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Doctor of Ministry - Leadership and Global Perspectives

Leadership & Global Perspectives

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Doctor of Ministry - Leadership and Global Perspectives Track

Semester hours 36
Average Completion Time 3 years
Cost per credit $487 per hour; $1,560 (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 focused on the social sciences, theology, and contemporary practices in world-wide Christianity. It is not a degree in missiology. Rather, it is a guided exploration of the rapidly changing landscape of Christianity all over the world. Whether a local pastor in Kansas, a business leader in South Korea, or a nonprofit 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 learning experience that is bigger than the challenges that they face. Through a series of real-world experiences in a variety of global venues students engage with Christian leaders, who are making a difference. Students join a network of like-minded leaders who are transforming lives, empowering communities, or 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, world and culture with Dr. Clark in a flexible, online learning environment. Under the coaching of an academic advisor, students pursue customized research in topics directed toward their own ministry context. This combination of dynamic learning experiences is designed to empower students to boldly lead their communities in innovative ministry for the sake of the gospel.

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Program overview

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Leadership and Global Perspectives Doctor of Ministry track will:

  1. gain an advanced understanding and integration of ministry leadership in relation to the dynamics of globalization and leadership 
  2. formulate a comprehensive and critical understanding of ministry leadership informed by the social sciences and world-wide Christianity 
  3. develop and acquire skills and competencies in research methods, critical thinking, academic voice, and ministry application 
  4. contribute to the understanding and practice of ministry leadership through the completion of a doctoral-level project 
  5. foster competencies in leadership development, civil engagement, and visual ethnography 
  6. engage with diverse cultural, religious, and linguistic contexts of ministry through cross-cultural field experiences 

Program Delivery Model

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 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.

Customizable coursework

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.

International advances

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...