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Doctor of Ministry

Transform Your Ministry. Transform the World.

The Rev. Patrick Burke

The Rev. Patrick Burke


Bexley Seabury was instrumental in opening the door to both study and experience with new ways of doing ministry…a big permission slip to think outside the box and think what we might be as a church in the future.

Embrace Your Call with Our Doctor of Ministry Program

Welcome to a journey of transformation at Bexley Seabury. Our Doctor of Ministry program is designed for ministry leaders like you, ready to deepen their engagement with the complex challenges and opportunities of today’s world.

Why Choose Our Doctor of Ministry Program?

  • Flexible Learning: Blend of online courses and short, intensive on-campus residencies to fit your busy schedule.
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Explore theology, leadership, spiritual formation, and social justice to enrich your ministry.
  • Personalized Mentorship: Learn from experienced faculty and build lifelong connections with peers in your cohort.
  • Practical Capstone Project: Make a tangible impact in your ministry context with a project that addresses real-world challenges.

Who Should Apply?

Our program is for clergy and lay leaders seeking to:

  • Enhance their practical ministry skills.
  • Deepen theological understanding.
  • Lead transformative change in their communities.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is a tapestry of interdisciplinary courses that encourage critical reflection, creative thinking, and transformative action. With a blend of online learning and intensive on-campus residencies, we offer flexibility that respects the demands of your current ministry roles. Core areas of focus include:

  • Theological Reflection and Praxis: Deepen your understanding of theology and its application in real-world contexts.
  • Leadership in a Changing Church: Explore innovative leadership models that respond to the evolving landscape of faith communities.
  • Spiritual Formation and Direction: Engage in practices that nurture spiritual growth, both personally and within communities you serve.
  • Social Justice and Community Engagement: Equip yourself to lead initiatives that address systemic injustices and foster reconciliation.

Ready to Transform Your Ministry?

JOIN US at Bexley Seabury, where your passion for ministry meets our commitment to theological education and transformation. Let’s journey together towards a future where your ministry not only meets the world’s needs but inspires change.

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