Arrow Leadership Advanced Standing

Since 1992, Arrow Leadership Ministries and Gordon-Conwell have partnered in a powerful learning opportunity; enabling advanced standing in three Doctor of Ministry tracks:

Advanced standing includes a tuition benefit for participating students, they pay the first eight quarters of tuition, not all twelve.

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Those applying after finishing Arrow have all track options as listed below. Intentions to apply for advanced standing must be indicated during the regular application process. Please have the Arrow office send our admission team a record of your graduation from Arrow, with a minimum “B” average,  as proof of your qualification for this partnership.

Those applying before finishing Arrow are not eligible to apply for advanced standing during the application process. Later, however, it is possible to apply for the advanced standing benefit – if Arrow finishes prior to the second DMIN residency. To petition for advanced standing after beginning the DMIN journey, a student must be in a benefit participating track as listed below and have the Arrow office send our admission team a record of Arrow graduation, with a minimum “B” average. This petition must be made  before the fifth quarter of DMIN tuition is billed.

The Doctor of Ministry office assigns each eligible student an advanced standing coordinator from the mentor team of their specific 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.

“The theological framework and practical tools that emerged through the DMin process have been invaluable to my life, leadership and ministry.” – Steve Brown, D.Min., ’06

“My involvement in, and completion of, the Doctor of Ministry program via Arrow focused and expanded everything I learned in Arrow. Though it was challenging, I can look back and see God maturing and refining me through the challenge. I feel spiritually wealthier now because of the experience. There is a deeper well of confidence available for me to draw from now as a pastor. I also loved my thesis-project and am working on doing more with it.” – John Torres, D.Min., ’06

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Eligible Track Specializations

Advanced Standing in our Leadership Tracks

Advanced standing allows for accepted into either Redemptive Ministry or Leadership in Changing Church Contexts to audit the first residency.

Auditors are not asked to do any work required for a grade, but are full participants with the cohort in discussions, presentations, and other residency activities.


Advanced Standing in Pastoral Theology in Practice

Advanced standing applies to the call module of Pastoral Theology in Practice. This enables participants to skip or audit the call module (mandatory audit if it falls between the other two). Auditors fully participate in the residency; contributing to discussions, sharing presentations, and all other activities.

Entry Points are every year: Charlotte (February), Liderazgo Pastoral (August), or Hamilton (October). Each entry point begins a new cohort, switching from one cohort to another is not allowed.

Year Proclaiming the Word Deepening the Call Caring for the Flock
2020 Charlotte/Liderazgo Pastoral Hamilton
2021 Hamilton Charlotte/Liderazgo Pastoral
2022 Hamilton Charlotte/Liderazgo Pastoral

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