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DOCTOR OF MINISTRY WITH CONCENTRATION IN PASTORAL THEOLOGY

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 concentration, Students will be able to:

1.
Efficiently use their ministerial skills such as preaching.
2.
Employ the competencies to lead and manage a church or ministry organization.

Addmission Requirements

1.

Application form for admission

2.

$100.00 non-refundable application fee

3.

A brief autobiographical statement

4.

Official transcript appropriate for the program:

 
A.

D.Min. in Pastoral Theology

 1. the M.Div. degree or its equivalent degree from an accredited institution
 2. a 2.75 out of 4.0 GPA
 3. 3 years of substantial post-master's degree ministry experience
 
B.

D. Min in Christian Counseling, Christian Education, and Mission Studies

 1. the master's degree from an accredited institution
 2. a 2.75 out of 4.0 GPA

5.

Application Essay

6.

Recommendations from church pastor or former teacher

7.

Two recent photographs (for student ID)

Requirements for Graduation

1.
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.
2. 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.
3. The awarding of a “C” in a Doctoral course constitutes a failure (unsuccessful completion of the course).
4. The student must successfully complete a dissertation and pass the oral defense.
5.
D. Min. students in Christian Counseling, Christian Education, and Mission Studies 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.
6.
D. Min. students in Christian Counseling, Christian Education, and Mission Studies must take three more master level courses related to their concentration if their master’s degree is not related to their concentration.
7.
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.
Core Courses 9 Credit Hours (Select 3 courses)
BS 801 Biblical Studies [Description] 3
CC 826 Present Issues in Pastoral Counseling [Description] 3
CE 817 Present Issues in Christian Education [Description] 3
CL 812 Spiritual Christian Leadership [Description] 3
MI 816 Mission Perspectives [Description] 3
PT 820 Theology of Ministry [Description] 3
PT 830 Doctoral Practicum in Ministry [Description] 3
SW 800 Social Work and Christian Ministry [Description] 3
Concentration Courses 15 Credit Hours (Select 5 courses)
PR 801 Marketplace Preaching [Description] 3
PT 803 Church and Worship [Description] 3
PT 805 Biblical Administration and Management [Description] 3
PT 807 Survey of Cell Groups [Description] 3
PT 813 Church Renewal [Description] 3
PT 820 Theology of Ministry * [Description] 3
TH 802 Biblical Theological Reflection in Ministry [Description] 3
  * required
Free Electives 3 Credit Hours
 
Dissertation 9 Credit Hours
RS 805 Dissertation Research Seminar [Description] 3
RS 807 Dissertation [Description] 6
Capstone Course 3 Credit Hours
CP 890 Capstone [Description] 3
Total 39
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