Doctor of Ministry

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Program Summary

The Doctor of Ministry is the highest professional degree in Christian ministry offered by Providence Theological Seminary. This program is designed to assist in increasing the competency of Christian leaders so that they can achieve excellence in their current and future ministries. Flexible delivery options, including summer & module courses are available. The program for both tracks begins with the Personal Development and Orientation unit. Both tracks also complete units in Thinking and Interpreting Theologically and Research and Project Development, finishing their program with a Project/Dissertation. Please see Appendix B (in the Program Details on the left) for the Schedule of Course offerings for each track.

The D.Min. program is not an in-sequence degree; that is, it may not be taken directly after the completion of the Master of Divinity program. Students must have at least three years of full-time Christian ministry experience between completing the Master of Divinity (or its deemed equivalent) and commencing Doctor of Ministry studies. The Doctor of Ministry is an in-service degree; participants must be engaged in regular ministry during their involvement in the program.

Flexible Delivery - The Doctor of Ministry Degree can be completed within a study period of three years. Courses are offered in one-week intensive modules (Otterburne Campus) in August, January, and May.

Majors

There are two tracks in the Providence Doctor of Ministry program:

  • CONTEXTUAL LEADERSHIP TRACK: draws on the significant practical and pastoral experience of the Seminary faculty and guest speakers, combined with their expertise in the Bible, systematic theology, and practical theology. The student will also complete units in Negotiating Change, Conflict and Renewal in Church and Ministry Settings; Nurturing Spiritual Formation and Care in Congregational Life; Leadership Theory and Practice in Diverse Ministry Contexts. 

  • COUNSELLING AND MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE TRACK: is designed to assist in increasing the competency of Christian leaders so that they can achieve excellence in their current and future ministries. This track draws on the strength of Providence Seminary’s faculty as the premier Christian counselling program in Canada. The student will also complete units in Advanced Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision; Counselling and Mental Health Support for Marriage and Families in Congregations and Communities; Religion and Psychology.

Career Options

  • Church Employment
  • Para-Church Organizations
  • Christian Higher Education
  • Missions Organizations
  • Christian Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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