School of Theology and Philosophy
Established in 1968, MVNU is an intentionally Christian teaching university ministry to the
for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who next level!
seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith.
Building upon the strong foundation of its main campus in Mount Vernon,
Ohio, the University provides innovative undergraduate and graduate
programs for working adults online and at several convenient Ohio locations.
“MVNU offers the best blend of educational philosophy and teaching/ Columbus-New Albany
learning approach for a Master of Ministry program. The professors have 5150 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.
a great track record of excellence and motivation. The program challenges Columbus, OH 43081
you through well-rounded training to maximize your ministry.
My experience at MVNU has truly been life-changing and a blessing.” Mansfield
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Rev. Terry Weyman, Jr. (MMin ’09) 890 West Fourth Street
Senior Pastor, Painesville Church of the Nazarene Mansfield, OH 44906
“The Master of Ministry program equipped me to delve into a deeper study of Mount Vernon
the Word to see the wondrous works of Jesus more clearly. I have also forged 221 S. Main Street
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positive relationships with several classmates during my time at MVNU.”
Tesa Crews Newark
Current Student 1935 Tamarack Road
Newark, OH 43055
“The program allowed me to explore several areas of ministry hands-on,
while deepening my biblical and theological understanding in class. Plus,
the videoconference format was flexible and convenient. I am a better
teacher, leader, and communicator for completing the program.”
Teresa A. Page, (MMin ’11)
Administrative Associate Pastor, Grove City Church of the Nazarene
“I have been so blessed by all of the teachers that I have had up to this
point. Each one has been a perfect fit, teaching me and stretching me in
preparation for what God has for me to do! I praise my God for the CMP
program at MVNU. This is absolutely a dream come true for me!”
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School of Theology and Philosophy
A call to serve is a call to prepare for ministry in a variety of ways. The mission of the School of Theology and Philosophy
is to: guide students in defining and understanding the reality and the implications of God’s call upon their
lives, challenge students toward a global mission and servant’s heart, and enable students to serve by providing
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Program Options
Highly professional programs Master of Ministry Program Master of Divinity Program
• Provides relevant and immediate application to ministry. The Master of Ministry program is focused on equipping students with the Through a partnership between MVNU and Nazarene Theological Seminary,
• Designed by pastors for pastors. education, skills, and training useful in Christian ministry. This program combines students can now earn a Master of Divinity from NTS without moving to Kansas City.
practical application with academic study. Students have the option of supervised This 76-hour degree program (30 hours of which may be earned through MVNU’s
• Faculty members provide insight from extensive experience in full-time ministry. ministry by working with churches where they are mentored by strong pastoral Master of Ministry courses), offers intensive module courses and videoconferenced
• Students support each other academically and personally, and often form strong leaders and church staff. The videoconferencing delivery system allows students courses taught by full-time and adjunct NTS faculty. This program offers four
networking relationships lasting beyond graduation. to take courses within driving distance and complete the M.Min. degree in three convenient ways to take MDiv classes:
semesters. Credits earned in this program can be transferred to graduate programs
at other universities, including the Master of Divinity program offered by Nazarene • Attend NTS one-week modular classes at MVNU
A commitment to help students reach higher Theological Seminary (NTS). (August/October/January/March)
• Designed to take ministry skills to a higher level. • NTS videoconferencing classes at MVNU campus (Monday and Tuesday
• MVNU’s foundation rests on biblical ethics and values with courses guided by a Coursework includes: mornings, afternoons, evenings; Thursday mornings)
Christian worldview. • Theology • Preaching and Worship • Leadership • NTS online classes or other formats
• Biblical Studies • Personal Growth • Ministry • NTS in-service, one-week classes at their campus in Kansas City, Missouri
MVNU Mission Statement
Mount Vernon Nazarene University exists to shape lives through educating Master’s Choice Program Certificate of Ministry Preparation
the whole person and cultivating Christ-likeness for lifelong learning and service. Through MVNU’s unique Master’s Choice program students have the opportunity to The Certificate of Ministry Preparation (CMP) program is designed to provide
earn two degrees, the Master of Ministry (MVNU) and the Master of Divinity (NTS). academic experiences for adults who want to increase their ministry effectiveness,
This program combines features from the Master of Ministry and Master of Divinity but are unable to take a college program. Alongside those preparing for pastoral
The MVNU Difference programs giving students more control, flexibility, and choices as they pursue their ministry, other adults—including Sunday school teachers, youth workers, and church
The School of Theology and Philosophy at Mount Vernon Nazarene University has educational goals. board members—can participate in this program to effectively prepare for ministry.
designed our graduate and professional programs to meet the needs of today’s ministry
student by allowing flexibility in schedule as well as delivery format. These educational The 76-hour MDiv program is just 46 hours beyond the 30 hours that can be earned The CMP program has received validation from the office of Clergy Development
options make it possible for students to find and complete the ministerial preparation through Master of Ministry courses and students can earn the Nazarene Theological and the International Course of Study Advisory Council of the Church of the
that best fits their educational and ministry goals, and is open to all regardless of their Seminary MDiv degree without having to move to Kansas City. Students may utilize Nazarene as a program that fulfills the educational requirements for ordination as
church affiliation. up to five different delivery methods of course presentation. elder in the Church of the Nazarene.
Those who are not seeking the Certificate may be granted permission to audit these
Multiple Class Locations courses for the appropriate fee.
The Master of Ministry and Certificate of Ministry programs are available at
various locations throughout the state of Ohio. To find the location nearest you
call (740) 397-9000, ext. 3615 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Certificate of Ministry Development
The Certificate of Ministry Development (CMD) program is designed to provide
academic experiences for adults who want to increase their ministry effectiveness,
but are unable to take a graduate program. Alongside those preparing for pastoral
ministry, other adults—including Sunday school teachers, youth workers, and
church board members—can participate in this program to effectively prepare
The CMD program consists of 10 audited Master of Ministry Courses, but is not a
validated Course of Study Program like the CMP program.