Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Ministry
Focus on Christ, Further your Ministry
Gain tangible strategies to meet the biblical needs of the people in your ministry setting with Baptist Bible Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry degree. You will maximize your effectiveness in ministry by developing a thorough biblical philosophy that is immediately applicable.
Adaptive and Practical
You will earn an advanced professional education program focused on practical aspects of leadership in global ministry, para-church and counseling ministries, all built on a strong theological foundation.
Select Your Ministry Track
Depending on your background and previous theological education, the program may require either 30 or 24 credit hours. Choose one of three concentrations to customize your education for your unique ministry needs.
You want to engage in a verse-by-verse expositional study of God’s word. Investigate the meaning, authorial intent, original purpose and significance of these divine books for a contemporary audience in this concentration. Your understanding not only impacts God’s church, but will also impact your personal life. Strengthen your exposition of the books of the Bible as they tell God’s story.
You are pursuing and preparing for a non-pastoral ministry role in the church or parachurch organization. Develop and hone your skills to excel in ministry with this biblically-based concentration. You will be equipped to motivate and develop lay leaders in the church, to evaluate current theological issues confronting today’s culture, and to disciple leaders and members of God’s church.
You will address the theoretical, conceptual and practical elements of pastoral leadership. In addition to further developing your philosophical basis for ministry, you will deepen your discipling skills in order to grow other leaders. Your goals, vision and strategies will be evaluated and sharpened for full effectiveness in your ministry.
Depending on your background and previous theological education, the program will require either 30 credit hours or 24 credit hours (entering with Th.M).
Complete this non-residential program in one-week, on-campus modules backed by twelve weeks of additional online study wherever it is most convenient for you. Select classes are available completely online. This flexibility allows you to further your ministry while you pursue the degree that can enhance your ministry.
The program is expected to be completed in six years.
Doctor of Ministry Degree (D.Min.) 30 or 24 (with a Th.M.) Credit Hours ▪ All courses are three credits unless noted otherwise.
Core Courses (required)
D501 Developing Effective Leadership Skills (MP1)
D502 Current Trends in Global Ministry (MP3)
D503 The Centrality of the Scriptures in Ministry (MP2)
Theological and Bible (electives)
D801 Understanding the Middle East Mind in Bible Times
D803 Prophetic Themes that Impact the Church Today
D805 Contemporary Christian Issues from the Corinthian Church
D806 Contemporary Theological Issues & Movements
D807 Utilizing the Song of Songs in Ministry & Counseling
Biblical Exposition (electives)
D871 Analysis of Old Testament Books
D872 Analysis of New Testament Books
D873 Exposition of OT Narrative Literature
D874 Exposition of the Gospels
D875 Exposition of Wisdom Literature
D876 Exposition of Pauline Literature
D877 Exposition of the Prophets
D878 Exposition of Non-Pauline Literature
D821 Disciple Making for Godly Leadership in the Church
D822 Strategic Planning & Goal Setting in Ministry
D825 Overseeing the Church’s Worship Ministry
D827 Developing a Biblical & Balanced Counseling Ministry
D828 How to Develop & Utilize Mentoring & Discipling Skills
D829 Contemporary Expository Communication: Mastering the Issues of Passion, Clarity & Relevance
D830 Expository Communication that Teaches the Scriptures
D832 Advanced Seminar in Biblical Counseling
D839 Preaching That Motivates & Moves Men to Minister (Pastoral Track only)
D847 Developing Leadership within the Organization
Spiritual Development (electives)
D843 Personal Spiritual Development from the Psalms
D851 Biblical Spirituality for the Ministry LeaderMissions & Outreach
D861 Methods & Programs for Church Outreach
D862 Shaping a Ministry to World Cultures
D864 Mobilizing a Church to Reach its Community Independent Study
D890 Independent Study – 3 credits
D892 Independent Study – 6 credits
D893 Independent Study – 9 credits
D900 Dissertation – 3 credits
April 26, 2021
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The seminary faculty, who clearly love the Lord above all else, are clearly strong in their particular discipline, but they also clearly emphasize the practical aspects of their discipline.
- Your dissertation is designed with the purpose and nature of your specific ministry in mind. Your program director will work with you to develop your project. To view the unique types of D.Min. dissertation projects, visit our catalog.
- Courses are crafted to meet unique challenges in ministry and will challenge you to bring your experience to the table and to take your ministry to the next level.
- Take advantage of on-campus living or accommodations in the nearby region.
You’ll learn under faculty members who are passionate about helping you prepare theologically with an effective ministry mindset. These professors not only bring a high level of scholarship and the highest academic credentials; each one also has significant experience in churches and ministry settings. You will gain tangible strategies to correctly handle the Word of God, think critically and use discernment in your ministry.
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Mentorship and community are hallmarks of a BBS education, and you’ll experience that culture in both our online and module courses. Expect to find the support, encouragement and advice you need to reach your goals.
complete your degree in as little as five years
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