Regent University

Doctor of Ministry - Christian Leadership and Renewal

Students enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry - Christian Leadership and Renewal program at Regent University have the opportunity to cultivate leadership skills for planting and revitalizing churches. Learn more about this Doctor of Ministry program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Ministry - Christian Leadership and Renewal

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students with an interest in the Doctor of Ministry - Christian Leadership and Renewal program should possess strong moral character, spiritual maturity, and a drive to become great leaders. All applicants to Regent University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Ministry - Christian Leadership & Renewal program at Regent University is designed to produce graduates that can lead and innovate at churches and Christian ministries. Leadership skills are highly stressed, with courses that delve into personal assessment, ways to gauge church health, and raising up other leaders. Curriculum also touches on issues of redemptive leadership, church planting, and Christian missions. Students have the chance to be mentored by the faculty.

Learning Format:

Online (with optional residency)

Program Length:

36 credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Doctor of Ministry - Christian Leadership and Renewal:

The Doctor of Ministry - Christian Leadership and Renewal entails 36 total credit hours, with 18 core credits, 9 concentration credits, 3 credits relating to integrative exam, and 6 credits for the dissertation requirement. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (27 credits)

  • Information Research & Resources
  • D.Min. Orientation
  • Minister's Life & Calling
  • Advanced Ministry Administration
  • Leading Spiritual Renewal
  • Redemptive Leadership
  • Ministry Research Methods
  • D.Min. Dissertation Proposal
  • D.Min. Dissertation
  • D.Min. Integrative Examination

Concentration Courses (9 credits)

  • Students choose 9 credits from the following:
    • Planting Healthy Churches
    • Missional Ministry
    • Church & Ministerial Health
    • Developing the Leaders Around You
    • Renewal & Transformation in Ministry

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Once they've graduated, students might have the leadership, church-building, and missions expertise to work as leaders in Christian ministries and churches. These are a few areas where graduates might consider a position:

  • Congregational ministeries
  • Parachurch organizations
  • Counseling Ministries
  • Institutional chaplaincies

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