LOCAL CHURCH CLUSTER PROGRAM

CLUSTER COHORT INITIATIVE

Did you know that seminary is not just for pastors? How would you like to be part of a cohort program in a local church in your community, study the bible verse-by-verse, study in Israel, and receive intentional discipleship, all while earning a master’s degree?

 

No matter what your career, your first calling is to know Christ and make Him known. We believe that it is not only important to provide training for vocational ministry, but also to equip serious believers for non-vocational ministry in their families, work places, and churches. The Shepherds Local Church Cluster Cohort Initiative makes theological training available to men and women of all professions.

 

Our master’s degree in theological studies is built on the belief that living out the Word of God through the power of the Spirit changes the lives of students and those they will minister to for the rest of their lives. Our doctrine comes from the Word of God and it forms the basis for our theological distinctiveness as well as our curriculum and education. Click here for the full STS Doctrinal Statement.

THE MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (MTS)

The Master of Theological Studies, offered in the Cluster Program, is a 42-hour accredited degree taught by the faculty of Shepherds Theological Seminary. Subjects range from Hermeneutics and Old and New Testament Studies to Life of Christ and Historical Theology. As students complete classes over each semester, they receive a biblical foundation that builds upon itself from year to year.

A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP WITH REAL MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

The Cluster Program is offered on the campus of a local community church, existing in partnership with Shepherds Theological Seminary. Shepherds is responsible for all academic instruction and the local church provides the the cohort setting along with discipleship and mentoring.

REMOTE LEARNING DONE BETTER

Shared Learning

The cluster dynamic promotes working with fellow learners in training for ministry.

Mentored Learning

A seasoned and dedicated on-site teaching mentor guides students toward academic achievement and success.

Local Church-Centered Learning

A vibrant local church provides the spiritual oversight essential to a robust ministry- training experience.

Comprehensive Bible Learning

Route 66 takes students through all 66 books of the Bible in a nine-month academic year meeting early each weekday morning.

Experiential Learning

The Israel Initiative study trip allows students to learn the Bible on location and in context.

Affordable Learning

Participation from the local church enables students to receive a substantial tuition discount.

AFFORDABLE LEARNING

Because of participation from the local church, students who volunteer to cluster week-by-week receive a substantial discount in their tuition costs.

LOCATIONS

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SAVANNAH, GA

Hope Bible Church
Contact: Matt Davis
Email: matt@hopesav.com
Phone: 912.655.9871
Address: 6500 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31405

SMCC

BIRMINGHAM, AL

Shades Mountain Community Church
Contact: Andrew Spigner
Email: andrew@smcc.church
Phone: 205.978.9200
Address: 2281 Old Tyler Rd, Birmingham, AL 35226

Indian Hills Community Church

LINCOLN, NE