RTS DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM

RTS Charlotte

WINTER 2018

January 8 - 12, 2018
Puritan Theology and Ministry
Dr. Joel Beeke

03DM867 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1


An in-depth examination of some major themes of Puritan theology, such as the Puritan view of Scripture, meditation, the experience of God, providence, the sinfulness of sin, covenant theology, adoption, sanctification, assurance of faith, church and worship, preaching, the sacraments, the promises of God, conscience and casuistry, and heaven and hell. The course will give special emphasis to the nature of experiential religion, a singular characteristic of Puritan writings, and how the subjects covered interface with practical ministry.

January 18 - 21, 2018 - in Birmingham
Church Revitalization
Dr. Harry Reeder

03DM819 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1


This course will address the contemporary church profile and the pressing need of church revitalization in North America, by seeking to acquaint the students with specific quality literature, dealing with the issues of church renewal and revitalization. We will determine Biblical models and theological principles applicable to church revitalization, and identify those factors which bring stagnation and decline to the local church, with a goal to develop a plan to initiate church revitalization in the student’s ministry that is faithful to the Scripture, relevant to a specific situation and clearly prioritized for practical application.

January 30 - July 15, 2018 - Online course
Doctoral Project and Research Methodologies
Dr. S. Donald Fortson

03DM901 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1


This online course will assist the student to understand the required components of the DMin Project and to prepare an acceptable Project Proposal.  As an outcome of the course, students will write the first draft of a Project Proposal with bibliography and be prepared to submit this draft to the DMin committee on their home campus – Charlotte or Orlando. 

SUMMER 2018

July 9 - 13, 2018
Calvin's Pastoral Theology
Dr. Derek Thomas

03DM861 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens April 1



July 16 - 19, 2018
Preaching the General Epistles
Dr. Brandon Crowe
03DM883 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens April 1



July 30, 2018 - January 15, 2019 - Online course
Doctoral Project and Research Methodologies
Dr. S. Donald Fortson

03DM901 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1


This online course will assist the student to understand the required components of the DMin Project and to prepare an acceptable Project Proposal.  As an outcome of the course, students will write the first draft of a Project Proposal with bibliography and be prepared to submit this draft to the DMin committee on their home campus – Charlotte or Orlando. 


RTS Orlando

WINTER 2018

January 15 - 19, 2018
Preaching from the Minor Prophets
Dr. Michael McKelvey

02DM885 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1


This course provides an overview of the history and message of the Old Testament Minor Prophets for the purpose of preaching. Beginning with an overview of Prophetic Literature, we will examine the prophetic writings, focusing on hermeneutical and exegetical matters. In addition, we will seek to show how these books and their message are vital for the contemporary church. As ministers, preaching from these books remains indispensible for the church’s wellbeing, but how are we to preach and teach them? The objective of this course is to answer this essential question, and expand our understanding of what the books reveal and how they are to be used.

January 22 - 26, 2018
Presbyterian Ministry in American Culture
Dr. S. Donald Fortson III

02DM884 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1


This class is an introduction to the faith and practice of Presbyterianism in America. The course will trace the historical path of the American Presbyterian family as it has unfolded from the colonial period up to the present day. Emphasis will be placed on major events, movements, controversies, institutions and personalities that have helped shape the contemporary church’s faith. In telling the uniquely American story of Presbyterianism, the course will address the changing culture of the United States and its impact on Presbyterians.

January 30 - July 15, 2018 - Online course
Doctoral Project and Research Methodologies
Dr. S. Donald Fortson

03DM901 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1


This online course will assist the student to understand the required components of the DMin Project and to prepare an acceptable Project Proposal.  As an outcome of the course, students will write the first draft of a Project Proposal with bibliography and be prepared to submit this draft to the DMin committee on their home campus – Charlotte or Orlando. 

SUMMER 2018

July 16 - 20, 2018
Church Growth & Renewal: Leading the Healthy and Growing Church
Dr. Sandy Wilson

02DM804 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens April 1



July 23 - 27, 2018
Preaching from the Gospels
Dr. Bob Cara
02DM878 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens April 1



July 30, 2018 - January 15, 2019 - Online course
Doctoral Project and Research Methodologies
Dr. S. Donald Fortson

03DM901 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1


This online course will assist the student to understand the required components of the DMin Project and to prepare an acceptable Project Proposal.  As an outcome of the course, students will write the first draft of a Project Proposal with bibliography and be prepared to submit this draft to the DMin committee on their home campus – Charlotte or Orlando. 


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