Online Degrees with tacit knowledge and experiential learning opportunities through residency requirements with Jakes Divinity School.
I am thrilled to be part of a vision that transforms lives. Jakes Divinity School (JDS) is an ideal opportunity for those in pursuit of strong scholarship and experiential learning from a Spirit-filled perspective. The walls that once separated the mind, the heart, and the hands are now crumbled in a generation that is motivated by spirituality that integrates all of life. Through our education partners, global reach, and spiritual emphasis, JDS is uniquely positioned to train leaders to respond to a deep yearning for integrated learning. Our founder, Bishop T.D. Jakes has exemplified multi-dimensional leadership and ministry. His living legacy inspires students to think deeply, imagine what could be, and reach globally. As a young boy, I dreamed of the opportunity to serve the Lord in powerful ways. Theological education became a doorway to opportunities imagined but were beyond my reach. I believe God will take you further than you may be prepared to go. Invest today for the ministry leadership opportunities in your future.
Dr. Antipas L. Harris
President and Dean
This degree, with an emphasis in ministry leadership, prepares students for a staff position in a church, equips laypeople for more effective ministry, and provides an excellent foundation for graduate studies.
This degree blends the foundations of ministry and leadership with the very best national program of understanding and combating Human Trafficking. This degree prepares students for multiple facets of church ministry along with a nuanced understanding of anti-human and labor trafficking.
Hispanic Ministry and Leadership
This degree, with an emphasis in Hispanic ministry and leadership, integrates unique Hispanic cultural dimensions of ministry. It prepares students for a staff position in a church, equips laypeople for more effective ministry, and provides an excellent foundation for graduate studies.
This degree prepares students for urban and international mission work. Those interested in disaster relief, urban ministry, and overseas ministry should consider this degree as foundational for such ministry development.
This degree equips ministry leaders who seek to be culturally competent and guided by an enduring moral compass. By building character and deepening spirituality, students in this program will become more effective in leadership skills.
This degree offers rigorous study in the various disciplines of biblical, systematic and historical, and applied theology. This program invites students to join a learning community that prepares them for advanced study or ministry in the church.
Doctor of Ministry
The Doctor of Ministry prepares senior ministry practitioners for next-level leadership in the church and society. This program integrates rigorous doctoral level training in practice of ministry with tacit knowledge, exposure to innovative leadership, and spiritual formation from world-class ministry experts.