DMin Essay Topics
Please upload your responses through the online application. You may upload them in a single file or two separate files.
DMin. Degree Program Application Essays
A. Reflection on EDS’ Purpose in Light of Your Ministerial Leadership
The D.Min. degree program seeks participants who have the capacity for advanced theological reflection on your ministerial leadership. Please write an essay of up to 1,000 words in which you reflect upon and evaluate your ministerial leadership to date in relation to EDS’s Purpose Statement.
The purpose of Episcopal Divinity School is to educate lay and ordained leaders for Christ’s Church and for the world who serve and advance God’s mission of justice, compassion, and reconciliation. A seminary for the Episcopal Church, Episcopal Divinity School is grounded in the Anglican tradition and committed to growing in relationship with other Christian and faith traditions. Episcopal Divinity School is an academic community of biblical, historical, and theological inquiry that respects students as responsible learners with valuable experience, supports spiritual and ministerial formation, and provides tools for the life-long work of social and personal transformation. The School’s dedication to God’s transforming mission challenges us to become an antiracist and multicultural community, embodying diversity and seeking constructive change. These commitments lead to educational programs enlivened by theologies of liberation, especially the many voices of feminist, congregational, ecumenical, and global studies. In our educational life we value critical intellectual engagement, prophetic spirituality, and social action. Sustained by contemplation, worship, and prayer, Episcopal Divinity School forms leaders of hope, courage, and vision to witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. (http://www.eds.edu/purpose-statement)
B. Tentative Goal and Proposal:
Please attach a statement of not more than 1,500 words indicating your professional goal and intention for ministry in seeking the Doctor of Ministry degree and describing a tentative proposal for carrying out that goal and intention. Describe, as much as possible, the topic of your thesis project, how you see dimensions of the EDS Purpose Statement relating to it, and why you feel that EDS has the appropriate resources to help you achieve your goals.