Learning and Serving Through the D.Min. Program

Dr. Grobien teaches a class for D.Min. students.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Improvements to the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Program at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, continue to bear fruit. The change to a hybrid format of online learning and traditional classroom teaching led to eight pastors earning the degree in 2017, which is more than in any year in recent memory. “Students are able to work effectively on their coursework with minimal interruption to their ministry commitments,” explained the Rev. Dr. Gifford A. Grobien, director of the D.Min. Program. “Having a concrete project in the works from the start allows them to make steady progress. Because of this we’re seeing timely graduations.”

Students in the D.Min. Program can expect courses to last 10 weeks, with one residential week every quarter in which they come to campus to learn. Each course meets for three hours a day during that week, allowing students to take one or two courses and still only attend classes on campus for one week per term. Participation in online assignments includes discussion boards and video lectures, occurring either before or after the residential week.

Concentrations in the D.Min. Program are practical and applicable to the Office of Holy Ministry. Students choose between Pastoral Care and Leadership, Teaching and Preaching, or Mission and Culture. There is no annual deadline as the program has rolling application reviews and enrollment that make it possible for pastors to balance their studies with their ministerial duties.

For more information about the program visit www.ctsfw.edu/D-min. For any additional questions, email DMin@ctsfw.edu or call 260.452.2143. Dr. Grobien will also be available to discuss the program in person at Symposia.