blacksmith using a hammer in his workshop - Pine Cove's FORGE partnership with DBU

Pine Cove's FORGE and DBU's Graduate School of Ministry

A forge is a furnace where metals are heated so as to be shaped according to the blacksmith's desire and design. The partnership between Pine Cove's FORGE program and DBU's Graduate School of Ministry allows FORGE alumni to earn up to 9 hours toward a master's degree in ministry by completing Pine Cove's 8-month Christian Leadership Training Program. For further information regarding FORGE, visit:

FORGE alumni will receive credit for all of their master's ministry degree prerequisites and the following core courses:

  • Foundations of Spiritual Life
  • Systematic Theology
  • Ministry Mentorship

As a student of the FORGE, you have the opportunity to receive 25% off the rest of your DBU Graduate School of Ministry degree.

Graduate School of Ministry master's programs include the following:

Pine Cove's FORGE alumni must meet admissions requirements and be fully admitted into a DBU master's ministry degree.

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission to master's ministry degrees and advanced ministry certificate programs): Within the last 12 months the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Download the Certificate of Church Membership >>

For further information about the Graduate School of Ministry programs, refer to the appropriate link in the sidebar to the right, or contact Dr. Blanton Feaster, Program Director, Graduate School of Ministry, at (214) 333-5256 or

DBU's Ministry-Related Master's Degrees provide Christ-centered graduate level training for ministry leaders, equipping them with a biblical, theological, historical, and practical foundation for ministry.

Enhance your ministry by pursuing a master's degree.

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