The Doctor of Ministry program builds on and extends previous theological education and experience. Students can use this degree to increase their general effectiveness or tailor their program toward a particular specialty. The purpose of this advanced level program is to help focus the efforts and develop the effectiveness of persons in ministry. The Amridge University program utilizes the candidates own work setting as a primary learning resource. Much of the course work involves in-service projects of direct benefit to the candidate’s ministry. The intent is to integrate these dimensions into a working totality for each minister. Integration at many levels is one of the important features of the program: of religion and contemporary life, of professional work and personal life, and knowledge of the disciplines such as: Scripture, theology, church history, and the practice of ministry. Students benefit from collegial learning during the face-to-face and concomitant residency experiences.