MDIV - Anglican Episcopal Track
The Master of Divinity, Anglican/Episcopal Studies track offers Gordon-Conwell Students the opportunity to undertake theological education in a solidly evangelical, inter-denominational setting while also following a plan of formation for ministry in the Anglican tradition. Rather than being geared to the culture and canons of any particular Anglican judicatory, this program presents the breadth of classical Anglicanism as it has been preached and practiced throughout history and today.
In addition to the core Gordon-Conwell M.Div. program, students follow a two-year rotation of coursework allowing them to take all six (6) designated Anglican/Episcopal courses for a certification of competency in the field of Anglican/Episcopal studies, or choose from among these courses as directed by their Bishops or sponsors to fulfill specific ordination requirements or prepare for a particular lay ministry.
While all decisions concerning academic preparedness for ordination rest with a student’s Bishop, the six core courses in this track cover substantially the same material found in standard one-year Anglican certificates (with topics such as ethics, the Anglican spiritual tradition, both theoretical and practical liturgics, Anglican church history and major writers in the field). The difference is that at Gordon-Conwell, these courses are taken during M. Div. studies, rather than after them, potentially saving both time and expense.
Regular denominational meetings, Prayer Book worship, and occasional special events help build community and a shared sense of Anglican ethos. Students also learn from one another as they discover a wider range of expressions of the Anglican way of following Christ than may have been their experience prior to seminary.
At Gordon-Conwell, students will interact not only with others in the same tradition, but Christians from numerous other traditions from around the world. This diversity, along with academic rigor, involvement from area clergy, and the opportunities afforded by the Boston Theological Institute, makes Gordon-Conwell a unique setting for Anglican training.
For more information, please contact the admissions office at 1-800-428-7329 or via email.