PhD Ministry Leadership and Management

PhD Ministry Leadership and Management
Starts from: May 12, 2023
Campus Location

879 W 190th St Suite 400,Gardena,CA,United States

Course Feature
  • Course Code LEAD-PhD
  • Duration 2 Years
  • Course Type Post Graduate
  • Campus Main Campus
  • Min Qualification MA (Postgraduate)
Class Description

Course Title: Doctor of Ministry Leadership and Management

Course Overview:

The Doctor of Ministry Leadership and Management is an advanced degree program that prepares experienced ministry professionals for leadership roles in complex and dynamic ministry contexts. This rigorous course combines advanced theological study with cutting-edge leadership theories, research methodologies, and strategic management practices. It aims to cultivate visionary leaders who can navigate the challenges of contemporary ministry, drive organizational transformation, and make significant contributions to the field of ministry leadership.

Course Objectives:

1. Advanced Theological Engagement:
– Engage in advanced theological exploration, integrating theological perspectives with leadership and management theories.
– Analyze the relationship between theology, biblical studies, and contemporary ministry practices.
– Apply theological insights to address complex social, cultural, and ethical challenges in ministry leadership.

2. Leadership Theory and Development:
– Explore advanced theories of leadership and their relevance to ministry contexts.
– Develop a deep understanding of leadership development models and practices.
– Cultivate personal leadership capabilities and refine leadership styles through self-reflection and mentorship.

3. Strategic Management and Organizational Theory:
– Study advanced strategic management theories and practices applicable to ministry organizations.
– Analyze and evaluate organizational structures, systems, and processes.
– Develop strategies for leading organizational change, innovation, and sustainable growth.

4. Research Methodologies for Ministry Leadership:
– Develop advanced research skills and methodologies for studying ministry leadership and management.
– Apply qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate ministry challenges and solutions.
– Conduct original research in a specialized area of ministry leadership, contributing to the scholarly field.

5. Ethical Leadership and Social Justice:
– Explore ethical frameworks for decision-making and accountability in ministry leadership.
– Investigate issues of social justice and equity within ministry contexts.
– Develop strategies for promoting justice, reconciliation, and inclusivity within religious organizations.

6. Global Perspectives and Intercultural Competence:
– Gain global perspectives on ministry leadership and management through comparative studies.
– Analyze the impact of culture, context, and globalization on ministry practices.
– Develop intercultural competence for effective leadership and engagement in diverse ministry settings.

7. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Ministry:
– Explore innovative approaches to ministry leadership, including entrepreneurship and social enterprise.
– Foster creativity and innovation within ministry organizations.
– Develop skills for identifying and seizing opportunities for ministry growth and impact.

8. Dissertation and Scholarly Contribution:
– Undertake an in-depth research project and produce a doctoral dissertation.
– Contribute to the scholarly field of ministry leadership and management through original research findings.
– Present and defend the dissertation before a faculty committee.

Course Duration and Format:

The Doctor of Ministry Leadership and Management course is designed as a three to four-year program, depending on the student’s pace and research progress. The course may combine intensive seminars, online coursework, research retreats, and individualized mentorship. Students will be encouraged to engage in research conferences, publish scholarly articles, and collaborate with faculty and peers to enrich their learning experience.

Assessment Methods:

Assessment methods for the Doctor of Ministry Leadership and Management course may include comprehensive exams, research proposals, research papers, and the completion and defense of a doctoral dissertation. Students will be assessed on their ability to apply advanced leadership and management theories, conduct original research, think critically, and contribute to the advancement of ministry leadership scholarship.

The Doctor of Ministry Leadership and Management program at The Shepherd’s House Christian University provides experienced ministry professionals with a transformative learning experience. By integrating theological insights, advanced leadership theories, research methodologies, and strategic management practices, this program equips students to become influential leaders, innovative change agents, and scholars in the field of ministry leadership. Graduates will be prepared to make significant contributions to the ministry profession and address the complex challenges

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