Services for Doctor of Ministry Students

The Center for Writing and Learning Support provides direct writing and learning support to all students in a constructive, creative, and collaborative atmosphere.


  • Work with you to generate ideas, develop a thesis statement, and begin researching for a major paper or your doctoral paper.
  • Support your revising and editing process by giving you feedback on your writing at the word level, the sentence level, the paragraph level, chapter level, and the overall paper level.
  • Help you refine your course paper or doctoral paper following the Chicago/Turabian style and our additional PTS formatting requirements.
  • Assist you in practicing thorough and efficient proofreading skills.
  • Aid you in thinking through the rhetorical context in which you write and its effects on your writing.
  • Consider with you the many ways in which excellence in writing will be helpful to you after you complete your Doctor of Ministry program!


  • Offering ongoing individual in-person or online consultations of 50 minutes once or twice a week for doctoral students.
  • Developing and presenting workshops for small groups, as requested by students and/or faculty.
  • Hosting a D.Min. Writing Group for those working on doctoral papers.
  • Giving presentations in specific classes, as requested by faculty members.
  • Providing online resources, such as “How To” guides for various assignments or aspects of the writing process and links to the very best online writing labs and style guides. See the Writing Center tab in our Learning Management system for handous of all kinds.
  • Offering a welcoming and dedicated writing space for all writers. Contact us for access to the space.
  • Making available a hard-copy library of style manuals and other books for consultation—and links to materials available online. Contact us to borrow one.


On-Campus Locations: Main Office in Long Hall 219 and the Rossin Writing Lab on the first floor of the Barbour Library

Hours: We arrange a mutually convenient time to meet with students, Mondays through Fridays during regular business hours. These consultations may be in person, by phone, or via Zoom.