Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry degree is a practice-oriented doctorate for pastors and ministry leaders. The goal of the program is to develop and equip reflective practitioners at a doctoral level with new levels of theological discernment and practical skills for the art of ministry leadership. DMin students will be stretched theologically and exposed to new models of ministry.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters Degree from an accredited college, university or seminary

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 60 Credit Hours

TUITION AND FEES

  • Onetime application fee: $50
  • Monthly Learning Assessment and Technology fee: $125
  • Dissertation guidance and defense: $500
  • The cost of Textbooks is not included
  • Students take 1 course every 8 weeks

Based on this, a Doctor of Ministry Degree program can be completed for $3000 or less.

Doctor of Ministry Courses

DM790 GUIDE TO RESEARCH WRITING(6)

An introduction to English research writing style. At the end of the course the student will know the difference between academic writing, and other types of writings. The student will demonstrate compency in Research Writing by preparing an annotated bibliography of no less than 20 peer reviewed articles published in the last five years in their area of interest.

DM800 INTRODUCTION TO DOCTOR OF MINISTRY RESEARCH (6)

A course preparing students to conduct upper-level graduate research and to write effectively. This course gives the proper foundation for writing the D. Min. project.

DM801 ADVANCED OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY (6)

This course gives special attention to developing the skills and methods of Old Testament theology for the study of scripture and equips the student to successfully complete the biblical-theological component of the DMIn Project. The course also explores the role of biblical-theological reflection in leadership, ministry development and preaching.

DM802 ADVANCED NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY (6)

This course gives special attention to developing the skills and methods of New Testament theology for the study of scripture and equips the student to successfully complete the biblical-theological component of the DMIn Project. The course also explores the role of biblical-theological reflection in leadership, ministry development and preaching.

DM803 ADVANCED PRACTICAL THEOLOGY (6) Pastroral ministry in the 21st Century. Developing into a leader worth following is considered in the context of self-leadership, other-leadership and Christian spirituality. A critical appraisal of pastoral leadership models is presented as the student develops a synthetic model of Christian leadership considered from the perspective of the Word, the church, and the world.

DM804 DISCIPLESHIP AND SPIRITUALITY (6)

A study of the nature, theology, purpose, and practice of biblical discipleship and spirituality. This seminar will engage the life-giving resources of discipleship and spiritual formation, the seasons and stages of the maturing spiritual journey, ministries of guiding others in groups and individuals on the spiritual path with spiritual disciplines, and the implementation of Christian formation for the local church and other ministries. Attention is given to understanding contemporary issues in discipleship and spirituality and evaluating popular trends and practices.

DM805 ADVANCED CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP (6)

This course covers leadership of the contemporary church or ministry with special consideration given to the integration of biblical values, contemporary leadership theory, contemporary organizational theory and the participant’s context of ministry.

DM806 ADVANCED MISSIONS AND CHURCH PLANTING (6)

Fresh perspectives in church planting are bringing together what God is doing around the world into the North America context. Missional Church planters now see themselves as cross-cultural missionaries increasing the importance of missiological and contextual issues into local ministries.

DM807 CHURCH GROWTH AND REVITALIZATION (6)

A study of church growth and renewal dynamics from a biblical, theological, historical, and cultural perspective. Topics include church growth and renewal principles, typologies, and methodologies, with attention to the roles of prayer, worship, preaching, teaching, fellowship, and evangelism in church growth and renewal.

DM790 GUIDE TO RESEARCH WRITING(6)

An introduction to English research writing style. At the end of the course the student will know the difference between academic writing, and other types of writings. The student will demonstrate compency in Research Writing by preparing an annotated bibliography of no less than 20 peer reviewed articles published in the last five years in their area of interest.

DM800 INTRODUCTION TO DOCTOR OF MINISTRY RESEARCH (6)

At the end of this course, the student will have a better appreciation of academic research, and knowlwdge of the research process, from problem or topic selection, to research design, to completed research report. The student will demonstrate competency by prparing a proposal for thier Doctor of ministry project.

DM808 DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROJECT I (6)

Building on skills acquired in DM790 and DM800, the student is expected to complete chapter I of their Doctor of Ministry dissertation.

DM809 DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROJECT II (6)

Building on skills acquired in DM790 and DM800, the student is expected to complete chapter II of their Doctor of Ministry dissertation.

DM810 DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROJECT III (6)

Building on skills acquired in DM790 and DM800, the student is expected to complete chapter III of their Doctor of Ministry dissertation.

DM811 DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROJECT IV (6)

Building on skills acquired in DM790 and DM800, the student is expected to complete chapter IV of their Doctor of Ministry dissertation.

DM812 DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROJECT V (6)

Building on skills acquired in DM790 and DM800, the student is expected to complete chapter V of their Doctor of Ministry dissertation.