Encouraging a Conversation for the Development of Doctor of Ministry Concentration Standards

  • Rodney A. Harrison Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


This paper explores current practices in select theological schools regarding Doctor of Ministry concentrations and specializations, explore the semantics of each, and propose for consideration and dialogue the development of recommendations as to what might constitute a concentration, taking into consideration existing accreditation standards, the needs of learners and academy.

Author Biography

Rodney A. Harrison, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness
Director of Doctoral Studies
Assistant Professor of Christian Education
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary