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Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Ministry, Pastoral Studies

The Doctor of Ministry Pastoral Studies is designed to strengthen pastors in their personal spiritual vitality and sharpen their skills in the areas of ministry vision, strategy, alignment and execution. An intentional focus will be upon effective pastoral care including disciple making strategy, conflict resolution, ministry to the suffering and grieving, interpersonal relationship skills, spiritual formation in small groups, and pastoral counseling.

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

The Doctor of Ministry Pastoral Studies is designed to strengthen pastors in their personal spiritual vitality and sharpen their skills in the areas of ministry vision, strategy, alignment and execution.

The Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Studies may be a perfect fit for you if you desire increased effectiveness in pastoral care including disciple making strategy, conflict resolution, ministry to the suffering and grieving, interpersonal relationship skills, spiritual formation in small groups, and pastoral counseling.

Service Caregiver Comforting Structured

Career Opportunities

Pastors who are called to serve God’s people should want to grow personally and stay relevant in ministry whether they are serving as a Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, or Associate Pastor.

Pastors serve God and people by loving, leading, and teaching by personal example and practical exposition from God’s Word.

  • Senior Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Executive Pastor
  • Youth Pastor
  • Denominational Agency Head
  • Parachurch Executive
  • Professional Coach

Curriculum Examples

Strengthening Spiritual Vitality
Advanced Shepherding
Ministry Vision and Strategy
Ministry Alignment and Execution
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Course Overview

God’s grace is expressed not only in salvation but also in the Christian life-in forgiving, accepting, enabling, sustaining, equipping and empowering the believer.

An advanced biblical, theological, and practical consideration of the pastor’s role and responsibilities as the shepherd of God’s flock.

A theological overview of management and leadership principles involved in the identification and execution of a God-given ministry vision and strategy.

A theological analysis of biblical and organizational principles effective in the planning, organization, resourcing, and execution of ministry goals.

Doctoral Seminar Schedule

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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).

 

For more information please call or email our Admissions Department.

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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