Family Ministries

In the Doctor of Ministry in Family Ministries program we help our students build a strategy for discipleship. Our students are prepared to equip and enable families, guiding them as they seek to live faithfully and serve others.

What Students Gain

From understanding multiple models of Family Ministries to learning the value of self-leadership, students become equipped to lead families in transformational ways.

Students will:

  • Understand the theory and practice of family ministries in a rapidly changing world
  • Engage issues and models relevant to the practice of family ministries
  • Explore frameworks that employ education, equipping of parents, and family life cycle as means through which to pursue family ministry
  • Explore frameworks that employ church as family, family support, and family on mission as means through which to pursue family ministry
  • Process foundational considerations for spiritual and personal formation in the life of the family minister
  • Synthesize learning from the cohort journey and move toward integrative reflection on the practice of family ministries
  • Enjoy the unique design of the cohort and interacting with fellow students and mentors

Program Model

In the cohort program, students take 7 course units and write a thesis over 4 years, meeting for week-long resident intensives each July and January in St. Paul, Minn. 

Sample Courses

  • Foundations of Family Ministries
  • Frameworks for Family Ministry 1
  • Frameworks for Family Ministry 2
  • Family Ministry Capstone

Meet Our Faculty

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