|Description of the Program|
In offering doctoral programs at ANU, the Religion Department recognizes the importance of developing scholars and ministers for the Church in Africa at a higher level.
Africa Nazarene University and the other Nazarene colleges and universities associated with the International Board of Education share a philosophy of education based on Christian principles, which are in harmony with the doctrine and polity of the Church of the Nazarene. “Education in the Church of the Nazarene” is “rooted in the biblical and theological commitments of the Wesleyan and holiness movements and accountable to the stated mission of the denomination.”
It “aims to guide those who look to it in accepting, in nurturing, and in expressing in service to the Church and world consistent and coherent Christian understandings of social and individual life.” Furthermore, “such institutions of higher education will seek to provide a curriculum, quality of instruction, and evidence of scholastic achievement that will adequately prepare graduates to function effectively in vocations and professions such graduates may choose.” (2009-2013 Manual,380.1. “Educational Mission Statement”.)
|Objectives of the Program|
The Programme provides an advanced understanding of the nature and purpose of ministry, enhances competencies in pastoral analysis and ministerial leadership.
The department of Religion offers two doctoral programmes:
Doctor of Ministry (shared units)
Elective (and Focus units)
1. Applicants are required to conduct self assessments to review their academic achievements and future goals, especially as related to their proposed area of doctoral research.
2. A Master’s Degree holder in theology or religious studies with five years of work experience in an area related to the doctor’s degree.
|No. of Units for one to graduate||Both programmes require 10 units for completion plus a doctoral dissertation and are designed with a 2/3rd emphasis on research.|
|Duration of the Program|
The department has one intake for each doctoral program on an annual basis with a rolling application process all year round.
The ANU Doctor of Ministry is a hybrid mode of study. It consists of distance learning and three week face to face session in a class Module that spans 6 months. The program consists of 4 face to face sessions and the 5th session is an independent study where candidates spend time with their supervisors working on their dissertations
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|Locations where the program is offered|
The doctoral programmes are located in the Religion Department at the Main Campus (Ongata Rongai) of Africa Nazarene University, but there is a strong distance component.
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