Upcoming Courses

The Doctor of Ministy (D.Min.) degree is designed for persons holding the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree, or its equivalent, who have had significant ministry experience. It will help you build on your previous studies and ministry experiences to develop your knowledge, theoretical clarity, and competence in the profession and practice of ministry. The program offers concentrations in Leadership, Member Care, Military Chaplaincy, Missions, and Preaching.

When you have completed the requirements of the D.Min. program, you will:

  • Use ministry skills at an advanced level of professional competency and will exhibit the personal qualities normally considered essential to this level of ability.
  • Demonstrate increased sensitivity in interpersonal relationships and development of the skills needed to enhance these relationships.
  • Think, plan, and act creatively in transcending traditional approaches to ministry by the use of innovative concepts and methods.
  • Demonstrate a steadily maturing relationship with God in an understanding of the concept of servanthood, especially as related to servant leadership.


The Doctor of Ministry Program Manual is available for download (revised, Fall 2014)

The Dissertation Manual is available for download (revised, Fall 2011)

Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Courses

(as of November 24, 2015--subject to change!)

Winter 2016
  • BIB 7041/9041 Preaching Missions from Matthew (January 25-29 in Atlanta, GA)
  • CNC 9541 Missionary Care for Career Transitions (January 25-29 in Columbia, SC)
  • RES 9400 Doctoral Research Seminar (January 25 - February 5 in Columbia, SC)

November 1 Registration opens for Winter and Spring (including dissertations); Last day for December graduation applications.
December 11 Final day to submit completed dissertation for December graduation. 
December 11 Fall Semester ends; Commencement

Summer 2016 - Intensive
  • CHP 9*** Religious Leader Engagement (May 16-20 in Columbia, SC)
  • CNC/MIN 9010 Healthy Leaders and Organizations (June 6-10 in Atlanta, GA)
  • CNC/MIN 9010 Coaching and Consulting (June 13-17 in Atlanta, GA)
  • GLS 9*** Ecclesial Missiology (June 20-24 in Columbia, SC)
  • MIN 9411 Leadership Development For Lifelong Learning (August 8-12 in Columbia, SC)