Dallas megachurch pastor and televangelist Bishop T.D. Jakes has announced plans to launch his own online Jakes Divinity School next January.
The school will begin enrolling students early next year.
Jakes, the senior pastor of The Potter’s House, will serve as chancellor. Former Regent University Professor Dr. Antipas Harris, a Yale-trained theologian, has been named as president.
According to the school’s website, “Jakes Divinity School prepares leaders for the future through academic rigor with experiential-learning, spiritual formation, and creative innovation necessary to minister in the Church and society.”
Here’s a lot at what the school will be offering:
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.