Doctor of Ministry

  • 30 credits
  • 3years

The Doctor of Ministry program is designed for church leaders desiring to expand their knowledge and develop their leadership abilities.

The Doctor of Ministry Program aims at reviving, engaging, growing and equipping church leaders to lead with increasing theological depth and leadership intelligence. John Wesley’s priority on Scripture, reason, experience and tradition undergirds the curriculum of our D.Min. program, as well as our commitment to rigorous inquiry, dialogue and application.


Using peer-faculty relationships, our program creates formative spaces where colleagues can discuss and learn from hopes, hurts, questions and dreams that have accumulated along the ministry journey. Our program invites conversations around current events, trends and issues, while also bringing relevant biblical, historical and practical perspectives to bear on the ministry implications.

Program Philosophy

Journeying together within a hospitable group of ministry leaders, students graduate from Asbury’s Doctor of Ministry Program with:

  • Expanded ministry capacities,
  • Increased theological understanding,
  • Enhanced leadership intelligence, and
  • Revitalized minds and hearts.

Program Goals

Asbury’s D.Min. program cultivates sustainable missional capacities among participants within a formative environment characterized by three goals. Upon graduation, D.Min. students shall have a developing ability to:

1. Integrate theoretical and theological concepts into practice.

2. Model sustainable habits that support mission-focused ministry.

3. Exegete ministry contexts as well as Scripture and theological assumptions.

Join Us for a D.Min. eLuncheon

Since not all students can come to campus for a preview, we’re coming to you. Join a member of the Doctor of Ministry Program online each Monday at noon (12:00 p.m.) Eastern Time to learn more about the program.