Leadership & Global Perspectives
At a Glance:
Doctor of Ministry - Leadership and Global Perspectives Track
|Average Completion Time||3 years|
|Cost per credit||$528 per hour; $1,850 (for each learning experience trip)* (financial aid available)|
|Accreditation||Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities;
Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
|Location||Online, with 3 intensives in London, Cape Town, and Hong Kong (ATS Board-approved 'experiments')|
|Application Deadline||June 1. We will continue to accept applications after the deadline when cohorts are not filled.|
*All stated financial information is subject to change.
Making a difference in an interconnected world.
The Leadership and Global Perspectives DMin track of the Leadership in the Emerging Culture DMin program focuses on developing confident Christian Leaders who make a difference in an 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 global Christianity. Students reflect upon and track their own growth utilzing a wide variety of tools.
- Expanded perspective: The program takes students to London, Cape Town, and Hong Kong. This enables students 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 learning community that is larger than the challenges that they face.
- Innovative ministry experience: Students engage with Christian leaders who are making a difference: transforming lives, empowering communities, and engaging in social entrepreneurship. 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.
Note, the Leadership and Global Perspectives DMin program is not a degree in missiology. It is a ministry leadership degree.
Graduates of the Leadership and Global Perspectives DMin program will:
- Gain confidence in leading
- Improve communication skills
- Spiritual formation demonstrated by a broadened perspective, greater inclusivity and civility, and discovering greater purpose in life
- Improve critical thinking skills
- Share in a life-long learning community
See the George Fox University catalog to learn more about the program learning outcomes.
Online and flexible
Students engage one another collaboratively. They meet together in real-time online sessions once a week and complete the rest of the coursework as their schedules allow. Students engage one another on a public blogging platform. You may join the conversation at dminlgp.com.
Advances in London, Cape Town, and Hong Kong
Cohorts participate in three face-to-face learning experiences (Advances) in London, Cape Town, and Hong Kong of 7-9 days each. Students interact with leaders and scholars from the local context, as well as visit compelling churches, non-profit ministries, businesses, and government agencies. This is an offical experiment approved by the ATS Board of Commissioners in June 2015. Learn more...
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 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.
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 and meet regularly online to help to ensure that students continue to make progress in their studies.
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.
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