Norman Odell Warren (N.O.W.)

Master of Divinity

The Norman Odell Warren, Sr. School of Graduate Studies is named in honor of the late father of Dr. Annette Wright, OPISOP’s founder. Mr. Warren was an advocate, a leader and a student of the Word of God. His exceptional leadership skills were displayed in the federal sector, in the marketplace, and by partnering with non-profit governmental agencies that trained people to display Kingdom leadership principles.

At the heart of the school is the master’s degree in Christian Leadership. The degree program graduates students prepared to exercise wise, courageous, and Christ-centered leadership in ministry, marketplace, educational, governmental and nonprofit arenas (among others). Its focus on the apostolic and the prophetic means that students learn how to advance the Kingdom of Heaven on the earth by hearing and heeding the voice of God. Students are equipped to exercise the godly influence that changes their environment for Christ.

Graduation Requirements

Duration of Academic Program: 2 years

GPA Minimum: 3.5

Email: [email protected]

Dean of the School: Warren Cannon

Graduates of the program will emerge:

  • With an apostolic and prophetic education
  • With a strengthened Christ-centered worldview
  • Better equipped for Kingdom-minded leadership
  • As wise, strong, and courageous leaders.

Total Credit Hours:
The Master of Arts is a two-year program consisting of 36 credit units.

Career Opportunities

A master’s degree in Kingdom Leadership prepares graduates to excel in a variety of functions:

  • C-suite leaders
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Educators
  • Board members
  • Consultants
  • Administrators

Graduates could work in a variety of industries including:

  • Business
  • Non-Profit
  • Education
  • Media, Arts & Entertainment
  • Ministry
  • Government
  • Healthcare.

Graduate Program

  • KL 500 – Managerial Accounting
  • KL 501 – Financial Management
  • KL 502 – Human Resource Management
  • KL 503 – Being Leaders: The Nature of Christian Leadership
  • KL 504 – Religion, Economics and Public Policy: Ironies, Tragedies, and Absurdities of the Contemporary Cultural Wars
  • KL 505 – Strategic Planning: An Interactive Process of Leaders
  • KL506 – Operational Management
  • KL 507 – Prophetic Warrior: Operating in your Prophetic Authority
  • KL 508 – Apostolic and Prophetic in the American Culture
  • KL 509 – Apostolic Leadership in the 21st Century
  • KL 510 – Applied Leadership Thesis  I
  • KL 511 – Applied Leadership Thesis II

Doctoral Course Offerings

Doctoral courses are designed for leaders who seek to grow and develop in their current roles. They make leaders even better leaders and executives even better executives.

  • DM 800- 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership: Create a Mindset of Passion, Innovation, and Growth
  • DM 801- Leading Kingdom Movements
  • DM 802- Crucial Accountability- Second Edition
  • DM 803- Apostolic and Prophetic Leadership in the 21st Century
  • DM 804- The Church and It’s Challenges
  • DM 805- Revival and Social Transformation
  • DM 806- Introduction to Action Research
  • DM 807- Survey Methods and Quantitative Analysis
  • DM 808- Qualitative Methods in Action Research
  • DM 809- Dissertation Proposal
  • DM 810- Dissertation Seminar
  • DM 811- Dissertation Defense

Doctor of Ministry- (DMIN)

The Doctor of Ministry program is an advanced professional degree intended to equip students for proficient ministry practice. Building upon the foundational theological knowledge acquired in the Master of Arts degree, this program focuses on a concentration that melds theory with substantial experiential learning. Emphasizing a professional orientation, the degree aims to prepare students for effective ministry practice rather than emphasizing research and teaching careers. The curriculum integrates core disciplines like biblical, historical, theological, social, apostolic, prophetic, kingdom leadership and linguistic studies with essential aspects of practical ministry, enhancing the competency and excellence of individuals engaged in pastoral, missionary, or administrative roles.

Graduation Requirements

Duration of Academic Program: 3 years

GPA Minimum: 3.5

Email: [email protected]

Dean of the School:  TBD

Graduates of the program will emerge:

  • With a strengthened Christ-centered worldview
  • Better equipped for Kingdom-minded leadership
  • As wise, strong, and courageous thought leader
  • To stimulate continued growth in biblical and theological foundations
  • To enable scholars who are rooted in a biblical foundation to be empowered

Total Credit Hours:
The Doctor of Ministry in Theology is a two-year program consisting of 36 credit units.

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Career Opportunities

A Doctor of Ministry in Theology prepares graduates to excel in a variety of functions:

  • C-suite leaders
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Educators
  • Board members
  • Consultants
  • Administrators

Graduates could work in a variety of industries including:

  • Business
  • Non-Profit
  • Education
  • Media, Arts & Entertainment
  • Ministry
  • Government
  • Healthcare.

Doctor of Ministry Course Offerings

Doctoral courses are designed for leaders who seek to grow and develop in their current roles. They make leaders even better leaders and executives even better executives.

  • DM 800- 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership: Create a Mindset of Passion, Innovation, and Growth
  • DM 801- Leading Kingdom Movements
  • DM 802- Crucial Accountability- Second Edition
  • DM 803- Apostolic and Prophetic Leadership in the 21st Century
  • DM 804- The Church and It’s Challenges
  • DM 805- Revival and Social Transformation
  • DM 806- Introduction to Action Research
  • DM 807- Survey Methods and Quantitative Analysis
  • DM 808- Qualitative Methods in Action Research
  • DM 809- Dissertation Proposal
  • DM 810- Dissertation Seminar