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The Association for Doctor of Ministry Education (ADME) was established to cultivate discussion, research, and the interchange of information regarding DMin programs with the intent of strengthening them and advancing DMin concerns in theological education by:


1) Encouraging students to think deeply in order to minister effectively;


2) Facilitating collaboration among DMin programs regarding best practices;


3) Creating venues for thoughtful and scholarly discussion of contemporary ministry issues and concerns;


4) Developing consensus in excellence for DMin education;


5) Providing venues for mutual support among DMin directors; and


6) Promoting the DMin degree as an essential contribution to theological education.


All these purposes are pursued in regular dialogue with the Association of Theological Schools. ADME holds affiliate status with The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

Who we share your data with

Your privacy is important to us. ADME does not gather your personal information to sell to advertisers or other organizations.


How we protect your data

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



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These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.



If you have questions regarding the ADME privacy statement please send your inquiry to or complete the contact form here: