Bethel University - MN

3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55112

Program Details

Students interested in pursuing leadership roles as disciples and church planters may want to pursue a Doctor of Ministry in Global and Contextual Leadership. Offered through Bethel University, this program educates students for opportunities to serve around the world. Students are taught skills in leadership, discipleship, and evangelism. Throughout the program, individuals will study strategies for producing successful, healthy churches in global contexts.

The Global and Contextual Leadership program educates students for effective cultural ministry. Students will have the potential to work on planning strategies for building new churches, practically display the Christian message through daily example, and how to talk and interact with people of other religious beliefs and backgrounds.

This Doctor of Ministry program is performed as a cohort model. Students receive both hands-on experience and online work. Consisting of seven courses, students may complete the program, on average, in approximately four years. This time frame includes resident meetings taking place twice a year in places such as India, Israel/Palestine, Malaysia, and the St. Paul campus.

Individuals will take a variety of courses covering the foundations needed to fulfill professional roles in ministry. Some of the classes student could expect to take include Global and Contextual Leadership, Change Agency and Diffusion of Innovation, and Global and Urban Ministry. Students are expected to be willing to come out of their comfort zone when bringing the gospel to other cultures.

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

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