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The Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership for Ministry in the Global City

offered by 
Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, USA

in partnership with 
Center for Transformational Urban Leadership at Asian Theological Seminary, Quezon City


The Transformational Leadership for the Global City Doctor of Ministry ( DMin ) is a ministry degree program designed to enhance the leadership skills of individuals engaged in Christian ministry.  The degree program is appropriate for pastors, para -church leaders, urban ministry leaders, educators, and mission leaders.  The DMin is distinct from the PhD or ThD in that its primary focus is on implementing and strengthening effective ministry rather than preparing the participant for research or teaching in purely academic arenas.  BGU follows the medical model of preparing doctors for surgery in the operating room. At BGU, the cities are the labs and practitioners are professors. Although the DMin is not designed as simply a research degree, in recent years, many seminary educators have chosen the DMin degree to enhance their ability to provide training relevant to practical issues in Christian ministry. The DMin degree is structured around Transformational Leadership for the Global City.  Specializations include:

  1. Church & Ministry Multiplication
  2. Leadership
  3. Ministry in Complex Contexts
  4. Theological Reflection
  5. Urban Youth Ministry
  6. Theology of Work

For complete DMin program information download:

The application process goes directly through BGU, Seattle . ( for online application, please go to )

The 8 credit overture I is also offered in Manila through ATS together with BGU. The Research Bridge and the Specialization Courses can also be taken through the MATUL courses at Center for Transformational Urban Leadership. For further information on MATUL classes, please contact:

Peter Nitschke, CTUL- Director: or call at 0063-2- 9285097.

Further information can be obtained from the following links: or
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