Three required core courses, a methods course, 2 elective courses, and a project-thesis (for a total of 30 credits) are required for graduation. Check the area of concentration for more specific curricular offerings.

Areas of Concentration

Global/Online Doctor of Ministry

This program concentration is open to ministerial leaders anywhere in the world who meet qualifications for admission and have access to the Internet. A futurist-oriented program designed for ministerial leaders with a distinguished record of innovative ministry, the online curriculum includes: change leadership, leadership navigational skills, Christian futuring, ancient/future ecclesiology, and postmodern evangelism. Requires attendance at three online courses and a three-week summer intensive. Learn more.

  • Application deadline: 7/1/14
  • Start Date: Fall 2014

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Discipleship Formation in a Google World: Shifting the Pastoral Paradigm from Leadership (Function) to Followership (Identity) with Dr. Gary Simpson and Dr. Len Sweet

This Worship, Spirituality, and Preaching DMIN concentration is offered to those specializing presently serving in the church as pastor or staff pastor and who are sensitive to the spirituality of geography, sacred space and seasonal emphasis. It features team-teaching, travel-study, intensive sessions and active learning at multiple geographical and seasonal sites.

This course of study will examine and discover the paradigms needed for pastoral identity and disciple making in the Google world examining these and other critical questions

  • What distinguishes the pastor from other leaders in culture and society?
  • What skills and methods are necessary for providing pastoral presence in a church?
  • Even after naming such skills, what is it about the church that calls for more than master practitioner?
  • What is the pastoral function of Preaching?
  • Application deadline: 7/1/14
  • Start Date: Fall 2014

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Practicing Mind-Body-Spirit-Healing for Congregations and Clergy

The approach in the Practicing Mind-Body-Spirit-Healing for Congregations and Clergy concentration begins with the idea that health is a process, not a state of non-illness or disease. It presumes, therefore, that a healthy community considers conflict a normal part of existence, and that healthy community teaches people both how to forgive and to be reconciled with differences and loss. The approach found within this concentration also understands that communities must develop symbols and structures of meaning making that sustain them during times of crisis and trauma, including rituals for losing and incorporating new members. These and other skills will be taught in this exciting new Doctor of Ministry Concentration. Learn more.

  • Application deadline: 7/1/14
  • Start Date: Fall 2014

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Worship, Spirituality and Preaching in the Korean Context

This Worship, Spirituality, and Preaching DMIN concentration is offered to those specializing in ministries of music, liturgy, preaching and spiritual formation in the Korean context; and who are sensitive to the spirituality of geography, sacred space and seasonal emphasis. It features team-teaching, travel-study, intensive sessions and active learning.

This course of study will consist of thirty (30) credits of multi-disciplinary intensive studies, offered in January and July, and a three-week summer term on the Drew campus. During the second and third years of the program concentration, candidates work with their faculty advisers to develop a project proposal, design and execute their approved project, have it independently evaluated, and then compile the results, learnings, and contributions in a project thesis. The classes for this program will be offered in Korean and English, with the students’ final project being written in Korean or English.

  • Application deadline: 7/1/14
  • Start Date: January 2015

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Madison NJ Regional DMIN in Congregational Growth & Development
The group will focus on a biblically-based and theologically-informed approach to ministry and congregational development with integrity. This Doctor of Ministry concentration is carefully designed to assist pastors in assessing their context of ministry and employing new insights for growth and development in their settings. Students will engage in a new narrative approach to research in ministry, gain skills in using a systems approach to leadership, and enjoy new insights for conducting ministry in the 21st century.
  • Application deadline: 7/1/14
  • Start Date: Fall 2014

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