As director of Asbury Seminary’s church planting initiative, Winfield heads up the Asbury Church Planting Initiative, which is born out of a heart to serve and equip church planters in an increasingly multicultural, secular, and global context. Here is a list of some of our training and degree offerings that can help you join in God’s mission through church planting!

Church Planting Institute

The Institute offers three core modules of training, which can either be taught over the course of ten weeks or as a weekend intensive, depending on the context.


M.A. in Intercultural Studies with Church Planting Emphasis

Asbury Theological Seminary’s E. Stanley Jones School of World Missions introduces a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies with a Specialization in Church Planting degree in fall 2014. Get equipped to reach diverse people groups without leaving your ministry. Complete the degree with online classes and four short campus visits over three years. Relevant assignments integrate into the life of your current ministry. Learn more


M.Div. with Church Planting Emphasis

The Master of Divinity program assists students in the development of a biblical and theological understanding of ministry that will undergird a lifelong commitment to serve Christ and His Church. Its structure exposes students to the theological disciplines that are essential for contemporary ministry, and incorporates a flexibility that recognizes individual needs and specialized ministry callings. Learn more


Doctor of Ministry in Church Planting

The Doctor of Ministry program is designed for church leaders desiring to expand their knowledge and develop their leadership abilities. The Doctor of Ministry Program aims at reviving, engaging, growing and equipping church leaders to lead with increasing theological depth and leadership intelligence. Learn more


Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies with an emphasis in Church Planting

The Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies is designed to advance student’s knowledge in the theological, contextual, and strategic literatures in the field of missiology. Beyond the mastery of the contents and methods of missiology, each candidate specializes in a particular area within the field and contributes to the body of knowledge through original research of a chosen theme or issue. Learn More