Doctor of Ministry, Ministry Leadership
The Doctor of Ministry in Leadership is intended for students who desire to increase their competency in the practice of ministry leadership.
Students will learn how to execute a biblical and organizational analysis of the leadership and growth needs of ministries and assess and implement changes. Special attention will be given to providing advanced strategic equipping in hiring, positioning, training, overseeing, mentoring, and coaching ministry professionals.
Being a lifelong learner should be a high priority for every pastor who wants to grow personally and stay relevant in ministry. The Doctor of Ministry degree is an advanced professional degree program designed for the continuing development of those involved in pastoral ministry.
This program is designed to enhance professional competence by expanding upon an initial foundation of theological studies and ministry experience, to enable those in vocational ministry to enhance current strengths, address areas of weakness, and increase overall effectiveness. Hybrid DMIN Concentrations include a total of eight seminars taken in “hybrid” format, plus a final doctoral project. Four core seminars are taken online, and four concentration seminars are taken on campus. Each semester, Hybrid program students are encouraged to take two seminars: an online seminar followed by an on campus seminar. “On Campus” doctoral seminars have three course components: pre-class, in-class, and post-class requirements. (1) Three months prior to the first day of in-class attendance, course syllabi are made available for students to complete pre-class assignments. (2) Students then attend in-class campus seminars for 4 days (8am-5pm, Monday-Thursday). (3) Following in-class sessions, students have up to 3 months to complete post-class assignments.
This concentration of the Doctor of Ministry program is intended for students who desire to increase their competency in the practice of ministry leadership.
Executive Pastors and Ministry Leaders are responsible for providing vision, direction, oversight and wise leadership to a church or parachurch ministry.
Pastor of Administration
Christian Publishing Executive
Christian Non-Profit Founder
Educational Ministry Professor
Adjunct Ministry Professor
A biblical and organizational analysis of the leadership and growth needs of ministries, resulting in the development of a discipleship-based strategy for sustainable outreach, evangelism, and leadership production.
An examination of advantages and disadvantages of pastoring an established church; how to assess and implement changes for continuing progress in growth and ministry.
A biblical and theological overview of ministry leadership as it pertains to coordinating the work of the ministry through volunteer and paid ministry staff.
The goal of the course is to increase a speaker’s ability to develop messages which are: True to the biblical text; Clear and well-organized; Interesting to listen to; Specifically relevant to the listener’s needs.
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To be eligible for consideration in the Doctor of Ministry programs, the applicant must have a Seminary M.Div or M.A. degree (3.0 GPA), and have at least three years of full-time professional ministry experience.
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