DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

CAREY’S VISION IS TO EMPOWER FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN LEADERS FOR EVERY GENERATION, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY.

CAREY believes that our educational mission is to equip individuals with the the knowledge and skills to live more intentionally, thoughtfully and faithfully in the church and the world. Our goal is to help our student engage their culture and circles as thoughtful Christians, to be lifelong learners and to be effective workers in their local churches and communities.

 
DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

DOCTOR
OF MINISTRY

EMPOWERING FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN LEADERS for every generation, culture, and community.

Greetings from Carey Theological College!

We are a school leading the way in globally-informed theological education. Our Doctor of Ministry program is based on solid evangelical, biblical, and theological foundations, and will hold you to rigorous academic standards while challenging you to think and act with faithfulness towards God's world. We have arranged world-class faculty to facilitate your ministry research as you interact with peers representing diverse cultures and backgrounds. Carey's beautiful campus facilities are cradled in the midst of the University of British Columbia, one of the world’s best universities. Through our interactive online courses and mentorship learning model, you can choose to study from anywhere in the world or join us in person!

Our vision is to see you flourish as a Christian leader for your generation, your culture, and your community.

If you sense that God is urging you to grow deeper into ministry, we’d love to speak with you. Get in touch to see how we can build a course of studies tailored to your unique needs.


 

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT


 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dr. William Brackney

Academic Qualifications

Master of Divinity degree (or equivalent) from an institution accredited by the Association of Theological Schools with at least a B+ average.

Suitable Candidates

Typical students are pastors or active ministry leaders wishing to advance their studies beyond the Master’s level.

TOTAL CREDITS

30

PROGRAM TUITION

$9876
PER CREDIT

PART-TIME STUDY DURATION

4
YEARS
 

D.Min. Streams of Specialization


As a D.Min. student, you may select a stream of emphasis for Stages Two and Three of the program. The streams will be taught as individual- or group-directed studies, and students will also participate in online peer seminars, facilitated by a faculty member.
 

1

Preaching and Worship

The Preaching and Worship Stream seeks to explore aspects of preaching and worship in the Christian Church, with particular reference to the evangelical experience. By working with specialists and experienced practitioners, students will read broadly and reflect on their own experience in preaching and worship.

2

Global Christianity and Cross-cultural Ministries

The Global Christianity and Cross-cultural Ministries Stream is designed to explore the interaction of Christian doctrine and ethics within the Christian traditions and with other religious traditions. Of particular interest are human rights, emerging geo-political issues, and global spiritualities.

3

Emerging Congregational Ministry

The Emerging Congregational Ministry Stream is designed to equip students to conduct congregational analyses, compare various models of congregational life, and contextualize emerging churches. Of particular interest are women in leadership roles, the ministry and mission of the whole people of God, and the dynamics of religious voluntarism.

 

PROGRAM FEATURES


We believe that faithful Christian leaders must be able to thoughtfully integrate theology, mission, and ministry.

Through the Doctor of Ministry program, our faculty is committed to helping you become more:

... faithful and joyful in your ministry.

... thoughtful and intentional in how you allow theological concerns to inform matters in the real world.

... encouraged and hopeful as you pursue your vocational fit.

The D.Min. program is embedded into the life of the church and is best suited to students who are able to regularly act and reflect in the context of a ministry setting. It is normally only offered to those who will be in active ministry roles for the duration of the program.

 
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PROFESSIONAL

Your professional development matters as you study. Our faculty take special care in designing high quality courses which strengthen your professional skills (i.e., preaching, administration, care) as part of the learning process.

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GLOBAL

Through our innovative course design, you will be able to engage with other D.Min. students from all over the world, as well as with our faculty and peers, to gain unique perspectives as you complete your coursework.

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Collaborative

We encourage collaborative learning with other Christian leaders who will challenge you to a greater level of excellence while fostering lifelong friendships in ministry.

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Ministry-Based

We believe that you'll learn best when grounded within the context of a ministry setting. Not only will you personally benefit but your co-workers, family and friends will also share in the fruit of applying your D.Min. studies in the real world.

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Customized

Our growing roster of excellent adjunct faculty bring world-class experience to your studies. Through customizable program streams, you will be able to create meaningful learning opportunities with the support of engaged supervisors.

“Carey has constantly exceeded my expectations with the quality of courses, professors and flexibility of the programs.”

David Ohori, First Baptist Church Prince George

 
 

“In Carey school you will find your life with Chris so close. The campus and friend around you are so deep in there faith.”

Gibril Koroma, Winnipeg campus

 

D.Min. Course Requirements
(TOTAL: 30 Credits)


 
 

Interdisciplinary Ministry Reflection & Doctoral Studies Foundations (6 credits)

This module includes advanced library orientation and research methodology for doctoral studies, biblical, theological, historical, contextual, and cultural reflection for mission and ministry as well as character and spiritual formation through professional ministry reflection group participation.
Mandatory courses
DMOS900 - GRADUTE STUDIES ORIENTATION - 0 CREDIT
DMCO990 - DOCTOR OF MINISTRY FOUNDATION - 6 CREDITS
 
 

2.Specialization Electives (15 credits):

With a variety of options from Carey courses, conference courses, transfers, and a maximum of 2 courses offered as guided study, you and your supervisor work together to shape the curriculum in the direction most appropriate for your learning objectives. You may specialize in a focus area of your choice (e.g. preaching, missional leadership, pastoral care, spiritual direction) or take a variety of courses as electives

15 credits of elective courses from the following sample list:
DMPM928 - Missional Leadership - 3 Credits
DMPM950 - Preaching to Promote Ministry - 3 Credits
DMPM951 - Advanced Preaching Practicum: Romans - 3 Credits
DMPM956 - Special Topics in Preaching; Narratives - 3 Credits
DMPM955 - Why Preaching Transforms Life - 3 Credits
DMPS901 - Doctoral Project & Oral Defense - 3 Credits
DMPM960 - Life of the Preacher - 3 Credits
DMPS911 - Pastoral Care - 3 Credits
Other guided studies or courses based upon approval by the D.Min. Program Director
 
 

3.Integration (9 credits):

The integration represents the final stage of the D.Min. program. This includes the doctoral project proposal, ministry context engagement and the writing of the doctoral thesis. You will be admitted into D.Min. candidacy and will advance to the thesis stage upon the approval of your doctoral project proposal by the doctoral committee.
Mandatory courses:

DMCO990 - DOCTORAL PROJECT PROPOSAL - 6 CREDITS

 

 

SUGGESTED STUDY PLAN
(30 Credits)

 
 
FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER
YEAR 1 Ministry Reflection & Doctoral Studies Foundations (6) Elective #1
YEAR 2 Elective #2 Elective #3 Elective #4 Elective #5
Project Proposal
YEAR 3 Doctoral Project (9)

Note: We encourage you to carefully review our most up to date Academic Catalogue for further information. In cases where the the Academic Catalogue conflicts with any other information presented, including Carey’s website, printed material, staff and faculty communication (whether written or oral) etc., the Academic Catalogue valid at that time shall be deemed correct.
 
 

D.MIN. ADMISSION PROCESS


 
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1.CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY


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2.Submit an Application


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3.Approval Process


 
For more detailed information, please refer to the Academic Catalogue
 
 

DMIN ADMISSION PROCESS


 

1.CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY


2.Submit an Application


3.Approval Process


UPCOMING COURSE
SPRING 2018