Church leaders, missionaries, and other faith-based workers looking to advance their ministry effectiveness can now consider a Doctor of Ministry online. Many D.Min. programs have been distance-based for quite some time. What is changing is the possibility of completing a 100% online D.Min.: no travels, only online studies that will enhance your present ministry context when it is convenient for your schedule. At present we found two completely online D.Min. programs that we profile for you below, both of which are accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. Expect more of these convenient Doctor of Ministry programs online to emerge in the next few years.

Online D.Min. Offerings

Regent University School of Divinity

Doctor of Ministry Online

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Senior-level leadership tools and spiritual depth are standout features of Regent University’s Doctor of Ministry online.

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Regent’s D.Min. online is targeted to a broad range of servants of the church, including preachers, chaplains, counselors, missionaries, and parachurch leaders. You will be able to choose between the 100% online D.Min. option and the mostly online D.Min. plus limited residency. This Doctor of Ministry online is also convenient in that it offers six different start dates throughout the year, and most complete the 36 credit hours in three to five years. Choose one of these concentrations: Christian Leadership and Renewal, Clinical Pastoral Education, Community Transformation, Military Ministry, and Ministry Leadership Coaching.

Bethel Seminary of Bethel University

Doctor of Ministry Online

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Bethel Seminary offers five different types of online D.Min. programs.

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Bethel Seminary was the first to be accredited for a 100% online D.Min. program, aiming to train transformational leaders and scholars in a convenient way. Choose one of five different concentrations depending on your ministry setting and future goals: Biblical and Theological Engagement, Church Leadership, Congregation and Family Care, Missional Effectiveness, and Servant Leadership. Also choose one of two program delivery options for this D.Min. online: fully online or online with campus intensives.

Look for more Doctor of Ministry programs online to emerge in the coming years, shifting to 100% online format.

CVO Staff
November 2016