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Program Overview

Program Overview

We are to be the hands and feet of Jesus, wherever we may go. And we know you understand that. You desire a deeper connection to and understanding of where God is calling you in your life of ministry. We'll walk with you along the way. You see, despite the fast pace our world moves at, an education in Christian ministry is attainable. This is the opportunity to receive the training you crave. And you'll discover that the door's always open with our caring faculty.

And as you're prepared to help others in their greatest time of need or simply day to day, you'll strengthen your spiritual formation practices and pastoral skills. You'll learn how to nurture authentic community. Take up the opportunity to study spiritual leadership skills in a congregational setting. We'll teach you how to apply theological principles and minister to those that need you the most.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Application with $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation: one from a college or university administrator or professor, one from a professional supervisor/employer and one from a church leader or minister
  • Transcript
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Undergraduate or Graduate GPA of at least 2.75
  • Completed health form 
  • 750-1000-work essay discussing the applicant's religious heritage, career goals and how Hazelip School of Theology might contribute to the achievement of those pursuits
Courses

Courses

Scripture (9 hours)

  • GB 5010 - Introduction to Theological Studies
  • GB 5083 - Critical Interpretation of the Old Testament
  • GB 5093 - Critical Interpretation of the New Testament
  • OT or NT Scripture (3)


Theology and History (choose 9 hours from the following)

  • GB 5483 - Introduction to Theology
  • GB 5423 - Systematic and Historical Theology I
  • GB 5443 - Systematic and Historical Theology II
  • GB 5473 - Christian Ethics
  • GB 5493 - Global Christianity


Ministry and Culture (12 hours)

  • GB 5603 - Introduction to Ministry
  • GB 5553 - Spiritual Formation and Guidance
  • GB 5643 - Missional Strategies in Emerging Culture
  • GB 580V - Practicum


Electives (6 hours)

Six hours from any courses offered by Hazelip School of Theology that are not already counting toward the requirements above.

Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

Program tuition is currently $525 per credit hour.

Types of Aid

Flexible Schedule

Our courses are offered at a variety of convenient locations around Nashville or online, at times designed to work with your busy schedule. Our hybrid class model allows you the best of going to school as a working professional.

Networking

Both our deeply connected faculty and our experiential learning opportunities offer myriad ways for you to form relationships with leaders in the industry. These connections will serve and support you throughout your career.

Nashville

A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.

Our Faculty

  • Frank Guertin

    Frank Guertin

    Assistant Dean

    Frank Guertin is Assistant Dean for the Hazelip School of Theology at Lipscomb University and Assistant Professor of Theology. Guertin completed his bachelor's degree at Ohio Valley University and his...

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  • Lee Camp

    Lee Camp

    Professor

    Lee Camp is Professor of Theology and Ethics, currently teaching primarily in the M.Div. and D.Min. programs in the Hazelip School. He was awarded a permanent designation as a University...

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  • Phillip Camp

    Phillip Camp

    Professor

    Phillip teaches various Old Testament text courses, Critical Interpretation to the Bible, and Hebrew. He received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1989, his Master of Arts in Religion...

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  • John Mark Hicks

    John Mark Hicks

    Professor

    John Mark teaches theology and history courses. He received his B.A. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University (1977), his M.A.R. in Theological Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary (1980), his M.A. in...

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  • Kris Miller

    Kris Miller

    Assistant Professor of Bible

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  • Kate Watkins

    Kate Watkins

    Executive Director, LIFE Program

    Kate Sullivan Watkins is Assistant Professor in the College of Bible and Ministry and teaches Spiritual Disciplines for Christian Living. She is the director of the Lipscomb Initiative for Education...

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  • John York

    John York

    Professor

    In addition to his responsibilities with the D.Min. program, John teaches graduate New Testament text and ministry courses. He received his training from Abilene Christian University (B.A. M.A., M.Div.),...

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Career Paths

Postsecondary Teachers

Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They may also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

Clergy

Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.

Directors, religious activities and education

Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.