Our Mission

The purpose of the Educational Ministries and Leadership Department is to equip godly servant-leaders through training processes that are biblically and theologically grounded and essential to an effective Christian life and ministry. These training processes help students in a variety of contexts to:

  • formulate a Christian philosophy of educational ministries and leadership;
  • assess and develop competent skills for biblical teaching, leadership, and administration;
  • participate individually and corporately in the Holy Spirit’s work of transformation; and
  • integrate classroom studies with designed contextual experiences.


Our professors are dedicated to teaching DTS's unique leadership, spiritual formation, church planting, and parachurch ministry curricula.

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