Doctor of Ministry in Contextual Leadership
Eastern University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Ministry in Contextual Leadership degree program is designed for professional church and parachurch leaders.  The curriculum nourishes the connection between healthy spiritual life and sustained vitality in ministry.  The program guides the development of skills for discerning, implementing, and assessing contextually relevant ministry within a global framework and prepares students for the holistic renewal of communities.  Students will examine the connections between local and global realities, assess communities, and conceptualize ministries that promote neighborhood and community health.  You will learn about the nature and mission of the church while deepening your knowledge, skills, and personal relationship with God. 

There are three tracks available for students to choose from:

  • Religion and Public Policy
  • Personal and Spiritual Transformation
  • Prophetic Preaching and Teaching


  • MDiv or equivalent
  • Definable context for ministry
  • Three years of post-MDiv ministry-related experience
  • Four recommendations
  • Three essays
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume/CV

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education