DMin Program Details

Great Commission Studies Overview

32 hours total

  • Doctoral Seminars (16 hours)
    • Evangelism and Missions
    • Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
    • Church Growth and Revitalization
    • Christian Leadership
  • Applied Ministry Experience (8 hours)
    • Applied Ministry Experience in Evangelism and Missions
    • Applied Ministry Experience in Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
    • Applied Ministry Experience in Church Growth and Revitalization
    • Applied Ministry Experience in Christian Leadership
  • Research Project and Methodology (8 hours)
    • Research Methods and Project Proposal Workshop
    • Doctor of Ministry Project and Project Report Writing I
    • Doctor of Ministry Project and Project Report Writing II

Great Commission Studies Course Descriptions

DM 7000 – Evangelism and Missions (4 hours)

A study of the theoretical and foundational issues of evangelism and missions with specific focus on their relevance to the practice of these disciplines. Topics defined and examined include current, critical issues facing the church. Also an advanced study of the contextual examination of the biblical and theological basis and nature of evangelism and missions. Attention will be given to the biblical critique of contemporary methodologies.

DM 7001 – Applied Ministry Experience in Evangelism and Missions (2 hours)

The utilization of field experience in the student’s ministry setting to test theory and methodology in the practice of ministry, with specific attention given to evangelism and missions. Co-requisite: DM 7000.

DM 7025 – Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (4 hours)

A study of the nature, theology, purpose, and practice of biblical discipleship and spirituality. This seminar will engage the life-giving resources of discipleship and spiritual formation, the seasons and stages of the maturing spiritual journey, ministries of guiding others in groups and individuals on the spiritual path with spiritual disciplines, and the implementation of Christian formation for the local church and other ministries. Attention is given to understanding contemporary issues in discipleship and spirituality and evaluating popular trends and practices.

DM 7026 – Applied Ministry Experience in Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (2 hours)

The utilization of field experience in the student’s ministry setting to test theory and methodology in the practice of ministry, with specific attention given to discipleship and spirituality. Co-requisite: DM 7025.

DM 7050 – Christian Leadership (4 hours)

The objective of this course is to help the Christian leader examine the biblical and theological basis and nature of leadership as well as to understand the theory and develop the skills necessary for effective leadership in the church. Group dynamics, principles of change, planning, organizational development, and other concepts are considered. Varieties of learning experiences related to the Christian leader’s current ministerial situation are provided.

DM 7051 – Applied Ministry Experience in Christian Leadership (2 hours)

The utilization of field experience in the student’s ministry setting to test theory and methodology in the practice of ministry, with specific attention given to leadership. Co-requisite: DM 7050.

DM 7075 – Church Growth and Revitalization (4 hours)

A study of church growth and renewal dynamics from a biblical, theological, historical, and cultural perspective. Topics include church growth and renewal principles, typologies, and methodologies, with attention to the roles of prayer, worship, preaching, teaching, fellowship, and evangelism in church growth and renewal.

DM 7076 – Applied Ministry Experience in Church Growth and Revitalization (2 hours)

The utilization of field experience in the student’s ministry setting to test theory and methodology in the practice of ministry, with specific attention given to church revitalization. Prerequisite: DM 7075.

DM 8000 – Research Methods and Project Proposal Workshop (2 hours)

A practicum designed to equip the student with the appropriate methods of research leading to a valid project proposal. Attention will be given to research and assessment tools as well as ministry project paradigms.

DM 8100 – Doctor of Ministry Project and Project Report Writing I (3 hours)

A practicum designed to provide interaction between the student, faculty chair and field mentor during the writing phase of the project.

DM 8101 – Doctor of Ministry Project and Project Report Writing II (3 hours)

A continuation of DN 8100. Prerequisite: DM 8100.