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:

  1. Explore their walk with Christ for deeper character formation and the development of servant leadership.
  2. Critically analyze global mission and ministry trends to establish biblically and theologically grounded ministry paradigms.
  3. Evaluate theories of race, class, and justice from a biblical perspective to create incarnational ministry models.
  4. Synthesize the biblical understanding of the role of faithful Christian witness for engaging a plurality of worldviews.
  5. Create a solution-focused DMin project to help a church or ministry.


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.

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: $405
  • Base Cost: $14,580
  • Delivery Method: On Campus or Online

  • Accreditation: ABHE


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 Droll
Dr. Anna DrollProgram Chair
Dr. Wilson ChuChu
Dr. Wilson ChuChuAdjunct Professor
Dr. Esa Autero
Dr. Esa AuteroDean
Rev. Dr. Eric Sarwar
Rev. Dr. Eric SarwarAdjunct Professor
Dr. Jodyann Reid
Dr. Jodyann ReidDean
Dr. Daniel Topf
Dr. Daniel TopfAdjunct Professor


Rev. Dr. Amos Yong
Rev. Dr. Amos YongFuller Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Liz Rios
Rev. Dr. Liz RiosPassion2Plant and the Passion Center
Dr. Lee C. Camp
Dr. Lee C. CampLipscomb University
Pastor Gerges
Pastor GergesArabic Christian Church, West Palm Beach
Dr. Peter Rios
Dr. Peter RiosPeter Rios Consulting
Rev. Dr. Uchenna Anyanwu
Rev. Dr. Uchenna AnyanwuCalvary Ministries (CAPRO) and Frontier Fellowship
Pastor Mark Scandrette
Pastor Mark ScandretteReIMAGINE

*These are examples of guest lecturers from previous courses, and may not present during the student’s program at SFBC&TS.




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.)

Applicants must submit:

  • Application for admission
  • $75 nonrefundable application fee
  • 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

Send official transcripts to:

Attn: Admissions
South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary
2200 SW 10th Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442


Learn more about SFBC&TS’s Doctor of Ministry program by calling an enrollment advisor today.

(954) 637-1826

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 DMin. degree will prepare you to lead a local congregation as a lead or associate pastor in today’s context.

Missions Pastors are a growing profession amongst churches as they seek to engage globally with other churches in fulfillment of the Missio Dei.

Theologians and scholars are of desperate need. Our DMin. degree will prepare and equip you to engage with current trends and topics in the arena of theology.

Our DMin. degree will prepare you to teach and equip students in seminary settings.

The global emphasis within the DMin. program will prepare and equip you with tools and competencies for effective missions work across the globe.

The Dmin. degree has a strong evangelistic component. Throughout the program you will gain evangelistic skills needed for effective ministry.

Our DMin. degree will equip you with the knowledge and competencies to teach students in Bible college settings.

The Dmin. degree will prepare and equip you with innovative knowledge and skills for effective church planting in the 21st century.


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