The Doctor of Ministry Leadership Track focuses on improving leadership capacity to understand systems, manage change, and develop as an organization. It combines theory with practice, theology with ministry, and collaborative learning with individual projects. Students work on three major projects and complete their program with an integrated research portfolio.
Program Format & Courses
The Doctor of Ministry Leadership Track is a cohort model, with some sequenced courses. Students will complete 12 courses within 3 years, with distance learning and residency phases each year.
- The distance learning phase includes reading, writing, research, reflection, application, and collaboration primarily supported by teachers, personal growth coaches, and research portfolio advisors.
- The residency phase – two weeks in June and one week in January – includes worship and prayer, lectures, plenary discussions, group activities, small group meetings, and individual work.
Course titles, descriptions and sequence may be modified when warranted after due process by the DMin Program Committee and Academic Planning Committee.
- DMML 0901 Formation of the Leader
- DMML 0904 Leadership and Systems Theory
- DMML 0941 Exegeting Your Ministry Context
- DMML 0951 Integration Overview
- DMML 0907 Leadership Development
- DMML 0903 Leadership and Change
- DMML 0942 Philosophy of Christian Leadership
- DMML 0952 Integration Proposal
- DMML 0905 Intercultural Leadership Competency
- DMML 0943 Action Research Project
- DMML 0906 The Learning Organization
- DMML 0953 Integration Portfolio
Leadership Faculty & Instructors
Steve Brown is the president of Arrow Leadership, overseeing this program across North America and is also an adjunct faculty at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is an ordained minister and author of Leading Me. He is passionate about the local church and has leadership experience in two church plants.
Robert Cousins has served as a missionary in theological education and leadership development with Africa Inland Mission in Kenya and Tanzania. For nearly 20 years he was the director of the Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre and works with AIM Canada as an urban consultant for multicultural leaders engaging in global mission.
Janyne Peek Emsick is the president of Integrown Inc. and an expert in leadership development, organizational change and adult learning. She has over 20 years of global experience designing and leading custom programs for organizations and teaches around the world.
Paul Magnus is the Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Management and President Emeritus at Briercrest College and Seminary. He consults widely for churches and Christian organizations and is a trained leadership coach.
Morar Murray-Hayes is the senior minister at Maple Grove United Church and has over 40 years of pastoral and leadership experience. She has taught at theological schools in Ontario and British Columbia and specializes in revitalization of congregations, compliancy and interfaith dialogue.
Peter Schuurman is the Executive Director for Global Scholars Canada. He participates in the mission and vision of New Life Christian Reformed church in Guelph and is currently the Christian Reformed representative to the Canadian Council of Churches Faith and Witness commission. He is also a contributing editor to The Christian Courier.