Residential | Remote
- Theologically grounded
- Specific to your ministry
- Academically rigorous
- Committed to gospel fidelity
- Taught by leading faculty and missional practitioners
TEDS makes a difference
Flexible and Achievable
Our new 3-phase, 4-year, hybrid learning model offers a combination of credits earned in the classroom, in independent guided research, and from demonstrated competencies. Course content is delivered in person and remotely in blended formats with contextualized field work. DMin Course Week is offered primarily in March, July, and October. Other courses may be offered during fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Thriving Immigrant Churces Track
A degree that helps you serve others
Get the tools you need to lead
- Develop INCREASED LEADERSHIP CAPACITY evidenced by the ability to deepen personal spiritual maturity, thrive in current ministry contexts, and increase the scale and scope of ministry effectiveness, responsibilities, and opportunities
- Practice INTENTIONAL THEOLOGICAL INTEGRATION evidenced by the ability to effectively engage one’s cultural context with advanced theological acumen and critical thinking
- Engage in IN-DEPTH CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS demonstrating the ability to identify and frame crucial ministry issues and outline potential solutions
- Utilize INNOVATIVE STRATEGIC PLANNING evidenced by the ability to create and develop key ministry initiatives and achieve desired ministry goals
- Experience greater INTIMACY WITH CHRIST through a deepening love for God and others and grow in your personal spiritual maturity
Focus your program to fit your ministry context
- Possess a Master of Divinity degree or other acceptable master’s level qualifications
- Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all master’s work.
- Have had at least three years of consistent full-time ministry experience after receiving the Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent. (Exceptions may occasionally be made)
- Recommendations from four of the following people: Ministry supervisor, Ministry colleague, Lay leader, Chairman of church board, professor, denominational official OR professional acquaintance.
- Since the program is heavily dependent on computer skills, applicants should be able to use a current word processing program. Ownership of a desktop or laptop computer is required, along with Internet and email capabilities.
- Phase 1: Missional Renewal, Research & Assessments (15 hours)
- Phase 2: Ministry Focus & Missional Strategies (9 hours)
- Phase 3: Major Project Completion & Oral Presentation (6 hours)