Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Multicultural Ministry Cohort

DTS is pleased to offer a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree in Ministry Leadership with an emphasis for Multicultural Ministry.

This program is formatted as a modified cohort in which the same group of students will go through a select portion of the program together. This program will use procedure similar to the Harvard Business School case study approach.

Multicultural ministry is a broad idea that can be described as any local church or non-profit ministry that serves one or more of the following people groups: refugee, immigrant, one-point-five generation, second generation and/or Third Culture populations.

"Multicultural" is not necessarily about ethnicity; it can be mono-ethnic or multiethnic in form. For example, while the Chinese church in America is mono-ethnic, it is often made up of multiple languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, English etc…). As language embodies a culture, the Chinese church in America is actually multicultural, even though it is not multiethnic.

In addition, growing numbers of English speakers from one-point-five and second-generation immigrant groups, as well as Third Culture populations, are regular attendees or members in ethnic and multiethnic churches.

Advanced leadership training is needed for ministers in these culturally diverse ministry contexts.

This method of study will be an excellent opportunity for students to interact and learn from others in their same areas of ministry. Case studies will be developed in the evaluation of problems, programs, and/or procedures unique to pastors and ministry leaders in a multicultural ministry context. Emphasis will be placed on leadership development and research methods. Each case will be developed around a ministry setting that will enhance the student’s ministry.

The cohort will involve onsite field trips to area multicultural churches and parachurch ministries. In addition, seasoned professionals will also be invited to class to discuss case studies in their designated areas of ministry. The objective is to provide students with practical ideas coupled with individualized coaching, and peer mentoring to increase the student's competency and ministry effectiveness.

Applicants must possess an accredited MDiv or ThM degree or equivalent, with two years of Greek and one year of Hebrew. Prospective students with three semesters of Greek may apply.
 

Degree Breakdown

Required Cohort Classes (18 hours)

First Winter (6 hours)

  • An introduction to evaluation of problems, programs, and/or procedures unique to pastors and ministry leaders in multicultural ministry through case-study methodology with emphasis on leadership and research methods.

Second Winter (6 hours)

  • Continuation of evaluation of problems, programs, and/or procedures unique to pastors and ministry leaders in multicultural ministry through case-study methodology with emphasis on leadership and research methods.

Third Winter (6 hours)

  • Conclusion of evaluation of problems, programs, and/or procedures unique to pastors and ministry leaders in multicultural ministry through case-study methodology with emphasis on leadership and research methods.

Additional Required Courses (12 hours)

  • DM101 The Ministry (3 hours)
  • DM102 The Applied Research Development Seminar (3 hours)
  • Elective Course/Elective Independent Study (3 hours)
  • DM103/105 - The Applied Research Project (3 hours)