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DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
The program leading to the Doctoral degree purpose is to equip those actively involved in a vocational ministry with a higher level of competence in the practice of ministry. The Doctoral program concentrates on developing expertise in the biblical rationale, sociological strategy, and practical implementation of ministry. Normally a Doctoral student will complete a program of study in 3-4 years. It is the policy of Global Gateway University that a maximum of 7 years be allowed to complete the D.Min. Program Leadership Exceptions maybe considered upon appeal, through the approved University appeal process.
 The Doctoral Degree is a professional degree which is designed for those engaged in pastoral ministries or other areas of Christian service. The Doctoral curriculum provides students with an opportunity to select one of the six suggested vocational emphases.
Requirements for Graduation:
1. The Doctoral Program is designed to be completed within four academic years. A maximum of seven years may be granted upon appeal to the Academic Dean. This case is only related to E-Learning students.
2. The student must successfully complete a prescribed course of study with a minimum of 3.00 (B) grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
3. The awarding of a “C” in a Doctoral course constitutes a failure (unsuccessful completion of the course).
4. All D.Min. students must complete 15 credit hours or more in Biblical Studies if the student has not completed his/her bachelor or master level program in the biblical area. Exceptions to this policy can be made by the Academic Dean.
5. Prior to graduation the student must meet all financial obligations to the institution. All candidates for graduation are expected to demonstrate sound scholarship, consistent Christian conduct and attitude, and reasonable suitability for effective Christian ministries. In addition, the appropriate faculty should fully recommend the candidate for graduation.
Core Competencies
Students are guided into a thorough understanding of the Bible, which is necessary to provide truth as “all truth comes from God” and is relevant for today. Our alumni are called by God to preach, teach and counsel according to the Word of God.
Purpose

The Doctor of Ministry is designed to provide qualified students the opportunity to achieve a high level of excellence in the practice of ministry.

Objectives
Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:
1. Enhance the practice of ministry, gaining a high level of competency in its fields
2. Refine the academic ability of theological and biblical knowledge for the excellence in ministry.
3. Formulate a comprehensive and critical theory of ministry.
4. Demonstrate an advanced understanding and integration of ministry in relation to the biblical, theological, academic, and pastoral disciplines.
5. Evidence their ministerial skills such as preaching.
6. Demonstrate the competencies to lead and manage a church or ministry organization.
7. Evidence the Christ-like character worthy of being emulated and whose integrity impacts credibility for successful ministry.

Core Courses 6 Credit Hours
(Select 2 courses)
BS 801 Biblical Studies 3
CC 802 Present Issues in Pastoral Counseling 3
CE 803 Present Issues in Christian Education 3
CL 804 Spiritual Christian Leadership 3
MI 825 Mission Perspectives 3
PT 838 Theology of Ministry 3
Concentration Courses 21 Credit Hours
(Select 7 Courses)
Doctor of Ministry
PT 811 Marketplace Preaching 3
PT 834 Church and Worship 3
PT 835 Biblical Administration and Management 3
PT 836 Research to the Cell Groups 3
PT 837 Church Renewal 3
PT 838 Theology of Ministry 3
DM 840 Biblical Theological Reflection in Ministry 3
Free Electives (Study Tour Global Church) 3 Credit Hours
Major Research 6 Credit Hours
RE 890 Major Research Dissertation 6
Capstone Course 3 Credit Hours
CP 832 Capstone (Graduation Seminar) 3
Total 39 Credit Hours
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