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WLS Announces New Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership

Jan 27/11

Contact:

Sarina Wheeler, swheeler@wlu.ca, 519-884-0710 ext. 3498

or 

David Pfrimmer, Principal Dean, dpfrimmer@wlu.ca, 519-884-0710 ext. 3229

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary is pleased to announce the new Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership degree.  “We are excited about this new program” said David Pfrimmer, Principal Dean, “It will offer those who have demonstrated leadership in their faith community, the opportunity to develop their expertise and acquire new skills to help these communities.” 

The Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership is for people who are serving the spiritual and social needs of religious congregations and wider publics. The Doctor of Ministry is a professional degree.  The program recognizes the benefits for clergy and lay people with demonstrated experience in ministry leadership in disciplined reflection and dedicated research on the practice of ministry. Faculty members accompany students in a journey of discovery and learning. 

This five year program was recently approved by the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies (OCGS).  Candidates for the program must have the equivalent of a Master of Divinity degree and three years of demonstrated experience in serving religious communities or wider publics.  Candidates will be expected to have an area which they wish to research and to have a ministry context such as a congregation, agency or ministry context.  This will allow students to combine their work with study.  Elements of the program will be delivered through a series of intensive one week sessions, regular classes and through on-line interaction.

Applications are being accepted until May 1, 2011 for Fall term 2011. Those interested can apply at www.seminary.wlu.ca.  For further information about the program, please contact Admissions Coordinator Sarina Wheeler at swheeler@wlu.ca or 519-884-0710 ext. 3498.

For Further Information:

David Pfrimmer, Principal Dean
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
Ph: 519 ? 884 ? 0710 Ext. 3229

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