Doctor of Ministry Programs
The Doctor of Ministry Program is for:
- Persons who desire to engage in advanced theological reflection on a particular aspect of their practice of ministry.
- Persons who are committed to working collegially with peers and instructors to advance their level of theological and practical ministry skills.
- Persons who are seeking to revitalize their ministries.
Key requirements for admission to all D.Min. Programs includes:
- M.Div degree or its equivalent
- Three years or more of full-time professional ministry experience
LSTC offers two Doctor of Ministry Programs:
- The Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program.
The ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching is a joint program of seven member seminaries of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS): Chicago Theological Seminary, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, McCormick Theological Seminary, North Park Theological Seminary, Northern Seminary, and Seabury Western Theological Seminary. Participants apply to the program through any of the participating seminaries and the seminary through which one enters is also the degree-granting school. The program admits a maximum class of 32 participants across schools.
The ACTS D.Min. in Preaching program is a three-year program. During each year, participants spend three weeks during the summer in residence in Chicago, taking courses, engaging in colloquies related to parish projects, developing their thesis subjects, and other program topics. [ Read more ]
- The Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program
The Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry program, with concentrations in cross-cultural studies, liturgy, spirituality, and educating for witness is sponsored by the Catholic Theological Union, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary.
Concentrations enable participants to advance the integration of their knowledge and skills in specific ministry areas. Students apply and may matriculate through any of the three participating seminaries, which would be the degree-granting school. [ Read More ]