When you choose The Master's Seminary, you choose a faculty, a church family, and pastoral training for the care of souls
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Pastoral Training for the Care of Souls
Our professors are also faithful pastors. They teach from a pastoral perspective, seeking to demonstrate how Hebrew exegesis makes preaching more precise; how church history provides depth and weight to sermons; how counseling helps to apply the Word to hurting people; and how theology helps you to know and love the God you preach.
Commitment to spiritual growth and discipleship is built into the TMS curriculum. Your professors will exhort you to complete each assignment as an act of worship to God and you will sit in a number of classes dedicated to your own personal growth — classes on prayer and holiness that prepare you to be the man of God your church needs.
As a TMS student, you will attend weekly chapel services with the entire student body. This is a dedicated time to worship and sit under the preaching of faculty, alumni, and special guest speakers. Services are followed by small group prayer. Chapel messages are live streamed and available to watch in the Message Archive.
In Discipleship Chapel, students are split into groups of 6-8 and paired with a faculty member, pastor, or elder of Grace Community Church. You’ll spend the year with these men, meeting to pray, encourage, confess sins, discuss areas of growth, and learn from the wisdom and experience of your group leader.
Ministry at Grace Church
As a member of Grace Community Church, you are encouraged to serve the local church as you train for full-time ministry. Our various ministries and fellowship groups offer many opportunities to serve the body of Christ on a lay and pastoral level.
Ministry opportunities include:
- Worship team
- Sound booth and media
- High school staff
- Bible study shepherd
- Nursery coordinator
Each year the seminary and church offer a limited number of pastoral internships. Pastoral interns gain administrative, pastoral, and preaching experience, as well as discipleship from a GCC pastor.
Grace Community Church offers many opportunities to serve in the Local Outreach groups. These groups include:
- Jail Outreach
- Neighborhood Outreach
- Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic
- Visitor Outreach
- Rehabilitation Outreach
- Skid Row Outreach
- Ethnic Ministries Outreach
The Call to Ministry
To Those Who Aspire: A Guide to Thinking Well About the Call to Ministry
Experience Life in Seminary
Spending time on campus is one of the best ways to determine if TMS is right for you.
How Does TMS Care for My Wife and Family?
As your God-given helpmate, your wife’s opinion is the most important factor when considering pastoral training.
Stories of Faithfulness
Watch Senior Testimonies from the Graduating Class of 2020