New – Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care Research Literacy
Designed for clinical pastoral educators, board certified chaplains, and those seeking professional chaplaincy vocations, core courses in this track provide a framework for evaluating existing research, understanding methods of data collection, quality, and usage, and theological reflection on the history and politics of research. Download complete information here (PDF).
Contextually Oriented Emphasis
If you are seeking to lead in particular ministry contexts, this emphasis provides skills for critical reflection on ministry based upon recent research on emotional intelligence, social analysis intelligence, and theological intelligence. Download information here (PDF).
Pastoral Care and Counseling Track
You might select this track if you currently are serving or wish to serve as a chaplain, pastoral care specialist, pastoral counselor, or pastor with a special emphasis on care and counseling. Download emphasis information here (PDF).
The Pastor as Spiritual Leader Concentration
If you seek to lead congregations and organizations from a posture oriented toward the dynamics of Christian spirituality and spiritual formation, this cohort-based concentration may be appropriate. It is offered jointly by the D.Min. program and the Program in Christian Spirituality. Download concentration information here. (PDF)
Executive Leadership Concentration
This concentration is especially useful if your role includes executive roles and responsibilities. It is appropriate for those such as senior pastors, denominational and judicatory staff, and community agency executive directors. You may take it in conjunction with the Diploma in Executive Leadership program.
Check the Summer Seminars course schedule to find out about offerings in this concentration.