D.Min. – Ministry Leadership Coaching

#13 largest divinity program in the nation/world among ATS-accredited seminaries

Among the nation's first ATS-approved online D.Min. programs

2,200+ alumni serving in 47 states, DC and 42 nations

Coach the Next Generation of Leaders

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) – Ministry Leadership Coaching is a professional, terminal degree that emphasizes senior-level leadership tools and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. Taught from a Christian Renewal perspective, the Ministry Leadership Coaching concentration will prepare you to select and train other leaders for ministry. Our D.Min. program is among the first in the nation to receive approval by the ATS to be offered completely online with no residency requirement. It is also available online with some required residency in Virginia Beach as a modular program.

Advance Your Leadership Coaching Career

Learn foundational coaching for healthy relationships, life focus, and a variety of leadership training needs.

Increase Effectiveness with the Latest Research

Examine current research on emotional and relational competence, and their impact on leadership effectiveness.

Be Mentored by Leaders

Interact with coaching leaders who integrate human psychology and business elements into coaching for increased effectiveness.

Invest in High-Impact Education

Engage in a program that leverages maximum practical application in a multidenominational, ethnically diverse setting.

In June 2016, the ATS Board of Commissioners approved a three-year experimental online Doctor of Ministry program, permitting online instruction to fulfill residency requirements.

Modular | Online D.Min. Program

8-week Course Sessions

Scholarships Available


Modular | Online

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 36

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Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the D.Min. in Ministry Leadership Coaching, you will be able to:

  • Integrate transformational coaching values and skills into ministry training strategies.
  • Employ leadership development system tools to multiply effective leaders.
  • Apply your knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research to gain an insight into various aspects of ministry.
  • Apply advanced leadership skills in the context of spiritual renewal and organizational management.

Career Opportunities

  • Consultants
  • Coaches
  • Marketplace Leaders
  • Parachurch Executives
  • In other ministry settings

8.2% Employment increase for clergy, 2016-26. - Bureau of Labor Statistics

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2018-2019 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to 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.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 27

Session M

Wednesday, September 12

Monday, September 24

Session B

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 29

Session C

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, January 14

Session T

Wednesday, January 30

Monday, February 11

Session D

Wednesday, March 6

Monday, March 18

Session E

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 13

Session F

Wednesday, June 12

Monday, June 24

 

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 an ATS accredited, graduate institution.
  2. M.Div. equivalency of 72 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, with at least 48 credit hours being graduate-level theological studies courses.

Note: Applicants from non-ATS accredited schools will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

  • a cumulative master's degree GPA of at least 3.0
  • current activity in a church or parachurch ministry context
  • a minimum of 3 years of significant ministry experience; experience must be gained following the completion of 72 credit hours of graduate coursework
  • 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 enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you to help complete the rest of your application. Access the Admissions Questionnaire.

4. Resume
Submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae that highlights your senior-level ministry and leadership experience. 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 transcripts@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. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email 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 non-refundable application fee. Mail a check payable to "Regent University" to Enrollment Support Services (see address below), or submit your payment online over a secure server.

8. Mail all documents that are completed offline 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 completed 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.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) $650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students) $700
University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

This program is offered through an online cohort model with semester residencies. Students may begin their program in August, October, January, March, May, or June and complete courses with their cohort. Students attend an on-campus seminar of 1 to 1.5 weeks for each core course, while completing substantial pre- and post-session assignments at home.

Please note: Students may also complete this program entirely online with no residency. In June 2016, the ATS Board of Commissioners approved a three-year experimental online Doctor of Ministry program, permitting online instruction to fulfill residency requirements.

D.Min. – Ministry Leadership Coaching