The Doctor of Ministry Program in Practical Theology is an advanced, professional degree equipping Church, non-governmental organizations, mission, and community leaders to engage in theological and ministry reflections through integration of theory and practice, so that the learner will be able to respond to current challenges of rapid growth of the African church and the community that desperately needs change.
The goal of the Doctor of Ministry Program at AIU is to train leaders in character formation, critical reflection and home-grown problem-solving through a mode of training that is affordable, accessible, and advanced. The program expands the possibility for more African leaders to access the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills essential for the sort of organizational leadership demanded by our current challenges. To do so, the Doctor of Ministry program is made of:
Although the Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Philosophy in Practical Theology share the philosophy of holistic training, the Doctor of Philosophy is more research-oriented while the Doctor of Ministry is more field-oriented. Students in the Doctor of Ministry Program may take the same seminars with students in the PhD Practical Theology Program but will do different assignments due to the difference in learning outcomes
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The Doctor of Ministry seeks to create a framework for mature practitioners to reflect, study in-depth, and evaluate new paradigms for effective service in African contexts