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This core course module will help the program participants with understanding oneself in ministry. Upon entering the program, participants are introduced to research tools for analysis of the context in which the doctoral work will be done. Participants engage in focus group dialogue to examine elements of understanding how one’s own strengths, weaknesses and interests intersect with their ministry contexts. An analysis of the ministry context is explored with colleagues and advisors in the process of conceiving possibilities for a project that will strengthen both the student and the context of ministry.