Doctor of Ministry at Tyndale

About Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

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 also register online to reserve your space.

Tyndale offers two different tracks in the DMin program:
  1. Ministry Leadership with a focus on the character and competencies of the leader, mentoring others, facilitating change, and organizational culture.
  2. Spiritual Formation with a focus on your spiritual life and practices, the discipline of Christian spirituality, and ways and means of facilitating the formation of others.

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Ministry Leadership Track
Tyndale’s DMin Leadership Track emphasizes leadership development, collaborative learning, and the integration of theory with practice. A cohort model encourages collaboration and completion of the program.

The program is organized around three ongoing foci: formation of the leader, action research, and strategic ministry development. This track services the needs of anyone whose ministry focus includes exercising leadership (e.g., pastor, denominational executive, parachurch leader, etc.).

Spiritual Formation Track
Tyndale’s DMin in Spiritual Formation focuses on personal spiritual growth and practice, the academic study of Christian spirituality, and the ministry of spiritual formation.
The Spiritual Formation track uses a retreat model format that integrates worship and study, collaboration and silence, community and solitude. This track is ideal for anyone involved in formational ministry (e.g., spiritual direction, pastoring, Christian education, youth ministry, etc.).

Both Leadership and Spiritual Formation tracks:
  • Fulfill ATS requirements for DMin
  • Have the same kind of requirements
  • Have the same number of residencies but at different times
  • Attend to personal growth, subject knowledge and ministry competency
  • Have a unique emphasis