The D.Min. (Ministry Leadership) develops your knowledge, theoretical clarity, and competence in ministry through lifelong learning in leadership. It is a popular option for pastors, church staff and para-church workers.
Deepen your understanding of ministry and strengthen your spiritual and moral integrity with the Doctor of Ministry degree. Your progress is observed through a constant mentoring relationship with an assigned member of the CIU Seminary & School of Ministry faculty. You’ll build on previous studies and ministry experiences to attain higher levels of competency. The degree is designed for those who hold the Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent, and who have significant experience in pastoral or cross-cultural ministry.
This program will equip you to:
Analyze and address current developments and trends in the profession and practice of ministry
Use innovative concepts, methods, and approaches in leading change for missional renewal
Contribute to the theory and practice of leadership in a variety of ministry contexts
Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:
Pastoring a local congregation
Leading a multi-staff church team
Leading a para-church ministry
Leading a marketplace ministry
Ministering as an itinerant evangelist
Teaching pastoral leadership in a higher education setting