Program Handbook

The program handbook contains information that will guide you in each stage of your Doctor of Ministry program. We provide the handbook in electronic format to allow for efficient revisions and to assure it is current. Click on any item listed below for the information you need.

Remember that detailed course module requirements are listed with your particular concentration on the web site.

About the Program
  1. About Program Structure
  2. Academic Requirements
  3. Accreditation
  4. Admission
    Application Deadlines (in Frequent Questions)
    Documentation for Students on Visa
    English Proficiency
    MDiv Degree Equivalency
    Requirements and Procedures
  5. Competencies
  6. Costs
    Financial Plans
    Conference Sponsorship
    Financial Aid
    Information for International Students/Visa Requirements
  7. Frequent Questions
  8. Graduation Information
  9. Immigration Information
  10. Locations & Lodging
  11. Mentoring
    Site Coordinator Guidelines
  12. Ordering Books
  13. Prerequisites
  14. Program Planner
  15. Registration for Courses
  16. Sample Assignments
  17. Strategic Plan
  18. Theological Reflection
  19. Time Limit and Extensions
Alumni
  1. Alumni Projects
  2. Awards
  3. Ongoing Benefits
Assessment
  1. Assessment Guide
  2. Assessment Theory
  3. Assessment and Surveys
  4. Closing the Loop
  5. Outcomes
  6. Contact
Cohorts
  1. What is a Cohort?
  2. Cohort Coordinator
  3. Protocol for Forming New Cohorts
Concentrations
  1. Chaplaincy
  2. Discipleship and Biblical Spirituality
  3. Family Ministry
  4. Global Mission Leadership
  5. Leadership (English and Spanish)
  6. Leading for Growth and Church Multiplication
  7. Millennial Church
  8. Missional Church: A Biblical Response to Mission in Western Culture
  9. Multiethnic Mission and Ministry
  10. Organizational Leadership
  11. Pastoral Ministry (Spanish)
  12. Preaching
  13. Urban Ministry 
  14. Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Courses
  1. Course Locations
  2. Ordering Books
  3. Program Planner
  4. Registration for Courses
  5. Sample Assignments
Faculty-Staff Resources
  1. Guidelines for Faculty
  2. Policy Manual
  3. Procedures Manual for Office Staff
  4. Template for Syllabus Year 1 Module
  5. Template for Syllabus Year 2 Module
  6. Template for Syllabus Year 3 Module
  7. Template for Syllabus Year 4 Module
Learning Modalities
The Project
  1. Project Guidelines for Participants
  2. Advisors' Handbook (for all advisors)
  3. Available Advisors
  4. Completion Deadlines
  5. Digitized Projects 
  6. Previous Projects
  7. Project Assessment Event
  8. Project Examples
  9. Project Map
  10. Project Proposal
  11. Research Defined
  12. Syllabus
  13. Writing Resources

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