Purpose of the Degree
The purpose of the D.Min. degree is to enhance the practice of ministry for persons who hold the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or its educational equivalent, and who have engaged in substantial ministerial leadership.
Goals of the Program
The goals of the D.Min. program include but not limited to an advanced understanding of the nature and purpose of ministry, development of self-awareness and dynamic pastoral identity, enhanced competencies in pastoral analysis and ministerial skills, the integration of these dimensions into the theologically reflective practice of ministry; to advance an expertise in a specialized area of ministry, i.e., pastoral counseling and clinical supervision, gain new knowledge and insight about the practice of ministry, continued growth in emotional and spiritual maturity, and development and appropriation of a personal and professional ethic of ministerial practice in any setting of a helping relationship.
The learning outcomes of the D.Min. include but not limited to an advanced competency in the practice of ministry, provide evidence of being informed by analytical and practical research, and show the integrations of enhanced knowledge in self-awareness, growth in one’s theological and ministerial capacity, emotional development, and spiritual maturity.
Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling and Clinical Pastoral Supervision (D.Min.).
This program is designed to enhance the practice of ministry for persons who hold the Master of Divinity or its educational equivalent, and who have engaged in substantial ministerial leadership.