Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) — Summer 2012
The Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) degree program emphasizes the application of theology and the means of grace to ministry. This program is for men who desire a deep knowledge of and greater competence in the practice of ministry and consists of eight required courses and a major written project. Each course is a one-week module focusing on a topic in theology or the practice of ministry.
This coming July, Dr. Robert Letham, author of a new book on the doctrine of union with Christ and author of an award winning textbook on the doctrine of the Trinity, will be joining us to teach the Issues in Theological Studies class on the topic: “The Trinity and Christian Worship.”
Dr. Mark Ross, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Columbia campus of Erskine Theological Seminary and Director of the Institute for Reformed Worship, will be returning to teach our class on Pastoral Care.
In January 2013, Dr. Sam Larsen will be joining us to teach a class on Missions and Evangelism, and Dr. T.D. Alexander will be joining us to teach our Issues in Biblical Studies course on the topic: Theological Trajectories from Eden to Sinai and Beyond.
We are profoundly thankful to all of these men for their willingness to serve pastors in this way. We are also grateful for the pastors who have been working through this demanding program.
One of these men, Pastor Drew Dinardo has said of the program:
“I cannot conceive of a better institution to continue biblical, theological, and pastoral education than Ligonier Academy (DMin). I have found the course selection ideal, the professors exceptional, class reading and instruction insightful, and the interaction with other like-minded pastors edifying. The spiritual and intellectual benefits to me personally, as well as to the congregation that I serve, have been incalculable. If you are searching for a degree program that is biblically and theologically grounded, intellectually demanding, ministry focused, philosophically practical, and pastor-schedule sensitive, look no further.”
If you are a Pastor seeking further training from a Reformed perspective, then Ligonier Academy’s DMin program is for you.
The application deadline for those desiring to begin coursework this coming summer is March 1.
For more detailed information on the program you can review our newly completed Doctor of Ministry handbook or contact us:
Because the DMin program serves the educational goals of pastors, missionaries, and others in full-time ministry, admission is granted only to ordained men who possess a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent and three years of ministry experience. Exceptions to these admission requirements are considered on a case-by-case basis, and in such cases admission may be granted only on a provisional basis.