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As a spiritual guide, your desire is to draw closer to the missional heart of God through the divine disciplines. It's no secret that church leaders must challenge and train Christians to reach new depths of spiritual devotion. So enhance your capacity to counsel those under your care. We'll help you expand on your experience in ministry.
Let our disciplined theologians mentor you. Our courses will provoke contemplation and growth. The program pulls together the dual focus of Missional Theology and Spiritual Formation which we are convinced that are inseparable partners in mission and ministry. Gain encouragement and exhortation from your cohort. Our charge is to strengthen the spiritual formation of Christ-followers living on mission in this broken world. By the time you have earned your D.Min., you'll be calling other believers to embrace God's mission for creation.
International students are required to be proficient in written and oral English before enrolling. A score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of approximately 570 on the paper-based test, or 80 on the iBT. An IELTS exam with an overall band score of 6.5 is the minimal accepted for admittance. For more information see International Students admissions policy.
The 2020 summer residency will be temporarily moved to an online format.
The current tuition rate is $346 per credit hour. The program requires 15 hours in the first year, 15 hours in the second, and 6 hours for the third. Tuition covers the cost of breakfasts and lunches during each two-week session as well as room and board for the weekend retreat during that residency. The $1,000 travel course is NOT included in the price of tuition (DMIN 7423).
Our courses are offered at a variety of convenient locations around Nashville or online, at times designed to work with your busy schedule. Our hybrid class model allows you the best of going to school as a working professional.
You’ll have opportunities to engage in meaningful discussion, receive one-on-one faculty mentorship and ask difficult questions in our small class sizes. Plus, you’ll feel supported in a tight-knit learning community.
Our cohort model emphasizes communal learning and extended field experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to form professional and personal relationships with like-minded peers that will extend far beyond the duration of the program.
In addition to his responsibilities with the D.Min. program, John teaches graduate New Testament text and ministry courses. He received his training from Abilene Christian University (B.A. M.A., M.Div.),...Learn More
John Mark teaches theology and history courses. He received his B.A. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University (1977), his M.A.R. in Theological Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary (1980), his M.A. in...Learn More
Assistant Professor of Theology
Lauren graduated with a Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University in May, 2018. She also holds an MTSÂ from Vanderbilt University (2010), an M.A. in English from Abilene Christian University...Learn More
Assistant Professor of Bible
Kris MillerÂ joined the faculty of the College of Bible and Ministry in 2015, serving as assistant professor of theology and director of Lipscomb's Institute for Christian Spirituality. He has nine...Learn More
David's teaching focus is homiletics. Under his direction, Lipscomb University hosts the annual Conference on Preaching. For the past few years Fleer has served as advisory board chair for the...Learn More
Lee C. Camp is professor of theology and ethics. He was awarded a permanent designation as a University "Outstanding Teacher" in 2017. He completed his undergrad studies at Lipscomb and...Learn More
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They may also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.