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The Doctor of Ministry Program Was Like a Rocket Boost

  
  
  
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After I had completed my Master of Divinity degree I engaged in many seminars, professional development events, spiritual life refreshments, and other ongoing educational opportunities. But I was "chomping at the bit" for something much more rigorous, a kind of personal and professional development that had real accountability and required authentic advancement.

Two Ways to Make Time for a D.Min. Degree

  
  
  
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I was in my late 50s when I made the decision to start the D. Min. program. At that point, my time was divided between two challenging occupations. For half of each week, I was engaged in the practice of law at a large law firm. For the other half of each week, I was employed as the assistant director of U. S. ministries for an association of churches. 

5 Ways My D.Min. Research Added Value to My Ministry

  
  
  
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My journey through the D.Min.program was marked by growing insight and motivation to strive for excellence for myself and those to whom I minister. In particular, the coursework and dissertation project enhanced my view on ministry in an urban African American community in five distinct ways.

Experiencing the Hol(istic) Package in a Doctor of Ministry Degree

  
  
  

The Value of a Backstory in Team Building

  
  
  
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When coaches develop a team, they want to create chemistry—by finding the naïve genius (talent and intelligence) of the players and by knowing each player well so that each one can function optimally in the execution of the play book. 

10 (or 11) Must-have Qualities for a Student Leader

  
  
  
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1. Show Up

That Just Seems Crazy To Me

  
  
  
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A guest post by Jamal Smith, M.A. '11

He Comes Down from Heaven

  
  
  
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This month we will be sharing a collection of short readings by Northeastern Seminary alumni as they reflect on and rejoice in the gifts of God's grace and the signs of Christ present during this Advent Season. Today's guest post was written by Thomas Worth.

Christmas Response

  
  
  
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This month we will be sharing a collection of short readings by Northeastern Seminary alumni as they reflect on and rejoice in the gifts of God's grace and the signs of Christ present during this Advent Season. Today's guest post was written by Tami Thurber.

Swimming In Words, Then Wrapped In Warm Wisdom

  
  
  
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This month we will be sharing a collection of short readings by Northeastern Seminary alumni as they reflect on and rejoice in the gifts of God's grace and the signs of Christ present during this Advent Season. Today's guest post was written by Marsha Bolton Rivers.

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