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, spiritual formation, 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.
- Spanish Ministry Leadership
The Spanish Ministry Leadership track is designed to equip Spanish-speaking students for greater ministry effectiveness in their respective areas of leadership. This program of study is offered on the campus of Seminario Telogico Centroamericano (SETECA) in Guatemala City, Guatemala for leaders in Latin America, Spain, North America, and elsewhere. Spanish ministry leaders can concentrate their individualized plan of study in Church Planting, Expository Preaching, Pastoral Leadership, Marriage and Family, Urban Ministries, or customize their own concentration.
- Ron Blue - Coordinator of the Spanish DMin Program; Adjunct Professor in DMin Studies
- Ana Maria Campos - Adjunct Professor in DMin Studies
- Oscar Lopez - Professor of Pastoral Ministries
- Jim Adams - Former 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.
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.”