Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Number of Courses: 6 intensive modules + a major project | Time to Complete: 3 Years
Pursue if you have completed an MDiv or equivalent and are engaged in substantive ministry further developing your skills and capacities for effective leadership.

Overview

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program is designed to enhance your spiritual, intellectual and professional abilities in Christian ministry. You will learn how to combine academic research, spiritual formation and applied ministry strategies in this 3-year, in-ministry program. Join a collaborative, peer-to-peer learning environment. You will experience personal, professional and spiritual growth leading to a greater effectiveness in ministry. Pursue your DMin in Leadership, Preaching and Communication or Spiritual Formation. This Doctor of Ministry degree will help equip you to navigate the complexities of life and ministry in the 21st century church.

The vibrancy of the church in Canada and the world depends on effective leaders in all areas of ministry. Tyndale’s Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program is designed to improve your capacity and depth in your God-given vocation.

The program seeks to provide candidates with a collegial, academic and professional milieu in which you will advance your understanding of the nature, purposes, and practice of ministry; enhance your leadership and formational competencies in discernment, theological reflection, and in-ministry research; gain opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.

If you are interested in the DMin program, we encourage you to attend an Information Session. You can register for an Information Session online to reserve your space.

Three Tracks

  • Ministry Leadership, which emphasizes your character and competencies as a Christian leader, organizational culture, facilitating change, and developing others as leaders.
  • Spiritual Formation, which focuses on your spiritual life and practices, the study of Christian spirituality, and facilitating the formation of others.
  • Preaching and Communication, which attends to your spiritual and character growth, proficiency in the theory and practice of preaching, and awareness of cultural and social contexts for relevantly communicating the gospel and the Christian faith.

Accreditation

Tyndale University College and Seminary is authorized by the province of Ontario, Canada , to confer the Doctor of Ministry degree (Ontario Legislature Bill PR21, 2003). The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), the primary accrediting body for seminaries in North America, has approved the offering of the DMin program at Tyndale. The school participates in periodic reviews as part of the process of maintaining the accreditation of its degree programs.


* Program durations are based on a traditional, full-time course load of nine courses per year. Program may be completed part-time over a longer period of time.

Program Options

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“The Tyndale Seminary community shaped how I respond to differing theology within spiritual direction.” Sarah Patterson [MTS, DMin] alumna Ordained Certified Spiritual Director