the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Church Revitalization

Southern seminary is gathering a doctor of ministry cohort in church revitalization for the summer 2014, which is designed to equip pastors and other church leaders with the training needed to revitalize struggling 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.

If you believe that God is calling you to revitalize churches for the glory of God, then this is the program for you.

Personal coaching and mentorship is a centerpiece of the program. The D.Min. program does not require you to relocate to Louisville, Ky., and can be completed in 30 months.

32 Hour D.Min.*

  • Foundational Seminars (16 hours)
  • Contextualized Writing Seminar (8 hours)
  • Research Project and Methodology (8 hours)

    *D.Ed.Min. in Church Revitalization students follow the program outlined on the D.Ed.Min. program overview page. The four foundational seminars above are taken as Ministry Concentration seminars for the D.Ed.Min. program.

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.