Organizational Leadership Doctorate in Ministry – Quantitative

Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership: Christian Ministry (Quantitative Research)

Offered By: College of Doctoral Studies

Explore the intersection of Christian ministry and culture and prepare to be a leader within the Christian church. Earning your quantitative EdD in Christian Ministry Leadership can equip you to advance the study of leadership within ministry and the church community by performing in-depth research and analysis of the modern church. Bring about enduring change within the church by forwarding our culture’s knowledge of leadership within the church.

What Can You Do With a Quantitative Doctorate in Ministry Leadership?

Prepare yourself to be a leader in the domain of Christian ministry. A doctorate in ministry leadership can prepare you for positions throughout ministry, positioning you to make the most change you can. This degree equips graduates with the leadership and organizational communication skills necessary to set up Christian ministry organizations for the greatest success.

Choosing to Specialize in a Christian Ministry Leadership EdD Program

This quantitative degree program requires learners to engage in active discussion and expression of scholarly ideas in a variety of formats. Emphasis is placed on dissemination of scholarly findings, research, scholarly writing and effective argumentation within the context of the Christian culture.

Throughout research-focused courses, learners will synthesize current, cutting-edge scholarly literature to identify problems and problem spaces within the church and identify how their research can make an impact on these problems.

Becoming a Ministry Leader With a Doctorate Degree

Contemporary Christian ministry faces a set of challenges that are often unique to the culture we live in today. This program examines these challenges and the role of the Christian ministry leader in mitigating them. With a close focus on diverse and global cultures, you will be prepared to lead in a variety of situations and make an impact on a global scale.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Degree in Ministry Online

Degree candidates are able to complete this program at their own pace. Due to the nature of the program, the time it takes for the candidate to complete their research study and dissertation directly impacts the timeframe in which the program can be completed. GCU has built in options to support learners throughout the process.

In traditional doctoral programs, dissertations are completed after course requirements have been met. In GCUs program, the dissertation process is integrated throughout the program so that every class enables the learner to make a significant step towards completing the dissertation. Additionally, a residency requirement has been incorporated into the program to provide candidates with an opportunity to dive deep into their dissertation and research study, giving them the support and expertise needed to make significant progress on their dissertation.

By earning your quantitative doctorate in ministry leadership and performing your own research, you can enable yourself to forward the mission of the church and fulfill God’s call upon your life.

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TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS & COURSE LENGTH:
Total Credits: 60
Online: 8 weeks
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TRANSFER CREDITS:
Up to 9 doctoral credits
PROGRAM TUITION RATE:
Online: $702 per credit [More Info]

Course List

Major:
60 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
60 credits

Core Courses

Course Description

This course introduces doctoral learners to the principle elements of research, scholarly writing, and effective argumentation. Learners are made aware of the dispositions and expectations of doctoral researchers as well as the University’s overarching values and beliefs regarding research and the responsibility of scholars to contribute new knowledge to their respective fields of study. Learners begin the process of identifying a researchable dissertation topic and are acquainted with appropriate scholarly resources that support the development of the dissertation.

Course Description

In this course, learners are introduced to the critical reading of scholarly qualitative and quantitative literature at the doctoral level. Learners also explore the concept of synthesizing the scholarly literature to identify problems and problem spaces that emerge to form a researchable topic of study. The application of scholarly argumentation from the extant literature to defend the need for a research study is discussed.

Course Description

This course examines multiple ethical frameworks, principles, and theories as they apply to the study and practice of leadership. Corporate social responsibility will be addressed from the perspective of ethical decision making. Prerequisite: RES-815 or RES-811.

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the theories, theorists, and theology of leadership. Change management in ministry is addressed through the lenses of these theories and theology. Prerequisite: RES-850.

Course Description

In this course, learners are introduced to key components of qualitative and quantitative research designs and the means to critically appraise the application of research designs as observed in the scholarly literature. The University's core research designs are presented. Consideration is given to the initial selection and defense of a research design to address a problem that emerged from the extant literature.

Course Description

This residency allows learners to continue developing their skills as academic researchers. Learners will have hands-on experience applying quantitative and qualitative design principals to develop the foundational elements for their potential dissertation studies. Prerequisite: RES-850, RES-825, RES-831, or RCS-831.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the sampling, data collection, and data analysis methods employed in qualitative and quantitative research designs. Learners explore the alignment of sampling, data collection, and data analysis methods to the research topic, research questions, and research design. The course positions learners to select qualitative or quantitative designs for their dissertation studies. Prerequisite: RES-831.

Course Description

The intersection of Christian ministry and culture is the primary focus of this course. Contextualization is explored as a means for the Church to remain relevant to the culture and community in order to bring about enduring change. Prerequisite: RES-861.

Course Description

Contemporary Christian ministry faces a set of challenges that are often unique to postmodern culture. This course explores those challenges and the role of the Christian ministry leader in mitigating them. Prerequisite: RES-861.

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the impact of leadership and the effects of behaviors on the formulation and execution of strategy within an organization. Topics include the increasing importance of resilience and change in today’s global and turbulent economy. Prerequisite: RES-861 or RES-866.

Course Description

In this course, learners explore the basic components of quantitative research design. Attention is given to variables, instrumentation, and sources of data. Reliability and validity of instrumentation is discussed in the context of GCU core quantitative research designs.

Course Description

In this course, learners interact with statistical tests and statistical analysis software in the context of designing a quantitative research study. Alignment of statistical tests to research questions, hypotheses and design is stressed as is determining the feasibility of a quantitative research study. Ethical aspects of research are discussed. Prerequisite: RES-842.

Course Description

This course explores the opportunities and challenges facing leaders in the global environment. The course topics focus on aspects of leading global and diverse workforces, and on theories of leadership and leadership development in diverse and global cultures. Prerequisite: RES-861 or RES-866.

Course Description

In this residency, learners orally present and defend an expanded design of their preliminary dissertation research from RSD-851. Emphasis is placed on developing the quantitative dissertation. Practicum/field experience hours: None. RES-844.

Course Description

This course presents potential applications of topics in Christian ministry leadership. Learners connect these ideas to their research interests.

Course Description

In this course, learners apply the skills of the practitioner-scholar. They are self-motivated and committed to reflective practice. They actively seek input from other scholars while continuing to design independent research under the guidance of the dissertation committee. Prerequisite: RES-871, RES-885, RSD-883, or RSD-884.

Course Description

In this course, learners focus on data collection, data preparation and management, and the analysis of quantitative data to produce written research findings, results, and implications. Learners continue to work with their respective dissertation chairs and apply information from this course to move ahead in the dissertation process. Prerequisite: RES-844.

Course Description

In this course, learners apply the skills of the practitioner-scholar. They are self-motivated and committed to reflective practice. They actively seek input from other scholars while continuing to design and/or conduct independent research under the guidance of the dissertation committee. Prerequisite: DIS-955.

Course Description

In this course, learners focus on the interpretation of quantitative data to produce written research findings, results, and implications. Learners continue to work with their respective dissertation chairs and apply information from this course to move ahead in the dissertation process. Prerequisite: RES-874.

Course Description

In this course, learners apply the skills of the practitioner-scholar. They are self-motivated and committed to reflective practice. They actively seek input from other scholars while continuing to design and/or conduct independent research under the guidance of the dissertation committee. Prerequisite: DIS-960.

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