Program Overview

Amridge University offers the Doctor of Ministry program to develop students’ knowledge and skill to prepare them for academic teaching, research, and for producing scholarly, creative writing in the fields of the Old Testament and New Testament. Students will be prepared to teach Bible and biblical languages in universities, seminaries, theological schools and colleges to teach in academic fields at the college level, and to become a specialist in scholarly biblical teaching in ministerial practice.

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 research in biblical studies doctrine, research analysis of the origin and history of the Bible, historical and archaeological research of the New Testament, research methods of Old Testament criticism, historical and archaeological research of the Old Testament, biblical etymology and exegesis , research into New Testament theology, biblical ethics, and research into Old Testament theology.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to have earned their degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles learned in the program into their development as a functional professional in their field. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the field of biblical studies and a working knowledge of related academic disciplines, such as theology and history.

Students also develop the ability to use the biblical text in the original languages and to exegete it in a scholarly manner,  the skills to engage competently in original research and writing that advance the understanding of the biblical text for the sake of academy, church, and society in order to enrich the spiritual life of others, and develop a sense of and a commitment to the vocation of biblical scholarship in its dimensions of learning, research, and teaching.

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    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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