The Transformational Leadership for the Global City Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is a ministry degree program designed to enhance the leadership skills of individuals engaged in Christian ministry. The degree program is appropriate for pastors, parachurch leaders, urban ministry leaders, educators, and mission leaders.
BGU's DMin program is unique in many ways. We are not recruiting lone rangers into this program, but ministry leaders from institutions. We ask every student to write every assignment, including the Dissertation, in ways that benefit their sending institution. Once the student has completed his/her degree both the institution and the student will have been strengthened.
The Dmin is distinct from the PhD or ThD in that its primary focus is on implementing and strengthening effective arenas. BGU follows the medical model of preparing doctors for surgery in the operating room. At BGU the cities are the labs, and practitioners are professors. Although the DMin is not designed as simply a research degree, in recent years many seminary educators have chosen the DMin degree to enhance their ability to provide training relevant to practical issues in Christian ministry.