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Program Benefits



Seminars are offered year round in our unique trimester schedule.  Seminars are usually 2-4 days in length which minimizes time away from ministry settings.


The New Orleans experience extends from the Atlantic southeast to Oklahoma.  Workshops are required to be taken at the New Orleans campus, however, seminars are offered in a variety of formats. Seminars are offered at the New Orleans campus or at extension centers on a variable schedule via CIV (Compressed Interactive Video). Extension centers are located in cities in South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and of course, Louisiana. Seminars can also be taken at home via SYNC, where students are video conferenced into the classroom. 

Seminar Choices

You choose many of the seminars you want to take.  Some specializations may require specific seminars, but students have great latitude in selecting the seminars that are most important or relevant to them and their ministry settings.  Special Event seminars and Directed Studies add another level of accommodation.


A wide variety of specializations are available in the Professional Doctorate degrees.  Students choose the specialization that best prepares them for the professional improvement and ministry effectiveness.


Seminar Topics

Every seminar is designed with a local ministry heart.  Courses reflect a keen understanding of needs of the church, denomination, and other Christian ministries.

Project Focus

Students are challenged in each class to generate strategies and projects relevant to the ministry setting of the student.

Application Orientation

Instructors guide students to not only research and study subjects significant to contemporary ministry, but apply the ideas and principles in a realistic way.



The exposure to new ideas and a wider variety of life experiences allows students to grow in a very personal way.  Many students report spiritual and intellectual renewal as part of the Professional Doctorate education.


Instruction from ministry practitioners, inspiration from national leaders, and interaction with fellow students create an atmosphere that promotes growth as leaders and educators.


Principles, processes, and projects that develop from the education experiences will influence your church as you apply them.  Churches and ministries have seen spiritual renewal and numerical growth as a result of implementation in the local setting.

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