Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Church Health, Leadership and Multiplication Cohort

DTS is pleased to offer a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree in Ministry Leadership with an emphasis for Church Health, Leadership and Multiplication.

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. The Church Health, Leadership and Multiplication emphasis will be taught by Aubrey Malphurs and Bob Rowley. 

Aubrey Malphurs is a Senior Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Leadership as well as President of the Malphurs Group. Aubrey has written numerous books on ministry leadership and is a trainer and consultant to churches, denominations, and ministry organizations throughout North America and Europe. 

Bob Rowley is the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) Texas-Oklahoma District Superintendent and serves actively in coaching and training church pastors across the nation. Similar to the other cohort emphases each student will be encouraged to be part of a group of ministry leaders that will form a Band of Brothers type of fellowship and encouragement group.

Each student will be required to write an Applied Research Project in the form of a dissertation. 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. Prospective students with an accredited Masters of Christian Education degree, without Greek and Hebrew, will be required to take a 3-hour modular computer biblical language tools course.

The student will find this cohort of exceptional practical value as they gain understanding and work on detailed plans for strategic planning, developing leaders and revitalizing or multiplying their ministry.

Degree Breakdown

Required Cohort Classes (18 hours)

First Summer (6 hours)
  • DM101   The Ministry Leader
  • DM521-1   Church Health
Second Summer (6 hours)
  • DM102   The Applied Research Project Development Seminar
  • DM521-2   Church Leadership
Third Summer (6 hours)
  • Elective Course
  • DM521-3   Church Multiplication
Additional Required Courses (6 hours)
  • Elective Course (3 hours)
  • DM901   Independent Study (3 hours)
  • DM901   Independent Study (3 hours)
  • DM103/105   The Applied Research Project (3 hours)