Application for Admission: Doctor of Ministry Program

Application (Doctor of Ministry)

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Academic Background

Please list all institutions attended, beginning with the most recent
Please list any courses previously taken at another Seminary. Include the name of the Seminary, name of course and date course was taken.


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Instructions for Prospective Students: The Doctor of Ministry Program at the New Theological Seminary of the West, in partnership with New York Theological Seminary, offers women and men committed to turning faith into informed practice, the opportunity to explore and realize their calling in the church and in the world. Combining scholarship with skilled field experience, students should be able to ignite transformation to “make a difference” in the communities they serve with the gifts they bring to ministry. To begin this journey, you answer the following questions as clearly and succinctly as possible. Consider your response to each question in at least two paragraphs, so that readers can better grasp your hopes for ministry.
  1. Describe your faith journey and how you regard achievement of the Doctor of Ministry degree as a necessary component in that journey.
  2. How would you describe your sense of call?
  3. Describe your past ministries since completing your graduate degree, and as concretely as possible the nature of your current ministry.
  4. What ministerial competencies do you wish to work on and improve through this DMin program? In what ways do you believe these studies would be transformative?
  5. How do you anticipate evaluating your work in terms of what you hope to achieve so that you are able to measure the effectiveness of your ministry as time goes on?
  6. If there is one change that you would like to see in a person or in a group due in large measure to your ministry, what might that change be?
  7. What personal support and financial resources do you enjoy that will help you along the way?
  8. How much real time can you devote to working for the DMin? Describe how you might adjust/share your responsibilities to accommodate the time necessary to complete the DMin.


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