The online Doctor of Ministry in Congregation & Family Care program is designed for students who want to further their skills in group, individual, and family pastoral care. You will learn how to become a transformational leader who is able to address the issues that churches and ministries encounter. This is a self-directed concentration that emphasizes crucial aspects of pastoral care. Students will learn to address deeper issues surrounding pain and suffering while exploring the most common spiritual, mental health, and relational issues encountered in ministry. Courses help students plan appropriate strategies for care and guidance; examine how their own spiritual, emotional, mental, theological, and cultural formation affects their ministries; and practice contextualization and theological reflection.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Bethel University – MN is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent
- This program requires a 1-2 week on-campus intensive each year.