Organic Leadership Development

Bethel’s Doctor of Ministry in Organic Leadership Development equips students to offer Godly leadership that evolves and emerges over a lifetime, through looking at their own spiritual formation and Biblical insights into how God shapes and builds leaders.

It develops leaders over a lifetime—for both life and ministry.

What Students Gain

Our students explore a range of topics related to evolving, emerging, and empowering leadership, including change, biblical leadership, and personal spiritual formation.

They create a personal development plan for leadership legacy, and apply what they’re learning directly to resourcing and developing the leaders of their ministry setting and Kingdom context.

Students become experts in:

  • Biblical leadership emergence
  • Lifelong leadership development and formation
  • Transitions and defining moments in a leader’s development
  • Transition cycle and developmental patterns of change
  • Spiritual Formation and interior growth
  • Missional communities and impacting culture
  • Dynamics of culture and how to enact organizational change

Program Model

Through our cohort model, students take 7 course units over 4 years with resident intensives meeting twice each year in San Diego.

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Organic Leadership Development
  • Focusing and Advancing Your Leadership
  • Transitions in Leadership Development
  • Bible-Centered Leadership and Spiritual Growth
  • Longing, Spiritual Formation and the Disciplines

Meet Our Faculty

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