DMin Upcoming Classes

Winter 2022

Charlotte

January 10 – 14, 2022
Calvin’s Pastoral Theology
Dr. Derek Thomas
03DM8310 – Charlotte
Syllabus
| Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15

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.

January 17 – 21, 2022
Church Planting Mission in a Post-Christian Culture
Rev. Dean Faulkner and Dr. Ted Powers
03DM8455 – Charlotte
Syllabus
| Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15

Gospel mission is changing in our ever shifting and post-Christian culture. Church planters and church planting leaders are searching for theological and strategic solutions for carrying out the great commission with love and without compromise. The Church Planting Mission in a Post-Christian Culture Doctor of Ministry class will explore the fresh and common challenges of reaching communities with the gospel while offering new and old models for developing church planting churches and movements.  If you want to think more about evangelism, planting and long-term strategic planting, this class, will help you develop your theology and philosophy for your context.

January 13-16, 2022 – in Birmingham
Church Revitalization
Dr. Harry Reeder
03DM8408 – Charlotte
Syllabus
| Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15

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, 2022 – July 15, 2022 – Online course (Prerequisite: Must have completed 7 DMin courses)
Doctoral Project and Research Methodologies

Dr. S. Donald Fortson
03DM8990 – Charlotte and Orlando
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.

 

Orlando

January 10 – 14, 2022
Preaching from the Minor Prophets
Dr. John Currid
02DM8175 – Orlando
Syllabus
| Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15

Preaching from the Minor Prophets is often neglected by the church. The reasons for this neglect are complex and complicated.  Part of the problem, of course, is the church’s difficulty in seeing the application of OT prophetic texts that appear to be so strange and esoteric. How do pastors make such teachings meaningful and relevant to their congregations?  Another aspect of the problem is that for almost two hundred years OT scholarship has focused on issues of criticism, that is, questions of dating and authorship.  In addition, many pastors seem to center their preaching ministry in the NT in which they feel they are really getting at the heart of the Christian message. Finally, one of the greatest parts of the problem is the reality that many pastors simply do not know how to preach the OT.  Thus, in the church today there seems to be a general malaise or stupor when it comes to preaching the OT.  In this course, we will focus on the means and methods of preaching texts from the Minor Prophets. These texts can be most challenging and difficult to interpret and to preach, but they can also provide wonderful, in-depth teaching and theology when appropriately understood.

January 24 – 28, 2022
The Pastor as Prophet
Dr. Liam Goligher
02DM8450 – Orlando
Syllabus
| Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15

In his Reformed Dogmatics Herman Bavinck draws attention to the work of the Preaching office of the church and draws a parallel with the prophetic office within Israel. What defines the role of preaching within the covenant community? What does it mean to be a covenant prosecutor in the church today? How does the preacher address corporate sin within the Body of Christ? This course examines the biblical, theological and historical basis of considering the pastor as prophet in the church today. Participants will also preach sermons from texts notable for their “prophetic” edge.

January 30, 2022 – July 15, 2022 – Online course (Prerequisite: Must have completed 7 DMin courses)
Doctoral Project and Research Methodologies
Dr. S. Donald Fortson
03DM8990 – Charlotte and Orlando
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 2022

Charlotte

July 18 – 23, 2022
Preaching the General Epistles
Dr. Brandon Crowe
03DM8275 – Charlotte
Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15

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 25 – 29, 2022
Presbyterian Ministry in American Culture
Dr. S. Donald Fortson & Prof. John Muether
03DM8335 – Charlotte
Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15

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.

July 30, 2022 – January 15, 2023 – Online course (Prerequisite: Must have completed 7 DMin courses)
Doctoral Project and Research Methodologies
Dr. S. Donald Fortson
03DM8990 – Charlotte and Orlando
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.

 

Orlando

July 18 – 23, 2022
Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition
Dr. Craig Carter
02DM8355 – Orlando
Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15

Since modern historical study of the Bible has created problems for preaching that did not exist before modernity, we need to recover models of premodern interpretation. The purpose of this course is to examine how church fathers from the first five centuries interpreted the Psalms and Isaiah and to reflect on what we can learn from them. We will read background material on the history of interpretation and discuss the writings of figures like Irenaeus, Origen, Athanasius, Cyril of Alexandria and Augustine.

July 25-29, 2022
Preaching from Luke/Acts
Dr. Guy Waters
02DM8210 – Orlando
Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15

Preaching Luke and Acts is both challenging and rewarding. The challenges stem from the length of Luke and Acts, and from the hermeneutical challenges posed by each book (“Do miracles happen today?” “Should Christians speak in tongues?”). The rewards stem from the main concern of each book – the person and work of Jesus Christ. In this course, we will think about how to interpret, explain, and apply these two books in a way that keeps Christ central to our preaching and teaching ministries

July 30, 2022 – January 15, 2023 – Online course (Prerequisite: Must have completed 7 courses)
Doctoral Project and Research Methodologies
Dr. S. Donald Fortson
03DM8990 – Charlotte and Orlando
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.