the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Global Missions

Do you want to supplement your mission field experience with leading-edge research? Are you looking for ways to improve your leadership skills? Do you feel God calling you to greater levels of responsibility? If you have a heart for missions and the desire to lead, Southern Seminary’s Missions Leadership program is here to help. This program was created with the needs of North American and international missionaries, associational directors of missions, and state convention missions workers in mind. The program is particularly helpful to those already engaged in these ministries and those who anticipate future service in these areas.

32 Hour D.Min.*

  • Foundational Seminars (16 hours)
    • Biblical and Theological Issues in Missions
    • Intercultural Leadership
    • Missions Strategy: Theory and Practice
    • Current Issues in Global Missions
  • Applied Ministry Experience (8 hours)
  • Research Project and Methodology (8 hours)

*D.Ed.Min. in Global Missions 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.