The ACTS Seminaries Doctor of Ministry is a professional degree that will enhance your ministry practice by providing mentored reflection on God and the scriptures as the foundation of your ministry. It helps build your character and spiritual health as a ministry leader and enables you to apply training within your ministry context.
The DMin program offers experienced Christian leaders a platform for spiritual growth and leadership development through focused self-reflection and enriching dialogue with expert professors and fellow doctoral students. There are four elements to our program:
Meet once per year in the fall for on-campus mentored peer learning with ACTS faculty and fellow students.
Explore topics relevant to your chosen specialization and the core DMin themes through problem-based learning. Engage with your faculty mentor and fellow students to develop shared resources that connect the Mindset topics and your thesis-project.
Spend nine days embedded with an innovative ministry organization. Each spring you will join your classmates and faculty mentors in a select Canadian or international location to immerse yourself in a unique local ministry and dialogue with their leaders.
Design an applied thesis-project to advance your understanding of your chosen thesis topic and increase your ministry capacity and competence.
- Explore your area of interest with fellow students from similar ministry contexts under the guidance of a faculty mentor
- Experience a variety of on-the-ground ministries as you journey with some of the most innovative Christian organizations across Canada
- Your coursework and thesis project are done simultaneously, each informing the other as you go
The following summaries are samples of dissertation topics undertaken by students in the DMin program. While these themes are only representative, they do highlight the breadth and the significance of the various research projects.
I entered the program with decades of experience, but it was unharnessed. The DMin program at ACTS has funneled my experience and passions into a laser focus. It not only enhanced my education but pointed me towards a Kingdom contribution that fits my head, heart and hand.
– Scott Tolhurst,
Lead Pastor, Richmond Bethel Church
Possess a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA AND have at least three years of ministry experience. Fill out the online application form. Supply three letters of reference.
If you’re not sure whether you meet these requirements, contact one of our graduate admissions advisors. We’re here to help.