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 degree. 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 DMin 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 likeminded 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).
1) Articulate and apply biblical and secular models of leadership to a ministry context. Graduates will be able to formulate and describe a personal philosophy/style of church leadership and be able to defend it as appropriate to New Testament congregational polity. 2) 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/attention. 3) Demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, and deploy gospel outreach and discipleship ministry programs for a typical small, medium, or large congregation. 4) Display essential skills and knowledge of pastoral leadership and preaching through the production of an integrated project that includes a motivational sermon(s), a formal article, and a practical outline of a proposed program that would seek to address an issue, problem, or opportunity for improvement common to a typical Baptist church.
• The Doctor of Ministry Program uses a module class structure for its courses. • The DMin class modules can be done virtually via video-conferencing from your own camera, microphone equipped computer or be done on campus • The modules are 1 week in length and are offered three times a year (January, June, and August) from about 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday CST. • A DMin student will take seven of the courses that we offer and finish their DMin degree with a ministry-based project. • There is also a no-credit, no-tuition introductory class that you can take at any time after being accepted to the program. • Please see our Online and Distance Education information on the Admissions Tab for more information.
1) Master of Divinity degree or Master of Arts degree plus sufficient course work to total 60 hours Master level work 2) A student may transfer in 8 credits of similar doctoral level work from another approved institution 3) A student is required to take DMI 800, a minimum of 7 additional DMin courses, and DMI 820.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is $390 per credit hour. There is a $100 one-time assessment/technology fee with your first class and a $25 per credit hour comprehensive fee with every credit hour. Please see our Tuition and Fees under the Admissions Tab.
Eternal Vision has partnered with Maranatha Baptist Seminary to help pastors who desire to increase their education and effectiveness for the ministry by assisting new Doctor of Ministry students begin their program. The Doctor of Ministry Scholarship will provide a grant of up to $1000 for the first class a student takes. This scholarship will also provide a one-to-one matching scholarship for the second class; for every dollar the student’s church provides for tuition, the scholarship will provide a one-to-one match based on available funds up to $500 from Eternal Vision so a student could have up to $1000 scholarship.