Doctor of Ministry
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Why Doctor of Ministry at ACU?
“The Doctor of Ministry program is challenging me to become a more spiritually grounded, reflective, and articulate practitioner. The process is valuable, because I am encouraged to integrate it with the everyday work that I am doing. I especially appreciate the collegiate atmosphere where conversations are occurring with those invested in ministry who are open to sharing their experiences and insights.” – Gabriel Fisher, Director of Spiritual Care at Lifeline Chaplaincy
What To Expect
These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.
Our Doctor of Ministry program is flexible, with residency periods occurring just twice a year. This allows you to travel for only brief periods each year while still remaining rooted in your home and ministry context. The majority of our classes take place on the Abilene campus.
Combining academic rigor with praxis, the D.Min. serves scholar-practitioners in a wide array of leadership roles such as congregational ministry, missions, church planting, chaplaincy and non-profit organizations.
PROGRAM LENGTH AND COST
Program length: 3 years
Monthly payments for 3 years: maximum $333 per month
Credit hours: 33 ($363 per credit hour)
Program fee: $12,000
Theological Foundations for the Practice of Ministry
Forming Communities of Faith
Culture, Context and Community
Preaching in Contemporary Contexts
Cohort begins June 2024
Frequently Asked Questions
Advanced synthesis of biblical and theological foundations that inform Christian ministry through the practice of integrative theological reflection.
Increased competence in reading, assessing, and interpreting varied cultural contexts of ministry.
Advanced leadership skills for missional renewal and transformation within ministry contexts.
Maturation in professional development, self-care, and spiritual formation.