The Black Church has a unique history and culture that impacts every aspect of its life, including its worship style, forms of Christian education, methods of administration and governance, and interpersonal relationships within local congregations. The Doctor of Ministry in Strategic Leadership for Black Congregations track recognizes this uniqueness and offers students an opportunity to enhance their capacity to engage effectively in ministry within this context.
Students will cover such issues as how to approach public theology, prophetic preaching, Christian education, evangelism, biblical studies, community engagement and church administration from a Black Church perspective to foster a vital, vibrant, relevant and transformative congregation for the 21st century.
In addition to these core courses, the Strategic Leadership for Black Congregations track requires students to expand their general skills in management and leadership by their participation in Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Executive Scholars program.
The Doctor of Ministry in Strategic Leadership for Black Congregations is a 30-credit hour program. Students will take courses at Garrett and at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
3 Foundational Courses (9-credit hours)
4 Track Courses + Kellogg Certificate Courses (15-credit hours)
Proposal Research and Writing (3-credit hours)
Project Research and Writing (3-credit hours)
Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount
Murray H. Leiffer Associate Professor of Formation, Leadership and Culture
Rev. Dr. Michael C.R. Nabors
Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church of Evanston
Rev. Dr. Mai-Anh Le Tran
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Associate Professor of Religious Education and Practical Theology
Rev. Dr. Andrew Wymer
Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies
Rev. Dr. Dong Hyeon Jeong
Assistant Professor of New Testament Interpretation
Graduates of the Doctor of Ministry program will be able to:
Garrett accepts applications from students who have:
The DMin Program offers coursework in intensive sessions twice a year. This schedule has implications for international students and visa applications. Therefore, we are unable to offer F-1 visas for Doctor of Ministry students.
The next cohort for the DMin in Strategic Leadership for Black Congregations begins in Summer 2023. Applications are due by April 1, 2023.