Public Engagement (Track B)
Confronting and Healing Communal Brokenness and Despair
Living out the gospel message requires confronting brokenness and despair in the community. Jesus models for us a ministry of wholeness and bringing hope to those in pain. Congregations do not have to look very far to find issues ranging from economic disparities, addiction and racial tensions plaguing their communities. The question is, “How best can congregations model Jesus’ ministry of wholeness?” It requires learning how to advocate prophetically while ministering to concrete needs facing individuals. Participants in this Dmin will be better equipped to lead congregations in healing the brokenness experienced in communities while being beacons of hope.
This track of the Doctor of Ministry degree has been formed around the legacy of Rev. Dr. Clementa Pinckney, pastor and statesman who was murdered in Charleston, South Carolina in June 2015. Read additional information about Rev. Clementa Pinckney here.
Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Admission requires a Master of Divinity or equivalent degree from an ATS accredited seminary (3.0 GPA) and three years of post-seminary ministry experience. The in-person classes meet during intensive two-week terms in January and May as well as on-line.