The Long-Standing Cross-Cultural Cohort

Contact: Jenny McBride, Associate Dean of Doctor of Ministry Programs and Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics, jmcbride@mccormick.edu, 773-947-6332

Schedule of Courses

  • Where Three or More are Gathered
    Explores the relationship of group dynamics and leadership. This is the first core course of any DMin student’s program.
  • The Church in the World Today
    Explores the changing landscape of Christian expression in North America and around the world, and its theological and practical implications.
  • Culturally Attentive Pastoral Leadership
    Equips students to lead religious organizations with more sensitivity to diverse congregations and communities.
  • Leading Change in Church and Community
    Equips students to initiate and navigate change in ministry settings while being attentive to the stress that change creates in individuals and groups.
  • Research Methods
    Explores the work done by practical theologians using congregational and contextual analysis, strategy, and evaluation to enhance ministry. Focuses on the theory and application of practical theology, and on the development of a specific thesis project.
  • Thesis Residency
    A twelve-day, on-campus retreat in January where substantive research on the thesis project is undertaken, guided by a faculty advisor. This course assists students in developing a thesis proposal and gathering research that relates specifically to their context of ministry.