Carver earns D.Min. in Transformational Leadership

4/14/2009


By Rev. Donald Carver Sr., D. Min.

After five years, over 500 hours and 15,000 miles, I have completed the Doctor of Ministry program at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. I was officially awarded the degree after defending my dissertation on February 27. My concentration was Transformational Leadership.
 
It has been a spiritual journey and I deeply appreciate all who have supported me along the way. Thanks to Arlington and Milburn Charge in the Paducah District. I was appointed here when I started the program at Ashland. Thanks to Trinity UMC where I implemented my project and finished the program.
 
The purpose of Transformational Leadership is to equip pastors to deal with the realities of leadership as they seek to position the church for renewal that will result in profound change. The three foundational core classes are: Formational Hermeneutics, People in Relationship to God, and Leading the Church in the 21st Century.
 
The Elective Classes in Transformational Leadership dealt with Political Realities and Spiritual Leadership, Organizing for Spiritual Renewal, and Specific Topics in Leadership.