W. Don McClure Associate Professor of World Mission and Evangelism
Year Started at PTS: 2015




  • Ph.D., Luther Seminary / Congregational Mission and Leadership 
  • M.Div., Regent College
  • B.A., Bethel University / Youth Ministry and Communication


  • Missional Leadership and Evangelism
  • Introduction to Contextual Analysis
  • Planting and Leading New Faith Communities
  • Capitalism and Christian Witness
  • Theology of Missional Congregations
  • Plunging into the Neighborhood
  • History of Mission
  • Faculty mentor for the Graduate Certificate in Adaptive and Innovative Ministry
  • Faculty mentor for Doctor of Ministry, Missional Leadership Focus
Dr. Scott Hagley
Professor Scott Hagley believes students need to learn about adaptive and innovative ministry to serve God in the community through churches, non-profits, and other organizations.

Church Associations

Licensed Pastor, Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

Elder, The Open Door Presbyterian Church

Professional Competencies

Areas of Specialty

  • Church Planting
  • Christian Mission
  • Gospel and Cultures
  • Missional Leadership
  • Urban Mission
  • Youth Ministry

Professional Service

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Missiology
  • Academy of Religious Leadership
  • American Academy of Religion


  • 2018-2019: Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning Workshop for Early Career Theological School Faculty
  • 2010: Doctoral degree honors: “with distinction”
  • 2008-2011: Researcher and consultant, Otto Bremer Foundation Grant Project: “Civic Engagement for the Future of Communities"

Additional Resources

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  • Doing it Different is a limited podcast partnership with Porshanality Media and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. This podcast explores the Seminary's cutting-edge Doctor of Ministry degree and its various focus areas. In this episode Porsha Williams Gates explores the Missional Leadership Focus in the Doctor of Ministry Program with DMin student the Rev. Laura Strauss '09 and Dr. Scott Hagley. Listen to the podcast.