The Doctor of Ministry in Leadership Effectiveness program is for leaders of church and parachurch organizations who:
- have completed a master’s degree (preferably Master of Divinity or its equivalent) and have an adequate graduate-level academic background on biblical, theological, and ministerial studies to pursue doctoral work
- have been in Christian leadership for at least seven (7) years since completing their master’s degree
- are leading a multi-staff church organization (or cluster of churches), a multi-staff parachurch organization, a regional/national ministry, or a denominational ministry
- meet other character, ministry, and academic standards appropriate to the program
Exceptions to these requirements will be weighed carefully.