Leadership and Global Perspectives

Differentiated Leadership in an Anxious World

The Leadership and Global Perspectives Doctor of Ministry (DMin) focuses on developing differentiated, Christian leaders adept at guiding their communities or organizations through uncertain times into a hopeful future.

Through the program, students cross divides, learn from experienced mentors, grow in their leadership identity, and make lifelong friends.

The program is organized around several emphases: 

  1. Become a differentiated leader: Students explore leadership theory and practice to develop a deeper understanding of self and vocation that is consistent with one’s personality, values, and mission.
  2. Expand your perspective: Students develop a globally-informed leadership philosophy and practice in order to explore how to contextualize ministry in their own setting.
  3. Gain skill in collaborative research and innovation: Through the Project Portfolio process, students explore needs, problems, or opportunities (NPO) in complex, professional environments.
  4. Make a contribution: Students address a need, problem or opportunity in their own context through the completion of a professional project.

Graduates serve as pastors, denominational leaders, chaplains, leaders of NGOs, instructors at educational institutions, etc. 

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Program Delivery Model

Lead-mentor directed

Jason Clark

The lead mentor, Dr. Jason Swan Clark, sets the overall inspiration, ethos, and direction of the program. Students take four courses with the lead mentor over two years. He facilitates online discussions, provides feedback on individual leadership development plans, and participates in the Project Portfolio examination.

Online and flexible 

Cohorts meet once a week for a Zoom video-conference conversation with the lead mentor and engage one another weekly on a public blogging platform, dminlgp.com. Students also regularly interact with their Project Faculty in small peer groups each semester. 

Cohort-based

Each fall semester, 12 to 16 students form a new cohort that begins a shared journey through the coursework. The cohort provides a peer-learning network for research, insights, and personal ministry experiences. Students gain a life-long learning community.

Praying

Cape Town, London, and Singapore (tentatively)

Note: Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis, we are prepared to adjust Advance experiences as necessary to ensure student and faculty safety.

Students participate in an online Orientation to begin the program and three face-to-face intensives (i.e., "Advances") in Cape Town, London, and Singapore (tentatively). Advances serve as "adventures with a purpose" to push the boundaries of student thinking through on-the-ground engagement with mentors, leaders, and scholars. Learn more... 

Project Faculty

Students are paired with a Project Faculty (PF) member for three years. The PFs join students at the first two Advances and meet regularly online to guide them in their research. 

Discussing

Project Portfolio

Students journey through a series of research milestones to generate the final Project Portfolio that addresses a Need, Problem or Opportunity (NPO) in their context. As a result, students become a Doctor of the Church.


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Doctor of Ministry - Leadership and Global Perspectives Track

Program length 3 years
Credit hours 38
Cost per credit hour

$604, plus $2,800 per Advance intensive*

Tuition cost for entire program $31,352* (financial aid available)
Accreditation ATS (Association for Theological Schools); NWCCU (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities)
Format Online, with 3 Advance intensives in Cape Town, London, and Singapore (tentatively)
Early application deadline February 1
Final application deadline June 1. Applications accepted after the deadline when cohorts are not filled.

*All stated financial information is subject to change.

Alumni Stories

Chris Marshall

Every day, an average of 14.5 murders occur in Guatemala City. Most happen within the ghetto La Limonada. Lacking government, police, a medical system, and other components of infrastructure, this one-mile by half-mile patch of land inhabited by 60,000 is the most dangerous slum in all Central America. It is also the place that has a firm hold on the heart of DMin graduate Chris Marshall. Read more