Doctor of Ministry Program at ATS


Faculty for the spring semester of the Alliance Theological Seminary D.Min. program. From left: Dr. Rob Reimer, Dr. Frank Chan, Dr. Ron Walborn, Dr. Martin Sanders, Drs. Judith and Sherwood Lingenfelter, Dr. Stanley John, and Dr. Andrew Mercurio.
The D.Min at ATS Delivers:
  • Reflective integration of Scripture, ministry, and a practical theological approach.
  • Effective transcultural models of leadership development with a focus on what God is doing around the world.
  • Partnerships with qualified faculty and experienced colleagues in order to develop leadership and ministry within your unique context.
Students who earn the D.Min degree will:
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of their leadership strength and potential.
  • Demonstrate enhanced competencies in social/cultural analysis.
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of Scripture and the Christian tradition in relation to spirituality and leadership.
  • Demonstrate a deeper passion for God and ministry in His kingdom.

Program Information:

• Degree: D. Min. in Christian Leadership in the Global Context
• Length of Program: 3 years
• Total Credits: 36

6 Courses (4 credits each):

Four core courses:

  • Spiritual Formation For Leadership
  • Leadership Skills For Ministry
  • Selecting and Developing New Leaders
  • Effective Ministry in Today’s Globalized Urban Environment

Two elective tracks from the following:   

  • Following in the Steps of Spiritual Mentors
  • Guiding Others in Their Spiritual Journey
  • Contemporary Models of Evangelism
  • Christian Communication For A New Generation
Program Format
  • Modular, cohort-based program. A cohort mentor encourages a caring learning community and provides support and accountability.
  • Courses are offered on campus as ten day intensives, two times a year in January and July.
  • Students may study apart from their cohort group during the third stage of coursework.
  • The D. Min. program takes a minimum of three years to complete. Each of the three stages takes one year.
  • Students may take an additional year to work on their doctoral project.

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"The 10 days at ATS were some of the most powerful and transformative days of my life"

Admission to the Program

Important Dates

Upcoming D.Min. Intensive Modules:

  • July 31-August 8, 2018
  • January 3-11, 2019
  • July 22-30, 2019