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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.


Online with Intensives

You'll complete coursework online, with 1 week of on-campus intensives each year.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023

Total Credits


Finish in as Few as

3 years (coursework) 1 year (dissertation)

Academic Plans and Course Catalog

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The Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership program is designed for pastors and ministry staff of churches as well as for those carrying leadership responsibilities in other Christian organizations.