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Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Trinity’s Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program seeks to enhance students’ capacities for studying pastoral ministry by engaging them in substantive and critical theological reflection on concrete pastoral situations in their particular contexts. The intent of this area of study is to strengthen mission and ministry in service of a more fruitful Church, both locally and around the world.  The DMin is designed for clergy and Christian leaders working in ministry of all sorts. The DMin in the theological world is akin to the MD in the realm of medicine.  Both of these professional degrees cultivate expertise in the practical realm.

The DMin program is 39 credits including a thesis-project.  Courses are offered twice a year during January and June intensives, designed with pre-course and post-course work to be completed at home. Thus, you will only be away from your leadership assignment a few weeks a year for study, reflection, fellowship, and prayer.

DMin students generally take 1-2 courses per intensive.  Most DMin students graduate after 6-7 years of study.

Application Deadlines

June Start: February 28

January Start: September 30


The Curriculum

Theological Core (12 credits) General Electives (15 credits)
DM900 Listening & Trusting in an Age of Complexity Elective 1 Elective 2
BI900 Using the Bible in Ministry & Mission Elective 3 Elective 4
ME900 Ministry in Missiological Perspective Elective 5
ST900 Evangelical Theology for a Pluralistic Age
Research (12 credits)
RW901 Final Project Preparation
RW950 Project Proposal
RW999 Thesis