This spring, 22 students became the first graduates of Candler’s newly revised online/hybrid Doctor of Ministry program. The cohort gathered on campus in April to present their final projects, which they worked on throughout the three-year program. Students were also required to submit a blog post about their project. Explore their projects.

Through these projects, students have crafted an innovation in ministry practice in their chosen location, building upon issues and questions that have arisen during their DMin coursework. Each presentation included 20 minutes from the student followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from professors, peers and others in the audience.

Candler’s DMin allows students with an MDiv degree and at least three years of professional ministry experience to strengthen the connection between theology and practice while they stay deeply rooted in their ministry contexts. And because the work toward the final project is scaffolded into the curriculum all throughout the program, the first cohort enjoyed a high 75% on-time degree completion rate.

Learn more about the DMin degree at Candler.