The Premier Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership Excellence

New for 2023:
Church Leadership Excellence: Leading the Church in a Post Pandemic Culture

Wesley Theological Seminary and the Lewis Center together offer the premier Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership Excellence. With this track, clergy will receive the enhanced knowledge, skills, and motivation to lead churches to increased service, vitality, and growth. This track focuses on the personal development and public practices of those called to lead the church toward the vision of God’s reign. Students examine the biblical, theological, and ethical foundations of ministry through the lens of leadership to enhance their own fruitful practice of leadership. A serious engagement with contemporary secular leadership studies is held in tension with rigorous theological exploration. The combined resources of the Wesley faculty, the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, and exemplary practitioners bring depth and energy to this track.

The application deadline for May 2023 is February 15, 2023.

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