Doctor of Ministry in Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation

Your Mentor(s)

Mark D. Roberts

Senior Strategist

Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders,...

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Matthew Kaemingk

Reverend & Doctor

Rev. Dr. Matthew Kaemingk has been writing and speaking on faith, work, and ministry for over a decade. He is the Richard John Mouw Assistant Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary where he also serves as the Director of the Richard John Mouw Institute of Faith and P...

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Curriculum Overview

Basics of the Program

Our DMin in FWEV is centered on a three-year, hybrid cohort experience, followed by a project in which you take what you are learning and apply it to your distinctive ministry context. During the first three years, your cohort will meet for one week in Pasadena, California, in the early fall. The other third of class time each year will happen virtually as you interact online with your fellow students and professors. The hybrid model combines the best of in-person and digital learning in a way that maximizes engagement and affordability.

The three-year program has the following emphases:

Year One: Biblical Foundations for FWEV

Taught by Dr. Mark Roberts

The first year features a deep dive into Scripture as you wrestle with the question: What does the Bible really say about faith, work, economics, and vocation? Scripture is the primary text for this year’s course, with additional readings that supply context and interpretation. (You can see several of the most relevant biblical passages at the end of this page.)

Year Two: Theological Reflections on FWEV

Taught by Dr. Matthew Kaemingk, with assistance from Mark Roberts

The second year will develop and deepen your theology of work, economics, and vocation as you investigate a wide variety of theological positions. Explore and engage with various theological reflections on faith, work, economics, and vocation, from classic thinkers (such as Ignatius, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, and Kuyper) as well as recent theologians (such as Volf, Harrison Warren, and Gutierrez).

Year Three: Ecclesial Expressions of FWEV

Taught by Mark Roberts

The third year focuses on how Christians have and should live out a full-orbed vision of faith, work, economics, and vocation. Particular attention will be given to church mission and leadership, as well as to the challenges of the new world of work. Readings range from authors such as Newbigin, Gallup, Hunter, and Bolsinger.

You can find more detail about the content of each year on this Fuller DMin web page.

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What People are Saying

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Doing my DMin in Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation at Fuller was one of the wisest, most rewarding, strategic choices I’ve made in my ministry career thus far. It has opened many doors for me intellectually and formationally, and has created opportunity in many different directions and avenues of continued professional growth. I wholeheartedly recommend this course for pastors and church leaders who take seriously the notion of the priesthood of ALL believers.

Wayne Park

Being in this cohort fed my faith, gave me renewed energy for my daily work in pastoral ministry, and has helped me care for my congregants in meaningful and powerful ways – especially as the world of work has changed so much in the last year. If you are interested in a program like this I highly recommend it.

Rebecca Morad

Fuller’s Doctor of Ministry in Faith, Work, Economics and Vocation provided exactly the kinds of education and new contacts that I need. The expertise and wisdom of the faculty and special guests deepened and broadened my knowledge and vision for shaping future business leaders. By being with peers who run other faith and work organizations, I have had great conversations about theology and the practical aspects of leading.

Mark Washington

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