Course Design

The MEGST Doctor of Ministry is a professional doctoral program designed for those who are actively involved in vocational ministry. The program prepares ministers to practice ministry effectively and meaningfully through the ongoing integration of theory and practice. The program also trains ministers to acquire and develop mature and effective leadership skills and competencies to manage a church or ministry/organization. It is non-residential program that enables the students to complete a post-graduate course of study in higher education while remaining in full-time ministry.

Course Objectives

The Doctor of Ministry program equips students to achieve the following program learning outcomes. A student will be able to

  • evaluate their own personal, spiritual, and professional development
  • assess and construct biblical ministries in a variety of contemporary contexts
  • conduct professional applied research within their chosen field of study
  • enhance identified ministerial skills such as preaching, leadership, and administration
  • communicate God’s Word effectively through preaching and teaching
  • contribute to the practice of ministry for greater local church and parachurch effectiveness.

Course Requirements

The D.Min. Program requires 24 credit hours of course work plus 12 credit hours for the Dissertation related to the student’s ministry area (a total of 36 credit hours). The whole program will normally require at least three years of study. Each course is six months in length. For the first two years, two courses are taken each semester, requiring a total of four weeks of study at MEGST in each year (one subject a week for two weeks during the semester break and the same for two weeks in summer). Students who have successfully completed course works (24 Credit hours=8 subjects) in two years with an overall grade of at least (B) are eligible to start writing their dissertation. The candidates may start their dissertation proposal defense just before completing their course work. The student should work closely with the Program Director or the assigned professor before defending their proposal. The committee is responsible to find suitable mentors or supervisor for those students who successfully defended their proposal. Students may propose supervisor but the mentor is responsible for securing an external reader/examiner. The final draft of the dissertation should be submitted by last week of November to be examined by the external reader. The dissertation should be between 50000 and 60000 words, excluding contents, bibliography, and appendices.

Tentative Schedule and Courses

No Course Month/Year
1 Final Submission of Application form End of July 2020
2 Personal Interview August 2020
3 Informing Admission Status August 28, 2020
4 Week One: Research and Writing Methods
Week Two: Theology of Work
September 28 – October 9, 2020
5 Week One: Christian Worship
Week Two: Church and Society
March 15-27, 2021
6 Week One: Christian Stewardship (Financial Management)
Week Two: Renewing the Spiritual Leader
October 2021.
7 Week One: Biblical Theology of Ministry
Week Two: Advanced Expository Preaching
March 2022
8 Proposal Defense January 2022
9 Submitting Dissertation (Final Draft) November 2022
10 Graduation February 2023