Doctor Of Ministry
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This program is designed to increase the effectiveness of pastors. It is built upon the biblical, theological, and professional foundations of the Master of Divinity degree. The program is designed to be flexible enough to meet individual needs while seeking to encourage increased competence in the classical and functional disciplines already studied in pre-professional courses required for ministry.
Requirements include the successful completion of thirty semester hours, which are offered in eight courses plus a doctoral project. Normally, students take 2 to 4 courses per year; however, a student may take more per year upon written approval of both the DMin Director and Academic Dean. The division of hours is indicated below:
|Four core courses||12||hours|
Each course or seminar has three components:
(1) assigned reading of approximately two thousand pages to be completed before attending the classroom session
(2) a one-week (five days) session of classroom meetings for lectures, reflection, and evaluation; and
(3) a post-session integration paper growing out of the reading and class work
Written assignments for winter courses should be submitted to the D.Min. office no later than April 30, and assignments for summer courses should be submitted no later than October 31.
An on-campus classroom session is offered in the winter and in the summer each year with at least two courses available during each session. Students ordinarily take four to five years to complete all the program requirements. A maximum of six years is allowed for completion of the program. Doctoral students are required to complete a minimum of one (three-hour) D.Min. course per year until the completion of their course work.
Students may pursue a general ministries track by choosing any four elective courses. Also available is an emphasis track which includes either three or four electives in the emphasis area. The emphases include: Church Planting (Orlando), and Church Revitalization (Charlotte). These emphases will be listed on the student’s transcript but will not be designated on the student’s diploma.
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