Formational Leadership Concentration

Doctor of Ministry (DMIN)

Trains and equips holistically healthy leaders for ministry in the 21st century.

Why Formational Leadership?

Transform yourself to transform the church.

It is easy for Christian leaders to become overwhelmed in our media-saturated, fast-paced, success-driven culture. While juggling the responsibilities of ministry and caring for others, leaders can easily lose sight of their own spiritual wellness. At Capital Seminary and Graduate School, our Doctor of Ministry’s concentration in Formational Leadership develops a deeper understanding and level of soul care for church, para-church and non-profit spiritual leaders. Because the health of our people – and the health of our organization – is directly related to the health of the leader.

What Makes the Formational Leadership Concentration Different?

This program directly addresses a gap that too often overlooked in ministry and leadership: burnout and fatigue. If you’re yearning to recapture your love of ministry, Christ, deep study of God’s Word and fed up with the tediousness of the day-to-day tasks that sap your energy, this is the doctoral program for you. Revitalize your ministry by allowing God to revive you.

  • Study under megachurch pastor and prolific author Wayne Cordeiro.
  • Program requires 3, 1-week residence experiences.
  • No long-term residency required.
Your Journey

Credit Hours: 34
Average Completion Time: Students can finish our DMin in as little as 2 years

Program Cost: $20,740 includes tuition and fees. Books and travel expenses related to attending residence weeks are not included.

Application Deadline: July 15

Capstone Requirement: Applied Research Dissertation


  • Each cohort has 3 residence experiences. Locations vary and are determined for each cohort prior to the program start. The third residence always takes place at the Lancaster campus.

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

In Capital’s DMin 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.

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Curriculum Plan

DMin|Formational Leadership (34 Credits)
Adv. Ministry Concentration Seminars:16 Credits
Applied Seminars:8 Credits
Research Design and Reporting:10 Credit

Hear from a Student: Doctor of Ministry

“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

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Dr. Wayne Cordeiro

Cohort Mentor, DMin Formational Leadership

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

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Dr. Krish Kandiah

Adjunct Faculty

“I love the opportunity to help leaders to accelerate their effectiveness for the kingdom of God by sharpening their academic skills, deepening their theological understanding and making friends with other Christian ministry leaders.” – Dr. Kandiah

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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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