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The DMin Tracks

Advanced Practice of Ministry

The Advanced Practice of Ministry (APM) track focuses on theological reflection in one of the areas of ministerial practice:
  • homiletics
  • worship
  • Christian education
  • evangelism
  • new church development
  • congregational redevelopment
  • church administration
  • pastoral care
A personalized approach to DMin studies makes it possible for the candidate to discuss other specializations with an advisor.

Pastoral Care and Counseling

The DMin in Pastoral Care and Counseling (PC&C) is designed to offer a flexible advanced program of training that leads to doctoral level competence in the practice of pastoral care or counseling. This may include meeting requirements for:

1. Clinical membership in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC),
2. A state counseling license (LMFT, LPC, or equivalent)
3. Board Certified Professional Chaplain (Association of Professional Chaplains),
4. AAPC or ACPE supervisory credentials, or
5. Specific competence in parish pastoral care.

Prerequisite: One unit of CPE.

Course of Study



Loren Townsend
Loren Townsend | Director, Pastoral Care and Counseling Program

Black Church Studies

Fulltime pastors with three years of post-MDiv experience, and experienced counselors, chaplains, denominational, and para-church officials are invited to apply for the Doctor of Ministry Degree Program at Louisville Seminary. The DMin degree program offers tracks in Advanced Practice of Ministry, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Interim Ministry, and Black Church Studies. The new Doctor of Ministry with a Black Church Studies focus consists of four required seminars and three advanced professional (elective) seminars taken in Black Church Studies. Louisville Seminary will offer three courses that will fulfill this concentration during its January and June courses.

Learn More About the Black Church Studies Program 




Lewis Brogdon
Lewis Brogdon | Director of Black Church Studies

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