Doctor of Ministry

Designed for experienced ministry practitioners, our Doctorate of Ministry is a flexible program designed to increase the effectiveness of those already engaged in church, para-church, local and global ministry.

Phoenix Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry degree program is a learning environment in which your ministry experience is leveraged to attain mentor-level wisdom and expertise. Doctoral work in ministry is about reflective practice in a collegial setting.

Our Doctor of Ministry program allows you to remain in the location where you are ministering. One-week intensive courses are the core of the course curriculum making travel requirements minimal. Through a consortial arrangement with Western Seminary (Portland, OR), you will be able to take classes from Phoenix Seminary or Western Seminary toward your DMin in order to take advantage of specialized courses.

The combination of study and research, 4-5 day intensive residencies, and post-residency assignments allow currently serving leaders to not only continue their work, but to integrate it into their Doctoral program.

The uniqueness of our DMin program includes flexibility to stay connected in ministry. Professors engaged in current ministry bring life experience to the classroom. Finally, intentional mentoring by world-renowned faculty and local church leaders.

30 credits hours required for graduation.

Admission Requirements include ATS-approved MDiv degree or its equivalent, including at least three semester hours of both Greek and Hebrew, with a grade point average of 3.0 from an accredited institution.

At least three years of ministry experience completed after receiving the MDiv and evidence of capacity for an advanced level of competence and reflection.

Typical Courses

Growing and Multiplying Missional Churches

Cultivating a Healthy Multi-Ethic Church Community

Precision Preaching: Sharpening Momentum and Rhetorical Power

The Greco-Roman Context of the New Testament in Your Bible Teaching

Counseling in Contemporary Culture

Counseling Dysfunctional Families

Spiritual Replenishment for the Experienced Ministry Leader

Renewing and Revitalizing the Static Church

DMin Project Research and Design

Conflict Management