DMin :: Organic Leadership Development

This cohort will focus on organic discipleship and leadership development through the ongoing integration of three core paradigms:

  • Contextually and Culturally informed
  • Biblically and Theologically based
  • Developmental and Lifelong in its approach

Apply to join this cohort by May 10, 2015!

*A limited number of competitive spaces will be reserved for students pursuing a non-degree Advanced Diploma of Ministry Leadership (ADML). For more information on the ADML experience for this cohort, visit the ADML webpage or contact our office.

Overview

Through the cohort, participants will

  • Demonstrate clarity and understanding in the three core paradigms of the cohort (Contextual Formation, Lifelong Development and Biblical Formation)
  • Creation of a development-discipleship pathway and its application to learner’s unique contextual setting.
  • Integration of core paradigms and learning to the building of an organic, leadership development environment.
  • Demonstrate core skills in the mentoring and coaching of leaders and their development.
  • Diffusion of learning and innovation into the strategy of implementation, taking the organic leadership paradigm and applying it to the local church setting and/or missional ministry context.

OrgLeadWebYear One (August 2015)
Personal Calling and Contribution
Developmental Paradigm

This first course in the Organic Leadership Development cohort will lay the groundwork for developing leaders according to God’s unique shaping work. Leadership Emergence Theory is the body of research related to how God shapes leaders, over a lifetime. The three core components of time-analysis, processing and leadership development patterns will be explored and used to interpret and provide insight to a leader’s life.

Year Two (August 2016)
Biblical Discipleship and Communion
Theological and Biblical Formation

This second course of the Cohort is focused on the issue of formation and Biblical foundations. The class will examine the integration of leadership development theory with both Biblical Theology and Spiritual formation. The development of a leader’s interior journey and the understanding of Biblical discipleship will be the primary focus of this class, along with models for practice.

Year Three (August 2017)
Community and Context Formation
Contextual Formation Paradigm

This third course of the Organic Cohort is focused on the issues related to role of community and learning communities play in the shaping and the formation of leaders. This class will examine one, missional communities model, its structure and core postures, as well as integrate learning from the Cohort into a pathway for leadership development.

Instructor


Terry Walling is passionate to see leaders experience a breakthrough in their development. He resources, coaches and mentors breakthrough for entrepreneurial, risk-taking leaders, and helps them to accelerate onto greater Kingdom contribution. His passion is for seeing leadership development principles and insights resource more leaders to finish well. Terry's experience over the last 20 years allows him to not only speak into the lives of upper-level leaders, but also the systems that they lead.

Terry and his wife Robin have been married 32 years, and reside in Chico, California. They have three adult children Donya, Kyle and Brianna. Before starting Leader Breakthru, Terry served for twenty years with Church Resource Ministries (CRM) and was in charge of it's U.S. Ministries and launching systems to help revitalize local churches and their leaders.

Contact the DMin office for more information on applying to this cohort!

What can I do with a DMin degree?

What can I do with a DMin degree?

The primary purpose of the DMin degree is to enable ministry leaders to fully engage their ministry context with greater theological depth and a wider practical perspective. DMin graduates also find opportunities to teach at the college and seminary level.

What are the DMin learning outcomes?

What are the DMin learning outcomes?

Graduates will demonstrate skills for missional engagement of the church in specific cultural contexts.

Graduates will exhibit skills as reflective practitioners.

Graduates will engage in intentional and communal personal practices that develop character, nurture spiritual formation and deepen relationships.

How much does a DMin cost? Is there financial aid available?

How much does a DMin cost? Is there financial aid available?

The Fuller DMin degree is a 48-unit degree for students with an MDiv degree and a 60-unit degree for the MA track. At the current tuition rate of $400 per unit, the cost of the 48-unit track is $19,200, and the 60-unit track is $24,000.

The Doctor of Ministry program has a limited number of need-based grants available to DMin students. These grants are awarded to accepted students according to the Doctor of Ministry Grant Guidelines on a course-by-course basis. For more information, please contact the DMin office at dmin@fuller.edu.

When should I apply?

When should I apply?

The Doctor of Ministry program has rolling admission throughout the year and our admissions committee meets monthly.

It is recommended that you submit your application at least two months prior to starting the Personalized Track (which begins with the online course DM711 Exploring the Contours of Ministry) and at least four months prior to beginning a cohort. This allows several weeks to complete the admission process and any preliminary readings for DMin courses.

What is the status of my application?

What is the status of my application?

If you have already submitted a complete application and are wondering when you will hear from our office, please be assured that we will contact you as soon as possible following the committee's admission decision. If your application is completed by the 10th of the month you should have an admission decision by the end of that same month.

Contact us if you have any specific admissions questions.

Does Fuller offer an online or distance learning DMin program?

Does Fuller offer an online or distance learning DMin program?

Because our students are actively involved in ministry, our DMin program is structured for great flexibility with courses offered around the world and as little as three weeks of residency required. While the DMin degree is not available solely online or from a distance, we are adding online and distance learning components to our courses. We find the interaction in the classroom learning environment to be a crucial part of the program.

What if my ministry is bi-vocational, volunteer, or non-traditional?

What if my ministry is bi-vocational, volunteer, or non-traditional?

We recognize that ministry is rapidly changing and that ministry leadership looks very different in each context. DMin students serve both in and outside of the local church context and it is not required that your ministerial leadership experience be full time or paid. It must, however, be a substantial leadership position from which you can grow, challenge, apply, and implement strategies that you are learning through your DMin coursework.

Help! I still have questions!

Help! I still have questions!

Please contact us!

Phone: (800) 999-9578 or (626) 584-5315

E-mail: dmin@fuller.edu


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