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Advanced Standing for ThM in Practical Theology

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Gordon-Conwell is pleased to announce the potential for those with a Th.M. in Practical Theology to pursue Advanced Standing in our Doctor of Ministry program.

Upon qualifying, this movement enables a continued journey in several existing Doctor of Ministry tracks. Students receive credit towards one of their required residencies and pay eight quarters of tuition instead of twelve.


Eligibility for this standing is verified in review of the applicant's official transcript theological transcripts, including the Th.M. Applicants complete the regular application process, clearly sharing at this time intentions to pursue Advanced Standing.

The Doctor of Ministry office assigns each eligible student a project coordinator from the mentor team of each track.This coordinator gives final approval for advanced standing after reviewing a finished advanced standing project, which the student completes at the beginning of their studies.

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Advanced Standing in Leadership Tracks

Advanced standing allows for those accepted into either Leadership in a Changing Church Context, Redemptive Leadership & Organizational Development, or Global Christianity & Development to skip or audit the first residency.

Auditors are full participants in the residency; completing pre-residency requirements and participating in discussions and presentations.

Those accepted with Advanced Standing into any of these three tracks will be asked to reserve their space with a matriculation payment equal to the full first quarter of tuition.

Advanced Standing in our Pastoral Theology in Practice Track

Advanced standing enables the recipient to skip or audit the leadership module of Pastoral Theology in PracticeThis requires an entry point where Proclaiming the Word and Caring for the Flock follow each other.

This chart shares module rotations through our annual entry points; one in Spanish (Liderazgo) and three in English (Charlotte, Hamilton, and US-UK). Switching from one site to another is not allowed.


Charlotte Cohort

(February Residencies)

Liderazgo Cohort

US-UK Cohort

(July Residencies - odd years in US, even in UK)

Hamilton Cohort

(October Residencies)


Deepening the Call

Caring for the Flock Proclaiming the Word


Caring for the Flock

Deepening the Call Deepening the Call


Proclaiming the Word Proclaiming the Word Caring for the Flock
2021 Deepening the Call Caring for the Flock Proclaiming the Word
2022 Caring for the Flock Deepening the Call Deepening the Call

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