Leadership

2012 ESD-Zaoksky cohort
2013 North American Division cohort
2016 North American Division 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.

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: 

 

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)   
Daily schedule for intensive         
Jon Dybdahl or Joe Kidder May 5-16, 2014 Andrews University
CHMN760 Advanced Leadership Competencies (5 cr) Skip Bell Jan 13-22, 2015 Orlando, FL
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   spring semester 2015  
CHMN780 Leading & Managing the Church Organization (5 cr) Stan Patterson Jan 12-22, 2016 Orlando, FL
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr) Skip Bell spring semester 2016  

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2016 NAD Cohort

Course requirements and schedule for the North American Division cohort forming in 2016:
(follow the linked course names to obtain the course requirement documents)

Course # Course Name Instructors Intensive Dates Intensive Locations
CHMN747 Christian Leadership (4 cr) Skip Bell February 1-9, 2016 La Sierra, CA
GSEM790 DMin Project Seminar (4 cr) Bill Knott and/or David Penno February 10-18, 2016 La Sierra, CA
CHMN706 Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (8 cr) Jon Dybdahl April 17-27, 2017 Andrews University
GSEM760 Advanced Leadership Competencies (5 cr) Skip Bell January 15-25, 2018 La Sierra, CA
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   spring 2018  
CHMN780 Leading & Managing the Church Organization (5 cr) Stan Patterson January 14-24, 2019 La Sierra, CA
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   spring semester 2019  

 

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

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12/5/2014

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