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The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry degree program is to develop Christian leaders through doctoral level instruction, research, and practice. The program is divided into three major components: Foundational Seminars, Elective Seminars, and the Ministry Project Dissertation.

Students may specialize by choosing elective seminars from one or more emphases. Emphases are available in Associational Leadership, Apologetics, Ethics, Chaplaincy, Church Revitalization, Counseling, Expository Preaching, Leadership as well as tracks offered in Korean and Spanish.

Students graduating from a Professional Doctoral Studies program will be able to:

  1. Draw on the resources of the classical area of theological study.
  2. Do original field research and needs analysis.
  3. Organize and motivate others to carry out such program plans with a high level of competence.
  4. Move beyond routinely accepted techniques of ministry toward new dimensions, methods and outreach.

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Class List

Doctoral Core (12 hrs)

  • DR00000 Doctoral Orientation (0 hrs)
  • DR30020 Doctoral Studies Colloquium (4 hrs)
  • DR30060 Integrating Christian Faith & Practice (4 hrs)
  • DR30090 Dissertation Seminar (4 hrs)

Concentrations

Apologetics

  • DR35090 Advanced Biblical Hermeneutics (4 hrs) in lieu of DR30060 Integrating Christian Faith & Practice (4 hrs)
  • DR37001 Science and Origins (4 hrs)
  • DR37002 World Religions (4 hrs)
  • DR38405 Worldview and Ethical Theory (4 hrs)

Care & Counseling

  • DR32262 Advanced Biological Basis of Behavior (3 hrs)
  • DR32266 Counselor Supervision and Health (3 hrs)
  • DR32274 Advanced Marriage and Family Therapy (3 hrs)
  • DR32276 Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment of Addiction Disorders (3 hrs)

Chaplaincy, Military

  • Transfer hours up to 12 hours
  • Balance of hours may be taken through 30xxx level courses

Church Revitalization (may be taken in any order)

  • DR33261 CR I: Critical Iss. For Cong. Renewal (4 hrs)
  • DR33262 CR II: Revital & Renewal Perspectives (4 hrs)
  • DR33263 CR III: Cong. & Comm. Exegesis (4 hrs)

Ethics

  • DR38441 Marriage & Sexuality (4 hrs)
  • DR38442 Bioethics (4 hrs)
  • DR38405 Worldview and Ethical Theory (4 hrs)

Expository Preaching (select 3)

  • DR36271 Expository Preaching (4 hrs)
  • DR36272 Style & Application in Exp. Preaching (4 hrs)
  • DR36273 Doctrinal & Topical Exposition (4 hrs)
  • DR36220 Preaching & Ministry Practice (4 hrs)

Leadership (Select three)

  • DR31010 Christian Leadership (4 hrs)
  • DR31020 Developing Christian Leaders (4 hrs)
  • DR31040 Leadership Issues (topic varies) (4 hrs)
  • DR31070 Worship Leadership (4 hrs)
  • DR31080 Spiritual Formation (4 hrs)

Missions

  • DR33330 Missiology (4 hrs)
  • DR37305 Theology and Culture (4 hrs)
  • Selected Elective (from Mission/Revitalization) (4 hrs)

Spanish

  • DR31010 Christian Leadership in Hispanic Context (4 hrs)
  • DR31040 Leadership Issues: Hispanic (4 hrs)
  • DR31210 Hispanic Evangelism and Ministry Practice (4 hrs)
  • DR40991 Dissertation 6 hrs