arts [Theological Studies] applies Christian theology to contemporary issues, life and ministry through your study of church history, doctrine, ethics, philosophy and systematic theology. This theology degree prepares you in the practical Christian disciplines needed for teaching in congregations, para-church organizations, Christian institutions or for pursuing a postgraduate degree.

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Course of Study Program

Asbury Theological Seminary’s Course of Study* Program, led by our esteemed faculty, is your gateway to fulfilling the GMC requirements for ordination as both deacons and elders. Offering 29 meticulously crafted online courses, each mirroring its seminary-level counterpart, this program is tailored for convenience and efficiency. With courses designed to be completed within a month, and a maximum of three courses per month allowed, you could achieve elder status in just seven months. Additionally, completing the full program earns you four separate certificates, showcasing your dedication and expertise. Choose courses a la carte for a customized learning experience, with no application required – simply register and begin. Embrace this transformative journey towards ordination today with Asbury Theological Seminary’s Course of Study Program.

Email cfmt@asburyseminary.edu for more information.

*This is a non-accredited program.

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Many esteemed leaders within the GMC proudly count themselves as alumni of Asbury Theological Seminary.

Leaders in the GMC Start Here

Rev. Dr. Carolyn Moore

Church Planter and Senior Pastor of Mosaic Church, Evans, GA.

Master of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1998.
Doctor of Ministry, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2018.

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Rev. Keith Boyette

Transitional Connectional Officer, Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the Global Methodist Church

M.Div., Asbury Seminary, 1994.

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Bishop Mark Webb

Bishop of the Global Methodist Church

M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, 1989

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Grant Opportunities for Church Planting

Asbury Seminary will provide $5,000, $10,000, and $20,000 matching grants to select Asbury Seminary alumni planting new Global Methodist Church congregations. The Center for Church Multiplication at Asbury Seminary is excited to partner with innovative church planters through grants as well as abundant resources for connection, training, and mobilization.

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