DMin Upcoming Classes

Winter 2020

Charlotte

January 20 – 24, 2020 
Covenant Theology
Dr. Ligon Duncan
03DM8330 – Charlotte
Syllabus Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15

This course is a study of Covenant Theology from exegetical, theological and historical perspectives. Covenant theology is the Bible’s way of explaining and deepening our understanding of (1) the atonement; (2) our assurance; (3) the sacraments; (4) the continuity of redemptive history; and (5) Dynamic of God’s sovereignty and Christian responsibility/piety.  The doctrine of the covenants is thus important for both Reformed systematic and biblical theology (the study of special revelation from the standpoint of redemptive history). The course will survey the successive biblical covenants from a redemptive historical perspective as well as examine the bi-covenantal structure of creation and redemption. Consideration will be given to issues such as the relation of the Old and New Testaments, the significance of the covenants for the doctrine of the atonement, for understanding sacramental theology, the implications of Covenant Theology for Reformed hermeneutics and more. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the Biblical doctrine of the covenants for preaching and pastoral ministry.


January 27 – 31, 2020
Preaching from the Major Prophets
Dr. John Currid
03DM8150 – Charlotte
Syllabus Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15

This course will present an overview of the content and theology of the major Old Testament prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel.  At the heart of the course will be to teach pastors how to preach from the prophetical literature and, in particular, from the material of these three books.


January 16 – 19, 2020
Church Revitalization
Dr. Harry Reeder
03DM8408 – This course will be held in Birmingham, AL
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, 2020 – July 15, 2020 – Online course (Prerequisite: Must have completed 7 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 20 – 24, 2020
Christ-centered Worship
Dr. Bryan Chapell
02DM8410 – Orlando

SyllabusRegistration 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 27-31, 2020
Trinitarian Theology
Dr. Michael Allen
02DM8320 – Orlando
SyllabusRegistration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15

C. S. Lewis speaks in “Meditation in a Toolshed” of the difference between “looking at” something and “looking along” something. The triune God is one worthy of “looking at” in contemplation and study, meditation and prayer. And the God of the Gospel is the only one for whom “looking along” can cast light on all other things. We need to explore and contemplate who God is, and we need to ask what a Trinitarian view of x, y, and z really means. In this course then we will consider ways in which looking at the triune God and looking along the triune God can faithfully and fruitfully be pursued, mindful of classical and contemporary approaches. We will examine key elements of the doctrine of God in their biblical, historical, and theological complexity, seeking not only to contemplate God more fully but to ask how they shape the active lives of Christians in a variety of ways.


January 30, 2020 – July 15, 2020 – Online course (Prerequisite: Must have completed 7 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.

 

Summer 2020

Charlotte

July 20 – 24, 2020
Preaching from the Gospels
Dr. Bob Cara
03DM8205 – Charlotte
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 27 – 31, 2020
Pastoral Counseling
Dr. Jim Newheiser
03DM8420 – 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 30, 2020 – January 15, 2021
Doctoral Project and Research Methodologies – online course

(Prerequisite: Must have completed 7 DMin courses)
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 20 – 24, 2020
Preaching from the General Epistles
Dr. Brandon Crowe
02DM8275 – Orlando
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 27-31, 2020
Reformation Readings
Dr. John Fesko
02DM8340 – Orlando
Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15

This course focuses on key primary source readings in the Protestant Reformation (1517-65) from the Reformers, Anabaptists, and Roman Catholics. These readings will give students a first-hand knowledge of the texts that sparked and shaped Reformed theology. The course is a seminar format.


July 30, 2020 – January 15, 2021
Doctoral Project and Research Methodologies – online course

(Prerequisite: Must have completed 7 DMin courses)
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.