Accepting Applications for June 2021!

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the University of Edinburgh, New College in Scotland, are offering a collaborative agreement which accounts for:

  • theological reflection,
  • practices and habits of ministry,
  • shifting challenges in a global context, and
  • patterns of leadership.

Renew your theological imagination! The Doctor of Ministry program allows you to step out of your ministry context to sift through new information and ideas, then step back in to discover how and why that learning matters. At the end of your course work, you will design and implement a project that engages your ministry context in conversation with your work in the classroom.

The Reformed theological tradition is known for its relentless attention to God’s gracious action in the world. But what are the practical implications of that emphasis when it comes to the complexities of ministry in a post-Christian context? Join Reformed theology ‘nerds’ from the United States and Scotland for deep reflection and lively discussion as we consider God’s call to the church at such a time as this. -- The Rev. Dr. Angela Hancock, Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship, PTS

This Doctor of Ministry focus explores the dynamics of ministry in the cultural contexts of Scotland and the United States, considering how Reformed Theology can be a rich resource in kindling the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love with which ministers promise to serve their people. Churches in both countries rightly raise questions about what faithful ministry looks like in a post-Christian context, how to practice hospitality in ecumenical and interfaith encounters, and what it means to witness to Jesus Christ in a volatile political climate. 

Classes for this DMin cohort meet for two weeks in January and June for 2.5 years in Pittsburgh and Scotland. This program is 36 credits and is to be completed in three years to four years. Applications to the Reformed Focus of the Doctor of Ministry program are now being accepted. Apply now to reserve your space in the next group. Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Academics and clergy from either side of the Atlantic are able to work together over a three-year period in new and innovative ways, combining residential study and distance learning. Drawing upon the strengths of two long-established institutions, the D.Min. will develop synergies in teaching, learning, and reflective practice. It promises to enrich ministry and church life in both Scotland and the USA. -- David Fergusson, Professor of Divinity, New College, University of Edinburgh

Courses Include

  • Reformed Theology and Worship
  • Research Methods
  • Divine and Human Agency
  • Science and Christian Faith
  • Reformed Theology and Religious Pluralism
  • Reformed Ecclesiology and Ecumenism
  • Being Church in a Volatile Political Climate
  • Being Church in a Post-Christian World
  • Local Theology
  • Project Lab