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Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

General Approach

The self-directed approach allows students to pursue a personalized plan of study with the guidance of a faculty advisor. This program empowers students to design and customize their course map around their core ministry needs, goals and interests.

The heart of the Dallas DMin is flexibility. At the beginning of the program, the student will create an overall plan of study. The student may focus on one of several defined areas (such as education, leadership, or preaching) or design a program with a varied approach. The student's plan, which is evaluated annually, originates from his or her individual goals, ministry needs, and assessment of perceived strengths and limitations.

Christian Education

The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Education is designed to enhance the ministry competence of those serving in church or parachurch educational leadership roles, such as: (1) executive/associate pastors; (2) church education specialists; (3) ministers to children, youth, or adults; (4) family life educators; (5) administrators of Christian schools or colleges; (6) camp leaders, and (7) ministers to women.

Hispanic Leadership

The Hispanic Leadership program is the Seminary's Spanish language DMin program for Hispanic leaders in the United States, Mexico, and Latin America. It is offered on the campus of Seminario Telogico Centroamericano (SETECA) in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

  • Ron Blue - Coordinator of the Spanish DMin Program; Adjunct Professor in DMin Studies
  • Ana Maria Campos - Adjunct Professor in DMin Studies; SETECA Coordinator of Doctor of Ministry Studies; SETECA Coordinator of Christian Education
  • Oscar Lopez - Professor of Pastoral Ministries
  • Jim Adams - President, Central American Theological Seminary/SETECA, Guatemala; Adjunct Professor in DMin Studies
Ministry Leadership

The Ministry Leadership program is designed to equip students for greater ministry effectiveness in their respective area of leadership. Ministry leaders can concentrate their individualized plan of study in Church Planting, Pastoral Leadership, Marriage and Family or customize their own concentration.


Richard Ferris

Pastor and Teacher, Faith Community Church

“I’ve chosen the DMin to further hone ministry skills while continuing to serve. Each professor has expected the work to focus upon my church. As a result, the degree has benefited the congregation as much as it has benefited me. I have enjoyed discussing and brainstorming solutions to ministry problems with other men who are in similar situations.

“The degree is enhancing my ministry. The foundation was laid in the masters program but the development of practical ministry is the focus of the DMin.”

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