the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Biblical Spirituality

Spiritual formation with a solid biblical foundation is pivotal for churches today. In a world of New Age religion and non-biblical responses to the question of spiritual formation, where can members in your local church turn for answers  regarding spirituality? The Doctor of Ministry/Doctor of Educational Ministry in Biblical Spirituality is designed to equip pastors and other ministry leaders in the theology and practice of biblical spirituality.  The program of study emphasizes biblical spirituality in both its personal and interpersonal expressions, and examines this from both an historical and contemporary perspective.

32 Hour D.Min.

  • Four Foundational Seminars (16 hours)
    • Introduction to Biblical Spirituality
    • Christian Classics
    • Biblical Spirituality in the Local Church
    • Spiritual Awakenings and Revivals
  • Doctoral Writing Seminars (2 hours)
  • Contextualized Writing Seminars (8 hours)
  • Research Project (6 hours)

46 Hour D.Ed.Min.

  • Four Foundational Seminars (16 hours)

    • Introduction to Biblical Spirituality
    • Christian Classics
    • Biblical Spirituality in the Local Church
    • Spiritual Awakenings and Revivals
  • Two Educational Seminars (12 hours)
    • Applied Empirical Research
    • Foundations of Teaching
  • Doctoral Writing Seminars (2 hours)
  • Contextualized Writing Seminars (8 hours)
  • Research Project (8 hours)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding and integration of ministry into various theological disciplines.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate applied knowledge & skills pertinent to his/her vocational ministry.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use standard research tools and methods in the chosen field of study.
  4. Students will be able to research, plan, and implement a project relevant to his/her vocational ministry and to communicate the plan and its results effectively.
  5. Students will be able to contribute to the understanding and practice of ministry through the completion of a written project report suitable for inclusion in the seminary library.
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.