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 discipline derives its content and methodology from Scripture and therefore necessarily draws on—and informs—all other disciplines.
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 each discipline: preaching, leadership, pastoral care and counseling, and evangelism and missions.
Students can take up to 3 electives in other areas of concentration or other unique DMin courses offered.
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 offers four tracks of study, with dedicated theological foundations courses for each: Preaching, Leadership, Pastoral Care & Counseling, and Evangelism & Missions. Students can further narrow their field of study in the context of their applied research project.
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