The D.Min. Thesis & Project Research Colloquium provides D. Min students with a basic introduction and orientation to the tasks and requirements of the D. Min project.
The course will review the necessary tasks of research, writing, presentation, documentation and bibliographic forms that the research project will require.
Contexts of Ministry is an introductory course to the Doctor of Ministry program. The course is designed to help students (i) reflect on their own vocation and the context of their ministries (ii) attend to the role of research, reading, writing, and teaching for their own continuing education and vocational goals (iii) engage sacred texts, theological or ethical constructs, social and cultural contexts to explore ministry in the local community and the world.
This course explores the contributions of spiritual discernment processes, contemplative practice, and compassionate relationality to organizational leadership. Topics will include grounded and generative approaches to strategic visioning, decision-making, conflict transformation, team-building, and creating organizational cultures that promote compassion, dignity, empowerment, effectiveness, and personal and social renewal.
This hybrid course for the Doctor of Ministry Program in Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice and Strategic Leadership, will teach contemplative, relational, and socially engaged spiritual practices that cultivate the interpersonal skills necessary for wise, effective, and compassionate leadership in communities, interreligious contexts, organizations and the world.