Doctor of Ministry
The Doctor of Ministry program is a professional degree designed to strengthen ministry in the Kingdom of God by providing advanced training for those who minister to and pastor the people of God. It is a program of study and research intended for ministry renewal, reinvigoration in biblical and theological studies, integration of theological convictions with societal issues, and enhancement of the skills needed for effective biblical ministry. It integrates advanced academic research in the various fields of theology with the practice of ministry. Ordinarily, the Doctor of Ministry Degree is to be completed within six years.
The DMin program has a choice of two concentrations:
Strengthening Pastoral Ministry* – designed for ordained pastors who perform the full range of pastoral duties. This concentration focuses on matters related to the doctrine, worship, and overall life and ministry of the Church.
Strengthening Counseling Ministry – designed for pastors and others in the Church whose ministry focuses significantly on counseling. This concentration focuses on the skills necessary to understand and apply the Word of the Lord to the needs of people with broken lives and relationships, with advanced study in biblical counseling rooted in a thorough knowledge of Scripture.
Learn more about this program in the DMin Handbook.
* Because of the biblical convictions of the sponsoring denomination of the Seminary regarding the qualifications of those who serve the church as ordained pastors, the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Strengthening Pastoral Ministry concentration degree is restricted to men.