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Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Class Schedule and Course Descriptions

CORE COURSES - 3 Credits Each
911   MISSION OF GOD – MISSION OF CHRIST’S CHURCH

This course examines the ongoing conversation concerning the primacy of mission for Christian thought and practice. It provides an orientation for advanced reflection in missional theology and leadership.

912   MISSIONAL THEOLOGY

Missional theology involves continual intellectual and imaginative reflection on the interaction between the gospel and culture and the creative outworking of this activity in community. This course provides an overview of the central theological commitments that shape this perspective.

913   MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP FORMATION

Using reflection on Jesus’ ministry, missional distinctives, and various assessment profiles, this course guides the student toward deepened self-understanding of his or her leadership. Students develop a plan for ongoing personal development in spiritual formation, ministry team building, and maintenance of healthy life and ministry balance.

914   CULTURE INTERPRETATION AND ENGAGEMENT

This course explores the different perspectives that have a bearing on the task of interpreting culture and approaching it with engaging Christian ministry and the message of the gospel. Students examine their assumptions and predispositions in order to develop the necessary understandings and skills to be missional leaders in their context.

URBAN MISSIOLOGY TRACK COURSES - 3 Credits Each
918   MISSION IN GLOBAL CITIES

This course examines how God continues to utilize cities in his mission to reach the nations and how globalization has changed today’s cities. Using a variety of models of analysis, students will expand their understanding of their urban contexts and their urban neighbors.

919   THE CHURCH AND MISSION IN AN URBAN GLOBAL WORLD

The urban global world is complex and missional leaders need contextual theology and contextual praxis. This course provides an overview of contextual theology, models of contextual theology used today, and elenctics: how to approach other religions that co-exist in the urban centers.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRACK COURSES - 3 Credits Each
922   CHANGE DYNAMICS: LEADING AN ORGANIZATION THROUGH CHANGE

This course explores leader formation and change dynamics in organizations facing change or needing to change. Ecclesiology, missional culture formation, assessment of readiness for change, change dynamics management, and the establishment of appropriate benchmarks for the creation of healthy, reproducing Christian communities will be addressed.

923   RE-MISSIONING THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH

Re-missioning starts with appropriately skilled leadership and a restoration of values and purposeful action in the local congregation. This course examines the issues and models of restoration for churches that have lost a sense of the importance and value of the local church and its ministry.

Applied Research Project Modules - 2 Credits Each
URBAN MISSIOLOGY TRACK
DM 926   URBAN PROJECT PROPOSAL MODULE:

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the applied research project and to provide a starting point for choosing their topic, planning their project, writing their proposal, and identifying resources. Pre-assignment is due at the first class and post-assignments are due in December.

DM 927   URBAN PROJECT RESEARCH MODULE:

The purpose of the project research module is to enable students to work on their project research with their advisor. Students submit the first half of their dissertation at the beginning of the module and continue to work on it with their advisor and reader during the module.

DM 928   URBAN PROJECT COMPLETION MODULE:

The purpose of the project completion module is to enable students to complete their project. Students submit a draft of their pre-final dissertation at the beginning of the module and continue to work on it with their advisor and reader during the module.

DM 929   URBAN PROJECT CONTINUATION MODULE:

The purpose of the project continuation module is to enable students to complete their projects and submit their dissertations to the DMin committee. Students develop a learning proposal for project completion. Students may enroll in continuation modules up to the six year statute of limitations. No credit. Fee applied.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRACK
DM 931A   PROJECT PROPOSAL MODULE:

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the applied research project and to provide a starting point for choosing their topic, planning their project, writing their proposal, and identifying resources. Pre-assignment is due at the first class and post-assignments are due in December.

DM 932A   PROJECT RESEARCH MODULE:

The purpose of the project research module is to enable students to work on their project research with their advisor. Students submit the first half of their dissertation at the beginning of the module and continue to work on it with their advisor and reader during the module.

DM 933A   PROJECT COMPLETION MODULE:

The purpose of the project completion module is to enable students to complete their project. Students submit a draft of their pre-final dissertation at the beginning of the module and continue to work on it with their advisor and reader during the module.

DM 934A   PROJECT CONTINUATION MODULE:

The purpose of the project continuation module is to enable students to complete their projects and submit their dissertations to the DMin committee. Students develop a learning proposal for project completion. Students may enroll in continuation modules up to the six year statute of limitations. No credit. Fee applied.

Important Dates:

  • Open Now:
  • Registration for summer 2014 Classes
  • July 25th
  • Pastoral Health course at Biblical's main campus

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Financial Aid for Doctor of Ministry Students

While the DMin program is not part of Biblical Seminary's graduate level grant program, Biblical does offer the following 25% tuition discount entitlements:

  • An alumnus(a) who has completed a Master of Divinity degree at Biblical Seminary
  • A domestic or international missionary who is required to raise a minimum of 50% of his/her support.
  • The spouse, son, or daughter of an alumnus(a) who has completed a degree of any kind at Biblical Seminary

A 50% entitlement applies for the spouse of a full-time student.

As a way of encouraging the student's church or parachurch organization to support his/her endeavors in the DMin program Biblical Seminary will grant a one-third discount to a student whose church or organization commits to make payments on behalf of the DMin student in the amount of one third of tuition charges. Participation in this matching program reduces the tuition cost to the student by two-thirds.

(Please note that those students who opt for the church matching program are not eligible to receive the entitlement discounts listed above.)

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