Doctor of Ministry

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Program Overview

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is a 28-unit degree that offers opportunities for spiritual development as well as for growth in knowledge and pastoral competency. The D.Min. program concludes with a professional project that is designed to benefit the student’s own ministry and contribute to broader religious communities. Claremont School of Theology has three avenues for pursuing the D.Min. degree.

Students who enroll in the Mentoring D.Min. program participate in the semester schedule at CST taking face-to-face, online, hybrid, or intensive classes during the regular academic year. Students are empowered to follow their particular academic and ministerial interests under the personalized guidance of a faculty mentor. Learn more.
The Doctor of Ministry in Practical Theology of Conflict, Healing and Transformation in Korean Contexts Program is specifically designed for Korean and Korean American religious professionals who work in Korean or other intercultural contexts. Courses are taught by faculty from CST and other Korean and Korean-American scholars from other theological schools. This program arises from the contemporary Korean and other intercultural ministry contexts in which rapid social changes result in many forms of individual, familial, congregational, and social conflicts. Instruction is in Korean. Learn more.
The new Hybrid/Online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice, and Strategic Leadership Program is designed for clergy and other spiritual leaders of any tradition, including leaders in transition. Students are expected to take one multi-day, in-person intensive a year and may take up to half of the degree online.  Learn More.

Anna Crews Camphouse, M.Div. ’04 and D.Min. ’09,

serves as Lead Pastor of the Auburn Wesley Cooperative Parish and is on staff at Auburn Wesley Foundation, the largest Wesley Foundation in the country, in Auburn, Alabama.

She says, “Working with Auburn University and its students and faculty has been particularly inspiring. One of my students wrote a Bible study from a series I led on Jesus and women in the Bible that was published in the New York Times, I pastored and mentored a young man who is now the President of the American College Democrats, and I was invited to help with the creation of a group that works to build the beloved community and support the increase of love, hope, and justice here in Auburn.”

Anna actually works with about two dozen community organizations to help change the narrative in east Alabama — especially related to poverty and health. She describes her work as a calling that exercises not only her M.Div. skills in theology and her D.Min. in Pastoral Care and Counseling but also her undergraduate skills as a Registered Nurse.

Beyond Auburn, Anna has co-labored with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, has given an invocation with the Poor People’s Campaign at the U.S. Capitol Building, has advocated for DACA recipients to Alabama legislators in Washington, D.C., has preached a Baccalaureate service for high school students at Tuskegee University, and has co-led book studies at Tuskegee Wesley Foundation.

She says, “I have connected deeply with Tuskegee University – working hard to empower those who have historically been disempowered and working towards healing and restoration. At CST, my cross-cultural competencies were strengthened, and thanks to the grace-filled space of learning created there, I am unafraid to re-engage with my native Alabama culture. I will be forever grateful for what I learned at CST.”

D.Min. Mentoring Doctor of Ministry Curriculum

TIS4003Contexts of Ministry (2 week Summer intensive)
TIS4005D.Min. Thesis & Project Research Colloquium (January – 2 weeks)
TDI4098Professional Project

D.Min. in Practical Theology of Conflict, Healing, and Transformation in Korean Contexts Curriculum

Six courses are required for completion of coursework. Each session offers two courses offered on campus (in May/June) or in Korea (in January). The following course offerings may be revised based on institutional needs.

The D.Min. Program begins with a required one-day Orientation in May or January.

Core Courses – 8 units  
K435Research Methods & Project Seminar in Practical Theology4 units
TDI4098Professional Project4 units
Elective Courses
16 units
(from the following courses) 
K320/420A Practical Theological Approach to Conflict and Reconciliation4 units
K321/421A Crosscultural and Theological Approach to Healing, Reconciliation and Transformation4 units
K422Gender Related Conflicts, Healing and Transformation in the Korean Church4 units
K423Interpreting Conflict, Healing and Reconciliation in the New Testament4 units
K424Healing and Transformation through Preaching and Worship4 units
K425Healing Relationships in Conflict: Marital Education and Therapy4 units
K431Group Dynamics and Small Group Care and Counseling toward Healing4 units
K434Interpreting Conflict, Healing and Reconciliation in the Old Testament4 units
K436Liberating Spiritual Formation Toward Wholeness and Reconciliation4 units
K437Conflict, Healing and Transformation in the Postcolonial World4 units
K438Transforming Self and Educational Ministry in the Multicultural World4 units
k439Conflict, Healing and Reconciliation in Family Therapy4 units

D.Min.  Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice and Strategic Leadership (Hybrid/Online)

TSF4046Spiritual Renewal for Engaged Compassion (January)
TSF4043Discernment-Based Strategic Leadership (January)
TSF4047Contemplative Practice and Conflict Transformation (January)