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 DMinprogram 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 Lead Mentor focuses on leadership development, utilizing the social sciences, theology, and contemporary practices in world-wide Christianity.
The program takes students out of the ‘bubble’ of their own contexts in order to them 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.
It is not a degree in missiology.
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. Under the leadership of Lead Mentor, Dr. Jason Clark, students explore ministry leadership at the intersection of the global and local churchin a flexible, online learning environment. Students 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.
Graduates of the Leadership and Global Perspectives Doctor of Ministry track will:
- demonstrate 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
- Rolling application deadline; Apply now for the next start date.
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.
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, non-profit ministries, businesses, and government agencies. Learn more...
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