Leadership

The Doctor of Ministry and the Doctor of Educational Ministry in Leadership was designed to better equip local church and ministry leaders as they guide God’s church. In this program students will spend time examining biblical and contemporary models of leadership as they relate to church administration, leading volunteers, and assessing ministry effectiveness at the local church level.

Guiding the church, steering it in the right direction is one of the greatest struggles among pastors today. You do not have to feel helpless in this task any longer.

Why Leadership?

A word from Dr. Wilder...

“Come study with us. Let us pour our lives into you. We would love to help make you a better equipped minister of the gospel and better equipped leader of the church.”

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)
    • Biblical and Contemporary Models of Christian Leadership
    • Leadership and Management Theory in Church ‚Ä®Administration
    • Leadership of Effective Ministry Teams
    • Leadership in Volunteer Ministries
  • 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)
    • Biblical and Contemporary Models of Christian Leadership
    • Leadership and Management Theory in Church ‚Ä®Administration
    • Leadership of Effective Ministry Teams
    • Leadership in Volunteer Ministries
  • 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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