Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
International Baptist College
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
The Doctor of Ministry program's purpose is to provide professional and academic preparation for the highest level of leadership in Christian ministry. The Doctor of Ministry is designed for pastors and church workers with a minimum of two years of ministry experience. The program schedule accommodates those in full-time ministry.
A student must have an M.Div. or its equivalent to be admitted to the Doctor of Ministry program.
The student must have served at least two years in the active ministry since receiving his graduate degree and continuing in a ministry during his formal study. Any exception to this requirement must have administrative approval before acceptance into the program.
The Doctor of Ministry program is accessible for the working pastor or lay church minister without leaving the ministry. Some courses are also offered as full-term classes during the fall and spring semesters. Others are offered as one- or two-week modular classes during the summer (May-June) and winter (January) terms. Each modular course generally has three phases: reading assignments to be completed before the class time, the actual class time during which there is interaction on the basis of the reading material, and a practicum that applies the material learned to the student's ministry.
Upon completion of the Doctor of Ministry, the successful student will Value the communication of Biblical truth and the commitment to Biblically-based separation; Evidence the ability to research, write, preach, and counsel from a Biblical perspective; Integrate effective philosophies and procedures that facilitate both worship and discipleship within a local church, and Apply effective solutions for addressing complex issues within the realm of church administration and management.