RTS DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAMS

RTS Atlanta

SUMMER 2014

July 21 - 25, 2014
Applied Theology: God’s Grace for the Worn Out Pastor
Steve Brown
04DM802 - Core
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A Christ-centered and grace-based theological approach to personal spiritual growth and renewal. Dr. Steve Brown is a professor of practical theology (emeritus) at RTS Orlando, author, speaker and radio broadcaster. Dr. Brown is also the founder of Key Life Network.

July 28 - August 1, 2014
Leadership: Herding Sheep or Herding Cats
Bob Burns
04DM803 - Core
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This course will help pastors develop the skills necessary for effective leadership in the church by applying leadership principles to the pastors’ specific context. Dr. Bob Burns is a member of the pastoral team at Seven Hills Fellowship in Rome, Georgia, and the former associate professor/director of the Center for Ministry Leadership at Covenant Theological Seminary.

August 4 - 8, 2014
Finding & Preaching Christ in the Prophets
William Fullilove
04DM852 - Elective
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This course will equip pastors to more effectively connect the prophetic literature of the Old Testament to Christ, deepening their understanding of the Christocentric nature of all Scripture. Dr. William Fullilove is an assistant professor of Old Testament and assistant academic dean at RTS Atlanta, former minister of McLean Presbyterian Church and former director of the Capital Fellows Program.


RTS Charlotte

SUMMER 2014

July 21 - 25, 2014
Puritatan Theology and Ministry
Joel Beeke
03DM867 - Elective
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A study of the British Puritans and their influence, with particular reference to preaching and ministerial priorities in our own contemporary setting and to the continuing impact of their thought and practice. Dr. Joel Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, and president of Inheritance Publishers.

July 28 - August 1, 2014
Theology of Ministry
Gerrit Dawson
03DM801 - Core
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A study of the nature and work of the Christian leader from a theological perspective. Discuss contemporary challenges to traditional models of pastoral ministry. Interact with new developments in hermeneutics. Develop a variety of ways for assessing recent cultural developments in the West, and renew interest in prayer as a part of ministry of the Word. Dr. Gerrit Dawson is the senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


RTS Jackson

SUMMER 2014

January 7 - 11, 2014
Conflict Management and Forgiveness
James Hurley
01DM813 - Elective
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This course will help pastors understand and address important issues relating to communication and conflict. Attention will be given as well to complementary research on neuroscience, systems theory and marital interactions. Dr. James Hurley is a professor of marriage and family therapy at RTS Jackson. He has also been involved in Prison Fellowship and the Sexual Abuse Coalition.

August 4 - 8, 2014
Evangelism and Pastoral Ministry
Elias Medeiros
01DM820 - Elective
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“Evangelism” and its practice within the context of the pastoral ministry and the work of the body of Christ are reviewed in light of the teaching and the practical work of Jesus, the apostles and the early church, and applied to our local churches. Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros is a Harriet Barbour professor of missions at RTS Jackson. He also taught at several theological institutions in Brazil and is a member of the Lausanne Global Diaspora Network Advisory Board and of the Brazilian Evangelical Diaspora movement.


RTS Orlando

SUMMER 2014

July 21 - 25, 2014
Church Growth
Steven Childers
02DM804 - Core
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This course (offered in conjunction with GCA) will help students apply principles necessary to help start, grow, and multiply healthy, gospel-centered churches. This course will help students develop (or revise) a practical church development plan. Dr. Steven Childers is a associate professor of practical theology at RTS Orlando as well as the president of Global Church Advancement. He has served as a church planter and senior pastor for churches in urban and suburban contexts for 15 years. He has trained church leaders from more than 40 countries.

July 28 - August 1, 2014
Gospel Coaching for Leaders
Tom Wood
02DM872 - Elective
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This course will assist students in developing a biblically sound and theologically rich coaching model for growing and supporting leaders in their ministry sphere. Various contemporary models and calling, character, competencies and chemistry for coaching relationships will be considered. Students will coach using the C.R.O.S.S. conversation model. Dr. Tom Wood is the president of Church Multiplication Ministries, Inc. He developed gospel coaching and has been working with church planting leaders and others for over a decade.