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.


Degree Requirements

Doctor of Ministry: Transformational Leadership Fully Online Cohort Program

Core Requirements
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
GS 801
GS 801P
Integral Research & Writing
and Integral Research & Writing: Project
GS 901
GS 902
Thesis Proposal Foundations
and Thesis Proposal Workshop
Cohort Courses See footnote: "Cohort Notes" for more details
ML 826DE
ML 826P
The Transformed and Transforming Leader
and The Transformed and Transforming Leader: Project
ML 827DE
ML 827P
Transformational Ministry Leadership Theory and Practice
and Transformational Ministry Leadership Theory and Practice: Project
ML 923DE
ML 923P
Leading Transforming Organizations
and Leading Transforming Organizations: Project
ML 924DE
ML 924P
Teams, Groups, and the Transforming Leader
and Teams, Groups, and the Transforming Leader: Project
ML 925DE
ML 925P
Case Studies in Transformational Leadership
and Case Studies in Transformational Leadership: Project
Thesis Project Courses & Requirements See footnote: "Thesis Notes" for more details
GS 991Thesis Project A3
GS 992Thesis Project B3
GS 993Thesis Project C3
Mid Career Assessments
TL 005Doctor of Ministry Assessments 10
Total Credits 148-51