Becoming an innovator in church leadership or high-level faith-based roles does not happen overnight. You need the guidance of experienced instructors and a curriculum that is designed for students who have a unique vision for sustainable change in the ministry. The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Creative Leadership program at Central could be the next logical step in your seminary education if you already have a graduate theology degree and entrepreneurial mindset.
The information below gives a brief overview of what you can expect in your core and foundational coursework, as well as some key information about Central Seminary. Please contact us if you are ready to inquire about the enrollment process, discuss financial aid options, or learn more about this program. Simply fill out the short contact form to get started. From there, we will help you determine the next steps towards your goals.
We are a dynamic, welcoming seminary community that celebrates students from all walks of life. We all have unique experiences that bring us together. Celebrating your specific path and goals will be the focus of our guidance and your project dissertation. Beyond the quality of this program, Central has a long history and track record of providing accredited seminary programs to students. With our technology-enhanced approach to education, managing your coursework throughout your education is more than possible.
Students take one course each term. Courses meet on campus one week per term.
The program can be completed in three years, including one year for your project dissertation.
Students get advanced leadership training at an extremely affordable tuition rate.
The Creative Leadership emphasis of our DMin program aims to help students fully develop their creative leadership skills to fulfill their unique ministry vision. We are living in an age where an entrepreneurial spirit is shaking up almost every type of vocational sector. Why should ministry be any different? After all, in today’s world, it has been proven time and again that an individual can impact local and global change as much as large corporations.
What does this mean for ministry? It means there is a world of opportunity for us to take advantage of this new landscape to create positive change in our congregation and communities while inspiring the next generations of believers. With our Doctor of Ministry program, you can gain a better understanding of yourself and others, while developing skills in systematic thinking, theology in practice, and research methods. As a result, you can prepare to execute your innovative ministry vision through effective, sustainable methods.
The DMin in Creative Leadership courses begin by “planting the seed” of your vision. In beginning coursework, you will create a theological construct that will guide the development of your vision. Students will also be challenged to grow through personal assessments, by engaging with others, and team building exercises. Courses are also designed to help students assess organizational challenges and develop innovative solutions with intentional outcomes. Students also have the opportunity to develop core competencies, such as research skills, grant writing, and managing ministry resources. Balancing budgets, raising funds, and other administrative aspects of ministry management are crucial to the sustainability of every church organization. Having a strong comprehension of these nuts and bolts topics will become handy when planning creative initiatives, and strengthen your ability to manage the process through execution.
The Doctor of Ministry in Creative Leadership ends with the planning and execution of a capstone project. The project aims to integrate the goals and outcomes of the coursework while allowing students the opportunity to reflect on the results of their thesis. This process helps strengthen communication and leadership skills through the experiential aspects of the project’s execution.
Let us help you write the next chapter in your story of service to God and humanity. Through our Doctor of Ministry in Creative Leadership program, you can bring your unique ministry vision into fruition through an educational experience that fosters innovation. Reach out to us today for more information about the requirements, curriculum, and student experience at Central Seminary.