Following the incarnational God who sends us into mission, the Missional Church concentration is designed to develop spiritually mature and visionary professionals to lead a 21st century missionary movement for western culture in a Seventh-day Adventist context.
Missional church is a biblically formed 21st century missionary movement of western culture. It defines the church as God's sent people. It is a way of life that models the incarnational life of Jesus Christ who took the form of his creation to show humankind the Father. (John 14:9-11) Just as Christ transcended culture to show us the Father, the missional church transcends culture in order to show lost people Jesus Christ through sharing life together. The result of the missional life is restoration of sinful people as we follow the ways of Christ through deeper understanding of truth. (John 14:6)
The outcomes of the Missional Church concentration include; 1) a knowledge base, 2) a transformational emphasis on being, and 3) doing evidenced in skill training for missional church practitioners.
Knowing: The knowledge base has the following components:
Being: In the process of the Missional Church concentration, participants will experience development in the following areas:
Doing: Participants in the Missional Church Concentration demonstrate competency in areas fitting their context selected from the missional practices listed below:
The following learning modalities will be included in the concentration's pedagogy:
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 2015, during the five-six years you expect to be in the program, the title of your group will be "the 2015 Missional Church Cohort."
The concentration is coordinated by:
Dr. Michael F. Cauley, president, Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists: 1-407-644-5000; firstname.lastname@example.org and...
Dr. Michael R. Cauley, pastor of Oasis and Gracepoint Seventh-day Adventist Churches, Kentucky-Tennessee Conference: 1-615-766-7766; email@example.com. See also www.michaelrcauley.com (hint: works best with the FireFox web browser).
Travel and lodging information is provided in the links under the "Intensive Location" column in the tables below.
Cohorts are identified by the year in which they formed. Cohort participants will take these courses and modules:
Syllabi and schedule for the cohort forming in 2015:
|Course Number||Course Name||Instructor||Intensive Dates||Intensive Location|
Incarnational Missional Church (4 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
|M.F. Cauley and M.R. Cauley||Jan 26-Feb 3, 2015||Altamonte Springs, FL|
DMin Project Seminar (4 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
|Bill Knott and/or James Wibberding||February 4-12, 2015||Altamonte Springs, FL|
Spiritual and Theological Foundations for Ministry (8 cr)
Daily schedule for GSEM706 intensive
(Field Research Symposium April 18 & 19, Petr Cincala)
DailySchedule for Field Research Symposium
|Jon Dybdahl||April 6-19, 2016||Andrews University|
|Implementation Symposium||David Penno||
Dec 13, 2016
|virtual meeting via Zoom|
Transformational Leadership and Organic Systems Thinking (5 cr)
Intensive starts Sunday, April 30 at 1:00 and ends Friday, May 5 at 2:00
|M.F. Cauley and M.R. Cauley||April 30-May 5, 2017||Altamonte Springs, FL|
|GSEM796||DMin Project (3 cr)||spring semester 2017|
|CHMN714||Discipling Leaders for Mission (5 cr)||M.R. Cauley||February 4-9, 2018||Altamonte Springs, FL|
|GSEM796||DMin Project (3 cr)||spring semester 2018|
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 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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