Ecumenical Theological Seminary
Doctor of Ministry Program
Training in Ministry Beyond the Initial Experiences of Pastoral Commitment
The ETS Doctor of Ministry (DMin.) program has been developed to emphasize minister's specific needs. Interpreting the meanings of theological symbols in the lived experience of ministry brings the whole context of faith to bear on immediate existential challenges of ministry.
Worship, prayer, and meditation are explored as basic ways of understanding and living ministry.
The program of study is developed within the experience of a colleague group.
Intensive experiential colleague groups provide the setting in which students and faculty will learn, teach, and pray together.
The theory and praxis of ministry grow together through personal vulnerability and mutual support and confrontation, thus modeling faithful and effective ministerial leadership.
Master of divinity or an equivalent Masters Degree in a theological field is required for admission to the Doctor of Ministry Program.
If your Master's Degree is not the equivalent of a Master of Divinity Degree, you may be required to take courses at the Master's level before beginning the Doctor of Ministry Program.
Regular DMin Requirements
3 Year Program
Years of Mentoring
CPE DMin Requirements
2 Year Program
Years of Mentoring
Colleague group participation is an essential context for community support and accountability.
Like many other top tier schools and seminaries, Ecumenical Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and Commission for Accrediting (ATS).
Hiring institutions, churches, denominations, etc., view a degree from an accredited school as an invaluable necessity because of the recognized quality and proven academic rigor of the institution provided.
We promote ecumenical and interfaith dialogue and action across a spectrum of faith tradition. We facilitate relationships among city, suburban and rural congregation and colleagues.
We encourage members of our learning community to evaluate and utilize insights from broad spectrums of faith, culture and life experiences.