Bethel University - MN

3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55112

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Designed to prepare students for careers in guiding and serving others, Bethel University offers a Doctor of Ministry in Family Ministries. Students will study topics such as the practice of family ministry and how to engage in interacting with peers and other students.

The cohort program consists of seven course units. Along with these units, students are required to conduct a thesis project and attend two weeklong training sessions at the St. Paul campus. Some of the courses students would take include Foundations of Family Ministries and Frameworks for Family Ministry. Coursework entails a combination of writing, applied exercises, and research.

The Family Ministry program aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to address the challenges and issues that face both the church and the world. Students are provided innovative educational opportunities in order to equip them with the knowledge needed to become a transformational leader.

The curriculum prepares graduates for potential career opportunities such as non-profit directors, denominational executives, mission organization leaders, pastors, and non-governmental organizations leaders. Students will receive education in multiple areas of ministry leadership including how to lead in situations of change and how to effectively communicate with congregations. Interested students can expect the Doctor of Ministry to require dedication and research when fulfilling degree requirements.

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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