D.Min. Degree Concentrations

D.Min. Degree Concentrations

The Doctor of Ministry program offers three exciting concentrations to choose from, tailored to different ministry settings. At Wheaton, you can join a community of like-minded peers and gain practical skills and research knowledge that you can immediately apply in your place of ministry.

Ministry Leadership 

Built for ministry leaders in a variety of contexts. This concentration is beneficial for pastors, faith-based non-profit leaders, cross cultural workers, and other ministry leaders. Coursework focuses on leadership best-practices and contemporary issues in ministry.  More on the Ministry Leadership Concentration.

Communicating Christ in Skeptical Times

Led by the Rev. Dr. Professor John Dickson, The Communicating Christ in Skeptical Times special topic cohort explores the challenges and opportunities of Christian leadership and ministry in our increasingly secular setting. Coursework focuses on strategies and mediums of communication for today's culture while exploring similar themes throughout Christian history. More on the Communicating Christ In Skeptical Times Concentration

Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders

Designed for discipleship pastors, spiritual directors, youth pastors, and any pastors or leaders who are shepherding individuals on their spiritual journeys. The concentration will explore the history, theology, and practices of spiritual formation for individuals and communities. More on the Spiritual Formation for Ministry Concentration.

Quote from Current Student

The D.Min. program has enhanced my ministry through mentorship by incredible professors and top-notch ministry professionals. The content we’ve engaged in has broadened my perspectives and knowledge base. God has already used what I’ve learned to launch new ministry opportunities in my local church and I am grateful to be teamed up with a beautifully diverse cohort of brothers and sisters co-laboring for Christ around the nation.
- Svea Merry, Spiritual Formation Pastor, Autumn Ridge Church