Pastoral Ministry (Spanish)

2012 NAD Pastoral Ministry Cohort
2012 Pastoral Ministry EUD-Sagunto Cohort
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2014 NAD cohort brochure (pdf)

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Mission

To develop ministry professionals who manifest spiritual/theological depth, advanced competency, academic excellence, professional leadership skills, and the ability for self-reflection necessary for exceptional service in pastoral or organizational ministry leadership within the unique context of Spanish language and cultural settings.

Competencies

The Spanish Pastoral Ministry concentration in the Andrews University Doctor of Ministry program seeks to create competency in five areas:

  1. Academic: to help participants reflect theologically on leadership issues, acquire knowledge of current issues and research related to Hispanic culture, and engage the discipline of evangelism and church growth in Hispanic culture through sociological and psychological perspectives.
  2. Spiritual and Theological Formation: to help participants integrate their spiritual and theological perspectives into the practice of ministry.
  3. Professional: to help participants learn to evaluate ministerial practices through theological reflection, form a biblical model of servant leadership, learn to use appropriate tools to analyze the needs of churches and communities, and develop competencies contributing to the strengthening of an Adventist practice of evangelism, mission, and ministry.
  4. Self-reflection: to help participants become aware of their strengths and limitations, realize the impact of self-awareness and self-understanding may have on ministry, and participate in cohorts that contribute to collegial relationships.
  5. Worldview: to help participants develop a global view of belief, culture, and ministry.
Learning Modalities

The following learning modalities will be included in the concentration's pedagogy:

  1. A ministry development plan
  2. A professional portfolio
  3. A mentoring relationship in the field
Outcomes

At the end of the program the participants will be able to:

  • Articulate a theology of leadership within the context of pastoral practice.
  • Formulate a Christian leadership theory.
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of current research and issues relating to evangelism and church growth in the Hispanic context.
  • Articulate principles of church growth.
  • Understand basic research methodology applicable to the field of pastoral/leadership ministry.
  • Demonstrate integration of spirituality in daily life.
  • Express in the practice of ministry and ministry of the Word a Christian Adventist world-view and biblical perspective.
  • Evaluate ministerial practices through theological reflection.
  • Practice a biblical model of servant leadership.
  • Use appropriate tools to analyze the needs of churches and communities.
  • Provide dynamic evangelistic leadership in the Hispanic context.
  • Encourage the integration of spirituality and ministry in the Christian disciple.
  • Acquire an awareness of one's strength and limitations in the provision of pastoral leadership.
  • Understand the effects one's feelings, attitudes, values and assumptions have on one's ministry.
  • Respect diversity and differences including religion, culture, gender, and sexual orientation.
Special Note

Persons who prefer to write a project in Portuguese, rather than Spanish, may be accommodated.

Contact

Dr. Ricardo Norton serves as coordinator for the Spanish cohorts. He can be reached at 1-269-471-8318, ricardo@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 begin. Cohort participants will take these courses and modules:

2012 Pastoral Ministry (Spanish NAD) Cohort
Syllabi and schedule for the cohort that began in 2012:
(Follow the linked titles to obtain the syllabi)
Course # Course Name Instructors Intensive Dates Intensive Location
GSEM790 DMin Project Seminar (4 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
David Penno Sept 10-18, 2012 Andrews University
CHMN747 Christian Leadership (4 cr) Ricardo Norton Sept 19-27, 2012 Andrews University
GSEM706 Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (8 cr) Joe Kidder Sept 9-20, 2013 Andrews University
CHMN758 Internal Dynamics of Families (5 cr) Alfonso Valenzuela Sept 8-19, 2014 Andrews University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   Fall semester 2014  
CHMN778 Church Growth & Discipleship in the Urban Church (5 cr) Ricardo Norton Sept 7-18, 2015 Andrews University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   Fall semester 2015  

 

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2012 Pastoral Ministry EUD-Sagunto Cohort
Syllabi and schedule for the cohort that began in 2012:
(Follow the linked titles to obtain the syllabi)
Course # Course Name Instructor Intensive Dates Intensive Location
GSEM790 DMin Project Seminar (4 cr) David Penno July 2-11, 2012 Sagunto, Spain
CHMN747 Christian Leadership (4 cr) Ricardo Norton July 12-30, 2012 Sagunto, Spain
GSEM706 Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (8 cr) Joe Kidder July 11-30, 2013 Sagunto, Spain
DSRE758 Internal Dynamics of Families (5 cr) Alfonso Valenzuela July 1-18, 2014 Sagunto, Spain
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   summer 2014  
CHMN778 Church Growth and Discipleship in the Urban Church (5 cr) Ricardo Norton July 1-17, 2015 Sagunto, Spain
GSEM796 DMin Project ( 3 cr)   summer 2015  


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2014 Pastoral Ministry (Spanish NAD) Cohort
Syllabi and schedule for the cohort that begins in 2014:
(Follow the linked titles to obtain the syllabi)
Course # Course Name Instructor Intensive Dates Intensive Location
CHMN747 Christian Leadership (4 cr) Ricardo Norton Sep 8-16, 2014 Andrews Universivy
GSEM790 DMin Project Seminar (4 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
David Penno Sep 17-26, 2014 Andrews University
GSEM706 Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (8 cr) Joe Kidder Sep 7-18, 2015 Andrews University
CHMN778 Church Growth and Discipleship in the Urban Church (5 cr) Alfonso Valenzuela Sep 6-16, 2016 Andrews University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   fall 2016  
DSRE758 Internal Dynamics of Families (5 cr) Ricardo Norton Sep 5-15, 2017 Andrews University
GSEM796 DMin Project ( 3 cr)   fall 2017  


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For dates and locations of intensives planned for cohorts in other concentrations, see the master program schedule: DMin Program Planner.

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6/11/2014

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