Doctor of Ministry Course Descriptions

Courses Limited to Doctor of Ministry Students

DMIN 7310  Proclaiming the Kingdom  (3)  

This seminar is designed to increase the students' competency in Exegetical, Theological, and Homiletical reflections on the Biblical text. It centers on the interplay among informed interpretation of the Biblical text, thoughtful reflection on theology and culture, and useful methods of communication in a contemporary context.

DMIN 7320  Living the Kingdom  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): DMIN students only  

This seminar is designed to increase the students' competency in connecting a robust understanding of ecclesiology and worship to the patterns of life and spiritual growth in the church and among its congregants. It centers on the interplay among theological reflections on the church's identity and purpose, the formative centrality of worship, and Jesus' direction commission to "make disciples.

DMIN 7330  Leading the Kingdom  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): DMIN students only  

This seminar is designed to increase the students' competency in developing leadership patterns that faithfully portray deep theological and ethical reflections on what it means to be a Christian leader. It centers on the interplay among ethical reflections on the nature and values of specifically Christian leadership, the challenges of competing value-systems, and the contemporary application of Christian leadership principles and practices.

DMIN 7340  Sharing the Kingdom  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): DMIN students only  

This seminar is designed to increase the students' ability to recognize cultural patterns and prejudices, appreciate cross-cultural encounters for deeper biblical and theological insight, and share the Christian gospel in a world where global has become local. It centers on the interplay among the evangelizing power of competing world-views, broader Christian engagement with issues of justice, the difficulty of cross-cultural communication, and the biblical call to share the good news about Jesus Christ.

DMIN 7V90  Directed Study  (1-4)  
Pre-requisite(s): DMIN students only  

Provides an opportunity for students to assess their ministry strengths and weaknesses and to address the latter through readings, continuing education, seminars, or approved coursework. Will be repeated under different topic not to exceed 4 semester hours.

DMIN 7V92  Directed Study  (1-3)  
Pre-requisite(s): DMIN students only  

Allows for reading and research for completion of Directed Study requirements and in preparing the Culminating Project Proposal.

DMIN 7V94  Extended Directed Study  (1-3)  
Pre-requisite(s): DMIN students only  

Reading and research for completion of Directed Study requirements and in preparation for the Culminating Project Proposal. This course may be taken for a maximum of nine semester hours and it may be taken under different topics.

DMIN 7V99  Doctor of Ministry Project  (1-3)  
Pre-requisite(s): DMIN students only  

Supervised ministry research for and written report of a major ministry project within the candidate's area of concentration. May be repeated for a maximum total of twelve credit hours.