Courses Limited to Doctor of Ministry Students
This seminar is designed to increase the students' competency in Exegetical, Theological, and Homiletical reflections on the Biblical text. It centers on the interplay among informed interpretation of the Biblical text, thoughtful reflection on theology and culture, and useful methods of communication in a contemporary context.
This seminar is designed to increase the students' competency in connecting a robust understanding of ecclesiology and worship to the patterns of life and spiritual growth in the church and among its congregants. It centers on the interplay among theological reflections on the church's identity and purpose, the formative centrality of worship, and Jesus' direction commission to "make disciples.
This seminar is designed to increase the students' competency in developing leadership patterns that faithfully portray deep theological and ethical reflections on what it means to be a Christian leader. It centers on the interplay among ethical reflections on the nature and values of specifically Christian leadership, the challenges of competing value-systems, and the contemporary application of Christian leadership principles and practices.
This seminar is designed to increase the students' ability to recognize cultural patterns and prejudices, appreciate cross-cultural encounters for deeper biblical and theological insight, and share the Christian gospel in a world where global has become local. It centers on the interplay among the evangelizing power of competing world-views, broader Christian engagement with issues of justice, the difficulty of cross-cultural communication, and the biblical call to share the good news about Jesus Christ.
Provides an opportunity for students to assess their ministry strengths and weaknesses and to address the latter through readings, continuing education, seminars, or approved coursework.
Allows for reading and research for completion of Directed Study requirements and in preparing the Culminating Project Proposal.
Reading and research for completion of Directed Study requirements and in preparation for the Culminating Project Proposal.
Supervised ministry research for and written report of a major ministry project within the candidate's area of concentration.