The Huntsville Bible College Doctor of Ministry– Biblical Leadership is designed to provide advanced preparation for the field of Biblical Leadership. The purpose of the program is to develop competent and effective experts to assume critical leadership roles. The Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Leadership degree facilitates developing creative, innovative, faithful, and experienced Christian leaders who will strategically address the changes and challenges in this 21st century while being faithful to The Great Commission. Serving in various capacities in both a traditional and in a nontraditional setting, Christian leaders will be equipped to become even more effective, efficient, productive, and relevant. They will launch new ministries to address the changing current church climate and current community culture. Career Opportunities include Pastor, Assistant Pastor, Church Administrator, College Instructor, College Administrator, Nonprofit Leaders, Organizational Leaders.
Upon completion of the degree, the learner will be equipped to do the following:
Learners will review and refine the theological basis for ministry in their area of specialization.
Learners will be enabled to describe and evaluate various approaches to biblical leadership within nonprofit and for-profit, within private and public organizations.
Learners will be taught to use an appropriate research methodology to evaluate and improve their practice of ministry.
Learners will complete a project and dissertation, reflecting their theological basis for ministry and their understanding of sound research principles while integrating interdisciplinary matters.
Learners will be equipped to disciple new leaders, as well as increase their own ministry effectiveness.
Learners will integrate a biblical worldview with leadership, education, and social science principles so that they will have a well-rounded foundation needed to lead wherever God calls.
The Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Leadership at Huntsville Bible College will follow the pattern of other accredited institutions of higher learning cohort programs. Doctoral students will be admitted individually. However, students will be admitted to a cohort (as a group/a community of learners/peer-classmates) who will sequentially begin and continue together through the degree program to graduation. As a result of this dynamic, interactive, and sequential degree program, doctoral students will enhance their knowledge and skill base, cultivate lifelong relationships, and serve as an encouragement to each other throughout the student-peer relational process. If a student fails a core or required course, that student will have to take a leave and then return the following cohort year connected with another student-peer group. As a result of scheduled course offerings, a student will not be able to accelerate their coursework, which is designed for earlier completion of the doctoral degree program.