The specialization aims to equip students to lead next generation ministry in a church or organization. Students will identify the nature of next generation ministry and the different approaches to the ministry. Attention will be given to the stages of learning development of children from birth through adolescence to facilitate appropriate spiritual development and function. Contemporary approaches to spiritual formation and disciple-making in next generation ministry will be examined to determine best practices. In addition, skills will be developed to establish a strong core of leaders, create a healthy and wholistic ministry strategy, and care for families in crises due to such things as divorce, remarriage, death, mixed families, conflict, sexual matters, abuse, physical and developmental issues, etc. Students will develop a vision for building strong marriages and families through fellowship of Christ that affect the students in next generation ministry.

  • 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


  • Serve as a Student Minister

  • Work for a Youth Camp Ministry

  • Do College Outreach and Ministry

What Courses Will I Take?

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

  • DMN 8201 – Leading in Next Generation Ministry
  • DMN 8202 – Family Issues in Next Generation Ministry
  • DMN 8203 – Intentional Disciple-making in Next Generation Ministry
  • DMN 8204 – Missional Mobilization for Next Generation Ministry


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