The Doctor of Ministry in
Community Advocacy and Social Justice Ministry is designed to provide advanced theological training for persons committed to social justice ministry and political advocacy on behalf of marginalized persons and communities. The specialization also equips persons with practical tools for mobilizing Christian congregations for social justice work. The degree is a thirty-three-hour program comprised of three major components: seminars, supervision, and a ministry project in the area of community advocacy and social justice ministry.

The Doctor of Ministry in Clinical Pastoral Education Supervision is designed to provide advanced educational opportunities and clinical training for clinical professional leaders who seek advanced theoretical and theological reflection on the contemporary practices of clinical supervisory leadership. This D. Min. specialization is unique in southeastern United States theological education because it combines the curriculum of a first-class seminary family with collaborative strength and the resources of a major regional research and training medical center - Carolinas Healthcare System. Hood Theological Seminary has a diverse faculty with a long tradition of community service, social reconciliation, and creative spiritual leadership. The Carolinas Healthcare System (CHS) features a vast regional reputation for national excellence in service delivery and ACPE Supervisory Education.

Two other specializations - Pastoral Theology and Care and Leadership Ministry - were introduced in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

The Doctor of Ministry Program is expanding to assist its students in personal development, professional growth, and to ready them for church and community ministry. Dr. Jim Wadford, Director of the Doctor of Ministry program, encourages interested pastors and laypersons to contact his office (704-636-6962) or the Admissions Director, Dr. Regina;d Boyd (704-636-6455) for additional information.

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