Doctor of Ministry

Jesus told Peter to “shepherd my sheep.” This sounds simple, but we live in a complex world of competing ideas on how to shepherd God’s flock. Caring for others in the twenty-first century as a Christian leader is increasingly challenging, so SBC seeks to sharpen each leader’s skills with the highest professional ministry degree – the Doctor of Ministry (DMin).

Notice

The programme and curriculum is undergoing evaluation till further notice.

Purpose

In line with our overall goal, the College launched this programme in 1999. We offer biblically-based courses that integrate theology with ministry. This cost-effective programme includes Asian and Western input for ministry in the local context. The programme aims to enhance full-time workers in their personal and ministerial development in the following areas:

  • Theological reflection and spiritual renewal
  • Pastoral duties and counselling
  • Preaching and teaching
  • Leadership and mentoring

Prerequisites for Programme Admission

Entrance Requirements

  • M.Div. or equivalent, with a B+ grade or a minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Minimum five years of full-time ministry experience, three of which are in the same environment
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 213 points for the computer-based test (or 550 points for the paper-based test) or equivalent
  • Proven Christian character and performance

Module Requirements

  • Pre-course readings of 3000 pages plus a reading report
  • On-site classroom seminar of 40 hours for participation and presentation
  • Post-course project or paper of about 40 pages

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of seven modules with a grade of B- or better
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Satisfactory writing and oral defence of a dissertation of at least 50,000 words (200 pages)
  • Approved character, spiritual development and ministry commitment

Module Subjects

All D.Min. students must complete the entire seven-module programme and dissertation within five years. Classes are held annually in May and November unless otherwise specified. The modules to be offered by the school include the following areas:

  • Character Development of the Leader
  • Communication Skills
  • Church Growth, Renewal and Missions
  • Counselling
  • Contemporary Issues in Ministry
  • Culture and Contextualization

English Modules

Faculty Members Involved in the
English DMin Programme

Blended Learning at SBC

At SBC, we seek to build up our community through blended learning: designing synchronous and asynchronous learning activities using both physical and online platforms. Students may expect to be enriched with a variety of face-to-face and online learning experiences during their studies at SBC.