The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is an advanced program oriented toward ministerial leadership, with the purpose of enhancing the practice of ministry for ministerial leaders in congregations, non-profits, missions, and other Christian-oriented contexts. Founded in 1987, ACU’s D.Min. program seeks to provide the context for deepened spiritual formation for ministerial leaders, to advance skill development for leadership in faith communities, and to promote critical theological reflection that informs mission and practice.


The project/thesis represents the culmination of the student’s work in the D.Min. program, and incorporates both academic rigor and effective ministerial praxis. Each student identifies and addresses a practical ministry issue relevant to his or her ministry context, develops theological and theoretical frameworks to respond to that issue, and then plans and executes a response.

In December 2014, ACU began uploading D.Min. graduates’ project/theses to its repository. This collection will continue to grow as increasing numbers of theses are uploaded.

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Projects/Theses from 2016

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Challenging Students at Fort Worth Christian School to Engage the Economically Disadvantaged in Their Community, James Hensley

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Formulating A Covenant Of Discipleship For The Membership Of The Gwinnett Church of Christ, David Chisholm

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Formulating an Intentional Curriculum for Spiritual Leadership Development at the West University Church of Christ, Daniel A. McGraw

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Implementing Vocational Training at Escuela Quiteña de Estudios Bíblicos, Joshua K. Marcum

Projects/Theses from 2015

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Cultivating the Practice of Missional Hospitality for Small Groups at West Houston Church of Christ, Kevin Stewart

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Evaluating an Oral Draft of Luke 8:4-15 in Uduk, Jeremy N. Harrison

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Facilitating a Pastoral Leadership Model for the Ulysses Church of Christ, Warren Baldwin

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Fostering Healing through Reconciliation in the Abernathy Church of Christ, Randall K. Carr

Projects/Theses from 2014

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Developing an Intentional Mentoring Model for Disciple Formation at the Mayfair Church of Christ, Jason Bybee

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Facilitating Holistic Spiritual Formation at the Northside Church of Christ in Laredo, Texas, Kirk R. Cowell

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Preaching that Leads to Transformation At The North Street Church of Christ in Nacogdoches, Texas, Curtis Barbarick

Projects/Theses from 2013

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Elder Selection: Engaging the Monterey Church of Christ in a Collaborative Elder Selection Process, Benjamin D. Pickett

Projects/Theses from 2012

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Extending Story Listening as a Practice of Communal Formation at the Lake Orion Church of Christ, Eric R. Magnusson

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The Initiation of Growth-Focused Relationships Involving Healthy Accountability at the Carbondale Church of Christ, Stephen Shaffer

Projects/Theses from 2011

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Crafting a Congregational Narrative for the College Church of Christ in Fresno, California, Jason W. Locke

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Discerning a Vocational Theology of Marriage for the Smyrna Church of Christ, Daniel F. Camp

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Engaging Scripture Through Dwelling In The Word At The Newmarket Church Of Christ, Nathan Pickard

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Implementing a Discernment Phase for those Nominated in the Shepherd Selection Process at the Cinco Ranch Church of Christ, Aaron Walling

Projects/Theses from 2010

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Communally Discerning a Covenant of Hospitality for the Care of Children at Westview Boys' Home, Ron Bruner

Projects/Theses from 2009

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Developing a Model for an Incarnational Ministry at the Webb Chapel Church of Christ, L. Bert Alexander

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Totally Devoted: Developing a Holistic Spiritual Formation Course for Western Christian College, Stanley N. Helton

Projects/Theses from 2006

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Blessing and Sending the Church into the World for the Sake of the World, Using Congregational Blessings as a Missional Enterprise, Michael Harbour

Projects/Theses from 2005

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Living Waters: An Invitation to Contemplative Spirituality for the Quail Springs Church of Christ, Wyatt E. Fenno

Projects/Theses from 1999

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Leadership Development In The Christian Church and Churches of Christ In Northeast Nebraska, Wayne Dykstra

Projects/Theses from 1995

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The Nature and Authority of Scripture : Historical Sources and Theological Engagement for Congregational Awareness and Reflection, Carson Reed

Projects/Theses from 1992

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Assessing Patterns of Disengagement and Re-entry in Two Local Congregations of Churches of Christ, David Mitchell Malone

Projects/Theses from 1991

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Leadership in Churches of Christ in Argentina: Expectations of National Christians for the Use of Power by Church Leaders, William Alan Richardson

Projects/Theses from 1990

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Inspiring a Church to Dream, Jerry Austin Jenkins