Overview

Degree: Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Mission

Duration:  Minimum of three years, a maximum of five years

 

Programme Rationale

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programme at Uganda Christian University offers a uniqe approach to mission and ministry in contemporary church and society.  It provides the cohorts an experiental and practical involvement with congregational growth and development.  It integrates biblical studies, theology, and pratice, and is focused on developing professional and faithful leaders whose purpose of ministry is on development of congregations and mission-centred ministries.  

 

Thus, the cohorts will be exposed to a variety of parish ministries, operations, and best practices, with emphasis of facilitating the growth of holistic and godly communities grounded in biblical and theological reflection, praxis, and the application of related research.

 

The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry programme is to equip students for the practice of ministry at a higher level of professional competence.  The programme provides opportunities for advanced study in inter-disciplinary intensive courses, seminrs, and field settings.  It combines academic study and experiential learning under faculty and field supervision to integrate theology and practice.

 

Entry Requirements

The formal requirement for admission to the Doctor of Ministry programme is a Master of Arts in Theology/Religious Studies or a Master of Divinity degree from a recognized institution of higher learning.

Programme Description

Programme Load

The Uganda Christian University Doctor of Ministry Programme requires a total of 54 credit units of coursework, and 12 credit units of graduate seminar and project work, with a grade point average of a B or higher.  Upon admission, the aplicant of in the DMin programme will take graduate seminars (of 30 credit units) in his/her vocational emphasis, and 60 credit units of library work.

 

The foundational curriculum includes four courses (24 credit units).  Each course offers 6 credit units.  The founational curriculum provides the students a peer learning experience with fellow students.  Emphasis on the curriculum is placed upon biblical and theological reflection in relationship to the practice of ministry.  During the face-to-face sessions, the student is required to reside on campus so as to have access to the faculty, library, and other university resources.

 

All students are required to take:

  • African Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Expository Preaching
  • Research Methods
  • Ecclesiology in the African Context

 

Programme Description

The Uganda Christian University Doctor of Ministry Programme requires a total of 54 credit units of coursework, and 12 credit units of graduate seminar and project work, with a grade point average of a B or higher.  Upon admission, the aplicant of in the DMin programme will take graduate seminars (of 30 credit units) in his/her vocational emphasis, and 60 credit units of library work.

 

Each of the courses for the DMin mission track carries 6 credit units:

  • Congregational Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling in Contemporary African Society (elective)
  • Evangelical Doctrine for Pluralistic Communities (elective)
  • Trends in Contemporary Christian Mission
  • Themes in Biblical Theology

 

Submission of the Project Proposal

A project proposal (6 credit units, which is part of the third module) completed to meet the Bishop Tucker School of Divinity and Theology's regulations, must be submitted first to the Dean. The proposal will then be examined by the Faculty Board before it is forwarded to the Postgraduate School.  After being examined by the Postgraduate School/Research Ethical Standards Committe, the student will receive a written report on the feasibility of the project proposal.  If modifications are required, these must be completed promptly, and the proposal must be resubmitted for full approval.

Course Details

Curriculum Structure

The detailed curriculum structure for the Doctor of Ministry programme is outlined in the table below showing the Course Names, Course Codes, Lecture and Practical Hours (L/PH), and Credit Units (CU) per semester.

NB:  Research project and graduat seminar courses carry 12 credit units.

 

 

Name

Code

L/PH

CU

Module One

     

African Biblical Interpretation

DMN 1101

 

 

Ecclesiology in the African Context

DMN 1102

 

 

Expository Preaching

DMN 1103    

Module Two

 

 

 

Research Methods

DMN 1201    

Congregational Development

DMN 1202

 

 

Themes in Biblical Theology

DMN 1203

 

 

Module Three

 

 

 

Theory and Practice of Mission in Africa DMN 1301    

Evangelical Doctrine for Pluralistic Communities (elective)

DMN 1302

 

 

Pastoral Care and Counseling in Contemporary African Society (elective)

DMN 1303

 

 

Proposal Writing

DMN 1304  

 

Years Two and Three

     

Graduate Seminar Research Project

DMN 2101

 

 

Total

   

 

 

NB:  Students' performance will be evaluated by continuous assessment and examinations.  A student will be required to submit not less than two assignments per semester, and coursework will be weighed 50%, and examinations will be weighed 50%.

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