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Course Requirements
(for General D.Min. Track)

Core Courses20 units
GDMN 704
Research and Design
4
GDMN 710
Christian Spirituality
4
GDMN 720
Theology for Spiritual Formation
4
GDMN 730
Church Renewal
4
GDMN 740
Spiritual Leadership
4
Electives12 units
Select 12 units from the following:
GDMN 750
Civic Spirituality
4
GDMN 760
Christian Spirituality and Modern Technology
4
GDMN 762
Spiritual Practices in the Church
4
GDMN 764
History and Theology of Worship
4
GDMN 766
Empowering the Laity
4
GDMN 768
Urban Immersion
4
GDMN 770
Church Growth and Church Planting
4
GDMN 772
Contemplative Spirituality
4
GDMN 782
Scripture: Its Spirituality and Proclamation
4
GDMN 799
Readings in Doctoral Ministry
1–4
Project4 units
GDMN 790
Ministry Project*
4
Total for the D.Min.36 units

*Students who do not complete their D.Min. project during the semester they are enrolled in GDMN 790 must enroll for subsequent semesters in GDMN 792.

Course Requirements
(for Spiritual Formation Track)

Core Courses20 units
GDMN 704
Research and Design
4
GDMN 710
Christian Spirituality
4
GDMN 720
Theology for Spiritual Formation
4
GDMN 730
Church Renewal
4
GDMN 740
Spiritual Leadership
4
Electives12 units
GDMN 752
Christian Spiritual Formation I*
3
GDMN 754
Christian Spiritual Formation II*
3
GDMN 756
Christian Spiritual Formation III*
3
GDMN 758
Christian Spiritual Formation IV*
3
Project4 units
GDMN 790
Ministry Project**
4
Total for the D.Min.36 units

*This course is offered at the Renovaré Institute; registration for three credit hours at Azusa Pacific University must be made before starting the course. In order to earn credit, students must be accepted into the Doctor of Ministry program before registering for any Renovaré course. Upon satisfactorily completing all course requirements as set forth by the Doctor of Ministry director, the student will receive 3 units credit in the spiritual formation emphasis in the Doctor of Ministry degree.

**Students who do not complete their D.Min. project during the semester they are enrolled in GDMN 790 must enroll for subsequent semesters in GDMN 792.

Course Requirements
(for D.Min. Transformational Servant Leadership
Emphasis Track)

CoursesUnits
First semester
GDMN 704
Research and Design
4
GDMN 740
Spiritual Leadership
4
Second semester
GDMN 710
Christian Spirituality
4
GDMN 720
Theology for Spiritual Formation
4
Third semester
GDMN 730
Church Renewal
4
GDMN 762
Spiritual Practices in the Church
4
Fourth semester
GDMN 782
Scripture: Its Spirituality and Proclamation
4
GDMN 797
Seminar in Ministry
4
Fifth semester
GDMN 790
Ministry Project*
4
Total for the D.Min.36 units

*Students who do not complete their D.Min. project during the semester they are enrolled in GDMN 790 must enroll for subsequent semesters in GDMN 792.

Course Requirements
(for D.Min. Missional Church Leadership
Cohort Track)

CoursesUnits
First semester
GDMN 791
Leading in Context
4
Second semester
GDMN 704
Research and Design
4
GDMN 740
Spiritual Leadership
4
Third semester
GDMN 720
Theology for Spiritual Formation
4
GDMN 793
Ecclesiology for Missio Dei
4
Fourth semester
GDMN 762
Spiritual Practices in the Church
4
Fifth semester
GDMN 794
Missiology in Local Contexts
4
GDMN 795
Engaging Missionally
4
Sixth semester
GDMN 790
Ministry Project*
4
Total for the D.Min.36 units

*Students who do not complete their D.Min. project during the semester they are enrolled in GDMN 790 must enroll for subsequent semesters in GDMN 792.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.