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Christian Ministry and Administration

Our Confession
We affirm the Bible as the authoritative Word of God. We covenant to teach in accordance with and not contrary to the Abstract of Principles and the Baptist Faith & Message.
 
Our Core Competencies

With our confession in mind, Southeastern’s faculty attempts to develop five Core Competencies in students through a Southeastern education.  Every student should seek to develop in…

  • Spiritual Formation Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue an authentically Christian way of life, manifested by trust in God, obedience to Christ’s commands, and love of God and neighbor.

  • Biblical Exposition Demonstrate the ability to properly and effectively interpret, apply, and communicate the Scriptures.

  • Theological Integration Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply the doctrines of Christianity to life and ministry.

  • Ministry Preparation Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and Christian disposition necessary for ministry and leadership in the church and the world.

  • Critical Thinking and Communication Demonstrate the ability to think critically, argue persuasively, and communicate clearly.

We strive to do all of this while cultivating in students a delight in God, His Word, and His Church.

 
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Christian Ministry and Administration 
Many of our Doctor of Education students and alumni have strengthened their skills for leadership in the local church, serving in such areas as education, children, youth, and discipleship. The program also provides leadership training for executive leaders of non-profit and para-church Christian ministries.

Course work assists students in recruiting and mentoring lay leaders and teachers, mentoring staff members, and addressing risk management. Students learn the leadership concepts of leading change and managing conflict. The program includes classes such as Spiritual Formation and Discipleship, Church Administration and Management, Doctrine of Humanity, and Leadership.

Here are a few of our students and alumni below, visit us again and meet some more of our program participants.

Carl Waden
  • Current Ministry Position: Senior Pastor
  • Organization Serving: Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Raleigh, NC
  • Dissertation Title: THE IMPACT OF FRESHMAN ACADEMIES UPON NINTH GRADE MINORITY STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT 
  • Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/carl.waden 
  • LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/carl-waden/26/161/170

“The Doctor of Education program at Southeastern was indeed a rewarding experience I shall always cherish. The nurturing environment of faculty and fellow students made my tenure an enriching and a very gratifying experience to say the least. The rigor of academic training coupled with the spirit of Christian Brotherhood has helped equip me and fellow students to be successful in our chosen fields of service. The Doctor of Education program has prepared me to be successful in a variety of ministry, educational, and diverse cultural contexts. I would recommend that you prayerfully consider Southeastern Doctor of Education program that is small enough to know you and large enough to serve you.”

Andy Johnson
  • Current Position: Children's Pastor
  • Organization Serving: Ingleside Baptist Church• DissertationTitle: A MIXED METHODS STUDY COMPARING THE PERCEIVED SPIRITUAL BENEFITS OF TOPICAL AND EXTENDED SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION
  • Web: www.becomingsaturated.com
  • Twitter:  @andyjohnson
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/pastorandyjohnson

“The Doctor of Education program at SEBTS is an incredible avenue for both rigorous academics and ministry leadership development. As a Children's Pastor and now leader to a multi-staff ministry team, I am indelibly grateful for my preparation the Ed.D program afforded me. The coursework, program design, and professors are all top notch. Given the chance, I would do it all over again!”

Kathy Coley 
  • Current Position: President of Summit Lake & Middle Creek Bible Conferences
  • Dissertation Title: RETREAT MINISTRY AS SABBATH OBSERVANCE IN A MULTICULTURAL, INTERDENOMINATIONAL SETTING
  • Organization Serving: Summit Lake Camp and Middle Creek Retreat Center
  • Website: www.summitlake.org & www.middlecreekbible.org

“The Ed.D. program at Southeastern was the most enjoyable and productive educational experience of my life.  The cohort model, which emphasizes and encourages cooperative learning, enabled me to do my best work, and the evaluation process allowed me to apply classroom experience to my area of leadership in retreat ministry.  I was also able to write on topics in each class which fit into my dissertation.  So the research I did for assignments in each course was integrated into that final project.  Throughout the program, I was encouraged to focus on my area of interest.  My research was directly related to and involved with the ministries I lead.”
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  • Phone: (919) 761 - 2100
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  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.
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