Leadership

2010 North American Division cohort
2012 ESD-Zaoksky cohort
2013 North American Division cohort
2013 In-residence cohort

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Mission

Prompted by the promise of Christ's soon return, the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program at Andrews University is designed to develop spiritually mature and responsible professionals in ministry for worldwide church leadership. The DMin Leadership concentration prepares participants for excellence in ministries of church and organizational leadership.

Competencies

The competencies of the Leadership concentration include a knowledge base, an emphasis on being expressed in seven essentials, and doing expressed in skill training for administrative practices.

Knowing: the knowledge base has the following four components: 

  1.  A current understanding of leadership theory
  2.  A faithful theology of leadership
  3.  Systems thinking and organizational culture
  4.  Human development theory

Being: In the process of the leadership concentration, participants will experience development in all of the following seven leadership essentials:

  1. A God-given passion-stirring shared vision
  2. Faith-based hope
  3. Solid integrity
  4. Courage to challenge the status quo
  5. Unswerving commitment to empowering people
  6. Abundance mentality
  7. Appreciation of diversity

Doing: Participants in the leadership concentration also enhance administrative skills and demonstrate competency in areas fitting their context selected from the fifteen administrative practices listed below:

  1. Fostering participation
  2. Facilitating effective planning
  3. Emphasizing quality
  4. Managing resources responsibly
  5. Communicating effectively
  6. Building effective teams
  7. Affirming others
  8. Managing change well
  9. Managing conflict effectively
  10. Evaluating
  11. Confronting
  12. Following through
  13. Making meetings matter
  14. Mentoring others
  15. Coaching
Learning Modalities

The following six learning modalities will be included in the concentration's pedagogy:

  1. A professional portfolio: including a ministry development plan, journaling, and relevant learning artifacts.
  2. Learning groups/mentoring: including collective assignments, consultations, and accountability
  3. Classroom consultation: including networking, didactic and experiential learning with top educators and experts in the field of leadership
  4. Research: including perusal of the current literature, assigned readings, and case studies
  5. Praxis: including implementation of leadership interventions in the context of ministry
  6. Project: including theological reflection, field research, and intervention involving a specific challenge in their ministering context
Contact

Dr. Skip Bell serves as coordinator for the Leadership concentration for the North American, Euro-Asia, and South Africa-Indian Ocean Division cohorts. He can be reached at sjbell@andrews.edu.

Separate cohorts form every two years for international students who wish to do their program in-residence at the Andrews University campus on an accelerated schedule.  Enrollment for each in-residence cohort is limited to 15 participants. Dr. Stan Patterson serves as coordinator for these cohorts; he may be reached at 269-471-3217, patterss@andrews.edu. For more information about this option, see the in-residence cohort page.

Travel and lodging information is provided in the links under the "Intensive Location" column. 

Cohorts are identified by the year in which they formed. Cohort participants will take these courses and modules: 



2010 NAD Cohort

Course requirements and schedule for the North American Division cohort formed in 2010:
(follow the linked course names to obtain the course requirement documents)

Course # Course Name Instructors Intensive Dates Intensive Location
CHMN747

Christian Leadership (6 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive

Skip Bell Jan 11-18, 2010 Loma Linda University
GSEM790 DMin Project Seminar (2 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
Bill Knott and/or Kenley Hall Jan 19-26, 2010 Loma Linda University
GSEM706 Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (6 cr) Joe Kidder May 2-12, 2011 Andrews University
GSEM730 Field Research for Ministry (2 cr) Monte Sahlin Feb-July 2011; dates posted in syllabus virtual delivery
CHMN760 Advanced Leadership Competencies (5 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
Skip Bell Jan 9-18, 2012 Loma Linda University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   spring 2012  
CHMN780 Leading & Managing the Church Organization (5 cr) Stan Patterson Jan 7-15, 2013 Loma Linda University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   spring 2013  

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2012 Euro-Asia Division Cohort

Course requirements and schedule for the Euro-Asia Division cohort forming in 2012:
(follow the linked course names to obtain the course requirement documents)

Course # Course Name Instructors Intensive Dates Intensive Location
CHMN747 Christian Leadership (4 cr) Skip Bell July 18-31, 2012 Zaoksky Adventist University
CHMN790 DMin Project Seminar (4 cr) David Penno Aug 1-13, 2012 Zaoksky Adventist University
CHMN706 Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (8 cr)   Jon Dybdahl July 10-Aug 1, 2013 Zaoksky Adventist University
CHMN760 Advanced Leadership Competencies (5 cr) Skip Bell July 9-25, 2014 Zaoksky Adventist University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   summer 2014  
CHMN780 Leading  & Managing the Church Organization (5 cr) Stan Patterson April 1-22, 2015 Zaoksky Adventist University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   summer 2015  
  Project Assessments   July 7-14, 2016  

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2013 NAD Cohort
Course requirements and schedule for the North American Division cohort forming in 2013:
(follow the linked course names to obtain the course requirement documents)
Course # Course Name Instructors Intensive Dates Intensive Location
CHMN747  Christian Leadership (4 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
Skip Bell Jan 8-15, 2013 Orlando, FL
GSEM790 DMin Project Seminar (4 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
Bill Knott and/or David Penno Jan 16-24, 2013 Orlando, FL
GSEM706 Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (8 cr)             Jon Dybdahl or Joe Kidder May 5-16, 2014 Andrews University
CHMN760 Advanced Leadership Competencies (5 cr) Skip Bell Jan 13-23, 2015 Orlando, FL
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   spring semester 2015  
CHMN780 Leading & Managing the Church Organization (5 cr) Skip Bell Jan 12-22, 2016 Orlando, FL
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr) Skip Bell spring semester 2016  

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2013 In-residence Cohort

This cohort is limited to 15 participants.
Course requirements and schedule for the in-residence cohort forming in 2013 for international participants:
(follow the linked course names to obtain the course requirement documents)

Course # Course Name Instructors Intensive Dates Intensive Locations
CHMN747 Christian Leadership (4 cr) Stan Patterson Sep 16-26, 2013 Andrews University
GSEM790 DMin Project Seminar (4 cr) Bill Knott and/or David Penno September 30-October 10, 2013 Andrews University
CHMN760 Advanced Leadership Competencies (5 cr) John Grys March 17-27, 2014 Andrews University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   spring semester 2014  
GSEM706 Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (8 cr) Jon Dybdahl May 5-16, 2014 Andrews University
CHMN780 Leading & Managing the Church Organization (5 cr) Stan Patterson August 4-14, 2014 Andrews University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   fall semester 2014  

 

For dates and locations of courses planned for cohorts in other concentrations, see the four-year DMin Program Planner.

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