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Common Questions

We’ve compiled a number of the most common questions we get from potential students and partnering churches. Don’t see what you need? Our Office of Administration is happy to answer any other question you may have.

Q: What do you believe?

A: Standing in the tradition of historic evangelical confessionalism, Grimké affirms the Foundation Documents of The Gospel Coalition. To learn more about our Grimké distinctives, visit Distinctives & Beliefs.

Q: What degrees do you offer?

A: Our seminary offers a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) with or without a concentration, and a Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv).

Q: How long does it take to finish a degree?

A: All our degrees may be completed in two years of full-time enrollment. Full-time enrollment consists of nine credit hours per semester for our MTS without concentration (thirty-six credit hours total), and twelve credit hours per semester for our BDiv and MTS with concentration (forty-eight credit hours total).

Q: What is the cost of the programme?

A: We offer classes at the competitive rate of £208 per credit hour—about half the tuition rate of most seminaries. This makes the total cost of tuition £7,500 for a thirty-six credit hour programme (MTS) and £10,000 for a forty-eight credit hour programme (BDiv and MTS with a concentration).

Q: How does the learning model work at Grimké?

A: There are three components to the learning model at Grimké: in-person (intensive classes held in Liverpool, UK once a semester), online (students interact with their professors via Canvas throughout the semester), and in context (local church partnerships). The blended learning model of Grimké allows our students to have a rich educational experience without relocating.

Q: What should I expect from Grimké intensive classes?

A: Once a semester, seminary students travel to Liverpool, UK for four full days of in-person instruction in a traditional classroom setting and participate in varied learning activities with their classmates. Outside of the classroom, students and professors share meals, enjoy times of fellowship and formal services for worship, prayer, and teaching. Students are responsible for covering costs and arranging their own travel and board.

Q: How does the Church Partnership work?

A: The local church is the ultimate context for understanding and applying theology. It also provides qualified practitioners with the means for overseeing the growth and development of those under their care. For this reason, local church pastors agree to partner with Grimké and provide personal discipleship, support, and ministry opportunities to our students during their time enrolled in our programme.

Q: What if I’m not part of a local church now?

A: The Christian life is not a solo endeavor; we are saved from sin specifically for life with Christ and his people  (Titus 2:14). Therefore, all students applying to Grimké must be local church members. However, we would be happy to help you find a local church in your context. Contact us to learn more.

Q: What if I am already a Lead Pastor?

A: If you are already serving as a lead pastor in a local church, Grimké will provide you with a seasoned mentor from our list of approved coaches. The coaches will work with the students to determine meeting times, formats, and any fees that may apply (1 Tim. 5:18).

Q: Do you only train pastors and planters?

A: Our seminary exists specifically and exclusively to train qualified men who are current or aspiring pastors and church planters for the local church. Not pursuing pastoral ministry? Grimké College offers online/in-context programmes to train lay men and women for service in local churches.

Q: Can I transfer credits from other institutions?

A: Yes. Grimké is glad to receive students desiring to transfer from other institutions. Up to nine credit hours may be transferred in. Courses eligible to transfer will be determined on an individual basis. Contact us if you would like our academic board to conduct an official transcript review.

Q: How does the Bachelor of Divinity relate to further education?

A: The Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) is a professional baccalaureate degree for qualifying students that is identical in curriculum and requirements to the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) with a concentration. The programme is designed for men who are endorsed by their local church to pursue theological education but who lack a bachelor’s degree from a recognised higher institution of higher learning. The BDiv will not convey academic standing for future degrees in most cases. University-aged students interested in Grimké are strongly encouraged to have already obtained a traditional undergraduate degree before enrolling in our MTS programme.

Q: How do I apply?

A: Begin the application process today. Our Office of Administration will send you links and instructions to complete your application.

Q: When are applications due?

A: Applications are accepted throughout the year. Contact our Admissions Office at admissions@grimke.org for specific semester dates and application deadlines.

Q: Do you have another question?

A: Contact our Office of Administration at admin@grimke.org if you would like to continue the conversation about Grimké.

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