The Doctor of Ministry degree offers advanced leadership training for men and women with the aim of equipping them for enhanced impact in ministry and service. In this program, students become part of an ecumenical community that engages in depth with vital issues pertaining to the life and role of the Church. Together, students interact with the scholarship of leading Christian academics and practitioners who are engaging theologically with a variety of issues.
Graduates of our Doctor of Ministry degree will have a terminal doctorate credential that may provide opportunities to publish academic research and pursue college-level teaching, as well as serve in a senior ministry leadership role. Students who complete the ministry leadership area of study for the D.Min. degree will be especially effective in leadership and administration roles in Christian ministries and churches, as well as ministry trainers and teachers. These skills may also provide eligibility for university-level and seminary teaching.
Upon completion of the Doctor of Ministry program, the graduate should be able to:
Explore their walk with Christ for deeper character formation and the development of servant leadership.
Critically analyze global mission and ministry trends to establish biblically and theologically grounded ministry paradigms.
Evaluate theories of race, class, and justice from a biblical perspective to create incarnational ministry models.
Synthesize the biblical understanding of the role of faithful Christian witness for engaging a plurality of worldviews.
Create a solution-focused DMin project to help a church or ministry.
Global Students enter our doctorate program from various parts of the world, expanding the theological table and creating a diverse experience for our student body. Current D.Min. students come from the U.S., Jamaica, Brazil, Myanmar, Nigeria, Guyana, Bahamas, and other parts of the world.
Multi-Denominational Although distinctly evangelical, our students and professors come from diverse backgrounds to provide an enriching environment for classroom discussion, enabling students and professors to learn from each other.
Intensive Format Our Doctoral classes are taught in weekly intensive formats to allow working students to participate in classes from various parts of the world only requiring two weeks of intensive classes per semester for full-time students. If you need a purely online option, be sure to check out our Online Doctor of Ministry Program.
Expert faculty and Small Class Sizes Learn from professors who have real-world experience in their fields and who take a personal interest in your success. You won’t be in large lecture halls, but small round-table classes where you get personal interaction with your professors and peers.
Program Units: 36 credits
Cost Per Unit: $390
Base Cost: $14,040
Delivery Method: On Campus or Online
Learn more about SFBC&TS’s Doctor of Ministry program by attending an online information session.
Listen to Dr. Anna Droll, the Chair of our Doctor of Ministry Program, and gain insight into our program offerings.
Dr. Anna DrollProgram Chair
Dr. Wilson ChuChuAdjunct Professor
Dr. Esa AuteroDean
Rev. Dr. Eric SarwarAdjunct Professor
Dr. Jodyann ReidDean
Dr. Daniel TopfAdjunct Professor
Rev. Dr. Amos YongFuller Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Liz RiosPassion2Plant and the Passion Center
Dr. Lee C. CampLipscomb University
Pastor GergesArabic Christian Church, West Palm Beach
Dr. Peter RiosPeter Rios Consulting
Rev. Dr. Uchenna AnyanwuCalvary Ministries (CAPRO) and Frontier Fellowship
Pastor Mark ScandretteReIMAGINE
*These are examples of guest lecturers from previous courses, and may not present during the student’s program at SFBC&TS.
Spiritual Direction (3 credits)
Cross-Cultural Leadership (3 credits)
Reverse Missions (3 credits)
Global Christianity and Ministry (3 credits)
Engaging Worldviews (3 credits)
Engaging Social Justice Issues (3 credits)
Global Hermeneutics (3 credits)
Dissertation Project (12 credits)
Elective (3 credits)
The DMin. program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete. Successful applicants to the program normally have several years of full-time ministry experience in a church or non-profit setting when applying for the program.
Applicants must possess:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
A master’s degree, preferably in divinity or a related field, from an accredited institution (with at least 36 credits). Additional requirements may be required if the applicant does not have a Master of Divinity (Mdiv) degree. Please view our various pathways below used to show how Mdiv equivalency is evaluated.
A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. (Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals who do not meet this criteria if competency can be shown.)
Official transcripts from all institutions leading to and awarding the applicant’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees from an accredited institution and all postbaccalaureate study
An official transcript is one that SFBC&TS receives unopened in an envelope sealed by the former institution and that bears the official seal of the college or university.
Two recommendation forms. One reference letter should address the applicant’s professional abilities and potential and the other one should serve as a pastoral or ministry reference, outlining program responsibilities, character, and work ethic.
Academic writing sample that is based on the student’s ability to do sound exegesis, engage ministry applications, analyze our global world, and demonstrate a grasp for the mechanics of academic writing. Applicants will submit a three-page double-spaced essay on the following assigned subject: Analyze Acts 1:8 and your role in view of today’s interconnected world.
Other evidence of potential for leadership the applicant may want to include
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The quickest and easiest way to enter the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Program is through an earned Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from an accredited institution. After successful completion of all admissions requirements, the applicant can enter the three year DMin program immediately.
The applicant may also be granted immediate admittance with no prerequisites with an earned 72 credit hours master’s degree with 30 credit hours of Bible, theology, church history, doctrine, ministry practice and have at least three years of substantial ministry experience.
Don’t let anything stop you. There will be times when you’ll be disappointed, but you can’t stop. Make yourself the best that you can make out of what you are.
– Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander
The applicant may also granted admittance without prerequisites with an earned a master’s degree that is theological in nature, with at least 36 credit hours of Bible (such as the MABS degree), theology, church history, doctrine, ministry practice and have at least 3 years of substantial ministry experience. The candidate will also participate in an interview (in person or online) with the Graduate Ministry Division Chair and Dean of Seminary, and submit an exegetical assignment to be evaluated by two faculty members.
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The applicant may also granted admittance with prerequisite courses if they have an earned master’s degree from one or more non-biblical, non-theological disciplines. In this case, students are invited to choose a D.Min. program which incorporates core biblical, theological, and ministerial courses which meet the prerequisites for this level of study. Applicants in this category with a minimum of 36 graduate credit hours will be considered for provisional admission. In addition, those who qualify may substitute years of Christian service for the required courses toward the prerequisite ministerial courses (up to 15 credits). This will add 1-2 years onto the program length. The following prerequisite theological/ biblical/ ministerial core will be added as prerequisite requirements:
21 credits in graduate bible/theology courses and
15 credits in graduate ministry courses (up to 15 credits may be exempted due to ministry experience)