New Cohort Forming in June 2019
 

While most DMin candidates who elect the Parish Focus serve congregations, others with specialized ministries have found it a flexible vehicle adaptable to their own situations. These have included denominational posts, ecumenical agencies, prison work, and various school ministries. Involvement of the local congregation or agency is a necessary and valuable component of the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Program Parish Focus in ongoing course work and project.

Learn to lead relevant ministries for a rapidly changing world.

Through a series of two-week seminars and the completion of an applied research project that addresses both the theory and practice of ministry, pastors and those engaged in specialized ministry are able to:

  • integrate experience,
  • step back and reflect in new ways,
  • examine and deepen vocational and personal identity,
  • form lasting collegial relationships, and
  • develop a new level of insight, depth, and set of restorative practices.

Parish Focus groups meet in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Phoenix, Ariz.; St. Petersburg, Fla., and Charleston, S.C.

Upcoming Cohort

Classes in this DMin cohort meet for two weeks in January and June for two years. This program is 36 credits and is to be completed in three years. Applications are accepted on a continual basis. Apply now to reserve your space in the next group. 

Courses Include

  • Introduction to the Doctor of Ministry Degree Program and Pastoral Leadership
  • Theology of Church and Ministry
  • Pastoral Care
  • Homiletics
  • Education
  • Congregational and Community Issues