Our Doctor of Ministry in Strategic Leadership will do much more than simply adding two letters to the beginning of your name – it will transform the way you do and lead ministry.
If you’re looking for a life-changing education that promotes empirical research, creative reflection and entrepreneurial application to the practice of ministry, then this online doctorate program is for you. Our online DMin program is ideal for the student who has already earned an MDiv degree, as our Doctor of Ministry builds on the knowledge core of biblical, historical and theological interdisciplinary studies taught during an MDiv program. With a focus on strategic leadership development, the degree exposes students to these components:
The degree’s purpose is to enhance the critical thinking, research and leadership skills of the student engaged in the leadership of congregations or church-related institutions. Through the process of empirical research, this DMin degree will enhance your reflective decision making enabling you to lead in a whole new way.
DMin is a cohort model with the fall as the only enrollment point. The enrollment cutoff will be August 1 to provide enough time to onboard new students.
This online doctoral program has 18 days of synchronous learning via Zoom from the student’s physical location as the residency requirement. This means the student will need to have computer technology, time off work, etc. to participate fully in the synchronous residencies.
Applied and Empirical Dissertation
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Adv. Ministry Concentration Seminars 16 Credits
Applied Seminars 8 Credits
Research Design and Reporting 10 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
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Designed for students who have already earned their Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree, this program is well-suited for pastors, missionaries, para-church ministry leaders, teachers, and other Christian leaders looking for a way to heighten their professional development. Other benefits include:
The Doctor of Ministry will prepare you for a wide range of service and ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of ministries of our DMin alumni serve in:
The following is the proposed schedule for this degree program.
|MIN 844 Formational Leadership in the Digital Age||One||Fall||4|
|MIN 850 Contextual Ministry Praxis Seminar||One||Fall||4|
|MIN 811 Marriage and Family Issues||One||Spring||4|
|MIN 842 Innovation and Change||One||Spring||4|
|MIN 843 Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships||Two||Fall||4|
|MIN 851 Applied Research Seminar||Two||Fall||4|
|MIN 890 Mentored Research Design||Two||Spring||4|
|MIN 891 Applied Research Dissertation||Three||Fall||6|
No courses are scheduled for summers to provide time for pre-dissertation research and literature review.
A DMin degree is not just for pastors. It can open doors to a variety of careers and ways to serve. Read the story of how Valerie, current DMin student, is using her education as an in-school counselor.
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