The specialization will equip students to lead their people in navigating the different streams of culture from a biblical and missional perspective. Students will be taken to the intersection of theology, culture, and church in an effort to build an appropriate framework for contextualizing the gospel and the church, especially for North America. Students will develop skills to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate 20th century perspectives on theology and cultural context. Attention will be given to the Christian response to such cultural issues as gender and sexuality and human dignity. Students will be taught to articulate their views and equip Christians for cultural engagement and cultural apologetics from a Christian perspective and with confidence. The specialization will show students how to engage thoughtfully rather than retreat from the cultural issues of today.

  • Fully Online

  • Modified Residency

  • Residential

At a Glance

  • 19

    DMin hours

  • 12

    specialization hours

  • 31

    total hours

Program Courses

It was during my Doctor of Ministry at Southeastern when I established that I wanted to be about missional disciple-making for the rest of my life.

Will Browning DMin alum

DMin in Context


  • Equip your church to engage culture

  • Help others think through Cultural Issues

  • Work for a Christian Think Tank

What Courses Will I Take?

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

  • DMN 8504 – Church in its Cultural Context
  • DMN 8505 – Gender and Sexuality
  • DMN 8506 – Cultural Apologetics
  • DMN 8508 – Human Dignity

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