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:

  1. Demonstrate a more biblically and theologically informed and integrated understanding of the nature and purpose of ministry.
  2. Demonstrate an approach to ministry consistent with their understanding of the nature and purposes of ministry.
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for a lifetime of ministerial research that is both self-directed and peer-influenced.
  4. Demonstrate increased evidence of and commitment to personal spiritual growth.
  5. Demonstrate increased effectiveness in their area of ministry specialization.
  6. 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

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