2017 Doctor of Ministry Cohort Info

Oct 27, 2016 | Nicky Story

Leadership in a Changing Context

Discerning Context. Cultivating Community. Joining God.

Across the nation, pastors and church planters are encountering the reality that the church is in the midst of a season of dramatic cultural and religious shifts. These shifts have profound implications for ministry and mission. Led by Dr. Christopher James and Dr. Alan Roxburgh, this Doctor of Ministry Cohort will go on a journey of discerning the unique character of our emerging context, learn what kind of faithful leadership it requires and develop the critical spiritual and missional practices that equip us to join God’s mission in the midst of our communities and neighborhoods.
Program Highlights
  • Community: Cohorts form significant friendships and a network of fellow practioners from across the country.
  • Year Round Interaction: This program combines three annual one-week residencies, with fall and spring online interaction. Participants have access to the faculty members throughout the year as both instructors and mentors. First intensive: May 24-30, 2017
  • Theological Depth: The program guides participants in careful study and biblical reflection on the nature and practical significance of missional ecclesiology.
  • Spiritual Renewal: In addition to being academically rigorous, this journey is a profoundly spiritual one involving shared practices of prayer, immersion in Scripture, and discovering God in everyday life.
  • Practically-oriented: Participants work closely with their congregation, ministry, and local community throughout, culminating in a doctoral project that serves to equip the people of God for faithful ministry in your local context.
  • Faithful Guides: Unlike many D.min programs composed of various seminars and instructors, our cohort faculty—who are themselves scholar- practioners committed to following Jesus in their own ministry contexts — will see you through the program from start to finish. 
Cohort Faculty
  • Dr. Christopher B. James | Assistant Professor of Evangelism and Missional Christianity at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Author of the forthcoming book with Oxford University Press, New Churches in the None Zone, based on his research among church plants in Seattle,WA | www.chrisbjames.com | @chrisbjames
  • Dr. Alan J. Roxburgh | Founder and Consultant at The Missional Network, Author of numerous books including Missional Map-making, Introducing the Missional Church (with Scott Boren), Missional Leadership (with Scott Romanuk), Missional: Joining God in the Neighborhood, and, most recently, Structured for Mission and Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World: The New Shape of the Church in Our Time | @alanjroxburgh

For more information please contact Dr. Tim Slemmons (tslemmons@dbq.edu) or go to our DMin program page.