School of Ministry

Advance Your Calling

The Vision of the School of Ministry is to prepare men and women to fulfill God’s call to transformational ministry.

The Mission of the School of Ministry is to advance the Gospel of Christ by increasing the capacities of students to understand God’s Word (Knowing), to become whole and holy people (Being), and to lead and serve effectively (Doing).

Master of Arts in Ministry

Master of Arts in Ministry

The Master of Arts in Ministry is designed to help students develop ministry skills that will lead to lifelong learning and vocational success. This program aims to increase students’ capacities to understand God’s Word, thus becoming whole and holy people who can lead and serve effectively.

The Master of Arts in Ministry

Equips students to interpret scripture through an emphasis on fundamental hermeneutics, Biblical themes, Christian Trinitarian doctrine, and church history
Empowers students in intentional spiritual formation, dwelling in Christ, and becoming like Christ

Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in Ministry consists of 40 semester hours.

MIN/MINO5113Hermeneutics and Exegesis 3
MIN/MINO5133Church History 3
MIN/MINO6113 Biblical Themes3
MIN/MINO6123 The Trinity 3
MIN/MINO5313 Authentic Leadership3
MIN/MINO5323 Pastoral Care3
MIN/MINO5333Practical Aspects of Ministry3
MIN/MINO6323Communication in Ministry3

MIN/MINO5213

Essentials of Spiritual Formation

3

MIN/MINO5223 

Practices of Spiritual Formation

3

MIN/MINO6213

Traditions of Spiritual Formation

3

MIN/MINO6223

Applications of Spiritual Formation

3

MIN5231

Spiritual Formation Retreat

1

MINO5411

Mentored Growth and Development I 

1

MINO5421

Mentored Growth and Development II

1

MINO6231

Final Integrative Project 

1

Master of Arts in Ministry: Anglican Studies Concentration

Master of Arts in Ministry: Anglican Studies Concentration

The Master of Arts in Ministry: Anglican Studies Concentration is designed to help students develop ministry skills that will lead to lifelong learning and vocational success. Additionally, this program orients students to the history and theological distinctives of Anglicanism, preparing them with context-sensitive approaches to contemporary ministry.

Master of Arts in Ministry: Anglican Studies Concentration

Equips students to interpret scripture through an emphasis on fundamental hermeneutics, Biblical themes, Christian Trinitarian doctrine, and church history
Empowers students in intentional spiritual formation, dwelling in Christ, and becoming like Christ
Orients students to the history of Anglicanism, including theological distinctives and its ecclesial, liturgical heritage

Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in Ministry: Anglican Studies Concentration consists of 33 semester hours.

MIN/MINO5113 Hermeneutics and Exegesis  3
MIN/MINO5133 Church History 3
MIN/MINO6113  Biblical Themes 3
MIN/MINO6122 The Trinity 2
MINO5423 Formations in Discipline and Rule of Life 3
MINO6213 Traditions of Spiritual Formation 3
MINO5413 Anglican History and Identity 3
MINO6413 Ministries of the Church: Liturgy, Sacraments, and Worship 3
MINO6424 Missional Theology 4
 
MINO5411 Mentored Growth and Development I 1
MINO5421 Mentored Growth and Development II 1
MIN/MINO5323 Pastoral Care 3
MINO6231 Final Integrative Project 1
 
Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Direction

Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Direction

The Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Direction is meant to prepare students for the ministry of Spiritual Direction by equipping them to discern their own call and abilities and aiding them in becoming whole and holy people.

Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Direction

Equips students to interpret scripture through an emphasis on fundamental hermeneutics, Biblical themes, Christian Trinitarian doctrine, and church history
Empowers students in intentional spiritual formation, dwelling in Christ, and becoming like Christ
Prepares students with the Biblical, historical framework for the art of Spiritual Direction, helping them develop practical skills to explore discernment practices.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Direction consists of 40 semester hours.

MIN/MINO5113> Hermeneutics and Exegesis 3
MIN/MINO5133 Church History 3
MIN/MINO5323 Pastoral Care 3
MIN/MINO6123 The Trinity 3
MIN/MINO5213 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 3
MIN/MINO5223 Practices of Spiritual Formation 3
MIN/MINO6213 Traditions of Spiritual Formation 3
MIN/MINO6223 Applications of Spiritual Formation 3
SPD7253 Perceiving a Holy Invitation 3
SPD7263 Preparing an Available Self 3
SPD7273 Developing a Listening Ear 3
SPD7283 Discerning and Knowing God 3
SPD7293 Arranging a Sacred Space 3
MINO6231 Final Integrative Project 1
Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Ministry

Spiritual formation is the foundation upon which all Richmont programs are built, empowering ministers and counselors to impact churches, organizations, clients, and communities.

Richmont’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) offering is focused on the two dimensions most integral to the career of a minister of the gospel: spiritual formation and leadership. With a blend of rigorous theological study and practical ministry projects, this program goes beyond the master’s level to equip a new generation of ministry leaders to serve their congregations and communities in transformative ways.
“The most meaningful part of being a part of Richmont is the emphasis on wellness. The term for that is spiritual formation—the health and wellness of our souls.”
Daniel Harrison
School of Ministry Student

School of Ministry Faculty

Christopher Boyd, Ph.D.

Christopher Boyd, Ph.D.

Care Crawford, D.Min

Care Crawford, D.Min

Helen Mulligan Edwards, D.Min.

Helen Mulligan Edwards, D.Min.

Leland Eliason, Th.D.

Leland Eliason, Th.D.

Chris Green, Ph.D, D.Min

Chris Green, Ph.D, D.Min

Steve Hall, D.Min.

Steve Hall, D.Min.

Preston Hill, Ph.D.

Preston Hill, Ph.D.

T. Ryan Jackson, Ph.D.

T. Ryan Jackson, Ph.D.

Marcus Kilian, Psy.D.

Marcus Kilian, Psy.D.

Gary Moon, Ph.D.

Gary Moon, Ph.D.

Jody Owens, D.Min.

Jody Owens, D.Min.

Tracy Reynolds, DSL

Tracy Reynolds, DSL

Joshua Rice, Ph.D.

Joshua Rice, Ph.D.

James D. Smith III, Th.D.

James D. Smith III, Th.D.

Michael Stewart, D.Min.

Michael Stewart, D.Min.

Samuel Youngs, Ph.D.

Samuel Youngs, Ph.D.

Take the Next Step in Your Ministry Career Today

The cost of the program is $543 per credit hour + applicable fees.
Richmont wants to help make your education goals a reality, so please inquire about financial aid opportunities. 

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Spiritual Formation and Leadership

Application Requirements

  • Admission application with a $50 nonrefundable application fee 
  • An acknowledgement that the applicant has reviewed the Statement of Faith
  • A 40 hours Master’s degree with 11 hours of Bible and Theology in Ministry or a related field of study 
  • Three completed reference forms:
    • Pastoral Reference
    • Character reference
    • Academic or professional reference
  • Resume
  • Academic Writing Sample 
  • Personal Interview with the Dean of the School of Ministry and Program Director 
  • A personal statement that outlines the applicant’s intent behind applying for the Doctor of Ministry at Richmont. Said application must be between 500 to 700 words typed, double spaced.