The Doctor of Ministry is the highest professional qualification in the practice of Christian ministry, signifying strategic leadership in a specialized field. It is for people who have professional experience in Christian ministry and who wish to prepare for strategic leadership.

Students will be able to give strategic leadership, being able to plan and implement a major strategic change in an area of Christian ministry. This involves demonstrating leadership and initiative, and managing local implementation.

A successful graduate of the VCI Doctor of Ministry has made a significant contribution to the professional practice of Christian ministry.

In line with the educational philosophy of VCI, the Doctor of Ministry program takes an integrative approach in which all units support the dissertation.