CTS Offers Redesigned Doctor of Ministry Program

Fort Wayne, Ind. (CTS)—The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., benefits both the pastor and his congregation through ongoing study and professional development. The challenge for many is finding a way to make time to participate in the program. With that in mind, CTS has redesigned the D.Min. Program to make it more accessible, more practical and more affordable to the busy parish pastor. Specifics on the entire program can be found at ctsfw.edu/DMin.

“I'm excited about the future of the D.Min. Program at CTS. The redesign highlights the strength of the traditional program: a project which gives the pastor freedom to explore a question about his ministry, while contributing to the research base of the wider church,” commented Dr. Gifford Grobien, supervisor of the CTS D.Min. Program. “The excellence in this area is not changing--in fact, it is improving with the freedom students have to choose an area of concentration and begin their research earlier in the process. Course offerings have been carefully modified to reflect these new concentrations.”

The program was approved by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in February and will be available to pastors beginning this fall. Hybrid courses begin online from the pastor’s home or office, continue during an on-campus intensive week of five class days in Fort Wayne, then finish online. Costs have been reduced further by reducing the credit hours to a total of 36 (from 51) and the tuition cost to $350 per credit hour (from $552), the total tuition cost of the D.Min. Program has been drastically slashed from $28,152 to $12,600.

Pastors interested in taking this next step in pastoral growth can contact Dr. Grobien at Gifford.Grobien@ctsfw.edu or 260-452-2143.