At Maranatha Baptist Seminary, our desire is to produce godly leaders who are passionate scholars of God’s Word and accurate proclaimers of it. To that end, our Doctor of Ministry in Preaching and Leading prepares men—as surgeons of the soul—to think proficiently, speak intelligently, and lead wisely as they minister to a spiritually impoverished culture and strive to impact it for Christ’s glory.
Pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and other ministry leaders will benefit from the disciplined research and reflection required by Maranatha’s Doctor of Ministry. Unique to our program is the emphasis on both preaching and leading. Courses include a study of great preachers of the past, preaching Old Testament narratives, preaching the Gospels, theology of leadership, and change and conflict management. In addition, exploring issues in ministry that may not have been addressed during previous years of schooling will enhance the overall practice of ministry.
As a Doctor of Ministry student, you will gain friendships and accountability with other men who are pursuing similar academic training, spiritual growth, and professional development. You will learn from like-minded men of God—experienced pastors, missionaries, church planters, and others—who are eager to prepare you for greater effectiveness and further equip you to proclaim the Word of God and provoke the work of God through the sanctifying power of
His Spirit (Hebrews 10:24).
Do you desire to be a wise counselor? Are you in full-time ministry, or perhaps a different vocation, but want to be a more effective communicator of biblical counsel for those struggling with sin? If so, consider the Seminary’s Master of Biblical Counseling degree. The curriculum includes practical courses in topics such as crisis counseling and addictive behavior, while providing a solid foundation of biblical and theological courses from which to build practical applications.
DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Models and Methods of a New Testament Shepherd
Great Preachers and Great Preaching
Preaching the Gospels
Evangelism and Church Planting
Small Group Communication and Evangelization in the Local Church
LEARNING OPTIONS FOR DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
The Doctor of Ministry follows a module class structure.
The Doctor of Ministry class modules can be completed virtually or on campus.
The modules are one week in length and are offered three times a year (January, June, and September), Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.
Doctor of Ministry students will take seven seminary courses and finish with a ministry-based project.
Students must complete a no-credit, no-tuition introductory class upon acceptance to the program.
DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
ETERNAL VISION 1st COURSE SCHOLARSHIP
DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
This program seeks to prepare students to do the following:
To articulate and apply biblical and secular models of leadership to a ministry context. T o formulate and describe a personal philosophy/style of church leadership and be able to defend it as a ppropriate to New Testament congregational polity. To effectively communicate God’s Word in both an interactive teaching venue and a public preaching setting so that biblical content is doctrinally accurate, informative, and sustains listener engagement/a ttention. To plan, organize, and deploy gospel outreach and discipleship ministry programs for a typical small, medium, or large congregation. To display essential skills and knowledge of pastoral leadership and preaching throu gh the production of an integrated project that includes a motivational sermon(s), a formal article, and a practical outline of a proposed program that seeks to address an issue, problem, or opportunity for improvement common to a typical Baptist chur ch.
Master of Divinity degree or Master of Arts degree plus sufficient course work to total 60 hours m aster’s level work
- A student may transfer in eight credits of similar doctoral level work from another
A student is required to take DMI 800, a minimum of seven additional DMin courses,
and DMI 820.
DOCTOR OF MINISTRY COURSES
The time we spent at Maranatha was one of the most valuable times of our lives. Not only did we receive excellent instruction and great resources, but our professors encouraged us to think through issues. We built friendships with many of our teachers and could reach out to any of them today, confident they would take time to respond. There’s a passion both for ministry and excellent theological training at Maranatha.
Chip Herbert, MDiv, 2013
Sara (Pill) Herbert, MA in Biblical Counseling, 2013
Seminary training at Maranatha empowered me to think biblically, write succinctly, speak persuasively, and live sincerely. In my experience, there is not better way to prepare for impacting the world through informed Great Commission living than attending Maranatha Baptist Seminary.
Jon Rehfeldt, MA in Biblical Studies, 2008, and Master of Divinity, 2011
The style of the MBS classes also made it simple to fit in schoolwork with other responsibilities of life. I never felt like my classes were controlling my time beyond what was reasonable. This was mainly a credit to the attitude of the professors, who were always willing to work with potential ministry conflicts.
Caleb Farmer, MA in Biblical Counseling, 2017