DMin Upcoming Classes

DMin Upcoming Classes 

Winter 2023

Charlotte

January 9 – 12, 2023
Christ-centered Worship
Dr. Bryan Chapell
03DM8410 – Charlotte
Syllabus  Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15

This course addresses Christian worship principles for pastors with an emphasis on preparing church leaders to develop structures and styles of worship that reflect the unchanging truths of the Gospel within particular and varied cultural contexts. We will emphasize the ways in which the grace that pervades Scripture and culminates in Christ affects the integration of worship and mission in the local church.

January 23 – 27, 2023
Puritan Theology and Ministry
Dr. Joel Beeke

03DM8325 – Charlotte
Syllabus  Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15

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 30, 2023 – July 15, 2023 – 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 9 – 13, 2023
Augustine and the City of God
Dr. Michael Allen
02DM8360 – Orlando
Syllabus  Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15

In this course we explore the life and theology of Augustine of Hippo, reflecting particularly on his City of God and the long, varied reception history of this work. We consider how it serves as a guide to engaging in apologetic discussion with non-Christians, whether in antiquity or in contemporary form. We also consider how it guides our public theology and engagement of a host of pastoral challenges. Through exploring this classic text, students grow in their confidence and competence to engage Augustine’s works on their own as a prompt and resource for pastoral theology and leadership today.

January 16 – 20, 2023
Preaching Old Testament Narrative
Dr. John Currid
02DM8100 – Orlando
Syllabus  Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15

Preaching Old Testament narrative texts is often neglected by the church. The reasons for this neglect are complex and complicated. Part of the problem is the church’s difficulty in seeing the application of OT narrative texts that appear to be so strange and esoteric. In this course, we will focus on the means and methods of preaching OT narrative texts. OT historical narrative can be most challenging and difficult to interpret and to preach, but it can also provide wonderful, in-depth training and theology when appropriately understood.

January 30, 2023 – July 15, 2023 – Online course (Prerequisite: Must have completed 7 DMin courses)
Doctoral Project and Research Methodologies
Syllabus  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 2023

Charlotte

July 17 – 21, 2023
Pastoral Counseling                                                                                      
Dr. Jim Newheiser      
03DM8240 – Charlotte                                                                     
Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15

This course will focus upon honing skills in using God’s Word in pastoral soul care. This course will examine current trends in Christian counseling and will raise questions concerning the sufficiency of scripture in counseling, the proper use of common grace insights in counseling and when outside intervention is appropriate. Frequently encountered counseling topics will be addressed and case studies will be discussed. 

July 24 – 28, 2023
Preaching from the Corinthian Correspondence
Dr. Thomas Keene   
03DM8235 – Charlotte                                                                     Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15

The Corinthian Correspondence provides a remarkable combination of theological insight and pastoral wisdom, but it does so in solution with seemingly intractable historical questions and exegetical puzzles. As such, it provides a challenging and encouraging corpus for the contemporary preacher. This class will investigate the historical context, pastoral purpose, and theological center of the Corinthian Correspondence in order to provide a framework for preaching in the contemporary church. 

July 30, 2023 – January 15, 2024 – 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 17 – 21, 2023
The Church in an Age of Polarization  
Dr. Richard Lints

02DM8351 – Orlando                                                                       Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15

In the midst of deep cultural polarization, the mission of the church has often been compromised. We know there is no quick or easy method to follow as the church lives out its missionary calling today, and so it is imperative to examine ordinary intuitions and experiences of difference and the manner in which they both help and hinder us from reaching a clearer grasp on the fabric of the church.  In the end it is the Scriptures themselves which give us wisdom for living in a thickly pluralized culture, both inside the church and outside its walls. 

July 24 – 28, 2023
Preaching from the Psalms 
Dr. James Hamilton

02DM8130 – Orlando                                                                        Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15

This course advocates the idea that the Psalter was intended to be read in sequence as a book, and that doing so facilitates its use “as an anthology to be memorized for the enculturation of the youth” (Wenham). The “enculturation” in view likewise has to do with the teaching and embrace of Biblical Theology, which is the attempt to understand and embrace the interpretive perspective of the biblical authors. Being part of the Old Testament, which is a messianic document, produced from a messianic perspective, to sustain a messianic hope (Sailhamer), the Psalter feeds hopes and expectations for the future king from the line of David. Understanding the Psalter this way makes perfect sense of the way the Psalms are quoted in the New Testament, enabling Christians to pray and preach the Psalms and engage in deeper theological reflection on them.

July 30, 2023 – January 15, 2024 – 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