Christian Ethics

The Doctor of Ministry and the Doctor of Educational Ministry in Christian Ethics is specifically designed for the task of equipping leaders to engage in the public square regarding questions of ethics with the truth of God’s word. The concentration in Christian Ethics will further equip pastors and leaders to rightly handle God’s word in various ministry contexts, train men and women in a distinctly Christian ethical perspective, and be leaders in the local church with the truth of God’s word as it relates to ethical questions and cultural engagement.

As the ethical climate continues to shift, the need for a high-level of pastoral training in the area of Christian ethics is as vital as ever. This task involves applying the truth of God’s word to both the everyday lives of members in the local church as well as the personal ethics of pastors and ministry leaders.

Program of Study

This program of study is offered as a 32 Hour D.Min. degree.

Course curriculum includes:

  • Project Methodology (1 hour)
  • Intro to Doctoral Research & Writing (1 hour)
  • Four Foundational Seminars (16 hours)
    • Intro to Christian Ethics
    • Public Theology
    • Christian Ethics in Ministry Contexts
    • Contemporary Issues in Public Policy
  • Contextualized Writing Seminar (8 hours)
  • Research Project or Thesis (6 hours)

This program of study is also offered as a 46 Hour D.Ed.Min. degree.

Course curriculum includes:

  • Project Methodology (1 hour)
  • Intro to Doctoral Research & Writing (1 hour)
  • Four Foundational Seminars (16 hours)
    • Intro to Christian Ethics
    • Public Theology
    • Christian Ethics in Ministry Contexts
    • Contemporary Issues in Public Policy
  • Two Educational Seminars (12 hours)
    • Applied Empirical Research
    • Foundations of Teaching
  • Contextualized Writing Seminar (8 hours)
  • Research Project or Thesis (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.

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