Doctor of Ministry


The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is the highest professional degree for those engaged in ministry. The uniqueness of the D.Min. program at Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS) is that it is developmental and transformational. By nature, it is multi-cultural, international, and because of our location, uniquely urban, with our current students and graduates representing more than forty countries and culture groups. It is a practical program that seeks to empower leaders to discover the best of what God has created them to be.

Why Study Ministry at ATS?

Our diverse and multi-cultural cohorts provide a rich learning experience for each student.

You’ll also have partnership opportunities with well-known and widely published international practitioners, each representing a unique context. Additionally, as an ATS student you will:

  • Gain a deep understanding of your leadership strengths and potential.

  • Develop enhanced competencies in social/cultural analysis.

  • Gain an advanced understanding of scripture and the Christian tradition in relation to spirituality and leadership.

  • Develop a deeper passion for God and ministry in His kingdom.

What Will I Study?
  • 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

  • A thorough investigation and in-depth reflection into the soul of the leader

Our Graduates

ATS graduates have demonstrated effectiveness as leaders, international workers, bishops, and heads of organizations.

Key Faculty
  • Dr. Warren Bird

  • Dr. Chuck Davis

  • Dr. David Ireland

  • Dr. Marlinda Ireland

  • Dr. Stanley John

  • Dr. Sherwood Lingenfelter

  • Dr. Rob Reimer

  • Dr. Martin Sanders

  • Dr. Ronald Walborn



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Credits:  36
Standard Completion Time:  3 years
Specialized Accreditations:  Association of Theological Schools, NYSED (New York State Education Department), Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Concentration: Global Christian Leadership


“This program has enabled me to experience a fresh moving of the Holy Spirit in my own life. I am not the same man that I was before. Cityline Church in New Jersey is experiencing a supernatural move of God's Spirit thanks in part to the impartation that I received at ATS.” Dr. Joshua Rodriguez, Class of 2016

“This was the best educational experience I have ever had. The classes were phenomenal, and the support I received for my dissertation was invaluable. From start to finish the experience of getting my D.Min. at ATS was transformative.” Dr. Mike Plunket, Class of 2014