Programs of Study 121
2012-2013 Academic Catalog
B. Beeson International Leader
The Beeson International Leaders track is a four-year Doctor of Ministry degree designed for emerging leaders outside of the United States. A parallel to the Beeson Pastor Non-residential track, this option is for leaders who show particular ability and promise in preaching, leadership and spiritual formation. It is designed to enhance the skills and insight in the area of advanced church leadership, preaching and spiritual formation. Those selected for the program will participate in an annual, six-week residency for study on the Kentucky Campus. (Applications are welcomed and considered based on available funding.)
Degree program requirements (33 credit hours) DM801 DM802 DM880 DM881 DM883 DM885 DM888 DM889 DM891 DM892 DM893 DM894
Theology of Ministry Biblical Interpretation for the Church and the World Spirituality of Leaders Advanced Church Leadership International Church Leadership Anthropology for the Global Church Biblical Preaching in the Global Context International Preaching Seminar Ministry Research Design and Methods Ministry Research Reporting Ministry Research Proposal (registered following a successful proposal hearing) Ministry Research Defense (registered following a successful defense hearing)
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Professional development New D.Min. participants will undergo extensive personal and professional assessment prior to orientation at the beginning of their course work. The mission of the Doctor of Ministry program is to equip God-called, Christ-centered, Spirit-energized servant leaders to fulfill Christ’s great commission. The vision is to renew Christ’s church globally through its leaders by providing catalytic learning and transforming experiences. These learnings and experiences during the program will increase the participants’ ministry capacity, strengthen the sense of alignment with God’s call, and fuel fresh spiritual passion. Through the multiple interactions with professors and peers, the participants build relationships and gain content that substantially adds value to their ministry. One of the design facets of the Doctor of Ministry program is the professional development component. Beyond academic stretching, the D.Min. program begins with professional development assessment and coaching. What is God’s unique claim on the participant’s life? How will the participant integrate the learning with every domain of experience– family, devotional life, social and emotional growth, and impact in the community? The participant will design a rule of life for his or her personal and professional development.
Admission requirements and procedures Application for admission must be made on the Admissions Office form at asburyseminary.edu. 1. Accredited baccalaureate degree; accredited Master of Divinity degree, or its educational equivalent (75 credit hours with 30 credit hours in Bible, Theology, and Church History, including at least one completed master’s degree). Accreditation is required by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or holding membership in the Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada. 2. Three years of full-time ministry experience subsequent to the master’s degree. 3. Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools attended sent directly by each institution to the Asbury Seminary Admissions Office.
The Academic Catalog of Asbury Theological Seminary 2012-2013