Doctor of Philosophy Christian Ministry

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The primary purpose of the Christian Ministry Training Program is to offer Christian Ministry education through distance learning. These programs enable students to develop a personal framework for ministry through integration of the Biblical Scriptures and critically study of various Christian Ministry and modalities that will meet the needs of people spiritually, therapeutically, emotionally, and educationally.

The course materials are extensive and detailed, yet user friendly and solution focused. Beginning with the basics and progressing into more advanced levels you are learning more complicated and/or difficult issues. Qualified Tutors and Mentors are available daily and assist students with their study programs, time management, study skills, motivation techniques, and other areas that are important to academic success.

The Christian Ministry Programme is intended for learners who want to learn and practice a range of ministry courses, either to enter the ministry of the church or persons who need to broaden their knowledge and wish to learn how to apply the principles of ministry in the Church. The flexibility of the courses makes it possible to learn a single new ministry skill or build up credits to apply for a formal qualification.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

Subject Code
Subject Name
Credit Hours
MNS147
Research Methodology
6
MNS148
Research Proposal
6
MNS150
Doctoral Thesis
60


Note: The enrolment requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy Christian Ministry Programme is the completion of the Master of Christian Ministry or having been granted the status of a Master of Christian Ministry qualification through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The Doctor of Philosophy Christian Ministry Programme requires completion of 72 Credits and is based on an extensive research work related to the discovery or introduction of findings due to extensive research in a area. Doing a dissertation means that instead of knowledge and information being presented and following a prescribed route for answering questions, candidates are thrust into an active role of managing an investigation into a topic area. This means researching and discovering things for themselves. They must set their own targets and parameters, pose their own central research questions and decide on the appropriate sources of information to support the research. It therefore requires the use of the higher-level cognitive skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Candidates may choose an area of interest to them within the scope of course title. A thesis is an individual effort and the candidate, academic tutor and the course professor will work together on constructing an approved topic (research question) and methodologies. The Doctor of Philosophy Christian Ministry Programme has a minimum of two years before the qualification certificate can be issued. The maximum learning duration is normally three years.