Deepen theological reflection to strengthen the relationship between doctrine and the practice of ministry
Defend the Christian faith in a manner consistent with the Scriptures.
Teach and apply the whole counsel of God in real-world situations in life and ministry.
Demonstrate biblical principles of leadership in order to serve the church humbly and effectively.
Years To Complete
Each week-long modular course derives its content and methodology from Scripture, developing men of God who are thoroughly equipped to preach, lead, counsel, evangelize, and bear witness to Christ in the public square.
Three Core Modules—focusing on biblical theology, the Westminster Confession, and covenantal apologetics—emphasize the application of Westminster’s theological distinctives to the practice of ministry.
Foundations modules are dedicated to strengthening and sharpening students with the foundational theological principles and best practices for effective ministry in five disciplines: preaching, leadership, pastoral care and counseling, evangelism and missions, and Christian public witness.
Christian pastoral care and counseling
Yes! Westminster has developed a unique program for personally assisting qualified DMin candidates with financial aid. We will work with you to help you afford a Westminster DMin.
Westminster’s DMin is a rigorous professional degree program designed to deepen the theology and sharpen the skills of those engaged in full-time ministry. Applicants must normally have a minimum of three years of full-time pastoral ministry or Christian service experience and an MDiv that included Greek and Hebrew training. Recommendations from ministry mentors are also a significant factor and are carefully considered.
The DMin program consists of eight modular courses plus an applied research project. The program is designed to be completed in as little as three years, though most students take four to five years. The maximum program length is six years.
The Westminster DMin program is designed to sharpen men for the full breadth of Gospel ministry, addressing five key disciplines: preaching, leadership, pastoral care and counseling, evangelism and missions, and Christian public witness. In the Applied Research Project, the student is able to concentrate his studies more narrowly to address a specific problem, question, or topic that is of interest to him and appropriate to his ministerial context.
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