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Doctor of Ministry Library Portal

A guide to GCTS Library resources and policies for Doctor of Ministry students

Finding Gordon-Conwell Doctor of Ministry Thesis Projects Online

Many Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry thesis projects are available as PDFs through the online catalog.


Online Catalog

You can search for a large number of theses directly in the library catalog (either through the catalog search box on the Library DMin page or through the search box on the main library page). 

Enter the following into the search box:

"D Min" "Gordon Conwell" <keyword>

(Substitute search terms like "preaching" or "discipleship" for <keyword>.)

DMin thesis search in catalog

The records that show up will lead to Gordon-Conwell thesis projects.

The Internet Archive

The library is gradually adding all digitized DMin theses to an Open Access collection on

In the library catalog, a record that points to an Open Access thesis will not require a username or password. See for instance, the 2019 thesis project by Brian Barry, "Join the Conversation".

TREN (Theological Research Exchange Network

Most digitized thesis projects are available in the catalog through TREN (Theological Research Exchange Network). See for instance, the 2001 thesis by Virginia Asel, "History of the First Congregational Church of Royalston".

You can also access TREN directly through the list of library databases or links found in this guide.

Access to TREN will require your GCTS Username and GCTS Password.

Within TREN, click the link to "Add this Digital e-Doc..." 

Add document in TREN

After a brief wait, you will be provided with a "DOWNLOAD NOW" link.

Download Now TREN