Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is an advanced professional program designed for working professionals who are already actively serving in the church or parachurch organizations. The program aims to enhance professional competence in the practice of ministry, to provide opportunities for the renewal of the minister’s personal and spiritual life, and to stimulate growth in one’s leadership capacity. As an in-service professional ministry development program, the minister can remain in full-time ministry while engaged in this learning process. The Doctor of Ministry is not a research program, but the highest academic standards are set forth.

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Program Format:

  • Cohort-based (12-15 participants per cohort).
  • Three residencies per year: February/March, June/July, and October.
  • Locked-in tuition rate, to include additional fees for students who do not complete their projects by the end of the ninth course.

Program Objectives:

The Doctor of Ministry degree seeks to:

  • Prepare candidates for advanced roles of leadership within their own particular communities of faith and cultures;
  • Help candidates renew their calling, purpose, and approach to ministry;
  • Resource candidates with advanced research skills that foster critical thought and the ability to make informed decisions impacting their lives, ministries, and organizations;
  • Provide opportunities to build relationships with peers, faculty, and expert practitioners who can help expand their ministry network and cultivate life-long professional relationships;
  • Offer a flexible approach to completing post-graduate education that utilizes innovative educational strategies.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the Doctor of Ministry program, the student will be able to:

  • Engage in Spirit-focused theological reflection and application of scriptural truth to ministry;
  • Develop and practice Spirit-empowered approaches to spiritual formation and leadership development;
  • Demonstrate the ability to foster Spirit-guided communities worldwide and to engage culture and contemporary worldviews;
  • Assess ministry effectiveness by utilizing research methodologies and skills;
  • Evaluate organizational culture in order to bring health and alignment for the accomplishment of mission.

Doctor of Ministry

Total Hours 36
  • 16
  • 12
  • 8
  • Core Courses 16 Hours
    • BIBM 8301 Renewing the Spirit-Formed Leader 3
    • BIBM 8302 Theological Design for Transformative Ministry 3
    • BIBM 8303 Christ and Culture: Understanding the Times 3
    • BIBM 8304 Dynamic Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness 3
    • BIBM 8101 Research Seminar I 1
    • BIBM 8102 Research Seminar II 1
    • BIBM 8103 Research Seminar III 1
    • BIBM 8104 Research Seminar IV 1
  • Elective Courses 12 Hours
    • Choose from the following: 12
    • Leadership:
    • BIBM 8307 Leadership and Reconciliation
    • BIBM 8308 Building Healthy Marriages and Families
    • BIBM 8321 Leadership Development
    • BIBM 8324 Toward a Healthy Organizational Climate
    • Messianic Jewish Studies:
    • BIBL 8301 Jewish Identity and Continuity
    • BIBL 8302 Messianic Jewish Ethics
    • BIBM 8305 Messianic Jewish Communal Boundaries
    • BIBM 8306 Messianic Jewish Preaching and Teaching
  • Project Development 8 Hours
    • BIBM 8105 Project Proposal Development Seminar I 1
    • BIBM 8106 Project Proposal Development Seminar II 1
    • BIBM 8107 Project Proposal Development Seminar III 1
    • BIBM 8108 Project Proposal Development Seminar IV 1
    • BIBM 8411 Project 4