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2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

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Deacon and Basic Graduate Theological Studies

Admissions Requirements ⁄⁄ Admissions Application

Deacon Studies for United Methodist Students

Persons ordained as deacons in The United Methodist Church are engaged in ministries of word and service that connect church and world. The process of ordination includes both educational preparation and annual conference review. Garrett-Evangelical cooperates with annual conferences and districts to support students in completing the educational requirements and assists with on-site mentoring and support. Persons complete educational requirements through one of two routes:

1. the completion of a Master of Arts or Master of Divinity degree

or

2. the completion of Basic Graduate Theological Studies at Garrett-Evangelical in conjunction with a master's degree in an area of service (e.g., counseling, social work, peace studies) or in conjunction with United Methodist certification studies.

For further information on deacon orders, check with your annual conference registrar and the following link to the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry: Section of Deacons and Diaconal Ministries.

Basic Graduate Theological Studies for Deacon Studies
Completion Requirements 2010-2011

Nine courses are required, one from each of the following areas (two courses from UM Studies). Three semester hours per course is the recommended minimum.

Old Testament Interpretation

 

 

11-500

 

Introduction to Old Testament

 

4

New Testament Interpretation

 

 

12-500

 

Introduction to New Testament

 

4

Church History

 

 

13-501

 

History of Christian Thought & Practice 1

 

3

Theology

 

 

21-505
or
21-506
or
21-507
or
21-508

 

Introduction to Theology

Doctrine of God/Doctrine of Creation

Christology/Theological Anthropology

Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology

 

3

Ethics (meets Mission of the Church requirement)

 

 

22-501
or
22-504
or
22-506

 

Church and Society

Church and Community

Christian Moral Reasoning

 

3

Worship

 

 

31-511
or
31-542

 

Christian Public Worship

United Methodist Worship

 

3

Evangelism

 

 

34-537
or
34/21-628

 

Empowering the Congregation for Evangelism

Theology of Evangelism

 

3

United Methodist Studies

 

 

40-674

 

United Methodist Studies: Wesley & 19th Century

 

3

40-673

 

United Methodist Studies: 20th Century to Present

 

3

 

 

Total 29 semester hours to complete

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The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.