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Students in The Village Church Institute’s Training Program who successfully complete the Seminary Track Addendum and are accepted through DTS’s admissions process within five years will receive 21 hours of DTS seminary credit. In addition, students can earn 12 additional credit hours through DTS’s Ministry Residency program while working full-time at The Village Church.

Credit Opportunities

Ministry Residency – Earn up to 12 hours

If you’re serving on staff with Young Life at least 25 hours weekly, you may be eligible for DTS’s dynamic Ministry Residency program within the MACLMACE, and ThM degree programs. DTS comes alongside you, integrating readings and competencies with your ministry, and you earn up to 12 hours credit. 

Institute Credit Hours

wdt_IDDTS Course CreditHours
1ST5102 Trinitarianism3
2ST5104 Soteriology3
3ST5105 Sanctification and Ecclesiology3
4BE5102 OT History I3
5BE5106 Acts and Pauline Epistles3
6BE5107 General Epistles and Revelation3
7PM5101 Christian Life and Witness3
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To qualify for the Ministry Residency program, students must be enrolled at DTS, approved by TVC, and register for these courses after completing the Institute.

Distance and Online Options

Most DTS degree programs can be completed entirely online, allowing you to stay in your ministry while you study. 

We also have campuses and regional locations across the United States with hybrid courses and other flexible study formats that give you in-person fellowship where you can form deep relationships.

Application Process

Find more about the application process on the Apply Now page.

If you have any questions, please let us know! You can reach us at admissions@dts.edu or 800-3-Dallas (800-332-5527).

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