Costs Down and Enrollment Up for CTSFW D.Min. Program
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Program at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, continues to see steady growth as pastors from all over the world take advantage of the program designed specifically for pastors currently serving congregations. “The program benefits pastors and congregations by leading the pastor through a doctoral level project which teaches him to deepen his practice of ministry and strengthens his congregation for the long run,” explained the Rev. Dr. Gifford A. Grobien, director of the D. Min. Program at CTSFW.
Completion rates are reflecting the increased enrollment rates with eight men completing the program in May 2017. “The jump in graduations reflects the success of the redesign of the program in 2013. With low tuition, reduced time away from the congregation, and increased attention on a project practical for the ministry, pastors are able to focus on the program requirements and complete them in a timely manner,” commented Grobien.
The D.Min. Program is practical in offering three concentrations from which to choose: Pastoral Care, Preaching and Teaching or Mission and Culture; each designed to give pastors the tools and skills to care for God’s people effectively in the real world.