2019 Cohort Courses and Schedule
Mission and Purpose
The Cohort Experience
Contact the Coordinator
The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program at Andrews University is designed to develop spiritually mature and responsible professionals in ministry around the world. The Intergenerational Church concentration aims to prepare ministers for the specific challenges and opportunities of transforming multiple generations within congregations and the community at large.
The intent for the Intergenerational Church concentration is to provide a significant and terminal professional doctoral experience for those who lead churches to include all ages and to give purposeful attention to the similarities among and differences between generations. This includes the expected seasons of life each generation experiences as well as unique changes when new generations emerge. While doctoral students are likely to serve key leadership roles at different levels of the church organization, the focus for the Intergenerational Church concentration will be on local church mission and ministry.
The following learning modalities will be include din the concentration's andragogy:
The program is delivered in the cohort model, wherein participants proceed through the sequence of courses together. Study and learning are year-round, with pre-intensive, during-intensive, and post-intensive activities and experiences. Pre-intensive assignment preparation can begin as early as six months prior to an intensive. There are four annual teaching sessions presented by ministry professionals. During the program you will participate in regional work groups, follow a ministry development plan, read and reflect on the best literature in your concentration area, and develop and evaluate a professional project within the context of your own congregational or other leadership responsibilities.
Cohorts are identified by the year in which they formed. For example, if you are a member of a cohort that formed in 2018, during the five-six years you expect to be in the program, the title of your group will be "the 2018 Intergenerational Church Cohort."
The coordinator for this concentration is Dr. Steve Case. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cohorts are identified by the year in which they begin. Cohort participants will take these courses and study modules:
Course requirements and schedule for the cohort to form in 2019:
|Course #||Course Name||Instructor||Intensive Dates||Intensive Locations|
The Church in Intergenerational Contexts (4 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
|Steve Case||September 30-October 8, 2019||Loma Linda, CA|
|CHMN751||Relational Dynamics and the Intergenerational Church (4 cr)||Angela Li||October 9-17, 2019||Loma Linda, CA|
|GSEM706||Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (4 cr)||Joe Kidder||September 28-October 6, 2020||Andrews University|
DMin Professional Dissertation Seminar (2 cr)
|David Penno||October 7-13, 2020||Andrews University|
|GSEM796||DMin Project (2 cr)||(no intensive-work with project advisor)||Fall semester 2020|
|CHMN762||The Challenge of 2nd and 3rd Generations (4 cr)||Steve Case||September 27-October 5, 2021||Columbia, Maryland|
|GSEM793||DMin Research Methods Seminar (2 cr)||David Penno||October 6-12, 2021||Columbia, Maryland|
|GSEM796||DMin Project (2 cr)||(no intensive-work with project advisor)||Fall semester 2021|
|CHMN783||Hearing and Responding to God Throughout Life (5 cr)||Stephen Yeagley||September 26-October 6, 2022||Andrews University|
|GSEM796||DMin Project (3 cr)||(no intensive-work with project advisor)||Fall semester 2022|
The Doctor of Ministry reduced residency (for intensive venues other than the Andrews University campus) is offered as an approved exception to Association of Theological Schools Degree Program Standard B, section E.3.1.1.
For dates and locations of courses planned for cohorts in other concentrations, see the four-year DMin Program Planner.
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