Accelerate Your Learning with the Doctor of Education in Christian Ministry
The College of Doctoral Studies’ Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Christian Ministry is a perfect fit for active church leaders and pastors seeking entry into seminary or ministry. Our accelerated doctorate in ministry program combines your passion for the Christian faith with the pursuit of academic excellence to deepen your understanding of biblical stewardship. In the evening or online courses, you can balance theory with strategy and reflective practice, helping you refine your skills in leadership.
Grand Canyon University's (GCU) dissertation process begins in your first course, where you are introduced to dispositions and techniques for writing. This approach helps you research, write and defend your dissertation. In GCU’s small, dynamic learning settings, you can analyze and apply evidence-based research relating to modern-day Christianity and network with peers of diverse backgrounds and perspectives as you discuss topics such as change management in ministry.
In-person Doctoral Residencies throughout the program allow faculty, practitioners and mentors to provide the support you need to master the doctoral journey.
Enhance Your Skills in Christian Leadership
In the doctorate in ministry online, you review pertinent literary works that discuss leadership and existing theory. Identify the appropriate applications to postmodern cultures. With the program’s distinctive resources, you can progressively hone the skills necessary to lead others in the delivery of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
What You Will Learn
Study Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility
In this doctorate in Christian education program, you can explore the following topics:
- Contextualization as a means for the church to remain relevant to the culture and community
- The role of leadership in the disciple-making process and the interrelationship between disciples and volunteers
- Opportunities and challenges facing Christian leaders in diverse settings
Propel Your Career with Bible-Based Ministry Skills
The doctorate in ministry provides you with the skills necessary to facilitate change and become a leader within a Christian ministry and society. This EdD program also prepares you for seminary or discipleship.