Organizational Leadership Concentration
Application deadline for the 2014 cohort is November 22, 2013
Prompted by the promise of Christ's soon return, the Doctor of Ministry program at Andrews University is designed to develop spiritually mature and responsible professionals in ministry for worldwide church leadership. This concentration prepares church organizational leaders such as presidents, vice-presidents for administration, ministerial and other directors for excellence in their service.
The Doctor of Ministry Organizational Leadership concentration seeks to develop the person, knowledge, and practice of its participants. Following are outcomes that are important to evaluate. These outcomes guide the curriculum and should be reflected in the individual participant's Ministry Development Plan.
Being: The graduate will be engaged in a learning process aimed at enhancing personal spirituality, enriching the personal life, and improving professional relationships through an expanding awareness of what God has called them to be.
- Spiritual maturity
- Living by the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-26)
- Enrichment of personal and family life
- Greater commitment to ministry
- A biblical perspective of evangelism, mission, and ministry
- Positive collegial relationships
- A global view of society and ministry
Knowing: The graduate will be expected to exhibit an advanced understanding of sound theological and theoretical foundations that support Christian leadership and how those foundations contribute to responsible ministry for the worldwide church.
- Exceptional theoretical knowledge of leadership
- An understanding of a biblical theology of leadership
- An understanding of organizational culture and systems thinking
Doing: The graduate will model Christ-like ministry and demonstrate the ability to effectively contribute to the mission of the church by wise and competent application of leadership theology and theory to practical and innovative solutions for ministry challenges.
The following learning modalities will be included in the concentration's andragogy:
- A ministry development plan reflecting the participant's current situation, personal vision statement, action plan, and helping/hindering forces
- A context support group to provide feedback and assessment
- Significant current literature in leadership themes
- Journaling to encourage reflective and critical thinking
- Learning groups to foster relational learning and encourage improved personal relationships
- Mentoring from a field professional
- Classroom consultation: including didactic and experiential learning, and networking with top educators and experts in the field of leadership
- Research: including perusal of current literature, theological reflection, assigned readings, case studies, and field research in their ministry context
- Praxis: including implementation of leadership interventions in the context of ministry
- Project: including theological reflection, field research, and intervention involving a specific challenge in their ministering context
Dr. Skip Bell serves as coordinator for the Organizational Leadership concentration. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
(Follow the linked titles to obtain the syllabi)
|Course #||Course Name||Instructor||Intensive Dates||Intensive Location|
Christian Leadership (4 cr)
Daily Schedule for intensive
|Skip Bell||January 21-31, 2014||SE California Conference Office|
DMin Project Seminar
Daily Schedule for intensive
|David Penno||February 2-10, 2014||SE California Conference Office|
|GSEM706||Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (8 cr)||Jon Dybdahl||April 5-16, 2015||Andrews University|
|CHMN760||Advanced Leadership Competencies (5 cr)||staff||January 18-28, 2016||SE California Conference|
|GSEM796||DMin Project (3 cr)||spring 2016|
|CHMN780||ILeading and Managing the Church Organization (5 cr)||staff||January 23-February 2, 2017||Andrews University|
|GSEM796||DMin Project ( 3 cr)||spring 2017|
For dates and locations of intensives planned for cohorts in other concentrations, see the master program schedule: DMin Program Planner.
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