DMin: Incarnational Spirituality and Theology

The Doctor of Ministry cohort in Incarnational Spirituality and Theology with Tony Jones will feature a variety of different learning environments and structures that will allow the students to engage spirituality and theology conceptually and practically.

Apply to join this cohort by February 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

IncarSpirTheoWebYear One (May 11-20, 2015, Los Angeles)
The History and Theology of Christian Spirituality
Tony Jones with Phyllis Tickle

By surveying the history, practice, and traditions of Christian Spirituality, students will begin their exploration of spirituality and the development of their theology of Christian spirituality.

Read an overview of Year 1 of this cohort from Fuller DMin student Carl Anderson.

Year Two (TBD 2016, Minnesota)
Christian Spirituality and the Doctrine of Creation
Tony Jones with Brian McLaren (tentative)

In the second year, the class will meet in Minnesota and explore the connection between Christianity spirituality and nature during a one-week trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, with a special emphasis on Jürgen Moltmann’s theology of creation.

See a recap of the Year 2 cohort experience.

Year Three (TBD 2017, New York City)
The Spirituality of Creativity
Tony Jones with Lauren Winner

The nexus of Christian spirituality, creativity, and culture will be the theme of the third year, with a focus on cultural hermeneutics and explorations in literature, art, and film from a Christian perspective.

Instructor

Tony Jones is an author, speaker, and theologian-in-residence at Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis. Tony is the author of many books on Christian ministry and spirituality, including The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier and The Sacred Way: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Life, and he is a sought after speaker and consultant in the areas of emerging church, postmodernism, and Christian spirituality. He co-owns a social media consulting and event planning company. Tony is married, has three children, and lives in Edina, Minnesota. In his spare time, he trains his yellow lab, Albert, and takes Albert hunting for ducks, grouse, and pheasants.

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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