Bethel Seminary Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Ministry

With a Doctor of Ministry degree, your existing leadership skills will be strengthened and enhanced, developing a higher level of visioning, leadership, and engagement within your ministry setting.

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Transformation starts here. In Bethel Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry program, you’ll be challenged academically and practically as you become a leader fully committed to transforming yourself, your ministry, and your culture.

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Bethel's Doctor of Ministry program will help you become a scholar, teacher, minister, and leader with the confidence and vision to engage your church and society in ways that could transform lives. Choose from two program delivery options: fully online or online with on-campus intensives.

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Program Highlights

Practical, agile ministry skills

You’ll learn tangible skills that will change the way you do ministry. More important, you’ll learn how to adapt your training and develop the agility to serve and lead in the ever-changing contexts of today and tomorrow.

Personalize your degree

You’ll choose one of four concentrations that best supports your ministry goals and context.

Make a difference

You’ll conduct social research that impacts the church and the culture around it, promoting dialogue and change around some of the most significant issues faced by churches today.

Your degree, your way

You’ll study in one of the nation’s first ATS-accredited, fully online Doctor of Ministry programs, so you can stay in your current location and context as you work on your degree at your pace. Most concentrations also offer an opportunity for face-to-face intensives.

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Transformation starts here.

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At Bethel Seminary, you’ll experience personal and spiritual transformation that will equip you to transform others—for eternal impact. Our Doctor of Ministry program enhances and transforms your leadership so you can impact others in your ministry context, community, and culture.


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Career Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a Doctor of Ministry degree?

The Doctor of Ministry program will prepare you to pursue or advance your ministry in a variety of contexts.


Learn how to:

  • Serve your community and find innovative solutions to the pressing issues the church faces by engaging in useful social research
  • Change the way you do ministry through practical learning and tangible new skills
  • Integrate intellectual growth, personal and spiritual formation, character development, and leadership skills as you pursue follow God’s call on your life
  • Apply what you’re learning to your ministry context through mentorship by expert faculty who are specialists in their fields


The Doctor of Ministry is about increasing your effectiveness in your ministry context. The program is popular among:

  • Nonprofit directors
  • Denominational executives
  • Mission organization leaders
  • Pastors and other church leaders
  • Non-governmental organizational leaders
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