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Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

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Director of DMin
Larry Ashlock is a graduate of Baylor University (Waco TX) where he earned a BA degree in Sociology. He also earned an M.Div. and D.Min. in Theology and Ethics from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ft. Worth TX) and a Ph.D degree in Ethics and Medical Ethics from The Whitefield Institute, Oxford.
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Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
Core Studies
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Course
Credits
ORSEM 6100

Advanced Orientation Seminar

(ORSEM 6100)
Students will be introduced to the system of instruction and learning utilized by Carroll Institute for Doctor of Ministry studies; they will be introduced to online research as well as traditional approaches of investigation; and they will develop a practical philosophy for evaluating personal ministry skills and church ministries.
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PRSEM 8150

Project Writing Seminar

(PRSEM 8150)
Students will develop a proposal for a ministry project under the direction of a Supervisor and a Resident Fellow with practical ministry expertise in the area of project focus. They will clarify project goals; establish the scope of the project; select appropriate topics; identify, develop, and use traditional and online bibliographical resources; conduct in- depth research; draw accurate conclusions; cultivate a succinct, lucid writing style; and prepare a prospectus that will lead to a professional ministry project suitable for publication.
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CCRDA 6201

Basic Core Cluster Reading Program I

(CCRDA 6201)
Under the direction of a Senior Fellow or Fellow, a student will read, study, and critically review key primary and secondary literature sources surveying the core cluster areas of study. The Faith and Heritage and Worship and Mission core clusters will be the areas of cluster focus.
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CCRDA 6202

Basic Core Cluster Reading Program II

(CCRDA 6202)
Under the direction of a Senior Fellow or Fellow, a student will read, study, and critically review key primary and secondary literature sources surveying the core cluster area of study. The Scripture and Witness and Ministry and Formation core clusters will be the areas of cluster focus.
2
COLQY 6101

First Year Fall Colloquy/Praxis

(COLQY 6101)
First-year students will critique the presentations of the Fall Colloquy and complete a theologically reflective and ministry-oriented analysis of the assigned topic. The online praxis learning session will focus on theological reflection.
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COLQY 6102

First Year Spring Colloquy/Praxis

(COLQY 6102)
First-year students will critique the presentations of the Spring Colloquy and complete a theologically reflective and ministry-oriented analysis of the assigned topic. The online praxis learning session will focus on a plan of ministry.
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COLQY 6103

Second Year Fall Colloquy/Praxis

(COLQY 6103)
Second-year students will critique the presentations of the Winter Colloquy and complete a theologically reflective and ministry-oriented analysis of the assigned topic. The online praxis learning session will focus on setting project goals and evaluation.
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COLQY 6104

Second Year Spring Colloquy/Praxis

(COLQY 6104)
Second-year students will critique the presentations of the Spring Colloquy and complete a theologically reflective and ministry-oriented analysis of the assigned topic. The online praxis learning session will focus on the development and presentation of a mini-project.
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RTXXX 6201

First Year Fall Round Table

(RTXXX 6201)
Students will complete a research/ministry assignment for presentation at a Round Table during the colloquy. Round Tables are completed in sequence so research for this paper research/ministry assignment may be completed either in the area of Concentration or in an Elective Area, depending upon a student’s status in the program. Research topics will relate generally to a student’s future project.
2
RTXXX 6202

First Year Spring Round Table

(RTXXX 6202)
Students will complete a research/ministry assignment for presentation at a Round Table during the colloquy. Round Tables are completed in sequence so research for this paper research/ministry assignment may be completed either in the area of Concentration or in an Elective Area, depending upon a student’s status in the program. Research topics will relate generally to a student’s future project.
2
RTXXX 6203

Second Year Fall Round Table

(RTXXX 6203)
Students will complete a research/ministry assignment for presentation at a Round Table during the colloquy. Round Tables are completed in sequence so research for this paper research/ministry assignment may be completed either in the area of Concentration or in an Elective area, depending upon a student’s status in the program. Research topics will relate specifically to a student’s future project.
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RTXXX 6204

Second Year Spring Round Table

(RTXXX 6204)
Students will complete a research/ministry assignment for presentation at a Round Table during the colloquy. Round Tables are completed in sequence so research for this paper research/ministry assignment may be completed either in the area of Concentration or in an Elective area, depending upon a student’s status in the program. Research topics will relate specifically to a student’s future project.
2
DSXXX 6201

Directed Study I

(DSXXX 6201)
Under the direction of a Supervisor, a student will research and write a major paper based on the study of selected primary works in the specialized area of interest or Concentration for the student. This research will lead toward the development of a Professional Project.
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DSXXX 6202

Directed Study II

(DSXXX 6202)
Under the direction of a Supervisor, a student will research and write a major paper based on the study of selected primary works in the specialized area of interest or Concentration for the student. This research will lead to the development of a Professional Project.
2
PPREP 8251

Prospectus Preparation and Submission

(PPREP 8251)
Under the supervision of a Supervisor, the student will prepare a prospectus for the writing of a ministry project on a topic of specialized interest in the student’s concentration of study. This prospectus must be approved before the student begins working on the ministry project.
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MPPRO 8653

Ministry Project and Oral Defense

(MPPRO 8653)
Under the supervision of a Supervisor, the student will research and design, implement, write, submit, and orally defend a professional ministry project on an approved topic of specialized interest in the student’s concentration of study. The oral defense will be conducted at a pre-determined time and place before an approved panel of internal and external examiners as determined by the Director of the D.Min. degree program and the ASC.
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Total
30

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Degree Total
30

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Director of DMin
Larry Ashlock is a graduate of Baylor University (Waco TX) where he earned a BA degree in Sociology. He also earned an M.Div. and D.Min. in Theology and Ethics from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ft. Worth TX) and a Ph.D degree in Ethics and Medical Ethics from The Whitefield Institute, Oxford.
p:  (972) 580-7600 , ext. 32