The Fuller Contextualized Doctor of Ministry in Cairo is an English Doctoral degree, fully accredited by Fuller Theological Seminary, in California. It requires a high degree of English proficiency (see the English requirements here: http://etsc.org/new/graduate-studies/fuller-dmin/requirements). It is designed for working pastors and ministry leaders who already have a master level/equivalent degree and who are seeking to enhance their leadership skills while remaining actively involved in their ministry.
The group of students (called a cohort) who will be selected by Fuller Theological Seminary for this program will, ideally, represent a variety of denominations and nationalities. The focus of in-class study and field-visits will address specific needs and issues facing Christian leaders doing ministry in Arabic contexts.
NOTE: Fuller Theological Seminary and ETSC hope to offer this program in the future, however, plans for this program still require approval from ATS, Fullerís accreditation body, the North American Association of Theological Schools. ETSC and Fuller are committed to working and planning together, and will try to make this program a success, both now and in the future.
Over a period of four to six years students will complete 36-credits of class module time, at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo. Their final one to three years will be spent finishing an 8-credit hour writing project. Throughout the program, 4-credits will be earned by the students having a mentor, so that pastors and ministry leaders can be encouraged to grow in their personal, spiritual, and academic formation.
The modules will be offered in January and June, from 2017 to 2019. To learn the dates, professors, and more about the content of each of the six modules, descriptive information can be found on the Fuller Seminary website: http://fuller.edu/dmin/cairo/.
Before each module, students will prepare by reading a number of English (90%) and Arabic (10%) books and articles, totaling about 2000+ pages. During each module, students will come together for classes for 1-week of intensive on-site classes at ETSC, in Cairo, Egypt, and, after this, will return to their places of ministry to complete and mail in their assignments.
Part of Learning Communities:
Students are admitted to the program in a group, called a cohort, to provide fellowship, teamwork, and opportunities for deeper understanding and for integration of course material. With the goal of developing a learning community, this model encourages students to draw upon both their peers and instructors for support.
Limited Residency Requirements:
Students will come together for classes with an instructor two times a year, for a total of two weeks during each of the first three years (2017-2019). The program and written project should be completed in 1-3 additional years (2020-2022), but, depending on student-circumstances, request may be made to Fuller Theological Seminary for extensions beyond this period.
General Questions about the Fuller Doctor of Ministry at ETSC:
ETSC wants to help you understand the Fuller DMin in Cairo, and how to enter the post-application/pre-acceptance Reading Phase (in preparation for the first Module, in January, 2017). An explanation of the Reading Phase is found in the part two of the English Requirements for the Fuller DMin, here: http://etsc.org/new/graduate-studies/fuller-dmin/requirements).