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Doctor of Ministry

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.

Ideal Fit

This concentration of the Doctor of Ministry program is intended for students who desire to increase their competency in the practice of ministry leadership.

Whether students are serving in the local church or a para-church ministry, they will learn how to execute a biblical and organizational analysis of the leadership and growth needs of ministries and assess and implement changes.

Ministry Executive Administration Leadership

Career Opportunities

Executive Pastors and Ministry Leaders are responsible for providing vision, direction, oversight and wise leadership to a church or parachurch ministry.

Special attention will be given to providing advanced strategic equipping in hiring, positioning, training, overseeing, mentoring, and coaching ministry professionals.

  • Executive Pastor
  • Ministry Leader
  • Senior Pastor
  • Pastor of Administration
  • Christian Publishing Executive
  • Christian Non-Profit Founder
  • Educational Ministry Professor
  • Adjunct Ministry Professor
  • Parachurch Executive
  • Professional Coach

Curriculum Examples

Leadership and Growth Pipeline
Change and Conflict Management
Team Staffing, Mentoring, and Coaching
The Effective Communicator
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Course Overview

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.

Doctoral Seminar Schedule

Doctoral Seminar Registration

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for the Doctor of Ministry program, the applicant must have a Seminary MA or M.Div degree (3.0 GPA), and have full-time professional ministry experience (length varies depending on the degree).

 

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Admission Requirements

Grace Theological Seminary welcomes applications from all individuals who have a testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

To be admitted as a Grace Theological Seminary student, you’re asked to provide:

  • Official transcripts from the school where you obtained your bachelor’s degree. (If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to admissions@grace.edu.)

  • A spiritual life reference

  • International applicant must provide a copy of TESOL test scores, and provide a financial certificate indicating sufficient funding for the program of study.

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