|Doctor of Ministry
|The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is the highest degree in professional ministry and seeks to provide advanced level leadership for the church. The 30-semester hour program is to be completed within a minimum of three years to a maximum of six years. The Doctor of Ministry program is accredited by Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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General Doctor of Ministry Program
Individually focused, with a variety of emphases
Study, reflect and interact with peers in ministry and field research
- Reflect more deeply on your theology, identity and practice of ministry
- Develop a model of ministry that can be commended to other leaders in the church
- Application deadline is October 10 each year
- General Program Additional Information
Leading Congregations to Excellence and Innovation New Track!
Based in Oklahoma City and designed to be ecumenical in focus, the Leading Congregations to Excellence and Innovation Doctor of Ministry Track will build capacity and resources for effective and innovative ministry, including intercultural competence, leadership skills, and strategic planning. The Leading Congregations to Excellence and Innovation DMin track is a 30 semester-hour program of advanced study in which students form a cohort of mutual learning, collaboration, and support. The track combines core courses with track-specific courses to engage participants in topics and experiences fundamental to vital and informed leadership and innovation in ministry. Courses are usually held in January and June on the Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University campus. Most sessions are conducted as two-week blocks, including the interim weekend, yielding an average of 5 semester hours per session.
Korean DMin Track: Wesleyan Spirituality and Congregational Renewal
The excellence of this DMin track, distinguishes itself from every other DMin program in many respects: its depth of scholarship, its practical relevance to congregational ministry, its international reach, and its attention to students' needs for learning. The following are just a few of the important components of the program that will help you learn more and better:
Korean DMin Track: Spiritual Formation and Congregational Renewal Information (PDF)Hear from graduates of the Korean DMin Track
- Students and faculty form a learning community of support, fellowship, and accountability
- 12-day Wesleyan study pilgrimage in England
- Intellectually stimulating and practically relevant teaching by Methodist professors from USA and South Korea
- Class Sessions in Kansas City, England and South Korea
- Field trips to vibrant Methodist churches and other congregations and ministries in the Kansas City region and in South Korea
- Spiritual Formation weekend retreats at the Benedictine monastery in Atchison, Kansas
- English-language courses translated by interpreters into Korean
- Guest lectures by spiritually vibrant and successful clergy persons
- Guidance during the dissertation phase by clergy supervisors
Faculty Contact: Dr. Young-Ho Chun, Saint Paul School of Theology, KoreanDMin@spst.edu or click here to request information.
Praxis Thesis Sample
Read what a recent Doctor of Ministry graduate wrote for his praxis thesis in this abstract. James Gordon graduated with Honors and Praxis Thesis Distinction in May 2008. Doctor of Ministry praxis theses are available for reference use in the Saint Paul library.