Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)


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4 Years (Full Time)

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Why Earn a Ph.D. in Leadership through Capital?

Leading from Christ’s Love

Get the education you need to further prepare and equip yourself as a leader, educator or administrator. Our Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership degree is cohort-based and has alternative delivery methods. When you study in LBC | Capital’s Ph.D. in leadership, you’ll learn under the tutelage of expert faculty members and international ministry leaders.

This program is built upon a framework that understands organizations to be dynamic and developmental in nature. The program promotes a balanced model of leadership that recognizes the importance of biblical values, incorporates the best of social science literature, cultivates inspiring vision and godly virtues and gives attention to the details of leadership management practices.

Course Length

8 weeks

Residency Requirement

1 week in October and 1 week in March

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Research Dissertation

See a comparison in Capital’s research approaches.

Transfer Agreement

Transfer in up to ?% of the degree total

Application Deadline

July 15th

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Program Plan

PhD in Leadership (60 Credits)

Servant Leader 8 Credits

Leader-Teacher 8 Credits

Organizational Leader 8 Credits

Change Agent 8 Credits

Researcher-Scholar 28 Credits

View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.

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If you’d like to see what life is like as a student at LBC for yourself, come and visit us on location in Lancaster, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C.

Program Distinctive - What makes this program at LBC unique?

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Career Paths

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Program Goals – In this program, students will develop…?

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Meet the Faculty

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Kevin Gushiken, Ph.D.
Professor, PhD in Leadership Program Director
Michael Anthony, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty
Ronald Belsterling, Ph.D.
Professor, Youth & Young Adult Ministry Program Director
Rodney Cooper, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty
Mark Eckel, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty
Gene Habecker, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty
Ryan Hartwig, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty
Debra Johnson-Cortesi, Ph.D.
Professor, Senior Instructional Designer
Ryan Kuehner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chair, Counseling & Social Work Dept. and M.A. in Professional Counseling Program Director
Miles Skip Lewis
Professor Emeritus

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Course Plan

By combining the general D.Min. plan with one of these concentrations you can customized your course oaf study to better meet your educational goals.

Course Title Year Semester Credits
MIN 844 – Formational Leadership in the Digital Age One One 4
MIN 811 – Marriage and Family Issues One One 4
MIN 842 – Innovation and Change One Two 4
MIN 843 – Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships One Two 4
MIN 850 – Contextual Ministry Praxis Seminar One Three 4
MIN 851 – Applied Research Seminar One Three 4
Year Two with Independent Research
Course Title Year Semester Credits
MIN 890 – Mentored Research Design Two One 4
MIN 891 – Applied Research Dissertation Two When Ready 6

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Master’s Degree?

LBC’s Financial Aid Office can help you navigate the process.