Doctor of Ministry (Pastoral Leadership)

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Overview of the Doctor of Ministry Program at BTS

Birmingham Theological Seminary's Doctor of Ministry program is tailored to meet the needs of both bi-vocational pastors and full-time pastors active in ordained ministry, as well as full-time ministry professionals in church-based or non-profit organizations. Our program offers four specialized tracks:

  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Apologetics
  • Church Vitality
Expert Faculty and Mentorship

Each faculty member in our programs holds a terminal, post-graduate degree and has extensive experience as a full-time ministry practitioner. Their expertise in integrating biblical, historical, practical, and theological resources into successful ministries positions them as “practical academicians” and mentors to our students.

Cohort-Based, Interactive Learning

The BTS D.Min. program is cohort-based and classroom-oriented. It emphasizes educational innovation and community-driven learning, encouraging students to integrate academic knowledge with professional skills.

Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership

The Pastoral Leadership track at BTS aims to train pastors to become Biblical servant leaders. This program is designed for those ministering in a post-Christian culture, focusing on fidelity to God’s word, cultural sensitivity, a passion for the local church, and a commitment to discipleship and leadership development.

Program Objectives and Curriculum

The curriculum includes:

  • Counseling Methodologies for the Pastor
  • Advanced Hermeneutics
  • Contemporary Theology
  • Preaching in a Post-Christian Context
  • Lampstand Conference on Church Vitality
  • Personal Leadership and Team Building
  • Pastoral Ministry in Cultural Contexts

The Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership is structured to equip pastors with the skills and knowledge necessary for effective leadership and ministry in diverse and changing cultural landscapes.

Interested in Taking a Course?

As part of a diverse community of learners, you will be taught courses by pastor/professors that are academically excellent, biblically faithful, and ministry-oriented, equipping you for a life of ministry and humble leadership in Christ.