Master of Divinity
A Fresh Approach to Pastoral Training

The Master of Divinity program provides a real integration of academics and practical ministry, allowing students to graduate with experience, no debt, and a stronger family.

Faith Bible Seminary is accredited by The Association for Biblical Higher Education.

How We're Different

Faith Bible Seminary’s new approach tackles challenges often present in a traditional model:

  • The high cost of seminary training, resulting in some students graduating with significant debt
  • A lack of practical ministry experience
  • The significant pressures on family due to the heavy seminary and job workload

Overview of M.Div. at FBS*

*Since this video was made, FBS has instituted a very low tuition charge for those in full time ministry. Please click here for latest information on costs.

Counseling Training Impact

A Unique Student Experience
  • Students commute to FBS or participate online 1-2 days each week, year-round, for 3 years
  • Most students serve in their local church for 3 years, earning a wealth of practical experience
  • The local church receives additional staff support and is actively involved in training men for ministry
  • Students can join FBS from anywhere in the world

Dave's Student Testimony

Kyle's Student Testimony

"Faith Bible Seminary's model of seminary training has greatly benefited our ministry. It has allowed us to have another staff member who is able to serve our church on a daily basis. It has allowed the staff here to be involved in discipling and training a future ministers for the Lord. And it has encouraged our congregation to see servants of God being trained and growing and serving the Lord through their financial commitments."
- Rick Oliver, Partnering Pastor

"FBS is truly all about ministry training. The training is top-notch, academically rigorous, biblically faithful, and intellectually stimulating. Yet the training is carried out in the setting of a local church ministry, where the students are continually challenged to take the insights from the classroom and live them out in the daily work of shepherding God's flock."
- Ben Whipple, M.Div. 2013

"The FBS model is unique and effective. Nowhere else can you get a solid, biblical education integrated with hands-on, practical ministry training. This is truly a shift for the better in the seminary paradigm. I can think of no place better to pursue theological and ministry training than within the context of a local church partnering model. I praise God for FBS and its visionary leadership."
- Brad Franklin, M.Div. 2013

"As a local assistant pastor, Faith Bible Seminary has been convenient and has immediately impacted my spiritual growth and ministry within our church. The church-based model of FBS adds a practical ministry aspect to education along with quality academics. I would not want to do seminary any other way."
- Justin Hutts, M.Div. 2010

Church Partners

Over the course of their M.Div. program, students complete a three-year internship with Faith Church or a local church to gain practical ministry experience and apply theological learning acquired from coursework. Opportunities to partner with us in this endeavor are always open.

A Flexible Option for Full-Time Pastors

Are you currently in a pastoral ministry? FBS may be a good fit for you! Our flexible learning curriculum offers classes one day each week with occasional week-long modular classes. You have the freedom to attend class in person or online, and then spend the rest of the week at home so you don’t have to leave your ministry.

You will graduate with sharpened skills in:

  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Theology
  • Expository preaching
  • Biblical counseling
  • Church leadership and administration
  • Missions
  • Community-based ministry
  • Church strategic planning
Interested in learning more?

Our Seminary Catalog has more information on our classes and academics!