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Doctor of Ministry (D. Min)


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  The prospective doctoral candidate must hold an earned Master’s degree from an approved educational institution.  Upon receipt of the application and consultation, a determination will be made concerning the prospective doctoral candidate’s eligibility.





Total Courses

6 courses(30 hours)

Core Courses & Electives

Ministry Project

20 hours

35-50 pages

Core Courses

Minimum 3

Authorized Textbooks

Elective Courses

Maximum 3

Elective Page or No Travel Seminar Tab

No Travel Seminars

Maximum 6

(3 core)

No Travel Seminar Tab

TUITION - $2,695.00

Automatic Monthly Payment Program:  $200 down and $100 a month for a total of $2,695.00.

Up Front Payment Program: $300 reduction for a total of $2,395.00 paid at enrollment.

Tuition does not include textbooks. Please purchase them at your favorite book dealer or www.Amazon.com

ABOUT THIS DEGREE PROGRAM:  The Doctor of Ministry degree program will enable the doctoral candidate to concentrate his/her studies in this area of ministry with deeper understanding and concepts.  The program consists of six courses, which are the equivalent of thirty hours of study, and a ministry project, which is the equivalent of twenty hours of study. Texts must be selected from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Although all textbooks may be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time.  Once a textbook is read, a 10 to 20 page paper describing what was read must be submitted for grading.    A four to six page paper is required for each No Travel Seminar.  We are simply asking students for a summary of the material.  A 35-50 page paper is required for the ministry project.  Review the How to Submit Your Work tab concerning submission of assignments.

SPECIFIC DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:  The Doctor of Ministry degree program requires a total of 50 hours.  This is comprised of six courses (30 hours) plus a ministry project (20 hours).  Three of the six required courses, must be core courses chosen from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Up to three of the six required courses may be electives.  Electives may be chosen from the Electives Page or the No Travel Seminar Tab.  No Travel Seminars are optional.  A maximum of six No Travel Seminars may be utilized for this program.

Courses/Textbooks may not be utilized for more than one degree program.


DMIN 440  Basic Theology  - Basic Theology: A Popular Systematic Guide to Understanding Biblical Truth by Charles C. Ryrie (Jan 11, 1999)

DMIN 442   Basic Pastoral Care and Counseling - Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Resources for the Ministry of Healing and Growth, 3rd Edition by Howard Clinebell and Bridget Clare McKeever (Aug 1, 2011)

DMIN 445  Expository Sermon Development  - Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages by Haddon W. Robinson (Mar 18, 2014)

DMIN 446  Church Administration Basics - Church Administration and Finance Manual: Resources for Leading the Local Church by Otto F. Crumroy Jr., Stan Kukawka and Frank M. Witman (Oct 1, 1998)

DMIN 500   Developing A Philosophy of Preaching -  Love Worth Finding: The Life of Adrian Rogers and His Philosophy of Preaching by Joyce Rogers and Paige Patterson (Apr 1, 2005)

DMIN 510   Developing Christian Growth - What Every Christian Ought to Know: Essential Truths for Growing Your Faith by Adrian Rogers (Jun 1, 2005)

DMIN 520 Principles For Extraordinary Living - Living the Extraordinary Life: Nine Principles to Discover It by Dr. Charles F. Stanley (May 20, 2008)

DMIN 530    The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham - The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham by Harold Myra and Marshall Shelley (Feb 26, 2008)

DMIN 540   Tools For Effective Pastoral Ministry - Criswell Guidebook For Pastors by W. A. Criswell (Mar 1, 2000)

DMIN 550  Effective Expository Preaching -  Power in the Pulpit: How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons by Jerry Vines and James L Shaddix (Jun 10, 1999)

DMIN 560  Dynamic Church Growth - When God Builds a Church: 10 Principles for Growing a Dynamic Church by Bob Russell and Rusty Russell (Jun 1, 2000)

DMIN 570 Working In A Hostile Environment  - Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment by T. D. Jakes (Oct 6, 2009)

DMIN 580  Leading Congregational Change  - Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey by Jim Herrington, Mike Bonem and James H. Furr (Feb 11, 2000)

DMIN 590  Shaping Practical Theology - The Shape of Practical Theology: Empowering Ministry with Theological Praxis by Ray S. Anderson (Jan 31, 2001)

DMIN 600   Practical Gospel - Practicing Gospel: Unconventional Thoughts on the Church's Ministry by Edward Farley (Apr 30, 2003)

DMIN 610   Effective Practical Ministry  -The Effective Pastor: A Practical Guide to the Ministry by Robert C. C. Anderson and  (Oct 1, 1998)

DMIN 620  Multiplying The Ministry  -  Multiply the Ministry: A Practical Guide for Grassroots Ministry Empowerment by Sean P. Reynolds (Aug 29, 2001)

DMIN 630 Effective Church Leadership - Effective Church Leadership (A Practical Sourcebook, Revised Edition) by Harris W Lee (2003)

DMIN 640   Ministry Formation - The Soul of Ministry: Forming Leaders for God's People by Ray S. Anderson (Oct 1, 1997)

DMIN 650  Church Growth 101 - Church Growth 101 A Church Growth Guidebook for Ministers and Laity by Glenn W Mollette (Mar 28, 2012)

DMIN 670  Bivocational Ministry - Serving as a Bivocational Pastor by James W. Highland (Feb 4, 2013)

DMIN 680 Biblical Counseling 1 - Effective Biblical Counseling:  A Model for Helping Caring Christians Become Capable Counselors by Larry Crabb

DMIN 690 Christ-Centered Counseling - Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling: Changing Lives with God's Changeless Truth by Bob Kelleman and Stephen Viars

DMIN 700 Christian Counseling - Christian Counseling 3rd Edition, Revised and Updated by Gary R. Collins PhD

DMIN 710 Parrish Ministry - Luke 10 Leadership:  How to Succeed at Parish Ministry by Dave Heney and John L. Allen, Jr.

DMIN 720 - Church Management - Pastoral Leadership Best Practices in Church Management by Dan R. Ebener

DMIN 730 - Pastoral Leadership Care - Pastoral Leadership for the Care of Souls (Lexham Ministry Guides) by Harold L. Senkbeil and Lucas V. Woodford

DMIN 740 - Personal Renewal - Fan the Flame, Let Jesus Renew Your Calling and Revive Your Church by Jim Cymbala and John Blattner





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