Why Drew Theological Seminary; Why now?

This statement should address your motivation for applying to the program, as well as comment upon your academic and professional background and preparation. Your statement should not exceed 1,000 words.

Doctor of Ministry
Describe the experiences that have been most significant in your professional growth.
Honestly evaluate the effectiveness of your ministry, including highlights such as meaningful events, changes in your understanding of ministry, primary sources of satisfaction and dissatisfaction, and perceived strengths and weaknesses.
Select two areas of strength and briefly indicate why you believe you excel in these areas.
Select two areas where improvement desire or need for growth would make you a more effective minister, and briefly relate these to your personal or professional goals.
Briefly state some of the biblical and/or theological and/or cultural insights, concepts or convictions that are central to your understanding of the ministry (mission) of the church and the role of clergy.