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Doctor of Ministry

What will I study?

In support of the Division of Professional Ministry Studies' commitment to develop students' practical ministry skill and their facility in interpreting Scripture, the Doctor of Ministry sharpens a field-minister's skills in biblical interpretation, for pulpit proclamation through class lectures, directed reading, and ministry related papers and projects culminating in a summative dissertation that promotes Christlikeness in himself and in his people.

The Doctor of Ministry degree is a 32-credit professional development program for men engaged in full-time pastoral or missionary ministry who have completed a Master of Divinity degree. Included in these 32 credits are 3 credits for the writing of a dissertation on some dimension of the ministry of expository preaching.

Professional ministry courses (800- and 900-levels) are offered in residence in a one-week modular format three times during the academic year and summer session.

Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Apply principles of interpretation to Scripture.
-- Apply Scripture to practical questions and problems of life for sermonic development.
-- Create and defend an original dissertation relating to a field of practical Christian ministry, with a special emphasis in expository preaching.

What classes will I take?

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