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Pastoral Care and Counseling

Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling

The Doctor of Ministry emphasis in Pastoral Care and Counseling is tailored for ministers, pastors, and church and ministry leaders who desire to deepen their understanding of pastoral care, counseling, and mental health within the context of ministry. This program provides advanced training and equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to address the emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of individuals and communities.


Program Plan

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Emphasis Distinctives

After you complete this program you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in integrating biblical, theological, psychological, and pastoral insights into pastoral care and counseling.
  • Demonstrate a respect for diverse cultural backgrounds and cultural sensitivity to support individuals and families in various contexts.
  • Effectively support individuals and communities dealing with trauma and grief, utilizing biblically based strategies.
  • Perform nurturing pastoral care and counseling, consistently upholding ethical and biblical standards while providing care to those in need.

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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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