Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS, WITH ONLINE OPTIONS
The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program is a 36-unit doctorate designed for leaders and pastors who are looking to take their ministry and career to the next level. The degree has three tracks: Christian Leadership, Christian Education, and Biblical Exposition. All tracks blend the best of intellectual pursuits with functional foundations. The program combines the best of a modified residency with a “high-touch” and interactive online component. Students are required to come to one intensive per year, lasting two weeks. The degree is run in a cohort model and can be completed in as few as three years (though the student may choose to take longer in the project stage).
Upon successful completion of the Doctor of Ministry program, student will be able to:
- Conceptualize and evaluate the various contributing factors impacting contemporary Christianity, particularly as it applies to the local church.
- Distinguish the role of culture and worldviews in the effective formulation of Christian ministry and leadership.
- Demonstrate the importance of sound biblical theology and its contribution to a comprehensive knowledge related to the area of ministry focus.
- Develop executable plans for ministry leadership, exposition, or education based on sound academic research and professional best practices.
- Synthesize major theoretical concepts within an area of academic and professional specialization.
Each candidate for the DMin degree must meet the general graduation requirements and:
- Complete 36 units of the prescribed curriculum and any remedial coursework.
- Complete a dissertation evidencing a high degree of scholarly competence.
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Degrees that get you where you want to go
Southern California Seminary is more than just another Bible seminary, offering generic degrees in Ministry and Theology. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of biblical study and truth. Our distinctives cumulatively make our institution unique among biblical seminaries in a day and age where the Word of God is not taken at face value, and core doctrines are being diluted.
You have goals. Southern California Seminary can help you achieve them. Do you need a bachelor’s degree to help fulfill God’s call on your life? Do you need a master’s or doctoral degree to take the next step in your ministry or career? SCS has a program—either Online or On-Campus—designed to renew your mind and deepen your faith in Jesus Christ.
SCS is seeking students with a hunger for learning about God and a desire to dig deeper into the Bible. From your first visit until your graduation, we will strive to support you in your spiritual growth, and prepare you to minister in the 21st century.
Dmin Core Curriculum
CORE COURSES – 16 UNITS
SS-900 Christianity, Culture, and Crossroads
TH-905 Applied Theology for Biblical Ministry
CM-910 Perspectives on Understanding and Communication
PM-950 Current Issues and Practicum
DISSERTATION PROJECT – 12 UNITS
RS-981 Applied Research and Mentoring Seminar 1
RS-982 Applied Research and Mentoring Seminar 2
RS-983 Applied Research and Mentoring Seminar 3
RS-991 Dissertation Project 1
RS-992 Dissertation Project 2
RS-993 Dissertation Project 3
Track Specialization Curriculum
The Doctor of Ministry in Leadership is designed for those in church or non-profit administrative leadership positions.
LS-920 Understanding Non-profit Leadership
LS-930 Leading through Adversity and Change
Doctor of Ministry in Christian Education is designed for those who are involved with various levels of Christian education, instruction, and development.
CE-920 History and Philosophy of Christian Education
CE-930 Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Exposition is designed for those whose principal ministry function include preaching and teaching God’s Word.
PM-915 Text Driven Exposition
PM-925 Teaching Theology from the Pulpit
Southern California Seminary is more than just another Bible seminary — more than just another Christian College or Christian University. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of biblical study and truth. Our distinctives cumulatively make our institution unique among biblical seminaries in a day and age where the Word of God is not taken at face value, and core doctrines are being diluted.
Southern California Seminary’s mission is to bring glory to God by assisting local churches to equip believers of various cultures and languages to live and minister biblically based on the inerrant Word of God. This equipping includes building biblical knowledge, Christian character, and ministry skills—all at modest tuition.
Southern California Seminary is a private institution of higher education dedicated to teaching from the inerrant Word of God. Here you will learn about God from His book – the Bible. As a ministry of Shadow Mountain Community Church, under the leadership of Dr. David Jeremiah, SCS offers the highest quality of biblical education with a tuition that is refreshingly affordable.