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

12

Concentration Credits

3

Avg. Years to Complete

CORE CURRICULUM

Required in all Doctor of Ministry concentrations

DM 800Research Methods2
DM 801Spiritual Transformation & Servant Leadership4
DM 803The Ministry Leader as Theologian4
DM 881 or DM 882Contextualized Learning Experience or The Geographical & Historical Setting of the Bible*4
DM 885Dissertation/Research Project I3
DM 886Dissertation/Research Project II3
Total DMin Core 20
* Students can elect to take another course in their concentration rather than DM 881/882.

Concentrations

Pastoral Ministry and Leadership

Choose any 3-4 of the following:*
DM 811Church Planting & Extension4
DM 813Advanced Ecclesiology & the Practice of Ministry4
DM 815Biblical & Contemporary Models of Christian Leadership4
DM 817Advanced Organizational Leadership & Management4
DM 819Advanced Expository Preaching4
DM 821Contemporary Issues in Preaching from OT/NT Texts4
DM 825Church Boards4
DM 827Developing Leaders in Your Ministry4
DM 829Church Health, Vision, & Strategic Planning4
DM 840Advanced Hermeneutics & Biblical Interpretation**4
DM 843Teaching on the Life & Ministry of Jesus Christ4
DM 845Applied Theology4
DM 847Issues in Dispensational/Covenantal Theology***4
DM 849Advanced Pedagogy4
DM 861The History, Theology, & Philosophy of Biblical Counseling4
DM 863Congregational Soul Care4
DM 867Contemporary Ministry Care & Counseling Issues4
DM 877Biblical Manhood & Womanhood****4
Total Concentration Credits12
Total DMin Credits32
* Students can elect to take another course in their concentration rather than DM 881/882.
** This class can be taken in conjunction with BE 705 in the ThM Program in the semester format.
*** This class can be taken in conjunction with TH 703 in the ThM Program in the semester format.
**** This class can be taken in conjunction with Th 715 in the ThM Program in the semester format.

Executive Management and Ministry Leadership

Choose any 3-4 of the following:*
DM 811Church Planting and Extension4
DM 813Advanced Ecclesiology & the Practice of Ministry4
DM 815Biblical & Contemporary Models of Christian Leadership4
DM 817Advanced Organizational Leadership & Management4
DM 823Leading from the 2nd Chair4
DM 825Church Boards4
DM 827Developing Leaders in Your Ministry4
DM 829Church Health, Vision, & Strategic Planning4
DM 833Legal and Practical Administration4
Total Concentration Credits12
Total DMin Credits32
* Students can elect to take another course in their concentration rather than DM 881/882.

Biblical Counseling and Care

DM 861History, Theology, & Philosophy of Biblical Counseling4
Choose any 2-3 of the following:*
DM 813Advanced Ecclesiology & the Practice of Ministry4
DM 863Congregational Soul Care4
DM 867Contemporary Ministry Care & Counseling Issues4
DM 869Biblical Concepts of Analysis & Diagnosis4
DM 871Counseling & Legal Issues4
DM 875Marital & Family Counseling4
DM 877Biblical Manhood & Womanhood**4
Total Concentration Credits12
Total DMin Credits32
* Students can elect to take another course in their concentration rather than DM 881/882.
** This class can be taken in conjunction with Th 715 in the ThM Program in the semester format.

Advanced Biblical and Theological Studies

Choose any 3-4 of the following:*
DM 813Advanced Ecclesiology & the Practice of Ministry4
DM 821Contemporary Issues in Preaching from OT/NT Texts4
DM 840Advanced Hermeneutics & Biblical Interpretation**4
DM 843Teaching on the Life & Ministry of Jesus Christ4
DM 845Applied Theology4
DM 847Issues in Dispensational/Covenantal Theology***4
DM 849Advanced Pedagogy4
DM 877Biblical Manhood & Womanhood****4
Total Concentration Credits12
Total DMin Credits32
* Students can elect to take another course in their concentration rather than DM 881/882.
** This class can be taken in conjunction with BE 705 in the ThM Program in the semester format.
*** This class can be taken in conjunction with TH 703 in the ThM Program in the semester format.
**** This class can be taken in conjunction with Th 715 in the ThM Program in the semester format.

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