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Doctor of Theology
Exploring Theological Truth, Identity, and Practice through Continuationist Renewal Studies

Program Objectives

Graduates will demonstrate the acquisition of knowledge that results in a mastery of skills that are dependent upon faith-based in this new knowledge of the ways of God and the gracelets of God. Each degree involves a mentoring relationship with one supervisor guiding the student through course work, the mastery checklist, and thesis or dissertation writing.




Doctor of Theology (ThD) Program at a Glance

This doctoral degree provides scholars an opportunity to explore theological truth, identity, and practice from the perspective of continuationist renewal studies. Scholars in the program will apply applied research or academic research that makes an original contribution to the Renewal Theology movement.

Semesters Courses for the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Degree Hours
1st Theological renewal studies
Research Design 1
6 Hours
1 Hour
2nd Biblical renewal studies
Research Design 2
6 Hours
1 Hour
3rd Historical renewal studies
Research Design 3
6 Hours
1 Hour
4th Equipping renewal studies or Reading Courses (x2) OR Reading Course and an Interdisciplinary Seminar (History of Biblical Interpretation) 6 Hours
5th to 8th Reading Courses
Comprehensive Exams
Dissertation Work
9 Hours
3 Hours
9 Hours
Total 48 Hours

Intensive Seminars

Each semester of the Doctoral program follows the regular semester as posted on the GATS website and official calendar.

The first face-to-face meeting of each semester of the Doctoral program is the Intensive Seminar (colloquially called “the Intensive”) held midway through the semester. The five-day, mandatory Intensives introduce students to methods and resources that will be useful in each subsequent step of their Doctoral Program. The Intensive weeks include the following:

Admissions Process and Requirements

Step 1 - Submit Electronic Application, Transcripts, and Personal Essay
  • Electronic application.
  • A resume.
  • Academic and personal references.
  • Official transcripts of all baccalaureate and graduate-level work.
  • A personal essay detailing the understanding of their calling.
  • International students for whom English is not their first language must submit a TOEFL iBT score of at least 80 (lower scores will require an interview).
Step 2 - Confirm Completion of Academic Prerequisites

The ThD Program Applicant must have completed an accredited Master’s degree in Theology, Bible, or Religion, or a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) with a GPA of at least 3.50 (or as low as 3.25 with probationary acceptance). OR a student with accredited Masters in a secular field could complete the following pre-doctoral program courses:

Pre-Doctoral Program Curriculum (Two Years) = Master of Ministry Degree
Class Hours
Introduction to the Old Testament (BTHE 5003) 3 Hours
Introduction to the New Testament (BTHE 5013) 3 Hours
Systematic Theology 1 and 2 (BTHE 5243 and BTHE 5253) 6 Hours
Hermeneutics 3 Hours
Old Testament elective 3 Hours
New Testament elective 3 Hours
Physical Healing 1 (HEAL 500) 3 Hours
Ministry Elective (we recommend one that focusses on Renewal Theology) 3 Hours
History of Christianity (we recommend one that focuses on Revival History, such as Azusa Street to the Present, REVL 5033) 3 Hours
Total Credit Hours 30 Hours
Step 3 - Demonstrate Involvement in Renewal Practical Theology

Applicants should demonstrate their level of involvement and/or experience in the practice of Renewal Theology. There are many ways this can be demonstrated. One could submit a resume reflecting several years of ministry practice which includes physical healing, emotional/inner healing, and deliverance. A resume may also include participation in training schools, ministry trips or other opportunities that contributed to one’s ministry model. Transcripts could include coursework from Global Awakening Theological Seminary graduate programs or Global Awakening College of Ministry (formerly CHCP), including:

  • Levels 1 and 2 of Physical Healing,
  • Levels 1 and 2 of Inner Healing, and
  • Levels 1 and 2 of Deliverance.
  • HEAL 5003 Physical Healing 1,
  • HEAL 5023 Inner Healing 1, and
  • HEAL 5043 Deliverance 1.FFCU – GATS Doctoral Programs
Step 4 - Complete and Submit Doctoral Application Field Essay
Doctoral Application Field Essay

To display your writing ability, please submit a paper you wrote during your masters program. The paper should be at least 10 pages long and written within the last 10 years. The paper should show a clear thesis, persuasive argumentation, proper use of grammar, research and citation skills that demonstrate your abilities in these areas. Please let us know if you do not have a paper that meets the above qualifications, and we will send you some different guidelines to follow.

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