D.Min. participants generally know the course schedule a year
To find out when the courses listed below are offered,
check out our schedule and syllabi.
The program consists of three phases: Core Courses, Elective
Courses and the Professional Project.
1 - PTH 901 Renewing the Spiritual Leader (3 credits)
Developing into a leader worth following is considered in
the context of self-leadership, other-leadership and Pentecostal
spirituality. A critical appraisal of leadership models is
presented as the class develops a synthetic model of Christian
leadership considered from a Pentecostal perspective and based
on foundations of personal development and integrity.
Core 2 – PTH 908 Leading Missional Ministry
How can the Church more ably fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission
to evangelize and make disciples? Identifying the hindrances
to these central goals, this course comprehensively explores
foundations, paradigms, strategies, and means for impacting
believers and contemporary cultures. Along with many
other ways to enhance evangelism, it proposes recognizing the
relevance of the gospel for many individual and societal needs.
To improve disciple-making, it explores motivation for discipleship,
the means of disciple-making, the nature of holistic discipleship,
and the connection between personal and spiritual growth.
3 – PTH 909 The Future of Pentecostalism (3 credits)
Pentecostalism has reached the centenary mark, an event that
would have been unimaginable to its first generation. In many
respects the movement has changed. Not surprisingly, Pentecostals
face major challenges related to cherished theological, spiritual
and liturgical distinctives that once uniquely identified them.
This course examines and evaluates dynamics of the early movement,
the nature of the crucial changes that have occurred, and what
Pentecostalism may look like in its second century of existence.
4 – PTH 905 Leading Christian Organizations (3 credits)
Leadership of the contemporary church or ministry with special consideration given to the integration of biblical values, contemporary leadership theory, contemporary organizational theory, and the participant's context of ministry.
Missional Leadership Concentration
- Organizational Leadership
- Strategic Planning
- Conflict Management
- The Character of Pentecostal Leadership
- Coaching & Consulting
Biblical Preaching Concentration
- Advanced Expository Preaching
- Preaching that Connects
- Narrative Preaching
- The Holy Spirit
in Preaching & Worship
- Creative Communication
Military Chaplaincy Concentration
Qualified chaplains may transfer a portion of their advanced military
training into the D.Min. program to create a very efficient and
economical way to complete the degree.
Self-Design Study Concentration
Following completion of the Core courses, a participant with
a specialized ministry interest may work with the D.Min. Team
to construct a combination of courses, directed research and
other experiences to produce an educational framework that
is a precise fit to his or her specialty and context.
PTH 906 Project Design (3 credits)
A course designed to prepare the participant for presentation
of an acceptable project prospectus to the D.Min. Project Committee.
Components of a prospectus, research methodologies and writing
strategies are explored and applied.
PTH 999 Project Development and Presentation (3 credits)
Composition and oral presentation of an acceptable written project
which integrates theory and praxis and makes a meaningful contribution
to the practice of ministry. All participants working on the project
phase will maintain a continued registration in the program.