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The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Ministries degree at Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity is an advanced professional degree that immerses you in scholarship, focused faith formation, and the development of educational strategies needed to sustain a commitment to ministry as life-long learning.
The first doctorate offered by Gardner-Webb University, the Doctor of Ministry in Christian Ministries is an advanced professional degree for ministers. The thirty (30) hour degree program addresses ministry issues developing naturally from the global community, and it seeks to enhance the capacity of the minister to engage in theological reflection in the real world in the service of the church. With seminars offered on Thursdays and Fridays, the degree may be completed in three years.
The School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275. Phone: (412) 788-6505.
*Students who do not complete the Ministry Project in two semesters (minimum six hours) must register for DSDM 593, Ministry Project Extension, each semester until completion.
The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Ministries is a degree program comprised of three components: seminars, supervision, and a ministry project.
Five seminars are required, for which eighteen (18) credit hours will be awarded. Of the five seminars, two are mandatory – the Ministry of Life-Long Learning, and the Ministry of Biblical Interpretation.
The remaining three seminars may be chosen at the discretion of the student and her/his faculty advisor.
For a more in-depth look at program requirements, visit our Academic Catalog.
A student completing the Doctor of Ministry will:
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