Leadership & Global Perspectives
At a Glance:
Doctor of Ministry - Leadership and Global Perspectives Track
|Average Completion Time||3 years|
|Cost per credit||$498 per hour; $1,700 (for each learning experience trip)* (financial aid available)|
|Accreditation||Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities;
Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
|Location||Online, with three face-to-face learning experiences in Europe, Africa and Asia
|Application Deadline||Rolling application deadline; apply now for next start date
*All stated financial information is subject to change.
Crafting ministry for an interconnected world.
The Leadership and Global Perspectives DMin program focuses on equipping Christian leaders in faith-based nonprofit organizations and churches to confidently, constructively, and effectively carry out the mission of the gospel of Jesus Christ in an increasingly interconnected world.
The program emphasizes leadership development, utilizing the social sciences, theology, and contemporary practices in world-wide Christianity. It is not aimed at a degree in missiology. Rather, the program is a guided exploration of the fluid landscape of world Christianity. Whether a local pastor in Kansas, a business leader in South Korea, or a non-profit director in Kenya, this program is designed to help the student see more clearly what God is doing at home and abroad.
Students participate in a growing learning community that is larger than the challenges that they face. Through a series of real-world engagements in a variety of global venues, students engage with Christian leaders who are making a difference: transforming lives, empowering communities, and engaging in social entrepreneurship as a witness to the love of Christ. Together they explore ministry leadership at the intersection of the global and local church, exegeting a variety of cultures with Dr. Clark in a flexible, online learning environment. Customized research topics are pursued with the coaching of an academic advisor, in subjects arising from their own ministry context. This combination of dynamic and contextual learning will empower students to boldly lead their communities in innovative ministry for the sake of the gospel.
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Graduates of the Leadership and Global Perspectives Doctor of Ministry track will:
- gain an advanced understanding and integration of ministry leadership in relation to the dynamics of globalization and leadership
- formulate a comprehensive and critical understanding of ministry leadership informed by the social sciences and world-wide Christianity
- develop and acquire skills and competencies in research methods, critical thinking, academic voice, and ministry application
- contribute to the understanding and practice of ministry leadership through the completion of a doctoral-level project
- foster competencies in leadership development, civil engagement, and visual ethnography
- engage with diverse cultural, religious, and linguistic contexts of ministry through cross-cultural field experiences
Online and flexible
Using computers, tablets, and smartphones, students engage one another collaboratively, meeting together in real-time meetings once a week and completing the rest of the coursework as their schedules allow. While the work related to one's own specialization is completed under the coaching of an advisor, the collaborative work is done in a public online blogging platform. You may join and engage in the on-going conversation at dminlgp.com. You do not have to be a registered student to participate with us.
Students develop life-long relationships with one another and their advisors. Each autumn, 15-20 students form a new cohort that begins a common journey where they take all of their courses together. This cohort serves as the basis for a peer learning process in which students share their research, insights, and personal ministry experiences.
From the outset of the program, students are paired with a faculty advisor who helps them explore their own areas of specialization in a series of four customized courses. In each course, students produce an academic essay on topics of interest to them, which in turn serves as foundational research for their dissertations.
Cohorts participate in three face-to-face learning experiences in a variety of dynamic global venues of 6-8 days each. Students interact with leaders and scholars from the local context, visit compelling churches, nonprofit ministries, and businesses. Learn more...