South College launched an inspiring new Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program in January 2021.
What students will learn
The non-denominational program begins by focusing on students becoming reflective practitioners, then moves into leadership development. By becoming an effective mentor, students can articulate what they know for the benefit of others and also develop other leaders around them.
Students will work to acquire the skills necessary for the professional practice of ministry in a variety of real-world scenarios. This includes professional and ethical expectations of the ministry.
Effective conflict resolution and reconciliation strategies and techniques also are taught for practical application in a ministry career.
Scriptural and theological knowledge will help students embrace the helping component at the heart of ministry and integrate this knowledge in both their life and career.
South College wants to give back to the places where our ministry students live by developing D.Min. graduates who become fully engaged leaders within their communities.
Benefits of the South College D.Min. program
The comprehensive and affordable South College D.Min. program is ideal for individuals already involved in ministry who want to move to the next level of leadership.
The accelerated 11-quarter program is offered entirely online and can be completed in as few as three years – shorter than many similar programs. Students advance quickly from bachelor-level to doctoral-level credentials.
The program includes a Master of Arts in Ministry Studies, so students can earn a master’s degree, then continue working toward a doctorate.
Numerous potential career opportunities
The South College D.Min. program opens the door to a spectrum of diverse ministry careers.
As the needs of the population grow and change, multiple opportunities exist, including worship leader, chaplain, spiritual care coordinator, youth pastor, church planter, pastor, and missionary.
Faith-based organizations offer careers in community development, relief work, and justice and advocacy ministries. Parachurch organizations engage in social welfare, student ministry, and evangelism and provide other great options for D.Min. students.
The program is headed by Professor and Director of Ministry Programs for South College, Dr. Robert R. Redman Jr., who shares: “There are many career paths for our D.Min. students and, with the creativity that’s inherent to ministry, I see that trend growing as people in our field look for new ways to serve God and others.”