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Christian Community Development

Doctor of Ministry in Christian Community Development

The Doctor of Ministry emphasis in Christian Community Development equips ministry leaders with theological foundations, practical skills, and community engagement strategies to lead reconciliation in fractured communities. Courses explore asset-based development, grant writing, biblical justice, and contextual community analysis to prepare students for effective ministry leadership in diverse urban, suburban, and rural environments.

Students develop expertise in reconciliation, advocating for the marginalized, conducting needs assessments, budgeting, and sustaining community programs. Graduates are prepared to design context-specific programs grounded in biblical values of justice to strengthen individuals, churches, and communities.


Program Plan

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Emphasis Distinctives

After you complete this program you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the biblical and theological foundations of justice, reconciliation, and community development, and apply these concepts within diverse ministries and communities.
  • Utilize sound Christian community development principles and strategies, including asset-based development, resource mapping, and needs assessment to design effective initiatives for urban, suburban, or rural settings.
  • Exhibit expertise in skills vital to Christian community development, including grant writing, fundraising, budgeting, partnership building, and data analysis.

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To apply, you must have a Master of Divinity degree or an MA in Biblical, Theological, or Ministerial Studies with additional work experience and graduate coursework. All applicants will have three years of ministerial experience and provide transcripts, writing samples, and character references.

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