I recently completed a two-week advance, including travel, with the newly launched Global Missional Leadership DMin cohort led by Jason Clark – a program two years in the making. We spent the first week in the UK visiting, consecutively, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford, the London School of Theology, and Dave Male and Maggi Dawn at Ridley College, Cambridge. We enjoyed lectures from Martyn Percy, Cathy Ross, Caroline Ramsey, Anthony Billington, David Male and Maggi Dawn. On Saturday, we hosted a social media boot camp at the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity in downtown London with David Merwin of Pure Blue Design and Lee Goodger of Spook Media. We used Sunday to transfer to Nuremberg, Germany, where Peter Aschoff hosted us.
- Loren Kerns, DMin Director
The Leadership in Emerging Culture Doctor of Ministry (DMin) tracks explore the character and shape of effective Christian leadership in the emerging culture.
The Global Missional Leadership DMin program focuses on equipping Christian leaders in church, civil society organizations, and mission communities to confidently, constructively, and effectively carry out the mission of the gospel of Jesus Christ in an increasingly interconnected world.
Students focus on the three domains of church, culture, and leadership and the interface between them. They engage in theological/biblical, historical, and sociological analysis of the emerging global culture to gain cultural and theological self-awareness as “reflective practioners.” They do specialized research in topics such as consumerism, colonialism, the environment and social justice. They gain skills in the use of online and mobile social media tools and they develop an international network of scholarly relationships through real-world experiences in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia.