DMin Upcoming Classes

Summer 2021

Charlotte

July 12 – 16, 2021
Preaching from the Gospels
Dr. Bob Cara
03DM8205 – Charlotte
Syllabus | Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15

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 26 – 30, 2021
Culture and Contextualization: Theological Foundations and Ministry Applications
Dr. James Anderson
03DM8350 – Charlotte
Syllabus
Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15

In this DMin course we will explore a biblical theology of culture and contextualization with specific application to pastoral ministry. We will seek to (1) develop an integrated theology of culture from a Reformed biblical perspective, (2) understand and critically evaluate different models for cultural engagement, (3) develop a biblical perspective on the principles, pitfalls, and practices of contextualization, and (4) reflect on the concrete application of the preceding points to local church ministry. The course will have a seminar-like format with class presentations and plenty of opportunity for open discussion.

July 30, 2021 – January 15, 2022 – Online course (Prerequisite: Must have completed 7 DMin courses)
Doctoral Project and Research Methodologies
Prof. John Muether
03DM8990 – Charlotte and Orlando
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.

 

Orlando

July 12 – 16, 2021
Preaching and Paul’s Use of the Old Testament
Dr. Greg Lanier
02DM8225 – Orlando
Syllabus
| Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15

Preaching the epistles of Paul can be challenging in its own right. But sometimes preaching a passage from Paul involves also handling one, two, or even more passages from the OT that Paul quotes to make his argument. This course covers not only how we should understand Paul’s use of the OT, but especially the practicalities of preaching Pauline passages that deal heavily with the OT—without confusing our hearers in the process.

July 19-23, 2021
The Doctrine of God & the Christian Life
Dr. Scott Swain
02DM8321 – Orlando
Syllabus
| Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15

The past two decades have witnessed a significant retrieval of historic Christian teaching about God in academic theology. This course aims to extend that retrieval to the church by providing advanced training to its leaders on the doctrine of God and God’s attributes. The focus of the course will be the relationship between the doctrine of God and the Christian life. There is a natural connection between these topics because God is not only the supreme being, the source and end of all things (Rom 11:36). God is also the supreme good of the human soul (Ps 16). We will attend to the entirety of Scripture’s teaching on these two topics, and also to several classic texts of the Christian tradition. We will focus especially, however, on how the Psalms address our two themes.

July 30, 2021 – January 15, 2022 – Online course (Prerequisite: Must have completed 7 courses)
Doctoral Project and Research Methodologies
Prof. John Muether
03DM8990 – Charlotte and Orlando
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 2022

Charlotte

January 10 – 14, 2022
Calvin’s Pastoral Theology
Dr. Derek Thomas
03DM8310 – Charlotte
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
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
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
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
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
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.