The North American Church Planting (M.Div. N.A.C.P.) track is a specialized 90 hour degree program offered by Southeastern in partnership with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (NAMB). The M.Div. N.A.C.P. combines a campus based curriculum with field based experiences where academics are applied in a North American church planting context. Students have the option of completing all of their academic requirements on campus OR completing their degree with a combination of on campus and field based options. This degree is designed to support all students interested in church planting, including those who are placed in the NAMB SEND NA Farm System.
The N.A.C.P. degree must be completed with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better. It is designed to combine learning in the classroom setting along with supervised field internships and at least one mission trip experience in a North American church plant location. North America provides the laboratory wherein students can experience church planting while receiving academic instruction and on-site mentoring from experienced church planters.
The North American Mission Board (NAMB) contributes financial support and benefits for each individual or student family which they approve for field placement. Additional funding may be provided through the Baptist state conventions, local associations, and sponsoring churches.
Students who successfully complete the M.Div. with North American Church Planting degree are equipped to become effective church planters who make a kingdom impact. Students will be encouraged to plant their lives among people in some of the least reached places in North America.
Master of Divinity with North American Church Planting students must complete the 60 hours of the M.Div. core and 30 hours of specialized track requirements for a total of 90 hours with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better. The campus curriculum can be completed in two years of full-time study. Field-based curriculum can be completed in one or two years while serving on the field.
In addition to the M.Div. Core , students specializing in North American Church Planting must complete the following courses: