Doctor of Ministry
Lincoln increasingly recognizes that for vocational leaders the DMin degree is becoming the desired next step for them beyond the MDiv in a pursuit of lifelong learning.
LCU’s DMin program focuses on Leadership Ministry with specializations available in:
Students must meet all applicable ATS standards in order to be admitted to the program, including a 3.0 GPA in their master’s degree program. The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry program in Leadership Ministry is to glorify God by nurturing and equipping servant leaders for a lifetime of increasingly effective ministry. In order to accomplish this purpose, the Seminary has established the following six goals for all DMin students:
- Demonstrate a more biblically and theologically informed and integrated understanding of the nature and purpose of ministry.
- Demonstrate an approach to ministry consistent with their understanding of the nature and purposes of ministry.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for a lifetime of ministerial research that is both self-directed and peer-influenced.
- Demonstrate increased evidence of and commitment to personal spiritual growth.
- Demonstrate increased effectiveness in their area of ministry specialization.
- Contribute to the understanding and practice of ministry through the completion of a doctoral level, integrative ministry project.
"The DMin program has delivered on my expectation for a program with high academic value and relevant ministry application. What I didn't expect, but what I have come to really appreciate is the peer learning that has occurred. The interaction with fellow ministry professionals has had a deep and profound impact on my own spiritual formation."
David Huskey, Chief Student Officer
Nebraska Christian College