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Lindsay Kuhl



Master of Divinity

For over a decade, NNU has been a leader among seminaries and divinity schools with our fully online, 75-credit Master of Divinity degree with a graduate specialization in Missional Leadership.

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  • 75 semester credits for degree completion
  • Fully online
  • Meets all educational requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene
  • Federal Financial Aid and NNU’s zero-interest monthly payment plan are available to all who qualify

About Master of Divinity: Missional Leadership

NNU was an early leader among seminaries and divinity schools by offering a flexible, fully online, 75-credit Master of Divinity degree with specialization in Missional Leadership. As an M.Div. student, you’ll pair our strong pastoral ministry core with our Missional Leadership track to transform you, your church and your neighborhood.

Complete your entire program in as few as four and a half years, taking just one course at a time.* Start with your pastoral ministry core or dive into your specialization first, depending on your preference. Regardless of what you choose, our experienced faculty will invest in your growth and development.

*Students in their final year of study may complete Supervised Ministry concurrently with other course/s or enroll in it separately during the Summer session.

degree details

Master of Divinity

Fully Online

$575 per credit, $150 per semester technology fee

Program Outcomes

Upon graduation from the program, you will be able to:

  • Understand and be able to explain Wesleyan-Holiness theology as it relates to scripture, Christian tradition, reason and experience in the practice of ministry
  • Identify characteristics of the cultural context of ministry and assess them through an appropriate theological perspective, compare existing cultures with alternative cultural expressions and develop personal and corporate practices consistent with the reign of God
  • Practice the means of grace (spiritual disciplines) that lead to emotional and spiritual health, personal Christian theological virtue and responsible social engagement
  • Integrate Christian theological themes in the understanding and practice of ministry and leadership
    understand the historical interplay between cultural, philosophical and theological shifts that inform Christian ministry practice
  • Understand the historic interplay between cultural, philosophical and theological shifts that inform Christian ministry practice
  • Engage the social context from the perspective of Christian mission to articulate and embody the gospel of Christ
  • Utilize insights of missional leadership to evaluate and assess congregational contexts and move persons and congregations toward practices consistent with a Wesleyan-Holiness theology
  • Understand and explain God’s mission in the midst of a dynamic and changing world
Dual Accreditation
NNU’s Graduate School of Theology is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools. The following degree programs are approved by The Commission on Accrediting: Master of Divinity; Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry; Master of Arts in Leadership & Formation with specializations in Missional Leadership; Spiritual Formation; Youth, Children & Family Ministry.
Since 1930, NNU has been continuously accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities, the same respected accrediting body that validates other leading educational institutions across the Pacific Northwest.

Meet Our Faculty

As I began this education, all I knew was that God was calling me to deeper levels of ministry, and I was to “study and prepare myself.” NNU has gone above and beyond my idea of being fully equipped for every good work God might call me to accomplish in His Name.

Kalyn Vogelmann

Master of Divinity in Missional Leadership