Online education for ministry leaders. Tacit knowledge, experiential learning, and practical wisdom. Exposure to insights from T.D. Jakes Ministries and through residency opportunities.

Online Degrees and Short Courses at Jakes Divinity School

Forming leaders for innovative ministry in the church and society.

A Message from the President

Welcome to the JDS family!

“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. We hope that you consider being a part of the JDS family!”

Because of Christ,

Antipas L. Harris, DMin, PhD

Women in Leadership

Jakes Divinity School is excited to announce our new Women in Leadership Certificate program!

In partnership with Serita Jakes’ widely celebrated enrichment program, God’s Leading Ladies, this six-week, interactive program is uniquely curated to prepare women with the skills, knowledge, and strategies needed to stand out as impactful and innovative leaders in the church, workplace, and society. The Women in Leadership curriculum will feature courses that delve into the essentials of strategic leadership, effective communication strategies, networking, work-life balance, and more! Registration is now open for the Spring 2022 semester!

Learn More About JDS

Jakes Divinity School prepares leaders through academic rigor with experiential learning, spiritual formation, and creative innovation that are necessary for the future of ministry in the Church and society. Our curriculum incorporates an emphasis on effective preaching, vibrant worship, biblical thought, tacit knowledge, and quality instruction. The school is committed to integrating faith, scholarship, and integrity of the practice of ministry.

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