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Professional Coaching Cohort
Doctor of Ministry

Sam and Vicki Farina, D.Min. Participants

About the Program

You can pursue a D.Min. degree with a concentration in Professional Coaching from AGTS.Upon graduation from AGTS, a participating student will fully qualify to submit a portfolio application for either Associate Certified Coach or Professional Certified Coach credential with the International Coach Federation (depending upon the number of client coaching hours they choose to log). You will study with some of the finest Christian coaches in the world. As a member of this cohort, you will become part of a community of Christian coaches—a cadre of Great-Commission professionals committed to using coaching in the ministries of the church as well as in the marketplace mission field.

Coaching is a practical and valuable set of skills for both ministry and marketplace settings, where coaches help leaders make meaningful change, develop new management styles, make wise decisions, and become more influential. Truly excellent coaching is a powerful discipleship tool. Professional and spirit directed coaching helps people reach new heights in regard to their personal goals taking them from where they are to where God wants them to be.

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is a 30-credit program (9 one-week classes) built around reflection on the practice of ministry while you serve in your local context. More than a degree, the AGTS D.Min. is a journey of personal transformation in which you will be joined by a diverse cohort of your peers.

Entrance Requirements

  • M.Div. or M.Div. Equivalency
  • All applicants must have a minimum of three years of full-time ministry experience and currently serve in a full-time ministry capacity.


D.Min. Comprehensive Fee: $17,900 payable in 11 installments of $1,627 over the course of the program.

gill Deborah Gill, Ph.D. Program Designer & Facilitator
Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary
Professor of New Testament Exposition

Deborah has studied coaching with the Institute for Life Coach Training, the Church Multimplcation Training Center, The Columbia Partnership, and several other short courses. She has served as a church planting coach and preaching coach and has coached teaching assistants, graduate students, female ministers, and many other individuals as part of her previous work as a pasotor and church leader (Commissioner of Discipleship for the AG), and now as a teacher.

Cohort Begins February 2013

Feb 2013 Renewing the Spiritual Life of the Coach
June 2013 Fundamentals of Coaching; Coaching for Change, Transition, and Transformation
Oct 2013 Contemporary Issues Facing Pentecostal & Charismatic Leaders
Feb 2014 Contemporary Trends and Advanced Coaching Competencies
June 2014 Theology of Work: Making Sense of the Other Six Days
Oct 2014 Leadership and Talent-Management Coaching
Feb 2015 Leading Christian Organizations
June 2015 Coach Approach to Leading & Managing
Oct 2015 Project Design

M.A.C.M. Coaching Cohort

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