Generalist Program

For students who have particular learning interests not addressed by one of the tracks, or whose ministry contexts suggest other areas of attention for a D.Min. program, a generalist program is available. In consultation with the D.Min. Director, a student can customize a program to fit his or her desired research goals and ministerial practices. Drawing from the courses offered, a student could pursue any number of directions for inquiry. As in our other tracks, an appropriate mentor will be assigned to each student.

Students who choose this track, in consultation with the D.Min. Director, will select a mentor who has experience in areas of the student's expressed interest.

Degree Plan for Generalist Degree
Orientation (0 hours)
  • BIBM 701: Doctor of Ministry Orientation

Core Requirements (6 hours)

  • BIBM 702: Biblical and Theological Foundations of Ministry 
  • BIBM 740: Practical Theology for Ministerial Leadership

Method and Project/Thesis (9 hours)

  • BIBM 726: Project/Thesis Seminar I (1 hour) 
  • BIBM 727: Project/Thesis Seminar II (2 hours) 
  • BIBM 799: DMin Project Thesis (6 hours; includes an oral exam)

Ministry Electives (18 hours)

  • Select any 6 electives (see Curriculum page for course listing)

Spiritual Formation (0 hours)

  • Retreat I
  • Retreat II  
  • Mentoring throughout the program
Video Spotlight
Dr. John Knox of Granbury, Texas
Dr. John Knox of Granbury, Texas explains how a Doctor of Ministry was the best educational path for his ministry and why Abilene Christian University was the right choice for him.
    Application Deadline:
 Summer 2015
  • January 15, 2015

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