Bethel University - MN

3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55112

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Bethel University offers a Doctor of Ministry in Missional Effectiveness to students interested in working in Christian organizations, typically with areas such as church growth or missions trips. The goal of these leaders is to seek ways to spread God’s word through religious organizations and the surrounding community, and sometimes globally. This program involves teaching students to become successful missional leaders in Christian settings. Students who enroll in this program will be a part of a cohort model, which means they will complete the program with the same 10-15 people with whom they began. Bethel promotes this cohort model so students may interact and become familiar with their peers, in order to benefit the learning process. This program may be beneficial to church planters, parachurch leaders, and non-profit Christian leaders, among others.

While in this program, students will take lessons in biblical foundations, missional models, missional leadership, and contemporary scholarships. As graduates will be applying knowledge gained in this program to their future careers, understanding the program goals is essential. Some of these aims include influencing through missional contextualization, leading missional organizations, and establishing spiritual and personal basis for effective ministry. Some sample courses involved in this particular program include Intro to Missional Ministry, Missional Contextualization, and Leading Missional Organization. Students will participate in a total of seven units, and will complete a thesis over the course of four years. Travel to St. Paul in Minnesota, San Diego in California, or Austin, Texas may be required for a week-long resident intensive during the spring and fall.

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

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