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D.Min. Program Design and Features

The D.Min. program is designed for in-service ministers, with the goal of personal transformation because we believe that the leader's interior life is the starting point for expanded ministry influence. With its uniquely Pentecostal perspective, the program also distinctly emphasizes Spirit-empowered ministry framed in a global context. Courses are taught in one-week modules to fit your full-time ministry lifestyle. Relocating is not necessary, and you need only travel to Springfield 3 times per year (February, June and October when modules are offered).The program is also designed around the cohort experience, which provides the opportunity for learning and growth to occur through the bonds formed in diverse small group relationships. New cohorts begin each year. The program consists of nine modules, plus a professional project:

4 Core Courses (12 credits)

  • Core 1—Renewing the Spiritual Leader
  • Core 2—Biblical Theology of Ministry
  • Core 3—The Future of Pentecostalism
  • Core 4—Leading Christian Organizations

4 Elective Courses (12 credits) (see available concentrations)

Professional Project (6 credits)

  • Project Design Course
  • Project Development and Presentation

Although the program takes approximately four years to complete, the benefits begin on the first day!

D.Min. Program Goals

The D.Min. experience focuses on giving participants the opportunity to expand their influence by growing into ministers who:

Grow in Spiritual Maturity

  • Deepening historical and theological appreciation of the Pentecostal tradition.
  • Cultivating the disciplines of self-leadership.

Demonstrate Leadership Competency

  • Effectively applying new knowledge and skills to ministry practice.
  • Being catalysts for transformation.

Exhibit Scholarly Integration

  • Utilizing insights of biblical and practical theology as well as the social and behavioral sciences to enhance ministry effectiveness.
  • Developing professional writing skills to provide an enduring service to the larger Church.

Utilize Ministry Networks

  • Developing relational health through mutually beneficial long-term personal connections.
  • Creating support systems for sustained impact.
   
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