Northern to offer Doctor of Ministry in Leadership

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Leadership program is for the leader who senses God’s vision, sees the gifting of the people, and longs to create the catalytic conditions for transformation to occur in their ministry context.  Leaders in this cohort program develop the competencies that will enable them to leverage the gifts of the people for God’s glory.

Competencies are built in four areas:

People Selection and Development (coaching and mentoring),

Relationship Building (high impact communication, team building),

Visioning and Strategizing (kingdom-perspective decision making, shaping and executing strategy, and leading change),

Producing Fruit (organizing and planning, social responsibility, attracting and sustaining people).

At the center of the program is the goal of being an authentic leader in Christ through personal growth, the learning of agility, and developing accountability as a leader.

The program has been developed in partnership with Nancy Sayer, Director of the Samaritan Center for Congregations (developed by Lilly Endowment Inc.) and Gus Gustafson, core faculty member in Leadership Development for the Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University.

The DMin in Leadership program is now accepting cohort members for study to begin in January of 2017. To learn more, contact admissions at (630) 620-2125 or email us at

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