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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.

Doctor of Ministry in Biblical and Theological Engagement

Learn from experienced faculty who will challenge your understanding of Scripture and theology while empowering you to lead others through similar experiences in your own future ministry. This self-directed concentration will develop student’s personal and spiritual well-being for ministry effectiveness and satisfaction, increase their understanding of biblical, theological, and historical resources, and investigate the biblical and theological emphases that undergird relationships in Christian organizations.

Delivery Online with Intensives
Location St. Paul
Credits 48
Cost per Credit $366

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Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership

This self-directed concentration will provide space to dive deeply into congregational systems and styles and teach you how to capitalize on your leadership traits for effective leadership practice. Students will develop personal and spiritual well-being for ministry effectiveness and satisfaction, refine their ability to lead congregations effectively in situations of change, and develop in one or more of the major strategic areas of ministry leadership.

Delivery Online with Intensives
Location St. Paul
Credits 48
Cost per Credit $366

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Doctor of Ministry in Congregation and Family Care

In addition to helping you gain insight into family and congregational systems, this self-directed concentration will emphasize crucial aspects of pastoral care through transformational leadership, and addresses deeper issues surrounding pain and suffering. Students will explore the most common spiritual, mental health, and relational issues encountered in ministry, plan appropriate strategies for care and guidance, examine how their own spiritual, mental, emotional, theological, and cultural formation affects their ministries, and practice contextualization and theological reflection with issues of human need and pastoral care.

Delivery Online with Intensives
Location St. Paul
Credits 48
Cost per Credit $366

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Doctor of Ministry in Missional Effectiveness

Develop your understanding of missional life with a concentration in Missional Effectiveness. You will be exposed to the growing needs within missional contexts and develop innovative practices that will inspire people to create healthy, Christ-centered communities of faith. Emphasizing missional leadership in the global context, this concentration is completed with a cohort of fellow students and enhanced with mentoring and faculty oversight. 

Delivery Online with Intensives
Location San Diego
Credits 48
Cost per Credit $550

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Doctor of Ministry in Servant Leadership

This concentration focuses on developing leadership skills based around the theory and practice of transformational servant leadership and why this style is an effective approach to empowering teams and organizations. You will gain insight into your own unique leadership qualities and explore the role of servant leaders within organizations, on teams, and among followers. Biblical foundations and contemporary scholarship are brought together with contemporary practice in order to explore how servant leadership practice leads to team and organizational effectiveness. This concentration is completed with a cohort of fellow students and enhanced with mentoring and faculty oversight. 

Delivery Online with Intensives
Location St. Paul
Credits 48
Cost per Credit $550

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Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership

The Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership is designed for those actively engaged in the practice of ministry leadership in diverse settings, including church, parachurch, nonprofit, and cross-cultural settings. As they learn to navigate the complex and changing realities of our world, students will be challenged to develop innovative and research-based solutions to the leadership demands of today and tomorrow. This concentration is completed with a cohort of fellow students and enhanced with mentoring and faculty oversight.

Delivery Fully Online
Location Online
Credits 48
Cost per Credit $550

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* These program details and costs are estimated and subject to change. View our program details disclaimer for more information.

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