Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

For leaders who are ready to go deeper.

Why Earn a Doctor of Ministry Degree through Capital?

A Transformative Degree.

Our Doctor of Ministry will do much more than simply adding two letters to the beginning of your name – it will transform the way you do ministry.

If you’re looking for a life-changing education that promotes empirical research, creative reflection and practical application to ministry, this is the program for you. Taught through the lens of scripture and focused on equipping ministers with the tools they need to think critically about the living out scripture and ministry, this DMin degree will empower you to lead in a whole new way.

What Makes our Program Different?

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:

  • Doesn’t require full-time residency, allowing students to remain active in their ministries or vocations.
  • Courses are delivered in a unique, blended learning model that combines online and face-to-face classes – and only requires three weeks of residency for the entire program!
  • Earn your degree in as little as two years, focusing on coursework in year one and your applied research in year two.
  • Choose from multiple concentrations.

Concentrations Offered:

  • Chaplaincy Studies - Equips students with advanced skills related to the full sphere of chaplaincy ministry. (next cohort begins fall 2019)
  • Formational Leadership  - Trains and equips holistically healthy leaders for ministry in the 21st century. (next cohort begins fall 2019)
  • Strategic Leadership - Equips ministry leaders to navigate the complex landscape of organizational leadership. (next cohort begins fall 2020) 

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“Crafting spiritually formed ministry leaders for an interconnected world.”

In This Program Students Will…

  • Gain the ability to think and execute skillfully in a selected field of ministry study.
  • Gain skills in contextualized ministry leadership.
  • Gain skills in doing applied research for the purpose of increased ministry effectiveness.

Curriculum Plan

DMin|Formational Leadership (34 Credits)

Adv. Ministry Concentration Seminars: 16 Credits
Applied Seminars: 8 Credits
Research Design and Reporting: 10 Credit

View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further details about this program.

Hear from a Student: Doctor of Ministry

Capital Student

"Capital really understands how to integrate your study with people who are doing ministry in a high-paced and intensive environment. The combination of being part of a cohort, studying online and doing some intensives together is a really good balance. They really cracked the code in helping to integrate your study and the work with the ministry you are doing daily."

- Pastor Darren Whitehead '18, Church of the City, Nashville

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Doug Kegarise

Director, Doctor of Ministry

"It is my great pleasure to serve the Church by further equipping her leaders through LBC|Capital's forward-thinking approach to education and equipping." — Dr. Kegarise

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Dr. Wayne Cordeiro

Cohort Mentor, DMinFormational Leadership

"Our gifts will take us only as far as our CHARACTER will take us." — Dr. Cordeiro

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Dr. Rick Rhoads

Chair of the Church & Ministry Leadership Department

"Who we are and how we live together is what we teach." — Dr. Rhoads

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Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary & Graduate School is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, admission to and enrollment with the College.