Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Women in Ministry Cohort

DTS offers women a way to hone their ministry skills through the Women in Ministry emphasis of the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Christian Education program. Within a community of peer professional women, students will explore relevant topics such as:

  • Women as leaders
  • Biblical basis for women in ministry
  • Historical contribution of women
  • Examination of culture and future trends
  • How to build transformational ministries
  • How to minister to hurting women

The D.Min. in Christian Education with a Women in Ministry emphasis requires 27 hours of coursework, plus a three-hour applied research project related to the student's ministry. Applicants must possess a ThM or an accredited MDiv or establish MDiv equivalency based on the MA/CE degree (a total of 80 hours).

Required Cohort Classes (18 hours)

First Summer (6 hours)

  • Women in Christian Leadership
  • The Role of Women Related to Biblical,Historical, and Futuristic Issues

Second Summer (6 hours)

  • Understanding Women in Contemporary Cultures
  • Applied Research Project Development Seminar

Third Summer (6 hours)

  • Practical Ministry Issues for Women
  • Caring for Women in Pain

Additional Required Courses (12 hours)

  • DM103 The Applied Research Project
  • 3 D.Min. Electives (One must be ID201 Computer Tools for Biblical Exegesis if the language requirement has not been fulfilled at the master’s level.)

Course Descriptions

Women in Christian Leadership

An analysis of Christian leadership, the unique characteristics of women as leaders, the significant contribution of women in the Bible, and effective ways for women to enhance and strengthen Christian ministry through effective team building.

The Role of Women Related to Biblical, Historical, and Futuristic Issues

An exploration of biblical texts on the role of women in ministry, community, and the home, and an examination of future trends as well as the related impact of sound hermeneutics, culture, and history.

Understanding Women in Contemporary Cultures

A study of selected cultural issues that affect women’s spiritual lives today, including alternative spiritualities, feminisms, gender-based epistemologies, and demographics and lifestyles of contemporary women.

Practical Ministry Issues for Women

A seminar to expose women to practical ministry issues, equipping them to evaluate and apply what they learn to their own ministry contexts, for the purpose of building dynamic transformational ministries.

Caring for Women in Pain

An exploration of the unique characteristics and needs of women in pain and a discussion of ways to guide and mentor women back to spiritual health through effective care-giving skills and ministries.