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The Doctor of Ministry program requires completion of 36 units of coursework. There are four track offerings in the D.Min: The General D.Min., Missional Church Leadership Cohort, and Transformational Servant Leadership Emphasis tracks include eight 4-unit courses and one 4-unit writing project, and the Spiritual Formation track includes five 4-unit courses, four 3-unit courses, and the 4-unit writing project.

General D.Min. Track
Core Courses20 units
Research and Design4
Christian Spirituality4
Theology for Spiritual Formation4
Church Renewal4
Spiritual Leadership4
Electives12 units
Select 12 units from the following:
Civic Spirituality4
Christian Spirituality and Modern Technology4
Spiritual Practices in the Church4
History and Theology of Worship4
Empowering the Laity4
Urban Immersion4
Church Growth and Church Planting4
Contemplative Spirituality4
Scripture: Its Spirituality and Proclamation4
Readings in Doctoral Ministry1–4
Project4 units
Ministry Project*4
*Students who do not complete their D.Min. project during the semester they are enrolled in Ministry Project must enroll for subsequent semesters in Project Continuation.
Total for the D.Min.36 units
Missional Church Leadership Cohort Track
First semester
Leading in Context4
Second semester
Research and Design4
Spiritual Leadership4
Third semester
Theology for Spiritual Formation4
Ecclesiology for Missio Dei4
Fourth semester
Spiritual Practices in the Church4
Fifth semester
Missiology in Local Contexts4
Engaging Missionally4
Sixth semester
Ministry Project*4
*Students who do not complete their D.Min. project during the semester they are enrolled in Ministry Project must enroll for subsequent semesters in Project Continuation.
Total for the D.Min.36 units
Spiritual Formation Track
Core Courses20 units
Research and Design4
Christian Spirituality4
Theology for Spiritual Formation4
Church Renewal4
Spiritual Leadership4
Electives12 units
Christian Spiritual Formation I*3
Christian Spiritual Formation II*3
Christian Spiritual Formation III*3
Christian Spiritual Formation IV*3
*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.
Project4 units
Ministry Project**4
**Students who do not complete their D.Min. project during the semester they are enrolled in Ministry Project must enroll for subsequent semesters in Project Continuation.
Total for the D.Min.36 units
Transformational Servant Leadership Emphasis Track*
First semester
Research and Design4
Spiritual Leadership4
Second semester
Christian Spirituality4
Theology for Spiritual Formation4
Third semester
Church Renewal4
Spiritual Practices in the Church4
Fourth semester
Scripture: Its Spirituality and Proclamation4
Seminar in Ministry4
Fifth semester
Ministry Project**4
*For this track, 51% of coursework will be conducted at the Azusa Campus, and 49% at the San Diego Regional Center.
**Students who do not complete their D.Min. project during the semester they are enrolled in Ministry Project must enroll for subsequent semesters in Project Continuation.
Total for the D.Min.36 units
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.