Professor of Old Testament Brent A. Strawn is the featured speaker Dec. 6 in Candler’s Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars series. The director of Candler’s new Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program, Strawn will explore “Why You Need a Doctorate: Introducing Candler’s New Doctor of Ministry Degree.” The hour-long webinar is free and begins at 12:00 p.m. Register here.

Last offered at Candler more than 15 years ago, the DMin degree was recently retooled with a vastly different format designed not only to meet the 21st century needs of ministers but also to be distinctive from other DMin programs in the nation. 

Strawn says Candler’s DMin is a practical next step for working pastors.

"The DMin is for ministers who graduated with their MDiv, but then got out in the real world and got to know what they didn’t know,” he quips.

To address these gaps, Candler has structured its new DMin to have real-world, practical application for pastoral leaders.

"The program has been carefully designed by the faculty for maximum utility,” Strawn explains. “It’s ideal for ministers who both need and want to dig deeper for the sake of their ministries and churches."

Join the conversation and learn more about Candler’s new DMin by registering for the webinar. After you register, you will receive an email with information about how to join the webinar via the GoToWebinar platform.

Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars are free, one-hour online conversations with Candler faculty members that are designed to provide new tools for use in your work and ministry. Participants view a live presentation, ask questions, and engage in dialogue with faculty members.