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Garrett-Evangelical Launches New Doctor of Ministry in Community Organizing Degree

July 1, 2015

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is launching a new Doctor of Ministry (DMin) track in Community Organizing. Community organizing trains and equips clergy and community leaders with the knowledge and skills to analyze the power dynamics within a community, develop strategic relationships, and direct and focus the physical, theological, spiritual, and moral energies of the people within a community to create extraordinary changes for good.

“I am very excited about our new Doctor of Ministry specialization in Community Organizing,” said Garrett-Evangelical President Lallene J. Rector. “As I have been speaking with various leaders of the church, one of the primary concerns that keeps emerging is the need for leaders who ‘can get something done.’ The skills required for effective community organizing translate directly into being able to set contextually sensitive goals and to work in ways that actually result in transformative change.”

The DMin in Community Organizing is a 30 credit hour program that students can complete in as little as three years or as many as six. Classes are offered in a hybrid model of on-campus and online courses, offering high quality theological education in a flexible format to meet student’s needs.

The first cohort for the DMin in Community Organizing begins January 2016. Applications are due by October 1, 2015. To learn more about the DMin in Community Organizing, go to