DMin Intentional Disciple-Making


The specialization aims to equip a student to lead a church, organization, or mission in making disciples. Attention will be given to the biblical, theological, philosophical, and historical foundations for missional disciple-making and how these foundations serve in developing the methodological expressions of disciple-making. Skills will be developed to evaluate the effectiveness of disciple-making, demonstrate and reproduce the skills of a disciple-maker, connect the spiritual disciplines to disciple-making, and formulate a strategy of disciple-making in the particular ministry context.

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.

Program at a glance

Total hours
31 hours

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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 8401 - Recovering the Heart of the Great Commission - Foundations in Disciple-making 
  • DMN 8402 - Cultivating Spiritual Formation through the Disciplines 
  • DMN 8403 - Critical Issues in Disciple-making
  • DMN 8404 - Strategies in Disciple-making and Evangelism
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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.

  • Lead the local church to value disciple-making and spiritual formation
  • Develop programs to enable the local church to do these things well

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?