Pastoral Master of Divinity If you desire to serve in the pastoral ministry, this is the best place to begin your service. Alternate Route If you’ve served for more than 10 years in the church as an elder, teacher or evangelism caller, you may be able to begin your journey to full time ministry through this three-year program. Specific Ministry Pastor The SMP Program is intended to equip congregations who need a pastor but are unable to call one through ordinary means. Candidates are chosen by their congregation to receive basic pastoral training to meet a specific local need. Diakonal Master of Arts in Deaconess Studies (Residential) The best way to be formed as a servant of mercy to Christ’s Church. Master of Arts in Deaconess Studies (Distance) For women with significant life experience in human care, we offer a program with combined online and residential coursework. Master of Arts Leading to Deaconess Certification For those seeking to enter diakonal ministry and desiring an academic degree. Graduate Master of Arts For the church worker or teacher who wants a stronger background in Lutheran theology. Master of Sacred Theology For students who have completed their M.Div. but desire a deeper level of theological study. Master of Sacred Theology, Gothenburg In partnership with the Lutheran School of Theology in Gothenburg, CTSFW is excited to offer the S.T.M. degree for our international partners. Doctor of Ministry For the parish pastor who wants to sharpen his skills in his current congregation. Doctor of Philosophy in Missiology For those desiring the ultimate level of theological scholarship and missiological thought. Pre-Seminary Greek This 10-week course will prepare students who have had no instruction in Greek to fulfill their pre-seminary requirement. The format helps students understand how to translate and interpret the language of the New Testament.