RTS DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM

RTS Charlotte

SUMMER 2018

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

03DM861 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens April 1


An examination of the Pastoral Theology of John Calvin and its relevance for ministry in the twenty-first century. This will dominate in a grasp of The Institutes of the Christian Religion.The integration of theological principles and pastoral application will be the central role of the course.

July 16 - 20, 2018
Preaching the General Epistles
Dr. Brandon Crowe
03DM883 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens April 1


The General Epistles (James–Jude) contains some of the most neglected books in the New Testament. Yet these epistles have a contemporary word for the church today. The purpose of this class is to equip you to grasp the message of these epistles more fully, with an eye to contemporary application. We will thus consider both exegetical and practical issues arising from these texts.

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

03DM901 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens April 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. 

WINTER 2019

January 7 - 11, 2019
Scripture, Authority & Origins of the NT Canon
Dr. Michael Kruger

03DM876 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1


In as much as Scripture continues to be attacked in our modern world, those in ministry still need the tools to explain and defend it.  This course explores the issue of biblical authority through the lens of the formation of the New Testament canon.  Attention will be given to theological foundations of Scripture, the history of the canon, key figures in 2nd and 3rd centuries, and modern scholarly trends.

January 14 - 18, 2019
The Life and Theology of Jonathan Edwards
Dr. David Filson
03DM860 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1


This course is a survey of the life and thought of “America’s Augustine,” as he has been called, with special focus upon Edwards’ context and writings.

January 17 - 20, 2019
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 with 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 specific situation and clearly prioritized for practical application.

January 30, 2019 - July 15, 2019 - Online course (Prerequisite: Must have completed 7 courses)
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

SUMMER 2018

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

02DM804 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens April 1


In this course we will attempt to grow in our understanding of what a healthy and growing church is and how we can more effectively lead her toward greater health and growth.  Our primary resource will be the Scriptures, and we will also look to various theological and cultural commentators, as well as our shared experiences as current leaders and practitioners.  Topics will include church and culture, evangelism, discipleship, worship, preaching, teaching, missions,, and various aspects of pastoral leadership.

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


This course will include an overview of the content and theological emphases of each Gospel, various hermeneutical issues related to interpreting and preaching the Gospels, and strategies for preaching through a Gospel.

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

03DM901 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens April 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. 

WINTER 2019
January 7 - 11, 2019
Preaching from the Pentateuch
Dr. John Currid
02DM886 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1


The goal of this course is to help pastors hone their exegetical and preaching skills in the five books of Moses.  Emphasis is placed on how to preach the various genres of the Pentateuch, including law, narrative, and poetry.  In addition, this course will seek to demonstrate how the more esoteric passages, such as the leprosy laws and the food laws, can be applied from the pulpit to the church of Jesus Christ. 

January 14 - 18, 2019
Reformed Pastoral Theology
Dr. Sinclair Ferguson

02DM862 - 
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1

Throughout the centuries, from Calvin through the Puritans, Jonathan Edwards, and other theologians, Reformed theology has characteristically been forged both for and often within the context of pastoral ministry. This course will focus on the work of gospel ministry governed by the three terms in the course title on the presupposition that the better a theologian a pastor is the greater his potential to be a better pastor and preacher. With that goal in view, the course will explore a number of biblical doctrines that have played a special role in the outworking of Reformed theology in the context of pastoral ministry.  These will include at least a selection from such loci as the doctrines of God, providence, the person and work of Christ, regeneration and conversion, sanctification, adoption, assurance, and the sacraments.

July 30, 2018 - January 15, 2019 - Online course (Prerequisite: Must have completed 7 courses)
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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