DMin Church Growth and Revitalization

The specialization aims to equip students to lead in the turnaround of plateaued or declining churches. Attention will be given to the biblical purposes of the church and their relationship to church revitalization and growth. Skills will be developed in diagnosing a church, applying principles of growth and revitalization, responding to spiritual warfare, addressing critical issues, and leading strategically.

This program is designed to be completed while continuing to serve in a ministry context. The program provides opportunities for advanced study in intensive seminars, courses and field settings. It combines academic study and experiential learning under faculty and field supervision to integrate theology and practice.
This program includes a 1-credit hour program orientation, a 3-credit hour Minister as Person and Professional workshop, a 2-credit hour integrative theology workshop, 12 hours of intensive seminars, 4 hours of contextualized learning experiences, and 9 hours related to the student's final project.

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What courses will I take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • DMN 8301 - Turnaround Strategies in the Church
  • DMN 8302 - Critical Issues in Church Revitalization
  • DMN 8305 - Spiritual Warfare in Church Growth and Revitalization
  • DMN 8306 - Foundations of Church Growth and Revitalization
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What can I do with this degree?

D.Min. graduates serve in ministry positions, and the program is designed to equip them to serve at a higher level of professional competency.

  • Leading the local church
  • Specialized ministry

Learn from over 60 professors who know what it's like to be in ministry. Our world-class faculty will teach you how to think critically about the Bible so you can minister faithfully throughout the world.

Who will teach me?