DOCTOR OF MINISTRY

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is the highest professional degree for those engaged in local church and parachurch ministries. The DMin is structured to improve the leadership qualities of a ministry leader while sharpening their discernment and focus within their area of ministry. Participants complete the STS Doctor of Ministry program in ministry rather than in residency and remain in their vocation–incorporating their studies immediately through our focused schedule.

32

Credit Hours

4

Unique Concentrations

16

Concentration Credits

3

Avg. Years to Complete

CORE CURRICULUM

Required in all Doctor of Ministry concentrations
Spiritual Transformation and Servant-Leadership4
The Servant-Leader as Theologian4
Research Methods2
Dissertation or research project6
Total DMin Core 16

Concentrations

Pastoral Ministry and Leadership

Elec.Any 3 Concentration Electives12
CLE*Contextualized Learning Experience4
Total Concentration Credits16
Total DMin Credits32
*May be substituted with an additional concentration elective

Concentration Electives
Advanced Ecclesiology and the Practice of Ministry
Advanced Expository Preaching
Advanced Organizational Leadership and Ministry Management
Advanced Pedagogy
Applied Theology
Biblical and Contemporary Models of Christian Leadership
Church Boards
Church Planting and Extension
Contemporary Issues in Preaching from OT and NT Texts
Contemporary Ministry Care and Counseling Issues
Developing Leaders (Lay Leadership) in Your Ministry
Foundations in Teaching and Learning Theory
Leadership and Counseling
Preaching and Teaching on the Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ
The History, Theology and Philosophy of Biblical Counseling
The Ministry Leader as Biblical Exegete

Executive Management and Ministry Leadership

Elec.Any 3 Concentration Electives12
CLE*Contextualized Learning Experience4
Total Concentration Credits16
Total DMin Credits32
*May be substituted with an additional concentration elective

Concentration Electives
Advanced Ecclesiology and the Practice of Ministry
Advanced Organizational Leadership and Ministry Management
Biblical and Contemporary Models of Christian Leadership
Church Boards
Church Planting and Extension
Developing Leaders (Lay Leadership) in Your Ministry
Learning from the Second Chair
Legal and Practical Administration

Biblical Counseling and Care

Elec.Any 3 Concentration Electives12
CLE*Contextualized Learning Experience4
Total Concentration Credits16
Total DMin Credits32
*May be substituted with an additional concentration elective

Concentration Electives
Advanced Ecclesiology and the Practice of Ministry
Biblical Concepts of Analysis and Diagnosis / Biblical Methodology and Process / Local Church Centrality and Responsibilities
Contemporary Ministry Care and Counseling Issues
Counseling and the Law
Counseling Practicum
Leadership and Counseling
Study of the OT and NT Texts with Emphasis on Sanctification Principles and Applications
The History, Theology and Philosophy of Biblical Counseling

Advanced Biblical and Theological Studies

Elec.Any 3 Concentration Electives12
CLE*Contextualized Learning Experience4
Total Concentration Credits16
Total DMin Credits32
*May be substituted with an additional concentration elective

Concentration Electives
Advanced Ecclesiology and the Practice of Ministry
Advanced Pedagogy
Applied Theology
Contemporary Issues in Dispensational (and Covenantal) Theology
Contemporary Issues in Preaching from OT and NT Texts
Foundations in Teaching and Learning Theory
Preaching and Teaching on the Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ
The Geographical and Historical Setting of the Bible (with Study in Israel)
The Ministry Leader as Biblical Exegete
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