Leadership for Missional Renewal

Leadership is an important word. Churches, organizations, families, and communities all need leadership. But leadership left to its own devices can become unwieldy and counterproductive to the well-being and health of a family, non-profit, or church. The Leadership for Missional Renewal track understands this reality and grounds the pursuit of leadership excellence in the missio Dei--God's mission in the world. Within this track students will engage in critical theological reflection in missional theology, develop skills in cultural hermeneutics, and nurture leadership models that serve congregations in the pursuit of God's preferred future.

Students who choose this track, in consultation with the DMin Director, will select a mentor recognized for missional leadership.

Degree Plan for Leadership for Missional Renewal Track
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)

Track Offerings (12 hours)

  • BIBM 706: Christian Leadership Development
  • BIBM 719: Missional Ecclesiology
  • BIBM 740: Immersion in Culture, Context, and Community
  • BIBM 740: Leading Change in Churches and Religious Organizations

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
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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