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Information for current students in the Doctor of Ministry Program at Wesley!

Below you will find helpful information as you move through your DMin program at Wesley Theological Seminary.  Please click on the drop down menu to see the information.  Registration and Reading lists will be updated on a rolling schedule as new information is available.

If you are a prospective DMin student, please click here for application and track information.

Each D.Min. “track” (area of focus) requires the successful completion of 24 core credit hours and 6 credit hours of electives. 3 credit hours for the Project Seminar are included in the core courses. The project is generally written during the third year. Transfer credit is not accepted as a substitute for the required core courses, but may be permitted to replace elective courses. Prior approval must be granted from the D.Min. director before transfer credit may be granted. 

Electives can be taken during the regular sessions in January and May or on-line in the spring and fall terms each year. On occasion special interest immersion trips will also be offered. Most on-line electives will have a synchronous on-line component - check the registration page for course detail.

Registration for Fall on-line courses 2015 opens August 1.  Click here to view schedule.

Please call the DMin office if you have questions  202-885-8688.

Updated 9/17/15: We are no longer accepting applications for Transformative Leadership (track A) however we welcome additional applications for Creative Ministry (track B)

Registration Instructions

To register for Doctor of Ministry Courses:

  • Registration for January Term is open from September 1 - September 30 on Wesleyweb under "DMN January" 
  • Registration for May Term is open February 1 on Wesleyweb under "DMN May"

To register  you must have a working Wesley student ID. Newly admitted students will receive a letter with their log-on information as soon as the seminary has received their admissions paperwork and deposit.

If you have trouble logging on, send an email to describing the nature of the issue.

View the current course schedule here. Then go to Wesleyweb and select the term, and the then course you would like to register for. To help you select courses, the cohort track name is noted under each course on the schedule.

Book lists and reading lists for courses are available by opening the drop down menu below for the term or program you are registering for and clicking the highlighted course number.  You can then either print and/or view the pdf document. Faculty can be e-mailed by clicking their name.

Readings lists are posted when the course number is dark purple. Updates will occur as lists are received. If you have a questions regarding a reading assignment, pelase contact the faculty person.


Any other question can be directed to the Dmin office by clicking here.





Registration and Reading Lists for January

Registration for January Term will open soon for January term 2016. To register  you must have a working Wesley student ID. If you have trouble logging on, send an email to describing the nature of the issue.

Select the class you are registering for using the course numbers below.  Reading lists for these courses are available by clicking the highlighted course number and printing/ viewing the pdf document. Faculty can be e-mailed by clicking their name.

Readings lists are posted when the course number is dark purple. Updates will occur as lists are received.

2016 January Term Reading Lists 

Courses for Cambridge DMin  (These courses take place at Wesley House in Cambridge, UK and are only open to student admitted to this track)

December 29, 2015 - January 2, 2016:

DM-TL601 Old Testament Perspectives on Transformative Leadership  - Dr. Bruce Birch

DM-TL602 Transforming Community - Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr.



Courses offered on Campus at Wesley Theological Seminary

January 4 - 8, 2016:

DM-H601 Faith,Health and Community :: Church Role Promoting Health and Wholeness - Dr. Sam Marullo

DM-L602  Leadership (J) :: Images in Leadership in the Bible - Dr. Denise Dombkowski Hopkins

DM-L613   Leadership(I) :: Church Leader as Consultant - Dr. Phil Schroeder

DM-N606  Nashville Track :: Paul's Urban Ministry - Dr. Carla Works

DM-S607 Spirituality and Story :: Engaging the Narratives of Other Religions - Dr. Sathi Clark

DM-A610 Arts elective:: Spiritual Pilgrimage in Literature, Worship, Art and Theology - Dr. Bruce Epperly

(no core courses for Arts or Soul Care this week. Students in these track may take any of these courses as an elective)

Course offered on Campus in Wesley Theological Seminary

January 11-15, 2016:

DM-A603  Arts and Theology :: The Arts in the Bible - Dr. Denise Dombkowski Hopkins

DM-C607   Soul Care :: Pastoral Assessment, Diagnosis and Psychopathology - Dr. Doug Thorpe

DM-H602 Faith,Health and Community :: The Healing Miracles of Jesus- Dr. Shively Smith

DM-N607 Nashville Track :: Engaging the Powers: the Gospel and Fallen Institutions - Dr. Sam Marullo

DM-S601 Spirituality and Story :: Theology as Story - Dr. Sondra Wheeler

DM-900  Project Seminar for Leadership (Track I) - Dr. Lew Parks

DM-977 Elective:: Alligators & Urgency: Leadership Readiness - Dr. George Thompson

(no core courses for Leadership J this week. Students in this track may take any of these courses as an elective)

Global Asian | January 11-15, 2016 (In Korea)

DM-G608-A  Track H History of Mission in Asia 

DM-G606-A  Track I    Counseling

Global Asian | January 18-22, 2016 (In Korea)

DM-G608-B  Track I  History of Mission in Asia 

DM-G606-B Track H  Counseling 


Summer & Fall On-line Core Courses and Electives

Registration for Summer courses is now closed. Registration for fall on-line core and elective courses is now open as of August 1. Reading lists for these courses will be added as they are received. Click on the course title to pull up the reading list.  Faculty can be e-mailed by clicking their name.

To Register, please go to Wesleyweb and select Fall DMin courses, except where indicated below.

Soul Care (D) Core Course

Sept 1 - Oct 30 2015 

DM-C604OL   Care and Counseling of Couples and Families (3 credit hours) (Valerie Leyva) This course will meet on-line September 1, 15, 29 and October 6, and 20 from 8pm - 9pm eastern time

Arts and Theology (E) Core Course

Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2015 

DM-A608OL    Poetry for Spiritual Formation in Ministry (3 credit hours) (Kathleen Staudt) This course will meet on-line Thursday's from 11am - 12:30pm eastern time on October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12and 19.


Below are electives available to all tracks in the DMin program. Register via Wesleyweb. Courses in June are termed DMNspring; Courses July 1 - December are termed DMNfall.


June 1- June 5, 2015Register via the May Dmin drop down on Wesleyweb

DM-A609 Icon Writing Workshop  taught by Russian iconogrpaher, Philipp Davydov


August 2 - 7, 2015

DM-965 Pilgrimage to the Alabama of the Civil Rights Movement  (3 credit hours) (Dr. C. Anthony Hunt)  Students are required to making their own arrangements to Alabama.  The program will take care of the arrangement while on the trip, extra fees above tuition will apply. (currently projecting these fees to be around $300 for lodging and entrance to museums and activities)

Download Flier here

Down load booklist here

An optional additional three credit indenpendent study is also available. You must register for both the study trip and the independent study to qualify.  If you are interested in the indenpendent study, please notify the dmin office.

DM-966 Independent Study: Alabama Civil Rights Movement (3 credit hours)

Download booklist for Independent Study here

Download Bibliography

September 1 - October 30, 2015

DM-969OL Small Church in Social and Ecological Context (3 credit hours) (Gilson  Waldkoenig) This course will meet on-line Tuesday from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. 

September 30 - October 2, 2015

DM-393  Church Leadership Study Trip to Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS (3 credit hours)  Dr. Lovett Weems | In addition to registering for the WTS course, students must register for the conference at COR. For conference details and to register click here.

October 1 - November 30, 2015

DM-975OL Process Theology: Spirituality, Theology and Mission (3 credit hours) (Bruce Epperly)





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