Program Overview

Amridge University offers the Doctor of Ministry program for persons who are currently engaged in the ministry and want to develop effective ministries by combining theological reflection with continued spiritual growth, which leads to greater competence in ministerial skills. Students will utilize this program to benefit their effectiveness in ministry or tailor their abilities towards a specialty.

The program consists of classroom courses that emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and other real-world examples in education that will be applicable on the job. Those classes include ministry in the doctor of ministry setting; ministry and theology; the prophets and prophetic ministry in the church; ministry in the world of science, philosophy, and religion; ministry and the contemporary world; ministry and worship; church growth and membership development; and the minister and preaching Christian doctrine.  

Completion of the program proves students gained the professionalism and skill necessary to have earned their degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles that they learned in the program into their development as a functional and affective professional in their field.

These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate a greater competence in ministry skills to more effectively lead in various roles in a church setting; to demonstrate the ability to integrate theology and scripture into an effective ministry; to research issues in congregational ministry and provide scholarly analysis of those issues and innovative solutions; to demonstrate the ability to understand the needs of the contemporary church and develop a vision and a plan to meet those needs; and to show personal spiritual growth as a Christian minister and leader, developing attitudes and values appropriate to a life of Christian faith and practice.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Amridge University is a private, non-profit university that is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Amridge University was founded in 1967, in Montgomery, AL and was originally known as the Alabama Christian School of Religion. Throughout its history, Amridge University has primarily served as a theological seminary, training ministers in Bible and Christian counseling, but has expanded its educational programs over the years and now offers additional degrees, all of which are taught from a Christian perspective. Amridge’s Turner School of Theology is a central part of the university and offers all levels of degrees in ministry and theology.

    Primarily a distance learning university offering all of its programs online, Amridge University also offers classes at its 9-acre campus, located in Montgomery, Alabama. The Amridge campus consists of a single structure, known as the Morgan W. Brown Building that contains the universities classrooms, library and administrative offices. Satellite campuses exist in Nashville, Tennesee, and Phoenix, Arizona. 


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