Leadership & Global Perspectives
At a Glance:
Doctor of Ministry - Leadership and Global Perspectives Track
|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 draws from a wide variety of disciplines, including theology, sociology, and economics. It is not a degree in missiology. Rather, the program serves as an 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 from around the world, who are making a difference. They 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. They explore ministry leadership at the global and local intersections of church, world and culture with Dr. Clark in a flexible, online learning environment. Under the supervision 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 (see below)
- Program Delivery Model (see below)
- Costs and fees
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Graduates of the Leadership and Global Perspectives Doctor of Ministry track will:
- gain an advanced understanding and integration of ministry in relation to the dynamics of globalization and leadership
- formulate a comprehensive and critical understanding of ministry informed by the social sciences, economics, and the history of 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 through the completion of a doctoral-level project
- foster competencies in nuanced and civil engagement with others, contextualization, 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 supervision of an advisor, the collaborative work is done in public online spaces, using various social media services such as blogs, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. 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.
The program seeks to foster the development of life-long relationships among students and advisors with people who share similar aims and desires. Groups of 15-20 students begin their journey together each autumn, at the beginning of the academic year.
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.
Students 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 church and nonprofit ministries, and meet with their advisor. Learn more...