What others are saying...

...about the DMin program:


picture of Shane Anderson Get your Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree. Sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? After all, everyone knows that if you’re bored in ministry, the LAST place you should go for inspiration is to a doctoral class—the ultimate spiritual Nyquil, right? But if you feel this way, my guess is that you are not familiar with some of the astonishingly rich experiences such a degree can offer. The days of stultifying lectures that drone on for hours are thankfully shrinking in the rearview mirror, as DMin providers have begun to realize that post-graduate degrees really ought to be the most relevant and qualifying degree a minister can achieve. In fact, allow me a shameless plug: The DMin program at Andrews University is a cohort-based doctoral program that has transformed my life and my ministry. It really is that good. I have grown more in the last four years and successfully navigated more key issues in my life and ministry than the previous 16 years of pastoral work combined. The experience has been life-changing. You owe it to yourself, your family, and your church to revisit the possibility of obtaining your doctorate. – Shane Anderson, Senior Pastor of the New Market, Virginia Seventh-day Adventist Church, in an article published in the 2Q 2016 CALLED digital magazine.
“All the best to you in the program. I just submitted my project dissertation this weekend and must say that I've been very blessed by my DMin experience. Thanks for all you do to make it possible!”..."I am just so grateful for the DMin journey and all that it has added to my life personally." –Stephen Yeagley, Assistant Dean for Student Life, Andrews University
“I just wanted to thank you again for all the work and time you put into my DMin program.  I pray that I will somehow add to the advancement of the kingdom and make the time you put into my education to become worthwhile for eternity. It was a lot of work on your part and you were very gracious in the time you gave to reading and assisting me in the process.” –Ryan Counsell, pastor in the Michigan Conference and 2014 DMin alumnus
“I want to thank you for the excellent job…I hope that the Doctor of Ministry program will continue growing for the benefit of the church and for the development of people - it has been of great help for our ministry.” –Jorge de Sousa Matías, Vice President of Institutional  Development, Universidad del Plata and 2010 DMin alumnus
“I’m loving the program so much; it’s made such an impact in my life, I can’t wait for the next module! –Michael R. Cauley, Pastor, GracePoint Church and Exiles Missional Community, Kentucky-Tennessee Conference; also a 2010 DMin alumnus and now an adjunct professor in the DMin program
“The DMin helps the pastor to hear the voice of God in their ministry.” –John Grys, speaking at the 2013 Doctor of Ministry Conference; 2011 DMin alumnus and now an adjunct professor for the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary