The Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership program is designed for pastors and ministry staff of churches as well as for those carrying leadership responsibilities in other Christian organizations. For persons in the program, it will develop personal and spiritual well-being for ministry effectiveness and satisfaction; increase capacities for understanding congregations and leading effectively in situations of change; and, provide opportunity for development of understandings and skills in one or more of the major strategic areas of ministry leadership.
Earning the Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership degree requires completion of 48 semester credits and the completion of the Mid-Career Assessment Process. In addition to the thesis process, concentration courses, and elective courses, all persons in the program will take 18 credits of required courses: Personal Well-Being and Ministry Effectiveness; Integral Research and Writing; Thesis Proposal Foundations; and Thesis Proposal Workshop. The remaining work in the program can be spread over a number of ministry areas or may be focused in a concentration.
- Organizational Systems (OS) for persons wishing to focus primarily on developing their abilities to lead Christian congregations/organizations in change and in the promotion of organizational health
- Evangelism/Discipleship (ED) for persons wishing to focus primarily on developing their abilities to lead in the growth of the Christian community quantitatively through evangelism and qualitatively through the nurturing of individuals and groups
- Faith Communication (FC) for persons wishing to focus primarily on developing their abilities to lead through effective preaching and teaching of the beliefs and practices of the Christian faith
- Generalist (G) program may be taken by those not wanting to select a concentration. It consists of three required courses, two courses in CL, one elective, one theology course, and a thesis project in an area of choice.
Doctor of Ministry: Self Directed Programs
Doctor of Ministry students are required to complete 7 Class Units (3 credit course plus a 3 credit course project) and a Thesis Project.
|Integral Research & Writing|
and Integral Research & Writing: Project
|Personal Well-Being and Ministry Effectiveness|
and Personal Well-Being and Ministry Effectiveness: Project
|Thesis Proposal Foundations|
and Thesis Proposal Workshop
|Concentration, Theology, and Elective Courses See Footnote: "Conc. Notes" for more details|
& Concentration Course Project
& Concentration Course Project
& Bible/Theology Course Project
|Elective Course (from any concentration)||6|
& Elective Course Project
|Thesis Project Courses and Requirements See Footnote: "Thesis Notes" for more details|
|GS991||Thesis Project A Pass/Fail||3|
|GS992||Thesis Project B Pass/Fail||3|
|GS993||Thesis Project C||3|
|Oral Defense, Final Editorial Revisions, & Colloquium 1||0|
|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.