Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Ministry

Credit for ministerial experience will be taken into consideration for people who qualify. To request the ministerial experience, send an email to the offices of NBTSBC at: or call (347) 536-9267 and request these forms.

ABOUT THIS DEGREE PROGRAM: The objective of the Doctor of Ministry degree program is to broaden the perspectives of the students and the understanding of the Christian ministry. The D.Min. degree is designed to enhance the professional competence of those already engaged in full-time ministry. Your Doctor of Ministry specialization is unique to your current ministry context in a local church, parachurch, or other church-related ministry. The program consists of ten online Module/Classes, with emphasis in key Ministry books, key doctrines, and foundational ministry preparation courses; which are the equivalent of thirty hours of study; and Textbook requirements, equivalent of twenty hours of study. Texts should be selected from the list of authorized textbooks listed below. Although all textbooks can be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time. Once a textbook is read, the 10 to 20 page paper describing what is read should be presented for qualification. A four to five page document is required for each module taken at the college site in Brooklyn. We are simply asking the students for a summary of the material. Review the How to present your work card in relation to the presentation of work.

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM: The Doctor of Ministry program requires a total of 10 Module/Classes, to be completed online. The students will take the Module/Classes and at the end of the class will be ready to take the Quiz/Exam for that class. This requirements are also applied to students on campus, but the classes are presented live with a college professor.

SPECIFIC TEXTBOOKS REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM: The Doctor of Ministry degree program requires a total of 50 hours. This consists of ten online courses (30 hours); and life experience, ministry, education, military and/or four textbooks homework (20 hours). Four of the textbooks homework required, must have the essential subjects, chosen from the list of authorized textbooks listed below. Up to four of the eight required courses may be optional. The Electives can be chosen from the Electives that appear on the page or in person attendance at the seminar. Up to two of the electives may have Substitute Books. Substitute books must be first submitted for consideration through the alternative form of textbooks.

ABOUT PROGRAM TEXTBOOKS AND MODULE/CLASSES: We are Christ-centered and Bible-based institution. So, it should be an encouragement to know that NBTSBC use well respected textbooks and other learning resources that fit within the general middle of evangelical Biblical teaching and doctrine. Textbooks are carefully selected for both academic and theological appropriateness. It’s usually the theological appropriateness that concerns prospective students. This is certainly understandable, especially in light of the fact that nearly everyone considering enrolling in a program with New Beginnings Theological Seminary & Bible College (NBTSBC) is already well versed in Bible and Theology, and many are actually advanced teachers and preachers of the Word of God.


DMIN 310 – Theology of Ministry (Theological Inquiries) by Thomas F. O’Meara
DMIN 330 – Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne Grudem
DMIN 340 – Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry 1st Edition by Thomas C. Oden
DMIN 350 – Strategic Pastoral Counseling: A Short-Term Structured Model by David G. Benner Ph.D.
DMIN 360 – Power in the Pulpit: How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons by Jerry Vines and James L Shaddix
DMIN 370 – Becoming a Pastor: Forming Self and Soul for Ministry by Graeme Goldsworthy
DMIN 380 – From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation by Craig L. Blomberg
DMIN 390 – Pastor As Person: Maintaining Personal Integrity in the Choices and Challenges of Ministry by Gary L. Harbaugh, Ph.D.
DMIN 400 – The Kingdom Focused Church: A Compelling Image of an Achievable Future for Your Church by Gene Mims
DMIN 410 – Preaching in Plenty and in Want by Matthew Tennant
DMIN 420 – Money and Your Ministry: Balance the Books While Keeping Your Balance by Margaret J. Marcuson and Peter L. Steinke
DMIN 430 – Church Administration and Finance Manual: Resources for Leading the Local Church by Otto F. Crumroy Jr., Stan Kukawka and Frank M. Witman
DMIN 440 – Multiply the Ministry: A Practical Guide for Grassroots Ministry Empowerment by Sean P. Reynolds
DMIN 450 – The Soul of Ministry: Forming Leaders for God’s People by Ray S. Anderson
DMIN 460 – Effective Church Leadership (A Practical Sourcebook, Revised Edition) by Harris W Lee
DMIN 470 – What Every Christian Ought to Know: Essential Truths for Growing Your Faith by Adrian Rogers
DMIN 480 – The Effective Pastor: A Practical Guide to the Ministry by Robert C. Anderson
DMIN 490 – Basic Theology: A Popular Systematic Guide to Understanding Biblical Truth by Charles C. Ryrie

Send your assignments via e-mail or mail. The email is faster.
Use for the presentation of the courses by email. This email address should also be used for the presentation of PhD projects in Ministry and for PhD dissertations. NBTSBC expects a summary of at least ten to twenty pages from each textbook for all degree programs. Typewritten, or computer, type double-spaced font should be 10 – 12. Microsoft Word is preferable to send it as an attachment, or attached file, by email. If Microsoft Word is not available, assignments can be copied and pasted into the body of the email. Please check your paper for spelling and grammar errors before sending.

– Summarize what the book said.
– Tell us what you learned.
– If the text is useful for you in your life, work, and ministry, please tell us about it as well. Presentations of seminars papers require 4 – 5 pages, font size 10 to 12.
– Summarize what the seminary professor said.
– Tell us what you learned.
– If the seminar is of great help to you in your life, work, and ministry, if possible, tell us briefly how it was a blessing.