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Programme Details

Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry is the terminal ministry-oriented professional degree open to those who demonstrate the highest level of competence, dedication, and potential for excellence in Christian ministry. The programme will be for three academic years and no greater than six years. New Entrants must understand the high level of commitment that is expected and required to actively participate in this degree programme year-round for this period of time. Throughout the degree plan of study, students will acquire new ideas, tools, strategies, and techniques that will increase effectiveness and expand opportunities within current and future roles.

 

Purpose of the Doctor of Ministry Programme

The main purpose of the programme is to help ministers grow in their understanding and interpretation of Church's ministry in relation to biblical, theological, historical, ethical and practical areas.  Students are challenged to develop their ministerial skills, refine and articulate a theology of ministry while in a setting of ministry.  

 

Admission Requirements

The requirements for entry into the Doctor of Ministry programme are as follows:

  1. Master in Theology, or its equivalents from recognized theological institutions.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in Master’s degree.
  3. An applicant must have a minimum of five years of full-time ministerial experience (e.g. pastor, missionary, theological educator, minister of education, etc.).
  4. An applicant must be involved in ministry throughout the entire period of his or her doctoral studies.
  5. An applicant with degree from a theological institution other than LIFE may be admitted with deficiencies that must be made up prior to the beginning of the Doctor of Ministry programme.

 

Graduation Requirements for the Doctoral Degree Award:

  1. Successful completion of forty-nine (49) credit units divided as follows:
  1. Courses/Seminars                                            43              Credit Units
  2. Dissertation                                                     6               Credit Units
  1. Complete and defend the doctoral dissertation.
  2. Must adhere to the principles and practice of ministry
  3. Must meet all the financial requirements for graduation as specified by the Seminary authorities.

 

The Nine Modules at a Glance

Module

Week

Code

Courses

Units

 

 

Y

E

A

R

 

 

1

ONE

 

1st Week

 

Orientation (2 Days)

1

 

2nd Week

DM 910

Project Design and Theory

3

TWO

1st Week

DM 911

Pastoral Ministry and

Leadership

3

2nd Week

DM 913

 

Foundations &Issues in

Christian Leadership

3

THREE

1st Week

DM 915

Islam

3

2nd Week

 

DM 917

Foundations and Issues in

Great Commission

3

 

 

 

 

Y

E

A

R

 

2

FOUR

1st Week

DM 919

Advanced Principles of

Administration & Church Management

3

2nd Week

 

DM 922

Issues in Disciple-Making

3

FIVE

1st Week

 

DM 924

The Nature and Ministry of

the Church

3

2nd Week

 

Project Proposal Defense

NIL

SIX

1st Week

DM 926

Foundations and Tools for

Expository Preaching

3

2nd Week

DM 928

 

Foundations and Issues in

Christian Counseling

3

 

 

 

Y

E

A

R

3

SEVEN

1st Week

DM 931

Christological Leadership

3

2nd Week

 

DM 933

Spiritual Formation of the

Pastor

3

EIGHT

1st Week

DM 935

Pauline Literature

3

2nd Week

 

DM 937

Contemporary Issues in

Pastoral Care

3

NINE

1st Week

 

DISSERTATION

6

2nd Week

 

DISSERTATION

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

49