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Doctor of Ministry with Emphasis in Inter-Cultural Ministry

PURPOSE

The Doctor of Ministry is designed to provide qualified students the opportunity to achieve a high level of excellence in the practice of ministry.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this emphasis, students will be able to:

  • Formulate a comprehensive and critical theory of intercultural ministries.
  • Demonstrate their ability to serve as missionary, an international missions leadership administrator, or director of a mission agency of a church.
  • Create proper mission strategies for their own mission settings.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Application form for admission
  • $100.00 non-refundable application fee
  • A brief autobiographical statement
  • Official transcript appropriate for the program
    • D.Min. in Pastoral Theology
      • the M.Div. degree or its equivalent degree
      • 3 years of substantial post-master's degree ministry experience
    • D.Min. in Counseling Ministry, Educational Ministry and Inter-Cultural Ministry
      • the master's degree
  • a 2.75 out of 4.0 GPA
  • Application essay
  • Recommendation from a church pastor of former teacher
  • Two recent photographs (for student ID)

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • The doctoral program is designed to be completed within four academic years. A maximum of seven years may be granted upon appeal to the Academic Dean.
  • The student must successfully complete a prescribed course of study with a minimum of 3.00 (B) grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
  • The awarding of a "C" in a doctoral course constitutes a failure (unsuccessful completion of the course).
  • The student must successfully complete a dissertation and pass the oral defense.
  • D.Min. students in Counseling Ministry, Educational Ministry and Inter-Cultural Ministry must take 15 additional credit hours in Biblical Studies if they have not completed their bachelor or master level program in the biblical area. Exceptions to this policy can be made by the Academic Dean under academic consideration.
  • D.Min. students in Counseling Ministry, Educational Ministry and Inter-Cultural Ministry must take three more master level courses related to their concentration if their master’s degree is not related to their concentration.
  • Prior to graduation students must meet all financial obligations to the institution. All candidates for graduation are expected to demonstrate sound scholarship, consistent Christian conduct and attitude, and reasonable suitability for effective Christian ministries. In addition, the appropriate faculty should fully recommend the candidate for graduation.
  • All candidates for graduation must complete a non-credit course, Introduction to Christianity. It will be waived for the students who have taken any biblical courses.

COURSES

Core Courses

8 Credit Hours(Select 2 courses)

BS 801 Biblical Studies 4
LE 812 Spiritual Leadership 4
PT 820 Theology of Ministry 4
PT 830 Doctoral Practicum in Ministry 4

Emphasis Courses

12 Credit Hours(Select 3 courses)

Counseling Ministry
CC 803 Marriage and Family Counseling II 4
CC 805 Psychology and Theology of Family Relationships 4
CC 807 Multi-Cultural Issues in Counseling 4
CC 809 Biblical Resources for Pastoral Care 4
CC 826 Present Issues in Pastoral Counseling * 4
* required
Educational Ministry
CE 801 Family Life Education 4
CE 806 Administering the Church Christian Education Program 4
CE 808 Theological Foundation for Christian Education 4
CE 809 History and Philosophy of Christian Education 4
CE 817 Present Issues in Christian Education * 4
CE 821 Curriculum Design in Christian Education 4
CE 831 Learning Theory Applied to Christian Education 4
* required
Inter-Cultural Ministry
MI 802 World Religious Heritages : Area Studies of Hinduism, Buddhism, Tribal / Nature Religions 4
MI 806 Cultural Anthropology 4
MI 807 Cross-Cultural Communications 4
MI 816 Mission Perspectives * 4
MI 821 Theology of Mission 4
* required
Pastoral Theology
PR 801 Marketplace Preaching 4
PT 803 Church and Worship 4
PT 805 Biblical Administration and Management 4
PT 820 Theology of Ministry * 4
*required

Free Electives

8 Credit Hours

Dissertation

9 Credit Hours

RS 805 Dissertation Research Seminar 3
RS 807 Dissertation 6

Capstone Course

3 Credit Hours

CP 890 Capstone 3

Total

40 Credit Hours

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(636)327-4645
usa@midwest.edu
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