Leadership matters. The development of effective transformational leaders is vital as organizations seek to navigate the complex and changing realities in our world today. To partner with church leaders facing this challenge, Bethel Seminary is offering a unique and fully online cohort in its Doctor of Ministry program. The Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership focuses on developing reflective leaders grounded in the theory and practice of transformational leadership.
This Doctor of Ministry Program is targeted toward those actively engaged in the practice of leadership in diverse ministry settings including church, parachurch, nonprofit, and cross-cultural settings. Engaging learners who desire to advance their understanding of effective transformational leadership in our changing world, the program will challenge learners to explore contemporary leadership theory in light of biblical foundations. Further, as they develop their skills as doctoral researchers, students will be challenged to develop innovative and research-based solutions to the leadership demands of today and tomorrow.
The courses in this Doctor of Ministry cohort will utilize interactive coursework conducted through Bethel’s online distributed learning system, doctoral-level reading and project implementation, and regular interaction with faculty mentors, student peer mentors, and on-site evaluators. We hope you will join us in this innovative, fully online, cohort-based learning experience.
The professor of record is Dr. Justin A. Irving, Professor of Ministry Leadership and Director of the D.Min. program at Bethel Seminary. Dr. Irving earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, his M.Div. and MBA from Bethel University, and his B.A. from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. Dr. Irving’s research and writing interests include a focus on purpose in leadership, self-sacrificial leadership, metanarrative and leadership effectiveness, team leadership in the global context, and the relationship between servant leadership and the effectiveness of teams in diverse ethno-linguistic communities. Irving has a passion for developing leaders to serve missional churches and nonprofit organizations effectively for the glory of God. Detailed information about Dr. Irving and his research and writing are available on his Bethel Seminary faculty bio.
Doctor of Ministry: Transformational Leadership Cohort Program
|Integral Research & Writing|
and Integral Research & Writing: Project
|Thesis Proposal Foundations|
and Thesis Proposal Workshop
|Cohort Courses See footnote: "Cohort Notes" for more details|
|The Transformed and Transforming Leader|
and The Transformed and Transforming Leader: Project
|Transformational Ministry Leadership Theory and Practice|
and Transformational Ministry Leadership Theory and Practice: Project
|Leading Transforming Organizations|
and Leading Transforming Organizations: Project
|Teams, Groups, and the Transforming Leader|
and Teams, Groups, and the Transforming Leader: Project
|Case Studies in Transformational Leadership|
and Case Studies in Tranformational Leadership: Project
|Thesis Project Courses & Requirements See footnote: "Thesis Notes" for more details|
|GS991||Thesis Project A||3|
|GS992||Thesis Project B||3|
|GS993||Thesis Project C||3|
|Mid Career Assessments|
|TL005||Doctor of Ministry Assessments 1||0|
48 semester credits are required for graduation in the DMIN program. The student is responsible to meet all graduation deadlines and requirements.