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WiSeekU Christian Counseling : Doctor of Ministry
Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth. II Timothy 2:15 AMP
WiSeekU D.Min. in Christian Counseling Curriculum
The WiSeekU Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling is the ideal continuation of the Master of Ministry in Christian Counseling. The purpose is to continue building upon Biblical foundations and learn to apply Biblical knowledge to real-world situations, discover and develop practical solutions to personal, individual and group issues and perspectives.
WiSeekU’s Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling offers an overview of the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, coupled with explorations of various key people, places, and principles that illustrate Bible-based counseling elements. The curriculum helps prepare willing workers for the challenges and victories of peer-led (diploma) and authoritative Christian Counseling. Students complete 6 credits beyond the Master of Ministry program (79 credits) to graduate and receive the Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling degree.
Biblical Foundations I – 9 credits
|SCHR 101||Survey of Christianity I||3||Biblical Foundations I is an introduction to ecclesiology, Christianity, and the Old and New Testaments.|
|SOT 101||Old Testament Survey I
(Genesis 1 – I Kings 21)
|SNT 101||New Testament Survey I
(Matthew – John)
Biblical Foundations II – 9 credits
|SCHR 102||Survey of Christianity II||3||Biblical Foundations II is an intermediate exploration of ecclesiology, Christianity, and the Old and New Testaments.|
|SOT 102||Old Testament Survey II
(I Kings 22 – Psalms)
|SNT 102||New Testament Survey II
(Acts – Ephesians)
Biblical Foundations III – 9 credits
|SCHR 103||Survey of Christianity III||3||Biblical Foundations I is an advanced exploration of ecclesiology, Christianity, and the Old and New Testaments.|
|SOT 103||Old Testament Survey III
(Proverbs – Malachi)
|SNT 103||New Testament Survey III
(Philippians – Revelation)
Ministry Communications – 9 credits
|SENG 101||Christian Composition||3|
|SENG 102||Sermonic Writing||3|
|SCOM 103||Introduction to Ministry Communications||3|
Ministry Diversity – 9 credits
|SSOC 102||The Body of Christ||3||.|
|SSOC 103||Marriage & Family||3|
|SSOC 104||Social Problems||3|
Ministry Humanities – 9 credits
|SART 100||Art for Ministry||3||.|
|SMUS 102||Music for Ministry||3|
|SPHI 101||Philosophy of Religion and Faith||3|
Ministry Mathematics and Sciences – 6 credits
|SMAT 100||Math for Ministry||3||.|
|SSCI 105||Science for Ministry||3|
Ministry Social and Behavioral Sciences – 9 credits
|SCHU 101||Introduction to Ecclesiology||3||.|
|SPSY 101||Psychology of Religion and Faith||3|
|SSOC 101||Sociology of Religion and Faith||3|
Ministry Technology – 6 credits
|SCSC 101||Computer Literacy and Applications||3||.|
|SCSC 102||Web Design for Ministry||3|
Ministry Consecration & Service
The WiSeekU Ministry Consecration & Service element is designed to promote a deep understanding of the importance and functions of personal consecration to God through prayer and devotional activities, ministry leadership, organizational management, Christian fellowship, giving, and benevolent followship.
Specialty Ministry Concentration – 12 credits (minimum)
Students complete an existing or personally developed (with administrative approval) ministry specialty course of study, including a minimum of 12 credits from available WiSeekU courses not already on the student’s transcript.
Ministry Internship – 500 Clock hours (minimum)
Students complete a minimum of 500 hours of ministry in volunteer and or paid capacities. Hours must be duly documented by the supervising official(s) and or entity. These hours are cumulative over the full duration of the student’s course of study (i.e., the student has a minimum of six years (the typical time required to graduate the program) to complete the internship).
Program Duration & Cost
The WiSeekU Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling can be completed in one or more academic years. WiSeekU works diligently to keep tuition costs low and affordable. The cost per credit hour for all online courses is $3 US. The cost per three-credit hour course is therefore $3 x 3 credits, or $9 US. At this prevailing rate, the minimum cost of 79 required credits for the Doctor of Ministry as posted above is ($3 x 79) $237 US.
With the exception of free courses, students are allowed to pay tuition for the entire Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling program at enrollment, or on a per-class (3-credit increment) basis. Thus, a student enrolling in the Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling program is able to begin lessons for the small fee of $9 US, which pays for his or her first course. Students may choose to complete any course for which he or she has paid enrollment before enrolling in and paying tuition for a subsequent course.