Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Religion

Concentrations:
  • Ministry
    This concentration is built into core courses and will provide students with a wide array of practical tools to carry out the varied aspects of pastoral ministry in the local church. Students will learn to preach, teach, counsel, organize and lead the congregation.
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  • Hispanic Ministry and Leadership
    This degree, with an emphasis on Hispanic ministry and leadership explores Hispanic cultural dimensions of ministry. It prepares students to serve the multidimensional interests within the Hispanic context and provides a substantive foundation for graduate studies.
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  • Anti-Human Trafficking
    This degree blends the foundations of ministry and leadership with the very best national program for understanding and combating human trafficking. This degree prepares students for multiple facets of church ministry along with a nuanced understanding of the types of trafficking that plague the world.
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  • Preaching
    JDS is currently building this special concentration that will incorporate the signature practices of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ pulpit ministry. Details are forthcoming.
  • Worship
    JDS is currently building this special concentration in worship. It will incorporate the wide array of The Potter’s House Ministries’ worship resources. Details forthcoming.

Bachelor of Science

  • Humanitarian Leadership
    This degree prepares students for urban and international mission work. Students interested in disaster relief, urban ministry, and overseas ministry should consider this degree as foundational to such ministry development.
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  • Church Leadership
    This degree, with an emphasis in ministry leadership, prepares students for church staff positions, equips laypeople for effective ministry, and provides substantive foundation for graduate studies.
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Master’s Degrees

Leadership Studies
This degree equips ministry leaders who seek to be culturally competent and guided by an enduring moral compass. By building character and deepening spirituality, students in this program will become more effective leaders.
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Theological Studies
This degree offers rigorous study in biblical, systematic, historical, and practical theology. This degree program invites students to join a learning community that prepares them for advanced study or church ministry.
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Doctoral Degree

Doctor of Ministry
The Doctor of Ministry prepares senior practitioners for next-level leadership in the church and society. This program integrates rigorous doctoral level training with tacit knowledge, exposure to innovative leadership, and spiritual formation from world-class ministry experts.

Professional & Continuing Education
  • Pastoral Care and Guidance
  • Women in Leadership
  • Africa’s Presence in Christianity
  • Latino / Latina Ministry Leadership
  • Reading the Bible for All It’s Worth