After a successful career in business development, Tom Durant (‘06 George Fox Evangelical Seminary) decided to use his skills to create a mission program that is helping to create economic self-sufficiency in the community of Ranquitte, Haiti. Follow George Fox Evangelical Seminary on Twitter

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Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is the highest professional degree for those in parish or related ministries. It is designed for educated, experienced practitioners who desire to stimulate renewal in themselves, and in their ministries through advanced training, research and reflection.

Why pursue a Doctor of Ministry degree at George Fox Evangelical Seminary?

A DMin degree at George Fox Evangelical Seminary is...


Students will find that both tracks offer a variety of praxis-based elements that engage them in their respective ministry contexts. This is especially so with the third-year project/dissertation. The sky is the limit when it comes to the creative integration of study and praxis.


We have developed our doctoral programs with the working pastor in mind. If students are able to dedicate 15 hours per week, they will be able to stay on task without too much difficulty. The online component is designed to foster and sustain community and to keep students on task with their week-to-week work.


A DMin education enhances one's professional competencies as a ministry practitioner and thereby qualifies one for a variety of challenges, including parish ministry, chaplaincy, campus ministry, spiritual direction, mentoring, and teaching applied courses in Christian colleges and seminaries.