New Track will begin May 2024
Howard Thurman: Prophetic Witness
Students will be able to enter into diverse cultural communities with an openness to encountering, contributing to and learning from different cultural perspectives. Students will be able to work effectively with others to facilitate their gifts for service and leadership in the church, in community organizing, and the the public square. Students will take responsibility for directing their learning for more effective leadership engagement in the public square.
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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.
In Memoriam: The Rev. Dr. Clementa Pinckney (Doctor of Ministry, 2016)
Jennifer Pinckney, far left, widow of the late Rev. Dr. Clementa Pinckney, receives his earned posthumous Doctor of Ministry degree and academic hood, held by their daughters, Eliana and Malana, during the Wesley Theological Seminary commencement ceremony at the Washington National Cathedral on May 9, 2016. Dr. Pinckney was a Wesley student at the time of his murder. Photo by Lyndon Orinion. Copyright Wesley Theological Seminary, 2016.
This track of the Doctor of Ministry degree has been formed around the legacy of the 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.