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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.

DMin Degree Learning Outcomes

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

  • Articulate the Gospel message of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone.

  • Explain the inspiration and authority of all of scripture and its relationship to the Gospel.

  • Articulate the relationship of the gospel to sanctification in the life of the believer.

  • Articulate a Christocentric view of ministry in which theological study, practice, and ethical conduct mutually inform and enhance one other.

  • Demonstrate pastoral, oral, and written skills and competencies that are required for church leadership at its most mature and effective level.

Program Requirements

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY REQUIRED COURSES

DM825 Doctoral Research and Writing

3 Credit Hours

DM888 Theological Ethics for Ministry

3 Credit Hours

DM918 Christ-Centered Preaching

3 Credit Hours

ANY THREE COURSES IN THE GOSPEL IN CHURCH AND CULTURE CLUSTER

DM824 Christ and Culture

3 Credit Hours

DM841 Church Planting

3 Credit Hours

DM844 The Arts: Worship and Mission

3 Credit Hours

DM856 Mission and Tradition: Seeking the Balance in Ministry

3 Credit Hours

DM863 God at Work: The Reformation and Vocation

3 Credit Hours

DM928 Church Issues in Science and Technology

3 Credit Hours

TWO ELECTIVE COURSES

Final Project

The purpose of the Major Project is to demonstrate the student’s ability to integrate the academic content of the Doctor of Ministry program with the nature and practice of ministry for the purposes of enhancing the personal practice of ministry.

Each project will address a specific ministerial concern and clearly demonstrate—and be assessed according to—the following characteristics:

  • Excellent research including…
  1. an organized, coherent, and effective research methodology.
  2. sufficient resources to demonstrate advanced competency of the depth and breadth of the topic being addressed.
  3. clear, informed, and objective assessment of the research results from a theological and practical point of view.
  • Both a personal and public rationale
  • Both theoretical/theological and practical considerations that are clearly described and integrated
  • Practical application that contributes meaningfully to the personal practice of ministry

These should culminate in a significant contribution to the practice of ministry in the intended community of the church.

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