Strategic Leadership Concentration

Doctor of Ministry (DMIN)

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

Why Study Strategic Leadership at Capital?

Creating and Equipping Servant Leaders

More than anything, the church needs leaders who are focused less on themselves and more on Christ. Too often, the trappings of pop culture leadership – like acclaim, influence, recognition and even fame –  are mistaken for power. Through Capital Seminary & Graduate School’s strategic leadership program, students learn the importance of true power through leading as Christ did, while simultaneously gaining practical leadership training that they can apply to their everyday lives through ministry.

What Makes Strategic Leadership at Capital Different?

  • 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: See current cost. 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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DMin|Strategic 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 of 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


Thomas Kiedis, Ph.D., D.Min.


“Praying is acknowledging that you can’t pull off your leadership assignment on your own.” – Dr. Kiedis

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