Leadership & Global Perspectives
At a Glance:
Doctor of Ministry - Leadership and Global Perspectives Track
|Average Completion Time||3 years|
|Cost per credit||$513 per hour; $1,800 (for each learning experience trip)* (financial aid available)|
|Accreditation||Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities;
Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
|Location||Online, with 3 face-to-face learning experiences in London, Cape Town, and Hong Kong (pending ATS Board of Commissioners approval, June 2015)|
|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 track of the Leadership in the Emerging Culture DMin program focuses on equipping Christian leaders in churches and faith-based nonprofit organizations to confidently, constructively, and effectively carry out the mission of the gospel of Jesus Christ in an increasingly interconnected world.
The Leadership and Global Perspectives DMin program is organized around three foci:
- Personal leadership development: The Lead Mentor, Dr. Jason Clark, provides students with leadership development resources drawn from the social sciences, theology, and contemporary practices in world-wide Christianity. Students reflect upon and track their own growth through a Personal Leadership Development Plan utilzing a wide variety of tools.
- 'Out of the box' perspective: The program takes students out of the ‘bubble’ of their own contexts in order for them to see their ministry settings afresh. Whether a local pastor in Kansas, a business consultant in Australia, or a non-profit director from Uganda, this program is designed to help the student better understand what God is doing at home by participating in a growing learning community that is larger than the challenges that they face.
- Innovative ministry experience: Through a series of real-world engagements, 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. Students simultaneously pursue customized research topics under the supervision 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 own communities in innovative ministry for the sake of the gospel.
See the George Fox University catalog to learn more about the program learning outcomes.
Note, the Leadership and Global Perspectives DMin program is not a degree in missiology.
Online and flexible
Using computers, tablets, and smartphones, students engage one another collaboratively, meeting together in real-time online sessions once a week and complete 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 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.
The Lead Mentor sets the overall inspiration, ethos, and direction of the program. Students take six courses related to program themes with the Lead Mentor over two years, which includes a weekly online discussions. The Lead Mentor helps orchestrate each Advance experience and participates in each student’s oral defense.
Each Fall semester, 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 growing, global peer-learning network where students, advisors, and alumni share their research, insights, and personal ministry experiences.
From the outset of the program, students are paired with an individual faculty advisor who helps them develop and focus their areas of specialization in a series of 'customized courses'. Faculty advisors ensure the academic integrity of their students’ work and sharpen their critical thinking, writing and source-documentation skills. Faculty advisors go on to serve as their students’ dissertation advisors.
High quality advisors from around the world provide students indiviualized guidance and feedback on their research. The advisors join students at the Advance for extended time together and share in the learning experience, meet regularly online to help to ensure that students continue to make progress in their studies. All advisors sit on the Dissertation evaluation committeee.
Cohorts participate in three face-to-face learning experiences in a variety of dynamic global venues of 9 days each. Students interact with leaders and scholars from the local context, visit compelling churches, non-profit ministries, businesses, and government agencies. Learn more...
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- About the Seminary
- Master of Divinity (MDiv)
- MA, Intercultural Studies
- MA, Ministry Leadership
- MA, Spiritual Formation
- MA, Theological Studies
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
- Leadership in the Emerging Culture
- Leadership & Spiritual Formation
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