the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Church Revitalization

Church revitalization is one of the greatest needs of modern day church ministries. A theologically robust and biblically saturated response is needed for churches on the decline. With so many churches closing their doors, the task of revitalization is vital for 21st century local church ministry. The D.Min./D.Ed.Min. in Church Revitalization is designed to equip pastors and church leaders with the training needed to revitalize established churches. The program is founded upon the belief that the revitalization of a local church happens through people who have a biblical vision of a healthy church.

32 Hour D.Min.

  • Four Foundational Seminars (16 hours)
    • Foundational Issues in Church Revitalization
    • Biblical/Theological/Historical Issues in Church Revitalization
    • Principles and Practice of Church Revitalization
    • Leadership and Contemporary Issues in Church Revitalization
  • Doctoral Writing Seminars (2 hours)
  • Contextualized Writing Seminar (8 hours)
  • Research Project (6 hours)

46 Hour D.Ed.Min.

  • Four Foundational Seminars (16 hours)

    • Foundational Issues in Church Revitalization
    • Biblical/Theological/Historical Issues in Church Revitalization
    • Principles and Practice of Church Revitalization
    • Leadership and Contemporary Issues in Church Revitalization
  • Two Educational Seminars (12 hours)
    • Applied Empirical Research
    • Foundations of Teaching
  • Doctoral Writing Seminars (2 hours)
  • Contextualized Writing Seminar (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.