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Upcoming Courses

The Doctor of Ministy (D.Min.) degree is designed for persons holding the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree, or its equivalent, who have had significant ministry experience. It will help you build on your previous studies and ministry experiences to develop your knowledge, theoretical clarity, and competence in the profession and practice of ministry. The program offers concentrations in Leadership, Member Care, Military Chaplaincy, Missions, and Preaching.

When you have completed the requirements of the D.Min. program, you will

  • Use ministry skills at an advanced level of professional competency and will exhibit the personal qualities normally considered essential to this level of ability.
  • Demonstrate increased sensitivity in interpersonal relationships and development of the skills needed to enhance these relationships.
  • Think, plan, and act creatively in transcending traditional approaches to ministry by the use of innovative concepts and methods.
  • Demonstrate a steadily maturing relationship with God in an understanding of the concept of servanthood, especially as related to servant leadership.

Manuals

The Doctor of Ministry Program Manual is available for download (revised, Fall 2013)

The Dissertation Manual is available for download (revised, Fall 2011)

Upcoming Courses (as of April 15, 2014--subject to change!)

May 15, 2014 Deadline to submit dissertation project oral review for August graduation;

July 15, 2014 Deadline to submit approved dissertation project for binding.

Summer 2014 - Intensive
  • CNC 9571 Single & Family Issues in Missions with Dr. Fred Gingrich (MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Information)  June 8-14
  • GLS 9950 Leading Cross-Cultural Teams/Org. Transformation with Dr. James Pluedemann June 16-20 
  • GLS 9051 Missional Leadership with Dr. Reggie McNeal June 16-20
  • MIN 9411 Leadership Development with Dr. Doug Dorman August 11-15
  • RES 9400 Doctoral Research with Dr. Robert Ferris June 23 - July 4 Note: This course will be capped at 10 students (non-negotiable, no exceptions)! Students who have taken seven (7) courses in their program prior to that time will be eligible to register for RES 9400 and will be given priority. This will also be handled on a "first come" basis. Students who wish to take this course and have less than seven courses completed will be placed on a waiting list, with priority given according to the number of courses completed as well as a "first come basis."

Syllabi will be available through active links when Registration opens April 1, 2014. 

October 15, 2014 Deadline to submit dissertation project for oral review for December graduation;

November 15, 2014 Deadline to submit approved dissertation project for binding.

Winter 2015 - Intensive
  • HOM 9310 Preaching for Transformation with Dr. George Murray January 5-9 (ATLANTA, GA) 
  • MIN 9431 Spiritual Mentoring with Dr. Rick Higgins January 20-23 (COLUMBIA, SC) 
  • CNC 9740 Organizational Missionary Care Services 

Syllabi will be available through active links when Registration opens November 1, 2014.

March 1, 2015 Deadline to submit dissertation project for oral review for May graduation;

April 15, 2015 Deadline to submit approved dissertation project for binding.

May 15, 2015 Deadline to submit dissertation project oral review for August graduation;

July 15, 2015 Deadline to submit approved dissertation project for binding.

Summer 2015 - Intensive
  • CNC 9470 REBT Skills and Supervision with Dr. Johnson June 22-26
  • CNC **** Missionary Care fo Career Transitions with Dr. Roni Pruitt June TBA (SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA) 
  • GLS 9531 Missiological Reflections with Dr. Chris Little June TBA
  • MIN **** Understanding Chaplain Ministry with Dr. Michael Langston June TBA 
  • MIN 9051 Missional Leadership June TBA 

Syllabi will be available through active links when Registration opens April 1, 2015. 

October 15, 2015 Deadline to submit dissertation project for oral review for December graduation;

November 15, 2015 Deadline to submit approved dissertation project for binding.

Winter 2016 - Intensive
  • BIB/HOM 9041 Preaching Missions from Matthew with Dr. John Harvey January 4-8 (ATLANTA, GA) 
  • CNC 9541 Missionary Care for Career Transitions with Dr. Roni Pruitt January 4-8 (COLUMBIA, SC) 
  • RES 9400 Doctoral Research (COLUMBIA, SC) 

Syllabi will be available through active links when Registration opens November 1, 2015.