The D.Min. (Member Care) equips professionals who have demonstrated skill in providing ministerial and/or therapeutic care for missionaries. This degree uses multi-disciplinary training tools to equip you as a Mission Support Services Specialist serving in an organizational setting or as a Clinical Counseling Specialist (requires licensure) focusing on clinical needs of missionaries in the global arena.
This program will equip you to:
Analyze and address current developments and trends in member care ministry
Use innovative concepts, methods, and approaches in addressing the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals and families who are engaged in cross-cultural ministry
Contribute to the theory and practice of member care ministry
Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include
Serving an organization as a missions support services specialist
Meeting the needs of missionaries as clinical counseling specialist (requires licensure)
Coordinating member care services for a mission agency
Leading an organization that provides member care services to individuals and groups
Teaching member care ministry in a higher education context
Steven A. Johnson
Assistant Professor of Ministry Care
B.A., Indiana University (chemistry & psychology); M.S., Indiana University (philosophy); M.A., Christian Theological Seminary (marriage & family therapy); Ph.D., Indiana University (philosophy); ScD, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania (evidence-based psychotherapy)Read More...
Professor of Missionary Care
B.S., Holmes College of the Bible; M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Regent University