About this course
The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is an advanced professional degree designed to continue the education of ministers so that they may be spiritually renewed and increasingly effective in their world ministry contexts.
The program helps students grow in their understanding and interpretation of the Church's ministry in relation to biblical, theological, historical, ethical and practical areas. Students are challenged to develop their ministerial skills and to refine and articulate a theology and philosophy of ministry while in a setting of ministry. A distinctive of the doctoral program is to enable students to understand the charismatic dimensions of ministry.
A feature of the degree is that students remain in a cohort group of classmates throughout the entire classroom experience. Core courses are taken by all students, as well as specialized courses in the two concentrations—church ministries and leadership, and pastoral care and chaplaincy.
Classes are taught in a modular format in which students meet on campus for a total of six weeks over a two-year period for seminars, workshops and research clinics. Students complete pre- and post-course assignments while maintaining their existing ministry positions.