Doctor of Ministry – The Gospel in Church and Culture

Doctor of Ministry–The Gospel in Church and Culture

The Doctor of Ministry: The Gospel in Church and Culture Track is designed to equip pastors in the art of ministering the Gospel in the church and the culture, drawing on the Scriptures and the wisdom of the Christian tradition, exegeting the culture around them, and helping to bring transformation to individuals, communities, and society.

Learning Outcomes

A graduate in the Gospel in Church and Culture Track will be capable of:

  • Exegeting contemporary culture
  • Communicating the gospel in winsome, clear, and compelling ways
  • Employing the Great Tradition in ministry
  • Articulating the missional implications of the gospel for life in the city.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

REQUIRED COURSES:

DM856 Mission and Tradition: Seeking the Balance in Ministry

3 Credit Hours

ONE COURSE IN THE GOSPEL CLUSTER:

DM828 Gospel-Driven Ministry

3 Credit Hours

DM846 Show and Tell: Communicating Christianity in the 21st Century

3 Credit Hours

ONE COURSE IN THE CHURCH CLUSTER:

DM841 Church Planting and Revitalization

3 Credit Hours

ONE COURSE IN THE CULTURE CLUSTER:

DM824 Christianity and Culture

3 Credit Hours

DM866 Mission in the City

3 Credit Hours

DM876 Deep Justice

3 Credit Hours

4 ELECTIVE COURSES

 

Various courses fill the requirements for the clusters. They may vary year to year and involve different professors.

Final Project

The final project will be both theoretical and practical, addressing the link between the gospel and the church and/or culture. It will demonstrate a strong theoretical handle on the issues being discussed – carefully dialoguing with the source material, and understanding the Scriptures themselves – and, at the same time, will apply these issues concretely to an area of the church or community.

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