Engage in Christ-centered biblical exegesis and expository preaching from the Old and New Testaments.
Understand pastoral theology and ministry in the Korean and diaspora church contexts.
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 Korean and diaspora 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. The KDMin curriculum is designed specifically to navigate three different pastoral concerns: theology, preaching, and practical ministry.
PRK1 Introduction and Orientation to Graduate Work, Westminster Hermeneutics & Theology
PRK2 Pastoral Theology
PPK1 Foundations for a Lifetime of Fruitful Preaching
PPK6 Preaching Christ from the Old Testament
PPK7 Preaching Christ from the New Testament
PMK1 Pastoral Ministry and Leadership in the Korean Church Context
PMK6 Pastor as Peacemaker
PMK7 Jonathan Edwards’ Theology and Ministry
To enter Westminster’s KDMin Program is to join a community of passionate pastors who have dedicated their entire lives to gospel ministry. Our mentorship program was launched to allow our KDMin students to receive pastoral mentoring in a personal environment with respected leaders in the Korean church.
Sung Soo Kwon
(Daegu Dongshin Church, Korea)
Nam Joon Kim
(Yullin Church, Korea)
Gyu Hyun Lee
(Sooyoungro Church, Korea)
Kyu Sam Han
(Choong Hyun Church, Korea)
Bryan Hanyoh Kim
(Bethel Church, CA, United States)
(NamSeoul Presbyterian Church, Korea)
The KDMin Program accepts 15 students each year. Our requirements are similar to those for the English language DMin Program: an MDiv degree and at least three years in full-time pastoral ministry. We seek applicants who are senior pastors with rich pastoral ministry experience. Because our classes are small, discussion-based, and have a strong emphasis on practice, we would like our students to benefit not only from the curriculum, but also from one another’s ministry experiences.
Over three years of coursework, KDMin students are required to take courses at Westminster’s Philadelphia campus for two weeks each summer and may also choose to take an elective course during the winter that would require them to spend an additional week on campus. During these weeks, the students will have substantial contact with Westminster’s faculty, who teach over 75 percent of the Program’s courses, accompanied by simultaneous interpretation.
As a result of the dedication and sincere desire of many people to see a revival in the Korean church, the KDMin Program received generous contributions from many donors to establish the Korean Church Scholarship. This scholarship is made available to every student that enters the Program. If you would also like to support the establishment of the next generation of Korean church leaders by giving to Westminster’s KDMin Program, please contact us at email@example.com.
As with many other academic programs, our Program was moved online in 2020 as a safety precaution in response to COVID-19. Consequently, no students were in residence on campus during this summer module. In the process of moving online, we produced almost 80 course videos for our six courses. Almost 50 course videos were translated into and subtitled in Korean by a dedicated translation team. By God’s grace, these efforts resulted in the Program enjoying a 100% attendance rate, with students rating their satisfaction 4.76 out of 5 points! Classes will continue to be held online in 2021, and we are hopeful that we will resume in-person classes in Summer 2022. In the meantime, we are working hard to maintain the Program’s high standards and student satisfaction.
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