Doctor of Ministry

In partnership with the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection and Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), Saint Paul's 30 credit hour DMin: Spiritual Leadership in Unsettled Times offers you a valuable opportunity to focus on:

  • Leading in times of polarization and change
  • Employing contextual analysis to respond to contemporary issues
  • Leading communities for social justice ministries
  • Exploring theological/theoretical approaches to leadership

Industrial Areas Foundation nurtures the growth of varied organizations and relationships that equip families and communities to participate with power in the public decisions that impact their lives. IAF invests heavily in the identification, training, and connecting of leaders whose capacities and skills may be further developed with careful mentoring and challenge.

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) 30 Credit Hours

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is the highest degree in professional ministry and seeks to provide advanced level leadership. Through study, reflection, engagement, and field research, the DMin program provides leaders in ministry an opportunity to reflect more deeply on their theology, identity, and practice of ministry, while developing a model of ministry which can be commended to other leaders.

Courses are offered online and in hybrid format (online and on campus for one week each fall and spring semester)

Registration and attendance at the Leadership Institute and Industrial Areas Foundations Training is required as part of the program.


  • Spiritual Leadership in Unsettled Times