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Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Professional Doctoral Degrees
(DMin & DEdMin)

The DMin and DEdMin programs provide advanced training in the practice of biblically and theologically oriented ministry to those actively involved in vocational ministry. The program concentrates on developing expertise in the biblical rationale, sociological strategy, and practical implementation of ministry.

  • Advanced Professional Ministry Degree
  • An Exceptional Faculty
  • Convenient, One- or Two-week Seminars
  • Cost-competitive Program
  • A Flexible Approach
 

Degree Tracks & Emphases

Both the DMin and DEdMin programs offer a customized Individual approach and a group-based Cohort approach to enhance the practice of ministry. 

Cohort Approach

The cohort structure is offered for students seeking a specialized plan of study with a small group of ministry colleagues. This group moves through a designated part of the program together, enjoying a community experience with fellow learners and mentor scholars.

Cohort-Based Tracks
Large Church Pastor's Cohort

This emphasis provides advanced training in the practice of biblically and theologically oriented ministry for pastors serving in large churches. (DMin only)

Executive/Associate Pastor's Cohort

This emphasis provides advanced training in the practice of biblically and theologically oriented ministry for executive and associate pastors serving in in the local church. (DMin only)

Women in Ministry Cohort

This emphasis provides advanced training in the practice of biblically and theologically oriented ministry for women in ministry. (DMin & DEdMin)

Church Health, Leadership & Multiplication Cohort

This emphasis provides advanced training in the practice of biblically and theologically oriented ministry for church pastors and church planters. (DMin only)

Marriage and Family Ministry Cohort

This emphasis explores biblical and theological foundations, cutting edge programs, and ministry education strategies. (DMin & DEdMin)

Advanced Expository Preaching Cohort

This cohort-based emphasis provides advanced training in the art and discipline of expository preaching as practiced in a church context. (DMin only)

Spiritual Formation Cohort

This cohort-based emphasis provides advanced training in Christian spiritual formation for ministry practitioners. (DMin & DEdMin)

Multicultural Ministry Cohort
This cohort-based emphasis provides advanced training in the practice of biblically and theologically oriented ministry for multicultural church leaders serving the local church and parachurch organizations. (DMin only)
 

Personalized Approach

The personalized program allows students to pursue a flexible, individualized plan of study with the guidance of a faculty adviser. This program empowers students to design and customize their course map around their core ministry needs, goals and interests.

Personalized Tracks
Ministry Leadership

The Ministry Leadership track is designed to equip students for greater ministry effectiveness in their respective area of leadership. (DMin only)

Hispanic Leadership

The Hispanic Leadership track is the Seminary's Spanish language D.Min. program for Hispanic leaders in the United States and the Hispanic World. (DMin only)

Christian Education

The DMin track in Christian Education is designed to enhance ministry competence for those serving in church and parachurch leadership roles. (DMin only)

Certification Opportunities

Certification opportunities are offered in cooperation with selected partnering organizations. (DMin & DEdMin)

 
 

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