The Doctor of Ministry program exists to equip leaders, strengthen churches, and make an impact on the world with the message of Jesus Christ. The D.Min. helps ministers achieve excellence in their ministries and personal lives.
While providing a world-class education at an affordable price, our programs offer tremendous flexibility, allowing students to receive their degree without having to leave their current place of ministry.
The first two years consist of two 4-day seminars per year (a total of four seminars), a 1-day writing seminar, and a week-long Project Methodology section. All seminars are held in the Winter and Summer terms – typically January and July.
Prior to each seminar, students will complete pre-seminar work that typically consists of approximately 2500 pages of reading and several writing assignments. Seminars will require some assignments during the week of the seminar. Following each seminar, students will take a Contextualized Writing Seminar in which they will work toward the completion of their ministry research project.
The ministry research project is a 100-125 page research project that applies specifically to the student’s interest and ministry context. The culmination of the degree is an oral examination over the written project. Students are required to come to the campus for this examination.
Students also have the option of applying to write a research thesis. The research thesis is an option for D.Min/D.Ed.Min. students with exceptional writing and research skills. Students must apply for permission to present a research thesis in place of the Ministry Research Project by submitting a Research Thesis Request by a specified date within their first semester.