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D. Min. (Doctor of Ministry in Global Church-Based Theological Education)


The Doctor of Ministry degree (D.Min.) in Global Church-Based Theological Education (GCBTE) is granted for demonstration of competencies associated with being a minister of the gospel (pastor, church planter, missionary) and other ministry leaders who are situated to have significant influence in formal or informal church networks.The general objective of Ministry degrees is to help train those who desire to be part of a leadership and ministry team that is one-minded in ministry vision and philosophy. Out of this team would come those who commit themselves long term to local church leadership or those who desire to train to be part of a missionary team involved in planting or establishing churches in other areas.

Specific program objectives of the D. Min. in GCBTE include:
  • Identify and address paradigm-level issues in theological education, doing theology, hermeneutics, missions, and Christian education.
  • Build biblical philosophy in each of these areas.
  • Construct and evaluate strategic models and tools that integrate biblical philosophy with contemporary ministry situations.


Competency Sets

1. Life and Ministry Development 6
  1.1 Motivated Abilities Pattern (MAP) Annual Response
2
 
  1.2 Personal Development Plans and Annual Revisions
2
 
  1.3 Personal Development Assessments with Local Mentors
2
 
         
2. Core Training Modules (Leadership Series I Courses) 15
  2.1 Acts: Keys to the Establishment and Expansion of the First Century Church
3
 
  2.2 Pauline Epistles: Strategies for Establishing Churches
3
 
  2.3 Understanding the Essentials of Sound Doctrine
3
 
  2.4 Leaders and the Early Church
3
 
  2.5 Other Leadership Series I course
3
 
           
3. Core Training Modules (Paradigm Transformation Projects) 15
  3.1 The Church as Theological Education
3
 
  3.2 The Church Doing Theology in Culture
3
 
  3.3 The Church as Missions
3
 
  3.4 The Church as a Hermeneutical Community
3
 
  3.5 The Church as Christian Education
3
 
           
4. Major Project 9
  4.1 Major Project Proposal
3
 
  4.2 Major Project Rough Draft
3
 
  4.3 Major Project and Defense
3
 
           
5. Ministry Practicum (Learning by Doing) 9
  5.1 Contracted learning through ministry experience, incl. written evaluation and reflection (at a rate of 1 semester hour of credit for each 60 hours of designated ministry and reflection)  
           
6. Teaching Practicum (Learning by Teaching) 6
  6.1 The First Principles Series I
3
 
  6.2 Paradigm Transformation Seminars (three one-day mini-versions)
3
 
           
Total   60


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