The Doctor of Ministry is the most advanced professional degree for persons in the ministry of churches.
Distinct from academic Ph.D. and Th.D. programs, the D.Min. Program places primary emphasis
on theological learning and research in the context of the ministry practice.
The course of study includes on-campus and on-site study, research, and writing.
It consists of a 42-unit requirement including dissertation.
- A completed and signed application form
- Three recommendation letters: two academic, one pastoral
- An essay (personal and ministry background with vision statement)
- Transcripts and copy of diplomas
- College-level transcripts which indicate degree granted and copy of diploma (or equivalent)
- Masters-level transcripts which indicate degree granted and copy of diploma (or equivalent)
- An overall GPA of 3.0 in graduate study. (Provisional admission status can be granted to an applicant whose GPA is 3.0).
- student with a GPA below 3.0 may petition for conditional acceptance.
- Non-refundable application fee
- For further details regarding admission requirements including any additional requirements, see the section on admissions criteria.
D.Min graduation requirements are 42 units in that 36 units are taken from core/major requirement and 6 units are for D.Min project.
The total requirement units are 42 units.
Students who complete the program will be the leaders who have mastery over knowledge
and competencies in Christian heritage, cultural sensitivity, spiritual maturity, and pastoral leadership.
Doctor of Ministry Requirement Chart:
DMGM701 Fourfold Gospel Theology and Spirituality (3units)
DMGM704 Biblical Foundations for Small Groups and Discipleship Training (3)
DMGM707 Church Planting and Church Growth (3)
DMGM710 Spiritual Warfare and Inner Healing (3 units)
5th and 6th semester
D.Min Project (6 units)
Doctor of Ministry Course Description
DMGM 701 Fourfold Gospel Theology and Spirituality (3 Units)
The Fourfold Gospel is major theme of the Bible and theology of the Korean Evangelical Holiness Church in Korea
and the Korean Evangelical Church of America.
This course will address its core meaning and implication for ministry and mission and denominational spirituality.
Also the practical application of the fourfold gospel will be developed.
DMGM 702 Biblical Foundations for Ministry and Mission (3 Units)
One of the key components for effectiveness in ministry is the ability to articulate a theology of ministry that serves
both as an interpretive frame and convictional motivation for one’s ministry.
Theology of ministry and mission focus and tries to help ministers and missionaries to think critically
and integrate biblical truth and contextual factors for effective ministry and mission.
The purpose of this course is to reconfigure the local church and the nature of our worldwide mission.
The majority of Christians now live in the two thirds world.
This course will review of perspectives in both Old and New Testaments on the mission of the people of God touching the nations,
under the rubric of the Kingdom of God.
DMGM 703 Lifelong Leadership Development (3 Units)
This course explores the nature of a Christian leader’s development. Leadership emergence theory, a theory grounded
in the comparative study of many life histories of biblical, historical, and contemporary leaders, forms the basis of analysis.
This theory arises as a direct result of the strong admonition given in Hebrews 13:7,8 concerning leadership which I entitle the leadership mandate—
our powerful imperative authorization to study leader’s lives.
Remember your former leaders. Imitate those qualities and achievements that were God-Honoring,
for their source of leadership still lives—Jesus! He, too, can inspire and enable your own leadership today. Hebrews 13:7,8 Clinton paraphrase
DMGM 704 Biblical Foundations for Small Groups and Discipleship Training (3 Units)
This course focuses on the development, care and support of Christian small groups in the life of a local congregation or Christian organization.
The core values of healthy small groups will be explored. The common components for all groups will be established.
The various types of groups will be surveyed, including Bible study, discipleship, support, recovery, ministry, mission, evangelism, covenant, accountability groups,
as well as helping boards and committees become communities. An extensive biblical theology of Christian community will be developed.
Major current philosophies of small group ministry will be outlined.
Strategies will be explored for training small group leaders, for using small groups in the assimilation of new members,
and for creating small group networks and administrative tracking systems.
DMGM 705 Engaging Culture in mission and ministry (3 Units)
This course provides a Christian approach to the basic concepts of anthropology,
with illustrations and applications developed from American culture, non-Western cultures and the cultures of the Bible.
Special attention is given to the application of these concepts in Christian mission.
DMGM 706. Developing Missional Church for the World (3 Units)
Traditional Christian Church has been struggling for its nature and mission in the world.
This course will study and evaluate the biblical nature of church and mission. The four core characteristics of church are One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic church. From these natures, all of her ministries are birthed.
DMGM 707 Church Planting and Church Growth (3 Units)
The principles and methods of church planting and growth and the effectiveness of church ministry are examined and
discussed in terms of both qualitative and quantitative concepts of church growth.
The historical development of the church growth movement as well as basic principles and procedures of church growth will be studied.
DMGM 708 Dynamics of Christian Mission (3 Units)
The Purpose of this subject is to re-interpret the world church history and apply its insights into world mission strategy.
This course will not deal theological and institutional development of church; rather reflect the dynamics of church expansion.
Especially, means of church renewal and mission structure and the relationship between the two will be studied in depth.
We will also study world mission trend in the 21st century. This course will not value memorizing years, name of figures and places. Growth, expansion,
withdrawal, and prosperity of Christian movements will be focused.
DMGM 709 Contemporary Worship (3 Units)
This course is designed to give worship leaders an in-depth look at worship today, develop a clear theology of worship,
and offer strategies for effective worship leadership. Also key trends of worship such as seeker-sensitive movement, the influence of the charismatic
and neo-Pentecostal worship, multicultural trends, Christian music production culture, and “liturgical renewal” movement will be surveyed.
DMGM 710 Spiritual Warfare and Inner Healing (3 Units)
A study of the biblical teachings concerning the purposes and tactics of the spirits of darkness and the strategies
and resources to combat them, along with an examination of the theory and practice of inner healing as basic and indispens-able for other healing ministries.
The course considers definition, theological foundation, necessities, biblical models, and related ministry skills.
The principles of emotional healing and spiritual healing are explained in detail.
DMGM 711 Comparative Study of World Religions (3 Units)
In this post-modern society, religious relativism is getting more widely accepted. In this puluralistic society, Christian evangelism requires of deeper understaning of other religions.
This course will study the basics of major world religion and folk religions for the clear purpose of communication Gospel message effectively.
DMCC 721 Healing Ministry (3 Units)
A study of the biblical understanding of illness, the ethical issues of medicine, and the equipping of students in the ministry of healing
so that they can address various kinds of sicknesses.
DMCC 722 Christian Counseling for Marriage and Family (3 Units)
A consideration of the dynamics of marriage and family relationships is given.
The emphasis is on understanding the structure and function of marriage, the various aspects of the marital relationship, family systems,
and ways the counselor may approach marriage and family counseling as a creative, preventative, and healing ministry.
DMCC 723 Christian Counseling for the Addicted (3 Units)
This course comprises an introduction to natures of addictions and its contextual learning of counseling in the context of hospital/recovery facility.
Students will study each different subject about addiction and go out to a Rehab Center for the contextual learning for the counseling.
DMCC 724 Legal and Ethical Issues in Christian Counseling (3 Units)
An examination of the legal, ethical, and professional issues faced by counselors in general, and pastoral counselors in particular.
Specific topics include confidentiality and privilege; documentation and consultation; multicultural awareness;
and many risk management and ethical issues that arise in counseling practice.
DMCC 725 Theological Approach to Conflict and Resolution (3 Units)
This course comprises an introduction to natures of conflict and its contextual learning in order to develop the counseling method.
The context to develop the actual counseling for the conflict counseling method may be based upon different individual, hospital/recovery facility.
DMCC 726 Healing in Preaching and Worship (3 Units)
This course explores healing and reconciliation through theological reflection and the experience, study, and design of worship services.
Emphasis is on divine love and power at work through worshiping communities in the process of healing and reconciliation.