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Pursue a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership and Renewal degree at Regent University.

D.Min. – Christian Leadership & Renewal

Lead. Mentor. Impact.

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) – Christian Leadership & Renewal program, offered completely online, is a professional and terminal degree that emphasizes senior-level leadership tools and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. The concentration focuses on the nuts and bolts of effective Christian leadership and addresses some of the advanced skills and complex issues faced by ministry leaders. Engage in a tailor-made online D.Min. program that leverages high-impact education and maximum practical application in a multidenominational, ethnically diverse setting.

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Enhance Your Leadership Skills

Explore tools for gaining leadership confidence so that your church and team grow into mature, wise leaders.

Unlock Your Mentorship Potential

Understand how to build the leaders around you as you examine how God builds a person into a leader.

Advance Your Knowledge

Gain biblical insights that help you dissect leadership elements, emergence theory, and change dynamics.

Access Faculty Expertise

Be mentored by a renowned faculty of scholars and practitioners that also teaches on campus in Virginia Beach.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) at Regent University is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) who fully approves the online D.Min. program.

On completing the D.Min. in Christian Leadership & Renewal, you will be able to:

  • Catalyze change through advanced ministry administration, including casting vision, strategic planning and managing multi-phased projects.
  • Apply your knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research to gain an insight into various aspects of ministry.
  • Employ advanced leadership skills in the context of spiritual renewal, ministerial development, and transformation in ministry.
  • Customize your missional and church planting strategies based on demographic and cultural contexts.

Career Opportunities

  • Executive Pastoral Leadership
  • Church Leadership Development
  • Seminary Professor of Pastoral Ministry
  • Ministry Consultant
  • Executive Parachurch Leadership
8.2%
Employment increase for clergy, 2016-26

Skill-enhancement course equips to catalyze change: casting vision; conducting strategic planning; managing multi-phased projects and processes. Trains to use interactive systems supporting ministry strategic planning and management. Equips students with leadership skills to mobilize and manage volunteer and staff resources: recruiting, assimilating, supervising, growing, retaining. Prerequisite: PMIN 700 (or concurrent).

Spiritual formation processes in the context of leadership and renewal are studied and practiced to effect personal and vocational growth. Includes an experiential approach to leading formation and renewal in one’s ministerial context. Prerequisite: PMIN 700 (or concurrent).

Analysis of historical and contemporary church planting models and case studies from various traditions, demographic settings and cultural contexts. Development of a particular strategy in consultation with active church planting efforts across the country.

Holistic approach to health and wellness in ministry. Emphasizes an integrated approach to spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and professional health in the minister’s personal life and ministry setting as a means to long term service and increased fruitfulness in ministry.

Deepening level of influence and unlocking leadership potential and understanding how God builds a person into a leader with God-given leadership identity. God’s work in building character and skill; developing strategic leadership skills, and habits becoming a passionate equipper of other leaders.
Renewal and transformation in the minister’s personal life and ministry context. Builds on case studies and historical accounts of the renewing power of the Holy Spirit. Explores personal renewal as a foundation for leading renewal in ministry settings with a view toward application.

2020-21 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

International Applicants

International student applicants should allow at least 4-6 weeks for an admission decision to be made once all required documents have been submitted to the appropriate offices and the applicant has followed all processes and procedures required for an admission decision.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for acceptance into the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program at the School of Divinity, an applicant must have completed either of the following:

  1. Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree (or equivalent theological master’s degree of at least 72 credit hours) from a regionally accredited, post-secondary institution or an institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  2. M.Div. equivalency of 72 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, with at least 48 credit hours being graduate-level seminary credits.

In addition, applicants to the Doctor of Ministry program should have:

  • high intellectual achievement and scholarship as evidenced by college transcripts and the applicant’s writing sample
  • spiritual maturity, integrity of character and willingness to grow as a leader
  • personal goals consistent with the mission of Regent University
  • a positive recommendation from a clergy member
  • understand and accept the Statement of Faith

Doctor of Ministry Application Process (D.Min.)

1. Submit Your Application
Complete the School of Divinity Application for Admission.

2. Submit a Clergy Recommendation
Request the Clergy Recommendation Form. It can be completed online or through the mail by your current pastor or ministry leader.

3. Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire
Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests, and provide thoughtful and thorough responses. This will give us a better opportunity to get to know you and see how your objectives align with our programs. Once completed, the questionnaire will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you to help complete the rest of your application. Access the Admissions Questionnaire.

4. Ministerial Resume
Submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae that highlights your senior-level ministry and leadership experience, detailing your current place of ministry where you desire to complete your ministry project. Please email it to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: DIV Doctoral Application Pieces.

5. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcripts from U.S.-based schools, which indicate successful completion of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Transcript Request team by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: DIV Doctoral Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institutions, which indicate successful completion of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. We will notify you if your previous institutions will not release transcripts directly to us.

6. Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

7. Pay Your $50 Application Fee
Your application will be fully processed once we have received your nonrefundable application fee. Mail a check payable to “Regent University” to Enrollment Support Services (see address below).

8. Mail official transcripts to the following address:
Regent University
Enrollment Support Services
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464 USA
Phone: 757.352.4127 | Fax: 757.352.4381

After all application materials are received, the comp
leted application will be reviewed by the Divinity admissions committee. When decisions are made, you will receive written notification. Financial aid and housing requests are reviewed after decisions have been announced in writing.

If you have questions about the School of Divinity’s admission process, our programs or to verify that we have received your application materials, please contact us.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent and cannot be returned.

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$5006$3,00048$24,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5006$3,00072$36,000
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5006$3,00048$24,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6503$1,95024$15,600
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6503$1,95036$23,400
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6503$1,95060$39,000

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$5009$4,50048$24,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5009$4,45572$35,640
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5009$4,50048$24,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6506$3,90024$15,600
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6506$3,90036$23,400
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6506$3,90060$39,000

Part TIme

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$5006$3,00048$24,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5006$3,00072$36,000
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5006$3,00048$24,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6503$1,95024$15,600
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6503$1,95036$23,400
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6503$1,95060$39,000

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$5009$4,50048$24,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5009$4,45572$35,640
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5009$4,50048$24,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6506$3,90024$15,600
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6506$3,90036$23,400
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6506$3,90060$39,000

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

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Phillip Wyman, 2016

“"When I think of Regent University, I think of destiny. Regent has been such an integral part of my, one, knowing my destiny, two, being formed and shaped to fulfill my destiny, and then, three, thrusting me into that next step."”

Kevin Turpin, M.A. in Practical Theology, 2001 Senior Assistant Pastor & President, Founder of Life Enrichment Center; Senior Associate Pastor, New Life Church

“The online and on-campus experiences were different, but both very rewarding. The way they designed online learning really felt like a live classroom environment — still very informative and relational, even with people from around the world there.”

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“All the professors at Regent are truly gracious and willing to talk to you and help you — even if it's not class-related. They treat their job like it's their calling. Through them, I learned to care for people like a pastor would.”

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