Our degree programs include:

Doctor of Ministry
the highest degree awarded for vocational church leaders.

Master of Divinity
a graduate level degree oriented toward ministry (including over fifteen specialized areas).

Master of Arts
an academic degree allowing students to focus in the areas of Philosophy & Apologetics, Biblical Studies, or Theology.

Master of Arts in Counseling
a specialized degree preparing students for work in clinical mental health or church settings.

MA in Ministry
a professional degree oriented toward preparation for ministry or service in congregations and other settings.

MA in Ministry (Indianapolis)
a church-focused, church-centered graduate program offered in the Indy area that focuses on the health and well-being of the local church.

Master of Religious Education

a professional degree preparing leaders for educational ministries in churches and Christian institutions.

Dr. Dinelle Frankland

Thank you for visiting our Web page. I’m delighted you are looking at theological education.

Lincoln Christian Seminary is an academy in service to the Church—a graduate school focused on the synthesis of professional leadership ministry and theological scholarship. Our goal is to train servant leaders who will equip churches and church-related organizations to carry out the Great Commission.

We offer degree programs for Christian ministry ranging from Master of Arts (MA) through Master of Religious Education (MRE) and Master of Divinity (MDiv) to Doctor of Ministry (DMin), as well as MA programs designed to prepare graduates to pursue theological studies at the doctoral level, and a Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program leading to counseling licensure.

At LCU, you will find a community with a common purpose and a common Lord seeking to grow together. Whether students reside on campus, commute from a ministry, or join us online and in intensive week courses, we—as students and faculty—seek to walk together as we are formed into the body of Christ.

I hope the glimpse this website gives you of the Lincoln Christian Seminary sparks further interest in the part an LCU degree may have in your future. The faculty and I welcome your questions, and I pray for the opportunity to welcome you as a student.


Dr. Barney Wells
Graduate Academic Dean
Associate Professor of Bible and Ministry

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