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Doctor of Ministry Program

Extend the impact of ministry with renewed vitality and effectiveness.

The Doctor of Ministry program (D.Min.) is an advanced, professional, theological degree designed to enhance the practice of ministry for pastors, ministry staff, and those carrying leadership responsibilities in other Christian organizations. Created to serve and advance the church it provides an environment in which experienced church and para-church leaders engage the issues that confront the faith community, re-tool themselves with strengthened skills, and revitalize their spiritual life.

The distinct strength of Northeastern’s D.Min. program is its integrative focus on three areas of study that are indispensable for faithful service to the church and world in the 21st century: Scripture, spirituality, and Christian leadership.

Explore the experience that will equip the next phase of your ministry.

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 Program Features

  • Online learning with short residencies in Rochester, N.Y.
  • Remain in your current ministry
  • Flexible course load
  • Scholarships available
  • Learn from nationally recognized scholars and practitioners
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Program Outcomes:

  • an advanced understanding of the nature and purposes of pastoral ministry
  • enhanced competencies in pastoral and cultural analysis and ministerial leadership skills
  • enriched ability to think biblically and theologically about all aspects of ministry
  • an ability to integrate their understanding and competencies into a theologically reflective practice of ministry
  • continued growth and increased maturity in personal and spiritual formation

Passionate Ministry Leaders

Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Bronner

Bishop T. Anthony Bronner '14

Founder and Senior Pastor, Elim Christian Fellowship

Esther Gillie

Esther Gillie '16

Dean of Library, Regent University

Kwok Chung

Kwok Chung '15

Adjunct Faculty, Capital Seminary and Graduate School

Marlowe Washington

Rev. Marlowe V.N. Washington '16

Pastor, The Historic Parsells Church

 

Nathan Sanders

Nathan Sanders '16

Resident Life Director, Elim Bible Institute and College

Roberta Mosier-Peterson

Roberta Mosier-Peterson '16

Pastor, Oakdale Free Methodist Church

Sherri Rood

Rev. Sherri Rood '08

District Superintendent, Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Rev. Weldon Thomas

Rev. Weldon Thomas '13

Pastor, New Bethel CME Church

Program Highlights

A REGULAR RHYTHM OF RETREAT EXPERIENCES

that are designed as encounters with God to strengthen the soul of your leadership

COLLABORATIVE ONLINE LEARNING MODEL

extend interactive learning beyond the residency among faculty and doctoral candidates

STUDY UNDER NATIONALLY KNOWN SCHOLARS AND PRACTITIONERS

such as Craig and Médine Keener, Christena Cleveland, Soong-Chan Rah, Andy Crouch, Will Willimon, Gordon Smith, Ruth Haley Barton, and Leith Anderson

PEER INTERACTION AND REFLECTION

build collegial and professional networks

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

extensive personal and professional assessment of a formative nature

FLEXIBLE COURSE LOAD

remain in full-time ministry and self-adjust load according to personal needs

PUBLISHED DISSERTATION

utilize theoretical and theological resources to address both the nature and practice of ministry

What makes a D.Min. different from a Ph.D.?

The D.Min. is the highest professional degree for ordained persons in the parish or related ministries. The primary emphasis of the D.Min. is the practice of ministry, which distinguishes it from the Ph.D. and other degrees that are focused more narrowly on scholarly research alone. The D.Min. degree builds on the M.Div. degree and a minimum of three years professional practice in ministry (both of which are prerequisites).

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Keep the conversation going—please call our admissions staff with any questions about the Doctor of Ministry program or application process.

Admissions

Caleb Matthews
Director of Recruitment
585.594.6832
Matthews_Caleb@roberts.edu

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