Christian Spiritual Formation

The Christian Spiritual Formation track is designed to form leaders who are forming others in the way of Jesus. Rooted in the deep resources of Scripture and Christian tradition, this track allows students to probe more deeply what it means to form disciples in various ecclesial contexts. Additionally, students in this track will design their project/thesis to address some concrete approach to formation within their ministry context.
Degree Plan for Christian Spiritual Formation Track
Orientation (0 hours)
  • BIBM 701: Doctor of Ministry Orientation

Core Requirements (6 hours)

  • BIBM 702: Theological Foundations for the Practice of Ministry (6 hours)

Method and Project/Thesis (9 hours)

  • BIBM 724: Project/Thesis Seminar I (1 hour) 
  • BIBM 725: Project/Thesis Seminar II (2 hours) 
  • BIBM 799: DMin Project/Thesis (6 hours; includes an oral exam)

Track Offerings (12 hours)

  • BIBM 717: Christian Spiritual Formation
  • BIBM 740: Immersion in Culture, Context, and Community
  • BIBM 740: Living in the Tradition
  • BIBM 740: Forming Communities of Faith

Ministry Electives (6 hours)

  • Select any 2 electives (see Curriculum page for course listing)

Spiritual Formation (0 hours)

  • Retreat I
  • Retreat II  
  • Mentoring throughout the program
    Application Deadline:
 Summer 2017
  • January 15, 2017

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