“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
Your prior studies have supplied you with knowledge, but you aren’t ready to stop learning. Your prior experiences have allowed you to apply your knowledge, but you aren’t ready to stop growing. The Doctor of Ministry degree is designed to increase your learning—in the context of praxis—to increase your wisdom and giftedness for the next challenge God is leading you into in your life.
B. H. Carroll Theological Institute is not new to online theological education; we are trend setters. Starting from the foundation of the seminary, classes have been available online (synchronous and asynchronous), in learning centers (church residential sites), and in combinations of the two (hybrid). The DMin degree can be completed from anywhere in the world.
The D.Min. degree prepares ministers to practice ministry reflectively and meaningfully through the ongoing integration of theory and practice. The program also trains ministers to acquire and develop mature and effective leadership skills and competencies in pastoral research. The program requires students to make a contribution to the understanding and practice of ministry through the design, implementation, evaluation, and completion of a doctoral-level project. The structure of the D.Min. degree arises from specific goals for such programs.
Structure of the D.Min. Program
B. H. Carroll’s newly reformatted DMin degree allows new students to join a cohort in the Fall semester. Cohorts engage together for two years of seminars. Seminar studies will include topics from within our four theological clusters:
- Scripture and Witness
- Faith and Heritage
- Ministry and Formation
- Worship and Mission
The third year is designed for developing, writing, and defending a professional project in the specialty area of your choice. While your major will be in one of the four clusters, the possibilities for your specialist concentration are endless.