Masters of Divinity (74 credits)

An MDiv is typically designed to be sufficiently broad to cover a wide variety of church ministries or vocations. The Pillar Seminary has taken a different approach to this professional degree. Instead of breadth and exposure to many disciplines, the MDiv at The Pillar provides depth of training in skills shared across those ministries and vocations, focussing on excellence in Bible and Leadership.

Master of Arts in Contextual Leadership (47 credits)

The Master of Arts in Contextual Leadership was designed for students who want the same extensive training in Bible and Leadership as that found in the MDiv, but who do not wish to study the Bible in Hebrew and Greek.

Certificate in Contextual Leadership (11 credits)

The certificate program was developed for those who want to know the story of the Bible in its historical, cultural, and geographic context, as well as gain insight into their individual calling and leadership tendencies.


Due to demands of ministry (particularly during the Christmas season), Pillar runs on the following semester schedule*:

  • Fall: August 1 – November 30

    • Dec.–Jan no classes

  • Spring: February 1 – May 31

    • June – July no classes


Dates for the Fall 2019 Semester are as follows:

Classes Start: August 6, 2019
Midterms: September 23-27, 2019
Fall Break: November 19-28, 2019
Finals to be Scheduled: December 3-5, 2019

Download the Fall 2019 schedule

*Dates can fluctuate slightly depending on when holidays fall in a given calendar year