Program Overview - D.Min. in Congregational Mission and Leadership
This program's curriculum will allows you to lead congregations more effectively. The challenging curriculum combines the flexibility and structure needed to complete the degree in four years. Acknowledging the hectic pace of congregational life, however, the program allows individuals to focus on the particular needs and issues in their congregations.
You complete your work in a seminar-based program. The D.Min. curriculum for the concentration in Congregational Mission and Leadership consists of 7 seminars. Each seminar has a campus residency component.
The program uses a cohort-based peer learning approach in which students meet regularly in an online virtual community and face-to-face every six months. The peer education and support aspect is a powerful, unique component to the program, increasing students' growth and learning.
View an overview of the four year schedule.
CL7511 Integration of Theology and Ministry - Theological Reflection
CL7512 Pastoral Identity, Leadership, and Spiritual Life
CL7521 Missional Church
CL7522 Missional Leadership
CL7531 Congregational Practices and Thesis Proposal
CL7532 Implementation of Thesis Proposal
This yearlong seminar (CL7541) provides students with a structured process to implement the research design of their approved research proposal and to incorporate their findings into their final thesis. The seminar meets during the year for three work sessions in helping all participants finalize the chapters of their theses.
- July - Overview of thesis, literature review (chapters 1-3) and research design
- November - Analysis of research (chapter 4)
- January - Summary findings and theological reflections (chapters 5-6)
- March/April - Must be present on campus for the thesis defenses
View Doctor of Ministry thesis abstracts.