RTS DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAMS

RTS Atlanta

WINTER 2015

January 5 - 9, 2015
Reformed Experiential Preaching
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
04DM823 - Elective
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Registration Opens November 1

An overview of Reformed Experiential Preaching with a particular emphasis on Reformed and Puritan faculty psychology and the implications for specific application. The course will examine the preaching styles of John Calvin, William Perkins, John Bunyan and others, examining the way in which Reformed Theology affected the manner and direction of application. The course is aimed at re-examining the relationship of expository preaching and application.

January 12 - 16, 2015
Applied Theology
Dr. Monte T. Starkes
04DM802 - Core
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Registration Opens November 1

A theological approach to moral problems and social issues in contemporary society (social ethics) and/or to personal spiritual growth and renewal (personal ethics).


RTS Charlotte

WINTER 2015

January 12 - 16, 2015
Pres Ministry in American Culture
Dr. Donald Fortson
03DM875 -
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Registration Opens November 1

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.

January 22 - 25, 2015
Church Revitalization
Dr. Harry Reeder
03DM819 -
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Registration Opens November 1

THIS CLASS WILL MEET IN BIRMINGHAM, AL. MORE DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED. 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 which 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 to a specific situation and clearly prioritized for practical application.


RTS Jackson

WINTER 2015

January 5 - 9, 2015
Theology of Ministry
Dr. Charles Wingard
01DM801 -
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Registration Opens November 1

This is a Doctor of Ministry course which explores pastoral ministry from a biblical, theological, cultural, and historical perspective.

RTS Orlando

WINTER 2015

January 19 - 23, 2015
Leadership: The Shaping of Leaders
Dr. Terry Walling
02DM803 -
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Registration Opens November 1

This seminar focuses on fueling greater capacity to recognize God’s design and presence in the lives of Christ-followers. This course will equip you to identify God’s shaping work in your own personal life, and in those you lead. It will also give you practical tools for raising up and coaching leaders. Learning how to identify and join God’s formation work will assist you in recruiting, challenging and empowering those you lead.

January 19 - 23, 2015
Issues in Biblical Studies
Dr. T.D. Alexander
02DM803LA -
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Registration November 1 - 15, 2014.  Contact Lanny Conley

COURSE OFFERED THROUGH THE DMIN PROGRAM AT LIGONIER ACADEMY (NOT EQUIVALENT TO RTS' REQUIRED COURSE 02DM803): The subject matter of this course will vary each time it is offered. The course will cover a topic of the professor’s choice in one of the following fields: exegetical theology or biblical theology. Possible topics include studies of a biblical book or biblical genre, studies of an important biblical theological theme, studies of ancient Near Eastern or first-century historical contexts, and more. The purpose of this course is provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of a particular subject that will help him better understand and preach the Word. 

January 26 - 30, 2015
Missions & Evangelism
Dr. Julius Kim
02DM807LA -
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Registration November 1 - 15, 2014.  Contact Lanny Conley

COURSE OFFERED THROUGH THE DMIN PROGRAM AT LIGONIER ACADEMY: A study of the biblical philosophy and means of missions and evangelism. This course will look at the biblical mandate for evangelism and missions and survey the history of missions and evangelism in the church. This study will compare and contrast the biblical model of evangelism with unbiblical forms such as those developed in the Second Great Awakening. Different views of the relationship between evangelism and Lord’s Day worship will also be covered. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the biblical view of evangelism and missions in order that the Great Commission might be carried out more faithfully.

January 26 - 29, 2015
Gospel-Driven Spirituality
Rev. Scotty Smith
02DM875 -
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Registration Opens November 1

"Gospel-Driven Spirituality is a class I've been privileged to teach for many years, in various forms, in several different seminaries. I created this class as a means of encouraging emerging and seasoned leaders in our calling to be perpetually growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. Intentionally, this class seeks to create a safe place for students to share the challenges of ministry, do personal story work, and be refreshed in heart-engaging conversation about the gospel of God's grace." --Dr. Scotty Smith