DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (D.Min.)


Purpose

The purpose of this degree program is to equip the student for a higher level of competence in the practice of ministry than that achieved in the foundational work normally resulting in an M.Div. degree. The Doctor of Ministry degree program is designed to serve the need of ministers for an experience of continuing education which renews the personal life of faith, further develops professional competence, and stimulates continued growth in biblical and theological foundations for ministry.


Program Goals: Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:



Prerequisite


Nature of the Program

The program of studies leading to the Doctor of Ministry degree is a 45-credit (consisting of 35 credit hours in coursework and 10 credit hours for the doctoral project) program of study beyond the Master’s designed for men and women who are engaged in pastoral and related ministries. The candidates are challenged to develop their ministerial skills and to refine and articulate a biblical theology of ministry while in a setting of ministry.


Core Courses

The student will complete the following seven courses, each of which constitute five semester credit hours. A 20-page paper is to be written on each topic. The choice is the student’s, unless the committee determines a weakness in the students’ prior academic background. Upon completion of the core topics the student will be advanced to candidacy. Completion of each core topic earns 5 credit hours. Course descriptions are provided to the student in a separate document as requested. The student has the option to choose seven core courses OR choose one emphasis.


Doctor of Ministry Core Courses (5 credit hours each)



plus:


Doctor of Ministry Emphasis Courses (5 credit hours each)


Human Behavior


plus:


Education and Leadership


plus:


The doctoral student must submit a bibliography of the books used for the core papers.


Doctoral Project Proposal

The student is then to write a proposal for the Doctorate, describing the project according to the prescribed format. The completed proposal is to be approved by the Doctoral Committee of the College. The process and format for a Doctoral Proposal is described in Research Writing Made Easy. These resources will be provided by the Student Services Department.


Doctoral Project

Upon approval of the proposal the student may begin writing his or her Doctoral Project according to the specific format. The Doctoral Project is the finishing work for the doctoral degree, and is what provides the right to be called “Doctor.” It earns 10 credits towards the degree program. The guidelines for the writing of the Project are found in the book Research Writing Made Easy. Through the combination of foundational coursework, diligent study, and the guidance of a doctoral project coordinator, students successfully complete projects that are both personally gratifying and that contribute to the advancement of God’s kingdom.


The Doctor of Ministry degree requires 45 credits: 35 for core courses and 10 for the Doctoral Project.


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of clinical applications of counseling in the Church. 5 Credit               Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of psychopathology, sin and demonic influence. 5 Credit                     Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of psychotherapy, pastoral counseling and inner healing. 5                  Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of psychology and theology. 5 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding personality theory and therapy. 5 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of leadership in pastoral care. 5 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of church growth and leadership. 5 Credit Hours.                                Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of cross cultural perspectives in pastoral leadership. 5 Credit              Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of counseling, family life and pastoral leadership. 5 Credit                   Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of the media, leadership and the church. 5 Credit Hours.                     Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of spiritual development of the pastor, church and community.             5 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of ethics and the church in today’s culture. 5 Credit Hours.                 Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of conflict management and resolution in church life. 5 Credit             Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of the controversy over ordination of women. 5 Credit Hours.             Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on leadership principles applied to pastoral ministry and church extension. 5 Credit Hours.                 Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of missions in the 21st century. 5 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of the new apostolic reformation. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of psychology and theology. 5 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of contemporary theology and evangelical belief. 5 Credit                   Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of renewal ministry from a historical church perspective. 5                  Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of revival and church planting. 5 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of preaching. 5 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None


Registration in this course entitles the student to the services related to the doctoral project. The student will prepare, and submit for approval,              a proposal for a project. This proposal will follow the style and format outlined in Research Writing Made Easy. Upon completion and approval            of a proposal the student may proceed to the writing and completing the project. 5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding conflict resolution in educational leadership. 5 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding human behavior and management in education. 5 Credit Hours.                               Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding psychology of learning in education. 5 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding philosophy of educational leadership. 5 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None


This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding educational leadership for private school and church. 5 Credit Hours.                      Prerequisite: None

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