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Students coming out of this program can expect to be well-equipped for a life in ministry. Whether it’s preaching from the pulpit, ministering through evangelistic outreach, or leading through in-depth biblical teaching, you’ll have all the tools and training necessary to pursue God’s calling in your life. If you are confident that vocational ministry is in your future, then this program will serve you well.


Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!


By completing your BA and MDiv in 5 years with the Advance: BA/MDiv Program, you will end up saving a lot of time and money. We want to help you succeed on your pathway to ministry, and we recognize that the cost of your education is an important factor in the equation. For this reason, every student accepted to Advance is automatically afforded $18,000+ in scholarships during their 3 undergraduate years and a $7,000 scholarship during their 4th and 5th years while at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS).





At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.


Your first two years are at Trinity International University (TIU) with undergraduate courses in general education within the Bible and Ministry major. The third year is a shared course load between TIU and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS). The final two years are in the MDiv program at TEDS, allowing students to earn a BA and an MDiv in only five years!


You will take 168 hours of coursework at TIU and TEDS. These courses are designed to meet the following goals:

  • Personal Maturity. The Advance: BA/MDiv graduate should be able to demonstrate a healthy sense of self in Christ, commitment to a lifestyle of ministry and progress toward godly character.
  • Cultural Engagement. The Advance: BA/MDiv graduate should be able to study the Bible in its historical and cultural context and apply it to present-day ethical issues.
  • Biblical Philosophy. The Advance: BA/MDiv graduate should be able to grasp the message of the Bible, interpret the Scriptures accurately, develop a Christian worldview, integrate faith, living, and learning.


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