Family Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry and the Doctor of Educational Ministry in Family Ministry is designed to equip leaders to develop a biblically and theologically grounded family ministry in the local church. Students will be equipped to think theologically about Christian formation and discipleship in family perspective.

Are you concerned by a "silo" approach to local church ministry, where children, youth, and adult ministries are separated and family-integration is not a consideration? If you long to implement discipleship programs involving families both in the local church setting as well as discipleship practices in the home, this is the degree program for you!

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)
    • Models of Student and Family Ministry
    • Christian Formation of Children and Adolescents
    • Issues in Student and Family Ministry
    • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Contextualized Writing Seminars (8 hours)
  • Ministry 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)
    • Models of Student and Family Ministry
    • Christian Formation of Children and Adolescents
    • Issues in Student and Family Ministry
    • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Two Educational Seminars (12 hours)
    • Applied Empirical Research
    • Foundations of Teaching
  • Contextualized Writing Seminars (8 hours)
  • Ministry Research Project or Thesis (8 hours)

Next Steps

Now that you've discovered which program concentration is right for you we invite you to explore your next steps over on our admissions info page. Here you will find our admissions prerequisites, application deadlines, ministry field essays and more.
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