Doctor of Ministry (D.Min)
The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry degree program is to develop Christian leaders through doctoral level instruction, research, and practice. The program is divided into three major components: Foundational Seminars, Concentration Seminars, and the Ministry Project Dissertation.
Students may specialize by choosing concentration seminars, if desired. The concentration will be indicated on the transcript and the diploma. Directed (independent) studies are available for students seeking advanced training in a particular ministry field. The Doctoral Studies Office can provide additional information.
The D.Min degree is a 30 hour program designed to be completed in no less than three years. All work for the degree must be completed within five years.
D.Min Degree Objectives
Students graduating from the Doctor of Ministry degree program will be able to do the following:
1. Demonstrate competence in applying theological convictions to any ministry context to which they are called
2. Interpret and apply Biblical texts to life situations by demonstrating accurate, classically defined discipline in the handling of sacred Scriptures
3. Lead the church of God ethically and effectively in pursuing Christ’s commission and commandments
4. Demonstrate exceptional skills in the Biblically assigned tasks of proclamation, care, leadership, and/or church planting.
Foundational Core Seminars (all are required) 12 hrs
30020 Professional Doctoral Colloquium 4 hrs
30060 Integrating Christian Faith & Practice 4 hrs
30090 Dissertation Preparation 4 hrs
Church Planting Track 12 hrs
30420 Church Planting Evangelism 4 hrs
30430 Sponsoring New Churches 4 hrs
30440 Church Revitalization or 30070 Christian Leadership Course 4 hrs
Expository Preaching Track 12 hrs
30140 Expository Preaching 4 hrs
30143 Style & Application in Expository Preaching 4 hrs
30146 Doctrinal & Topical Exposition 4 hrs
30150 Preaching & Ministry Practice 4 hrs
Leadership Track 12hrs
30070 Christian Leadership 4 hrs
30330 Developing Christian Leaders 4 hrs
30340 Leadership Issues (topic varies) 4 hrs
30370 Worship Leadership 4 hrs
30380 Spiritual Formation 4 hrs
Ministry Project Dissertation 6 hrs