Doctor of Ministry Oral Defense Schedules Released

September 17, 2015

Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies, ZSDS, has scheduled the oral defense for Doctor of Ministry students on OCT 5-7, 2015 in San Francisco, CA. Candidates from around the world will present and defense their projects in person or remotely via video conferencing. The doctoral committee will review diverse projects based on different ministries including family and children education, church planting, Christian nursery, and global evangelization.

One candidate is scheduled to present effective church planting methods with case studies while other candidates will examine topics such as Christian unity, Christ-centered teamwork, and guides for reporters with global mission perspective.

"Oral defense is essential for a candidate to complete the Doctor of Ministry program. I am expecting great results from those talented candidates," said Dr. Tom Cowley, the director of ZSDS’s Doctoral Committee.

Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies’ faculty and mentors work with candidates to prepare them for the upcoming oral defense and final papers. The shared goal is to make further contributions to Christian ministries and the pastoral fields.  For more information about ZSDS oral defense and doctoral programs, visit

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