DMin Academic Catalog: Areas of Study
There are two tracks: Leadership and Marriage and Family Counseling.
Leadership has four concentrations with different emphases.
- DMC - Leadership in Chaplaincy Leadership in Chaplaincy emphasizes “doing” – taking ministry outside the church to the work environments of others. Ministering to persons and institutions requires improving the institutional environment using “systems” thinking interventions within your own section, the institution, and in local and global communities. You learn to use “situational leadership” to lead people where they are in experience and confidence.
- DML - Church and Parachurch Executive Leadership emphasizes “doing,” that is, you lead your people forward to accomplish what the Lord has for you to do. “Knowing” and “being” are suspect if nothing ever gets done. People “do” out of what they know and are.
- DMP - Leadership in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry emphasizes “knowing,” that is, you communicate truth in ways that lead people – they know the right direction. You learn to lead people from where they are to where they need to go. You give them purpose.
- DMS - Leadership in Community Spiritual Formation emphasizes “being,” that is, you lead the whole community to grow spiritually by first accepting them as they are. “It’s O.K. to be me.” You lead different people differently depending upon their spiritual level.
Marriage and Family Counseling
- DMF - Marriage and Family Counseling increases students’ effectiveness as marriage and family counselors. They also learn to multiply themselves by establishing a variety of programs, in Christian and non-Christian settings, to further healthy marriages and families. They learn to lead through teaching, training, mentoring, and discipling others.
Students say, “I like how the professors took abstract concepts and helped us to use them in a practical situation.” “Immediate impact on my personal and professional life.” “Open doors to access more accurate utilization of Scripture in ministry to marriages and families.”