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Doctor of Ministry Online, Hybrid Church Concentration

The Doctor of Ministry in Hybrid Church is intended for students who desire to increase their competency in contemporary ministry styles in the current digital landscape.

This Doctor of Ministry concentration prepares ministry leaders to lead with innovation, integrity, and effectiveness in the dynamic landscape of hybrid church ministry, advancing the mission of the Church in the digital age focusing on in person, virtual, metachurch, and multisite modalities while remaining rooted in evangelical faith and practice.

Ideal Fit

This concentration of the Doctor of Ministry program is intended for students who desire to increase their competency in the practice of contemporary ministry styles in the current digital landscape.

Students serving in pastoral and/or ministry leadership positions will learn how to explain and present the challenges and opportunities in the current virtual/digital culture and implement relevant ministry delivery methods.

Pastor Ministry Leadership Church Planter Digital Communication Church Strategist

Career Opportunities

Ministry leaders are responsible for designing a model of relevant ministry that impacts the communities of their local churches. Special attention will be given to dominant ministry styles such as in person, virtual, metachurch, and multisite.

  • Senior Pastor
  • Executive Pastor
  • Ministry Leader
  • Director of Digital Ministry
  • Online Campus Pastor
  • Multisite Pastor
  • Church Strategist
  • Denominational Consultant

Curriculum Examples

The Church in the Virtual World
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Course Overview

Innovative technologies and methodologies will be discussed and analyzed for best practices for local congregations. Students will gain insights about the current culture and how digital ministry is a contextual platform to expand the message of the local church.

Doctoral Seminary Schedule

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration in the Doctor of Ministry programs, the applicant must have a Master of Arts (3.0 GPA) or a Master of Divinity degree, and have at least three years of full time professional or ministry experience.

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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 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

  • 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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