DMin Candidates Successfully Complete Oral Defenses at Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies

May 03, 2024

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Program at the Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies concluded a week-long series of oral defense sessions last week. The sessions took place from April 15 to April 19, 2024.

Around a dozen DMin candidates from diverse ministerial backgrounds participated in the defenses. Each candidate's doctoral committee was actively engaged in the defense process for 1.5 hours, which included a presentation, a Q&A session, and an evaluation.

The candidates, representing various tracks such as Education, Mission, Business, Youth, Design, and Technology, presented cutting-edge topics related to the Christian faith and ministry. Several candidates explored new methods for utilizing social media and Christian music broadcasting to enhance the effectiveness of Christian ministries.

Dr. Tom Cowley, Director of the DMin program, expressed satisfaction with the quality of the candidates' papers and projects for the Academic Year 2023-24.

Candidate Agnes Yoon shared her gratitude, stating, "I am very thankful to the Lord for allowing me to participate in the DMin program, a journey that has enabled me to reflect on God's calling. Engaging with fellow Christian ministers while working on the DMin project has also been a rejuvenating and empowering experience. I am equally indebted to all the faculty who provided invaluable guidance and advice, helping me navigate this doctoral journey to its conclusion."

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