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Doctor of Ministry, The Gospel in Church and Culture Track

The Doctor of Ministry: The Gospel in Church and Culture Track is designed to equip pastors in the art of ministering the gospel in the church and the culture, drawing on the Scriptures and the wisdom of the Christian tradition, and exegeting the culture around them in order to help bring transformation to individuals, communities, and society.



Learning Outcomes

All requirements for the Doctor of Ministry degree must be completed within six years from the time of matriculation. Petitions for an exception to this requirement must be approved by the Program Committee.

A graduate in the Gospel in Church and Culture Track will be capable of:

  • Exegeting contemporary cultures
  • Communicating the gospel in winsome, clear, and compelling ways
  • Articulating the missional implications of the gospel for life in the city

Required Courses

DM856 Mission and Tradition: Seeking Balance in Ministry

One Course in the Gospel Cluster:

DM828 Gospel-Driven Ministry
DM846 Show and Tell: Communicating Christianity in the 21st Century

One course in the church cluster:

DM841 Church Planting

One course in the culture cluster:

DM824 Christianity and Culture
DM866 Mission in the City
DM841 Deep Justice

4 elective courses

Various courses fill the requirements for the clusters. They may vary year to year and involve different professors.



Final Project

The final project will be both theoretical and practical, addressing the link between the gospel and the church and/or culture. It will demonstrate a strong theoretical understanding of the issues being discussed, carefully dialoguing with the source material, and understanding the Scriptures themselves. At the same time, it will apply these issues concretely to an area of the church or community.