WHAT IS THE KINGDOM THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY?

The KTS is considered to be a disruptive seminary that takes a holistic approach to theological training and is designed to prepare students for actual hands-on instruction that is customized to each learner’s need. 

Oftentimes, when students complete the traditional model of seminary, they are unable to use 85% of the things that they learned in actual ministry. The KTS is designed to prepare the learner for 21st century ministry that is based upon their interests, areas, and focuses in ministry.

WHAT IS THE KINGDOM THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY?

The KTS is considered to be a disruptive seminary that takes a holistic approach to theological training and is designed to prepare students for actual hands-on instruction that is customized to each learner’s need. 

Oftentimes, when students complete the traditional model of seminary, they are unable to use 85% of the things that they learned in actual ministry. The KTS is designed to prepare the learner for 21st century ministry that is based upon their interests, areas, and focuses in ministry.

What Makes the KINGDOM THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Different from Other Seminaries?

The KTS is the only seminary of its kind that provides biblical training with a Kingdom of God emphasis based upon the original context of Jesus void of the effects of Romanization, Europeanization, Colonization, Westernization, and Americanization of the gospel. 

  • Research suggests that over 95% of all pastors and church leaders have no theological training. And when it comes to African Americans, this numbers goes up substantially. There is a tremendous void for theological training for black and brown clergy worldwide. The KTS fills this void by having a focus on the Kingdom of God rather than the sociological church.

 

  • The KTS seminary teaching staff and faculty consists of some of the most prominent scholarly practitioners in the Body of Christ that have teamed together from every denominational background to form a Kingdom theological seminary that can reach the world with a sound and highly credible theological education.

WHAT MAKES THE KINGDOM THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SEMINARIES?

The KTS is the only seminary of its kind that provides biblical training with a Kingdom of God emphasis based upon the original context of Jesus void of the effects of Romanization, Europeanization, Colonization, Westernization, and Americanization of the gospel. 

  • Research suggests that over 95% of all pastors and church leaders have no theological training. And when it comes to African Americans, this numbers goes up substantially. There is a tremendous void for theological training for black and brown clergy worldwide. The KTS fills this void by having a focus on the Kingdom of God rather than the sociological church.

 

  • The KTS seminary teaching staff and faculty consists of some of the most prominent scholarly practitioners in the Body of Christ that have teamed together from every denominational background to form a Kingdom theological seminary that can reach the world with a sound and highly credible theological education.

Why is THE KINGDOM THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Necessary?

In addition to biblical illiteracy, one of the other challenges within Christianity today is the great divide that exists in churches over racism, classism, sexism, and denominationalism, which is the result of not accurately teaching the scriptures, because those who interpreted the scriptures removed them from their original context.

 

  • Through the KTS, many church leaders and serious Bible students will get the opportunity to learn theology in its original Jewish context, void of the effects of Romanization, Europeanization, colonization, westernization, and Americanization of the gospel.

 

  • Seminaries tend to obligate the student to enroll in unnecessary classes that will not aid them in practical church ministries; they prepare their students with theory that may never be applied to their ministry context. The KTS is not simply an exercise in thoughtful discussions and intellectual classes, but is the full engagement in tools and resources that will assist you in being more impactful and effective in ministry. 

 

  • The KTS will teach you how to be effective and maximize your ministry and calling through practical and yet highly theological ministry training that impacts the church from both a local and global 21st century ministry perspective.

WHY IS THE KINGDOM THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY NECESSARY?

In addition to biblical illiteracy, one of the other challenges within Christianity today is the great divide that exists in churches over racism, classism, sexism, and denominationalism, which is the result of not accurately teaching the scriptures, because those who interpreted the scriptures removed them from their original context.

 

  • Through the KTS, many church leaders and serious Bible students will get the opportunity to learn theology in its original Jewish context, void of the effects of Romanization, Europeanization, colonization, westernization, and Americanization of the gospel.

 

  • Seminaries tend to obligate the student to enroll in unnecessary classes that will not aid them in practical church ministries; they prepare their students with theory that may never be applied to their ministry context. The KTS is not simply an exercise in thoughtful discussions and intellectual classes, but is the full engagement in tools and resources that will assist you in being more impactful and effective in ministry. 

 

  • The KTS will teach you how to be effective and maximize your ministry and calling through practical and yet highly theological ministry training that impacts the church from both a local and global 21st century ministry perspective.

How THE KINGDOM THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Works

KTS is the only seminary of its kind in the world that was designed to provide relevant and theological ministry training with a Kingdom emphasis. The KTS structure is based upon certification credits that can be used for specialized ministry and/or a degree in Kingdom Theology. KTS offers you a plethora of certification modules that are designed and aimed to fit your particular need in ministry. 

  • KTS allows you to customize your education to fit your individual ministry needs; you can choose the certification modules or individual classes that can be applied toward your degree. The KTS is truly “disruptive” – we don’t force a set of unusable courses on you and waste your time and money; instead, each student is able to put together their own cluster of certifications that best fit their ministry needs. 
  • The KTS ensures that the students walk away with theological tools and resources that they can begin to use in their ministries immediately after each course and certification. The KTS offers Certifications, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Kingdom Theology and Fivefold Ministry. 
  • The KTS provided a custom-designed theological education and training that is second to none!

Your Future Starts Here.

The KTS President & Founder

DR. DANA CARSON

BS, MS, M.Div., MBA, MSEDE, C.PSY.D., D.MIN., PH.D.

Dr. Carson has over 35 years of executive ministry experience and is considered one of the foremost scholars in Kingdom theology. He has assembled powerful and scholarly professors of Kingdom theology to equip those who desire an opportunity to be seminary trained. 

Dr. Carson holds three earned doctorates: Boston University in theological studies, specializing in church growth, Regent University in Organizational Leadership, and Logos University in Christian psychology. He also holds three Masters degrees: a Master in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M, a Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary/Oral Roberts University, and he was the first full-time clergy to ever graduate with a Global Executive MBA from the world-class Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Dr. Carson’s bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is from the film location of “The Great Debaters” – HBCU Wiley College. His theological prowess and wisdom are also recognized in the academy. The ministry’s focus on the spiritual and educational empowerment of children and youth is birthed from Dr. Carson overcoming the odds of Chicago inner city living as a high school dropout. Yet despite dropping out of high school, he has unquestionably become one of the most scholarly and dynamic preachers of our time. For a full bio of Dr. Carson, visit https://drdanacarson.org/about/.

KTS PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

DR. DANA CARSON

BS, MS, M.Div., MBA, MSEDE, C.PSY.D., D.MIN., PH.D.

Dr. Carson has over 35 years of executive ministry experience and is considered one of the foremost scholars in Kingdom theology. He has assembled powerful and scholarly professors of Kingdom theology to equip those who desire an opportunity to be seminary trained. 

Dr. Carson holds three earned doctorates: Boston University in theological studies, specializing in church growth, Regent University in Organizational Leadership, and Logos University in Christian psychology. He also holds three Masters degrees: a Master in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M, a Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary/Oral Roberts University, and he was the first full-time clergy to ever graduate with a Global Executive MBA from the world-class Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Dr. Carson’s bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is from the film location of “The Great Debaters” – HBCU Wiley College. His theological prowess and wisdom are also recognized in the academy. The ministry’s focus on the spiritual and educational empowerment of children and youth is birthed from Dr. Carson overcoming the odds of Chicago inner city living as a high school dropout. Yet despite dropping out of high school, he has unquestionably become one of the most scholarly and dynamic preachers of our time. For a full bio of Dr. Carson, visit https://drdanacarson.org/about/.

Master's Programs

The KTS prepares you for holistic ministry by offering certifications in the following disruptive areas. These certifications can also be used as credits towards a degree:

  • The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is a professional degree for the pastoral profession. It is a high-level degree that provides a well-rounded theological education for anyone seeking a theological education.

  • The Master of Kingdom Theology (MKT) is our featured and uniquely offered Kingdom degree program. This program is based upon the original Kingdom message in its Jewish context. There is not another program in existence that provides this level of expertise and knowledge of the original message of Jesus and the Kingdom of God. This master’s degree was developed by one of the most renowned scholars concerning the Kingdom of God, Dr. Dana Carson. Dr. Carson has written over 200 books in the area of the Kingdom of God. This discipline is what KTS is highly recognized for and prepares its students to become highly engaged in 21st century Kingdom ministry.
  • The Master of Urban Church Growth (MUCG) focuses upon the development of a biblical Kingdom framework for the evangelistic mission of the church. The program involves analyzations of contemporary trends in church growth in the urban context and empowers the learner with effective tools for church growth. The degree focuses on theological, methodological, and contemporary issues in evangelism and church growth. The program focuses on the study of principles in church growth with special attention given to theological, cultural, and indigenous principles, which may affect the rate and pattern of church growth. The program also focuses upon church growth in the global context.
  • The Master of Practical Ministry (MPM) is an advanced degree that is equivalent to the M.Div. but is designed to fully prepare learners for practical ministry in the local church. The program is designed to be customized to fit the learner’s ministry environment to ensure that their education is relevant to their ministry context. This program includes course choices that include entrepreneurship, business, and ministry, along with children, youth, and other ministry focuses.
  • The Master of Theology and Leadership (MTL) is a specialized master’s program that provides the learner both a foundation in theology and leadership. The program provides the tools for biblical studies and effective leadership. The program is designed to assist the learner in their theological pilgrimage, while providing them with the tools that are needed to lead a ministry, non-profit, or church organization. Leadership training and education is the secondary focus of the MTL, which makes this degree a very unique but relevant field of study. This degree brings theological reflection and leadership together in a unique program, and builds the students knowledge of Chris-tian theological traditions, while helping them gain insight and real tools to become a more effective leader in their church, organization, and community.
  • The Fivefold Ministry certification module is a very unique, one-of-a-kind ministry training. Some traditional seminaries, informed by the watershed thinking of Romanization, Europeanization, Colonization, Westernization, and Americanization of the gospel, have determined and currently teach that apostles and prophets were dispensational offices that are no longer relevant for today. However, we have, in the last decade, experienced a surge in the apostolic and prophetic ministry with very little knowledge or understanding of these offices and their interaction with the other three offices of fivefold ministry. This certification module will equip fivefold ministry office with empowerment and knowledge of their fivefold ministry gifts.

Doctorate Programs

The KTS prepares you for holistic ministry by offering certifications in the following disruptive areas. These certifications can also be used as credits towards a degree:

  • The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) is the highest level professional degree that prepares ministry professionals for effective, full-time ministry. The Doctor of Ministry in Practical Ministry program is a customized degree that fo-cuses upon theological studies with an emphasis in church growth and evangelism, worship, fivefold ministry, leadership and business, and pastoral care ministry. This degree is a professional doctorate that will emphasize skills used in a practical ministry setting. The degree assists the leader in improving their leadership, personal disciplines, and congregation-al growth. This degree requires a ministry project or dissertation and a doctoral board defense.

  • The Doctor of Kingdom Theology (D.KT) degree is an academic degree that blends academics and Kingdom-based ministry. This degree is designed to provide the learner a deep dive into the Kingdom of God based upon its original Jewish context. This program will focus upon studying Second Temple Judaism scholars and their work on the historical Jesus and His message of the Kingdom of God.  The program will involve research and exploration into the Jewish mindset or the Rabbi Jesus and His understanding of the Kingdom of God. The program requires that the student has taken both Greek and Hebrew, which allows them to understand the ancient context of the Kingdom of God. The program requires course work, an oral exam, a dissertation, and a doctoral board defense.   
  • The Fivefold Ministry certification module is a very unique, one-of-a-kind ministry training. Some traditional seminaries, informed by the watershed thinking of Romanization, Europeanization, Colonization, Westernization, and Americanization of the gospel, have determined and currently teach that apostles and prophets were dispensational offices that are no longer relevant for today. However, we have, in the last decade, experienced a surge in the apostolic and prophetic ministry with very little knowledge or understanding of these offices and their interaction with the other three offices of fivefold ministry. This certification module will equip fivefold ministry office with empowerment and knowledge of their fivefold ministry gifts.

Kingdom Theological Seminary Certifications

The KTS prepares you for holistic ministry by offering certifications in the following disruptive areas. These certifications can also be used as credits towards a degree:

  • The KTS specializes in helping you understand the message and the ministry of Jesus the Jewish Messiah in His original context. Kingdom Theology is the message of the Newer Testament and prepares you to capture the essence of the teachings of Jesus throughout His life and ministry. This is the bailiwick of our seminary – you will gain an understanding of the Kingdom of God – its message, mission, ministry, and mandate. KTS offers both core courses in Kingdom Theology and multiple certifications in Kingdom Theology.

  • Basic theology is a core certification that is recommended to all of our students as the foundation for all theological training at The KTS. This core certification module provides you with the building blocks of theological study and includes Newer Testament Survey, Older Testament Survey, Church History, Introduction to the Kingdom, and Systematic Theology. These classes are mandatory for any student seeking certifications towards an Associate, Bachelor, Master, or Doctoral Degree.

  • Most church leaders today that are launching 21st century ministries are not launching denominational churches but are launching a new denomination or non-denominational brand of fellowship churches that are basically entrepreneurial churches. When you launch a new church denomination or non-denominational church, it’s the launching of either a chain brand business or a new brand business. One of the reasons for the failure of most churches is not simply their lack of theological training but the lack of business skills. Dr. Carson was the first clergy to be accepted into the prestigious Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he earned a Global Executive MBA. Dr. Carson studied business in a global context in order to understand how to better conduct ministry on a global scale. At the KTS, Dr. Carson has ensured that his knowledge of the business of ministry is included in the fabric of the seminary. He has brought those tools, skills, and resources to the KTS to ensure a higher probability of success for today’s ecclesiastical leaders. The KTS will equip church leaders and their staff with the necessary business tools to lead their ministry into sustainable ministry. The Business Certification Modules include subject matters such as real estate purchasing and managing, administration and operations, ministry financing and fundraising, digital marketing, church staffing and administration, and more. The KTS is designed with the end goal of ministry in mind!

  • While it should be organic, churches are closing in alarming numbers. The KTS certification in Church Growth is based upon sound biblical and scientific measures that assist you in understanding both the call and the science of church growth. The tools and resources learned in this certification module will help to propel ministry to exponential growth. The courses in this cluster will provide you with a turnkey understanding of the practices and principles you can apply immediately in your church and experience Kingdom growth!

  • Organizational leadership is another specialized certification module that focuses upon teaching you how to be more effective in leading the organization. This cluster focuses upon both organizational design and execution as well as leadership skills that assist you in being more effective and efficient in leading the organization. This certification module will provide you with tools and resources that can improve your leadership skills and abilities while you lead a powerful and impactful church ministry.

  • The Fivefold Ministry certification module is a very unique, one-of-a-kind ministry training. Some traditional seminaries, informed by the watershed thinking of Romanization, Europeanization, Colonization, Westernization, and Americanization of the gospel, have determined and currently teach that apostles and prophets were dispensational offices that are no longer relevant for today. However, we have, in the last decade, experienced a surge in the apostolic and prophetic ministry with very little knowledge or understanding of these offices and their interaction with the other three offices of fivefold ministry. This certification module will equip fivefold ministry office with empowerment and knowledge of their fivefold ministry gifts.

  • The Pastoral Counseling certification module is designed to prepare leaders for the soft side of ministry – counseling. This module will teach you how to become more effective in pastoral counseling, teaching the basic skills to begin ministry to families and individuals in need and gain an understanding of mental health and mental health options. This preparation will increase the value of your ministry’s leadership and pastoral care.

  • The Biblical Theology certification module is designed to assist you in the art of biblical interpretation, which includes exegesis, hermeneutics, and apologetics. This certification is designed to provide you with the skillsets to begin to interpret the scriptures out of their original context (exegesis) rather than reading into scripture based upon our current context (eisegesis). This certification is highly recommended for everyone that desires to preach or teach the scriptures.

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  • The Biblical Languages certification module is designed to provide you with the fundamentals of basic biblical Greek and biblical Hebrew, which are the main languages of the Bible. This certification will provide you with the ability to facilitate your way through the Bible, understanding the scriptures in their original languages.

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  • The Homiletics certification module is designed to assist the Kingdom preacher in sermon design and presentation that will allow them to become a persuasive progenitor of the gospel. This module will guide the 21st century Kingdom preacher in following Jesus’ approach to preaching. You will learn the art of sermon development and presentation along with the powerful and impactful approach of proclamation, explanation, demonstration, and invitation. This module will prepare you for 21st century preaching with power!

  • Practical Ministry Certification Module is designed to provide you with skills that will prepare you for the areas of practical ministry such as: Youth ministry, Children’s ministry, Fellowship ministries (men, women, couples, singles, etc.).

  • Kingdom Education certification module will assist you in developing the skills and knowledge to design your own Kingdom education program. Kingdom education programs are designed to provide biblical education that addresses the church’s congregational needs and discipleship. The module will provide you with the step-by-step guidance and knowledge on how to provide Kingdom education to your congregation as well as the teaching skills to teach Kingdom education. The module provides administration, training, and curriculum development skills to equip you to customize your own Kingdom education program.

  • The Non-Profit Management certification module is designed to teach you about the design and development of non-profit organizations in the United States that will equip you in leading independent, non-church ministry opportunities (para-church organizations). The Non-Profit Management certification will teach you the “alpha to omega” process of developing and managing non-profit organizations in the U.S. in accordance with IRS Codes. The certification will also define and describe the need for non-profit organizations and how they can compliment a church’s outreach ministries.

  • The Technology/Digital Ministry is designed to provide you with both hardware and software technology for ministry training. This certification will introduce you to ministry software that will streamline your ministry and make it more efficient through the utilization of the best in ministry software. These modules will teach you how to implement technology in your ministry approach and practices and includes database management, social media platforms, and exposure to media ministry opportunities and design.

  • The financial certification module is designed to assist the learner in developing their financial literacy to assist them in managing their ministry budget. The courses in this cluster will provide you with…

Your Future Starts Here.

Certification are based upon the completion of a module Degrees are based upon a certain number of certifications modules completed: Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree

  • Mini-certifications modules are 4-week classes
  • Regular certification modules are 8-week classes
  • The KTS offers 14 tracks of learning; each track offers basic, advanced, and graduate level.

Systematic theology 1-4

OT 1-2

NT 1-2

Church history 1-2

One True King

Welcome to the Kingdom

From the Kingdom to the Church

Understanding yourself and others

Kingdom change and Transformation

Kingdom Man and Woman

Marriage Trouble in the flesh

Kingdom Ministry (The Work of Ministry)

Kingdom Discipleship

Introducing the Kingdom

The kingdom the church and you 1-2

The Kingdom Globalization and you 1-2

And this gospel of the kingdom

The cross and the crown

Kingdom reformation

The kingdom now then and to come 1-2

Kingdom homiletics 1-2

The Kingdom Model of Ministry

Biblical Hermeneutics

Kingdom Exegesis 1-2

Power Evangelism

Theological Research and technology/ writing a theological paper

How to make disciples

The core areas of kingdom ministry (fellowship ministries)

Kingdom apologetics

Kingdom discussions in theology

The kingdom of God

Understanding the kingdom

The Kingdom and the Church

Kingdom Fundamentals

The Doctrine of the Kingdom

The Kingdom and the Supernatural

The Jewishness of Jesus

Bible Prophesy

Between the Testaments

Building Strong Leaders

Kingdom worship

Kingdom warfare

Kingdom Government

Kingdom Vision

Kingdom Ethics and Values

Kingdom Eschatology

The Messiah and the Feast of the Lord

The Tabernacle of Moses

Church Growth

Managing the church in the 21st century

Leadership Principles and practices

Wisdom for Leaders

Understanding Fivefold Ministry

Office of the Apostle

Office of the Prophet

Office of Evangelists

Office of Pastor

Office of Teacher

Dissertation/Doctoral Capstone 1-2

Additional Benefits of Attending KTS

Leader and layman, you do not have to stay where you are! 

  • The KTS will teach you how to interpret scripture, prepare sermons, plant churches, organize church events and projects, and utilize social media in your ministry! 
  • The KTS also offers customized doctrinal education for church/ministry fellowships for their clergy and leaders within the organization – training that meets the criteria of the particular organization. 
  • In KTS, we will all but take you by the hand and assist you in building powerful Kingdom-minded ministries that can touch the world with the gospel of the Kingdom.
  • The KTS provides cutting edge ministry training for those who are specifically seeking to be effectively trained for 21st century ministry that is relevant to a new generation of believers and seekers.
  • The KTS is what we refer to as turnkey ministry training. When you leave, you will not only understand your next steps but how to launch a more effective growing ministry that is global in its reach!
  • The KTS not only provides training for leaders, but provides training for church or ministry workers who desire to enroll in a particular certification that meets their immediate ministry needs such as children’s ministry, etc.
  • The KTS is the seminary of the future and will rapidly secure a space in this 21st century ministry culture to meet the needs of new non-denominational church fellowships that desire to be trained in the most effective and efficient manner possible utilizing modern technology to understand historic theology.
  • Traditional seminaries were originally designed to service the ecclesiastical leadership training needs of particular denominations. These seminaries were designed to train denomination-specific clergy; however, in our new non-denominational church culture, there is a great need for theological training that offers theological training that is much broader than traditional seminaries but has 21st century relevance. The KTS is now the place where men and women of any denomination can receive specialized ecclesiastical training for ministry licensure and ordinations. 
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Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Total Estimated Program Tuition: $17,970*

HOW IS TUITION ESTIMATED?

  • $599 per course x 30 courses
  • The tuition rate is the same for both online and on campus study

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?

  • Application Fee – $50
  • Technology and Administration Fee (Annual) – $199
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  • KTS does not offer student loans or scholarships, because our degree programs and courses are highly affordable. You can pay by course or pay your degree program tuition in advance. Our tuition is affordable enough for you to be able to graduate debt-free.

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