Doctorate in Contextual Theology


Forming pastors to lead churches into Mission

Led by , author of , , and , and joined by leading Missional church thinkers and practitioners, including Dr. Bob Price, Dr. Alan Roxburgh, and Dr. Scot McKnight, the DMin in Contextual Theology provides a theological, practical, and academic framework for pastors and congregational leaders to think critically, creatively, and faithfully about ministry in their context.  At the end of the program, students will have a renewed spirit and passion for the Church’s mission and vision. The cohort is limited to fifteen highly motivated students.  The cost of the DMin in Contextual Theology is $19,900.  

Northern has worked creatively to provide this quality program at a low price and to enable students to pay for the program on a monthly basis throughout the duration of the program.

We have a world class list of Doctoral thesis supervisors from around the United States and Canada. If you’d like the list, e-mail Director David Fitch.


Contextual Theology is offered as a specialization of both the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) and the Doctor of Theological Ministry (DTM). Unlike the DMin, the DTM degree is open to students with a Master of Arts degree.

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