DCC faculty care about what you know and what you become. A 1:10 professor/student ratio allows them to know you as a person.
Professors seek to go beyond the classroom to help you understand your calling and to prepare you for it. Some faculty are full-time and others are part time, bringing their experience from the field into the DCC classroom.
DCC educates and mentors people to be leaders, including concentrations in leadership and mentors who lead in their field.
We focus on leadership development. We want our students to graduate with a humble servant’s heart ready to assume leadership roles in their church, community, and career. All students are provided opportunities to engage with faculty and professionals who challenge them to explore their unique gifts so they can realize their full potential. Courses such as Cultural Competency, practicums, and internships give students real-world experience with feedback on how they can be effective leaders.
Mentorship & Networking
Students are mentored by peers and professionals as well as learning to be mentors.
This unique program allows students to receive and provide mentorship – both internally and externally – every year at Dallas Christian. Community leaders pour into students’ lives, resulting in personal and professional development.
Hello & Welcome
How do you respond in a broken world?
In Ephesians, Paul says God through Christ “gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds, and teachers…so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.”
The Practical Ministries Department at DCC exists to help caring folks like you serve this hurting world. God seeks servants to fulfill their calling and to tell God’s story of redemption.
Thank you for considering learning, serving, and training as a pastor in the Practical Ministries program! God’s redemptive story heals. You’ve probably experienced such healing and you want to give back. The Church and world need more people like you! Contact us. We’d love to meet you and spend time hearing how God is calling you to help in this broken world.
Edward Sanders | firstname.lastname@example.org
D.Min. | Chair of the Practical Ministries Dept.
Intercultural Studies (Missions)
This plan adds 12 hours of intercultural studies courses to the foundational ministry classes to help prepare you for a call to another culture—whether it bringing Jesus’ love to children in an orphanage or bringing light to the darkness of the inner city.
In additional to the foundational ministry classes, you choose 12 hours that focus on leadership or on how to lead in specific ministry contexts. This concentration is for someone who wants to lead in a local church.
Youth & Family Ministry
In order to serve the family through youth ministry, you will need to understand how we develop psychologically, how families work, and how to minister to youth in different contexts. Those are the specialized courses you will take to prepare for this calling.
Degree completion is a special degree category that allows you to finish a bachelor’s degree with a Bible minor rather than a Bible major. In terms of credit-hours, that means 18 hours vs. 30 hours—saving you about a semester as well as the cost of those 12 extra hours. Faster and less expensive. If you qualify and need to get done as quickly as possible, degree completion is your best plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is a Bible Major or Minor Required?
A Bible major or minor is one of the best possible ways to prepare a person for the workplace and the current world. Surveys indicate that one of the key skills employers look for in employees is critical thinking. Studying the Bible builds critical thinking skills and encourages clear articulation of thought through writing—another skill for which employers are looking. Studying Scripture is also foundational to answering questions about who you are and what you were created to do. Answering questions like that help students establish their worldview. To be able to lead within today’s world, current and future leaders must know important truths such as “God created us in His image” and how to apply those truths as the world continues to change. DCC graduates are prepared to lead.