The church in Asia is growing and maturing, and so must her leaders. Leaders who received formal ministry training in the past are leading a growing and developing movement for Christ today. The needs and issues of their social, culture and religious context, and the skills required to address these concerns are changing. These leaders need fresh input, wise mentors, and personalized guidance to reflect on what they have learned from years of experience in order to maximize their gifts/abilities for God’s kingdom. They also need to select, train, develop, and mentor emerging leaders to facilitate movements in their context in order to reach more people for Christ.
The purpose of this program is thus three-fold:
- First, we seek to further develop the capacity of established ministry leaders for godly influence and ministry impact, helping them to focus their ministries so they will finish well. The program is designed to rekindle participants’ spiritual passion, strengthen their biblical/theological foundations, upgrade their leadership skills, expand their networking/resourcing capacity, and clarify their ministry focus.
- Second, we want to promote a Christ-centered worldview to better address contextual issues of the majority people’s culture and religion around them, and thus respond to their questions and issues.
- Third, we desire to equip established leaders in intentionally training the next generation of emerging Asian Christian leaders and thus contribute to the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
This program is designed for Asian ministry leaders who have completed their foundational ministry training, grown in ministry skills through experience and self-study, and are now in or are moving into ground breaking leadership roles. These leadership roles build on the abilities and wisdom needed for multiplicational ministry, but also require a different leadership perspective and skill set. This program focuses on those needs.
The core values of IGSL undergird the Doctor of Ministry program. The program is designed to rekindle the participants’ spiritual passion, upgrade their leadership, sharpen their networking and interpersonal skills, and clarify their ministry focus while strengthening their biblical and theological foundations.