Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program is intended for persons who are actively engaged in full-time Christian ministry. It is advanced seminary work beyond the M.Div. degree. The main purpose is to enhance the participant’s personal growth towards maturity and professional competence in the practice of ministry. The D.Min. program is committed to maintaining high academic standards and to building ministry on a solid biblical and theological foundation. The APTS D.Min. program focuses on Pentecostal/Charismatic ministries. It deals with the issues facing Pentecostal/Charismatic ministries in Asia today. Its three-year program consists of two years of course work (in modules) and a one-year research writing project while continuing with one’s full-time ministry. Participants need to come to the Baguio campus twice (four weeks each) a year for two years to complete their course work, and for at least six weeks during the research writing year. The D.Min. program requires a total of 30 credit hours: five core courses, three electives, a final research project and a comprehensive exam. The maximum time for completing the program is five years.

Admission Requirements

Course Description

Core CoursesCredits
DMN 811 Pentecostal Spirituality and Ministry3
DMN 822 Contemporary Asian Pentecostal/Charismatic Issues3
DMN 855 Leadership in the 21st Century3
DMN 877 Contemporary Trends & Issues in Pentecostal Missions3
DMN 888 Research Project Seminar3
Ministerial Studies (Select 3 Courses)Credits
DMN 814 Issues in Church Planting and Development3
DMN 817 Ministry and Money: Developing Stewards and Raising Fund3
DMN 818 Ethics and Leadership & Ministry Practice3
DMN 825 Pentecostal Ministry in Animistic Contexts3
DMN 833 Advanced Pentecostal/Charismatic Preaching3
DMN 844 Pastoral Care and Counseling3
DMN 867 Educational and Discipleship Ministries of the Church3
DMN 870 Technology in Communication3
DMN 871 College Teaching3
Intercultural Studies CoreCredits
MCE (MIS) 527 Intercultural Education3
MCC (MIS) 580 Cross-Cultural Communications3
Research ProjectCredits
DMN 899 Research Project6