Christ Ministries School of Divinity empowers, enriches, equips, enlightens, energizes, recreates, revives, promotes, strengthens, purifies, sponsors, and prepares Christian leaders for maximum effectiveness in the call of God.
Disciplined to Excellence
Christ Ministries School of Divinity is a non-accredited private school established in January 2013 by Bishop Andrew Robinson, Ph.D, D.Div., and his wife Rev. Wanda Kay Robinson, M.S., M.Div. Students at the university where they work and/or teach came to them expressing the deeper calling they sensed for ministry. They asked the Robinsons if they would train them for a greater walk with Jesus and preparation for ministry. What began as a Cultivating Ministers Training Program soon evolved into a school of divinity. Nearly all graduates from the divinity program currently serve as pastors, associate pastors, or assistant pastors within the Christ Ministries organization.
Christ Ministries School of Divinity’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) two-year degree program prepares candidates for professional work in Christian ministry within local churches as well as para-church organizations. The Robinsons draw from their 35 years of experience in ministry and credible sources to provide an in-depth knowledge of the Bible, Christian leadership principles and methods, counseling, the art of preaching and interpretation of scripture, and more. Coursework places emphasis on embracing the essential values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve in a variety of roles as a pastor, missionary, evangelist, etc.
Experience holistic formation with emphasis on Christ-like character and spiritual vitality.
Develop competence in biblical literacy and interpretation, ministerial ethics, and theological reflection, Christian counseling, leadership, and pulpit ministry.
Prepare for Christ-centered leadership in the education, training and development of communities served.
Enhance their global competence for balanced understanding, practice and participation in diverse contemporary contexts of life.
Advance their proficiency in the content, theory and practice of ministerial leadership.
Advance their proficiency in biblical studies.
Our work is truly a labor of love. Students accepted into the program pay no tuition or fees. The school is completely funded by donations from individuals who share our vision of equipping qualified Christian leaders for today. If you would like to become a monthly, yearly, or one time donor to Christ Ministries School of Divinity, please donate online at https://squareup.com/store/ACTSChristMinistries, by phone at 217-721-9975, or by mail at Christ Ministries, 2236 University Dr., Charleston, IL 61920.
This program has changed me from being mediocre, to a woman who strives for excellence…I found my place and voice, as a woman in God’s Work…This program has prepared me for the work that I must do in the years to come…Now, I will challenge myself to apply everything that I have learned and give back to others.
Tania Ward, Co-Pastor ACTS Campus Ministry at Eastern Illinois University