Discipleship & Biblical Spirituality

 
Application deadline for the 2014 cohort is December 13, 2013
Mission

The Doctor of Ministry Discipleship and Biblical Spirituality Concentration integrates an understanding of a theology of discipleship and biblical spirituality, with the process and dynamics involved in the participants' personal spiritual growth and consequent modeling, mentoring and teaching roles within the context of family, church and community.

Competencies

The DMin Discipleship and Biblical Spirituality concentration seeks to create competency in the areas related to the discipline:

  1. Academic Advancement: to enable participants to acquire knowledge of current and classic literature related to the area of biblical spirituality and the process of discipleship. To engage this area of ministry through theological, biblical, and psychological perspectives, as well as to learn basic research skills relating to the field of discipleship and biblical spirituality.
  2. Spiritual and Theological Discipline: to enable participants to reflect on their personal spiritual and theological perspectives and to integrate them into their practice of ministry.
  3. Praxis: to enable participants to acquire skills pertinent to their practice in pastoral care and spiritual leadership within the context of discipleship and biblical spirituality in the family, church, and wider community.
  4. Self-reflection/Personal Growth: to enable participants to become aware of their personal strengths and limitations and to understand that, in Christian ministry, being is as important as doing.
Outcomes

Upon completing this program, the participants will be able to:

  • Articulate a Seventh-day Adventist perspective on discipleship and biblical spirituality.
  • Demonstrate a continuing maturity in personal growth and ministry.
  • Integrate the theological, theoretical, experiential and practical dimensions of discipleship into a theologically reflective practice of ministry.
  • Train spiritually mature and relationally gifted people as spiritual mentors.
  • Conduct a biblically and theologically faithful praxis of discipleship and biblical spirituality both individually and corporately.
  • Discern truth from countertfeit as a means of both personal and corporate protection in light of the growing number of non-biblical "spiritualities."
Contact

The concentration coordinator is Dr. Allan Walshe. He can be reached at 1-269-471-3318, walshe@andrews.edu.

Travel and lodging information is provided in the links under the "Intensive Location" column. 

Cohorts are identified by the year in which they formed. Cohort participants will take these courses and modules:

 

2010 Cohort

Syllabi and schedule for the cohort to form in 2010:
(follow the linked titles to obtain the syllabi)

Course # Course Name Instructor Intensive Dates Intensive Location
DSRE705 Theological & Historical Perspectives on Spiritual Growth (6 cr) Jon Dybdahl Feb 10-19, 2010 Orlando-Celebration, FL
GSEM790 DMin Project Seminar (2 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
Bill Knott &/or Kenley Hall Feb 21-26, 2010 Orlando-Celebration, FL
DSRE707 The Personal Practice of Biblical Spirituality (6 cr) Allan Walshe May 2-12, 2011 Andrews University
GSEM730 Field Research for Ministry (2 cr) Monte Sahlin Feb-July 2011; dates posted in syllabus virtual delivery
DSRE708 Mentoring for Discipleship & Biblical Spirituality (5 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
Ben Maxson & Allan Martin March 11-20, 2012 Loma Linda University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   spring semester 2012  
DSRE709 Constructs of Corporate Ministry for Discipleship & Biblical Spirituality (5 cr) Joe Kidder Feb 11-21, 2013 Loma Linda University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   spring semester 2013  


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2014 Cohort

Syllabi and schedule for the cohort to form in 2014:
(follow the linked titles to obtain the syllabi)

Course # Course Name Instructor Intensive Dates Intensive Location
DSRE705 Theological & Historical Perspectives on Spiritual Growth (4 cr) Jon Dybdahl Feb 23-Mar 4, 2014 Orlando, FL
GSEM790 DMin Project Seminar (4 cr) Bill Knott and/or James Wibberding Mar 5-13, 2014 Orlando, FL
DSRE707 The Personal Practice of Biblical Spirituality (8 cr) Allan Walshe April 14-24, 2015 Andrews University
DSRE708 Mentoring for Discipleship & Biblical Spirituality (5 cr) Ben Maxson Feb 7-16, 2016 Loma Linda Univ
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   spring semester 2016  
DSRE709 Constructs of Corporate Ministry for Discipleship & Biblical Spirituality (5 cr) Joe Kidder Feb 5-15, 2017 Andrews University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   spring semester 2017  


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For a schedule of dates and locations of intensives planned for cohorts in other concentrations, see the four-year DMin Program Planner.

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10/20/2014

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