A REFRESHING TIME TO STUDY, PRAY, AND FOCUS ON YOUR MINISTRY
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PASTORS AND DOCTOR OF MINISTRY STUDENTS
Experience time away to pray, study, and focus on the future of your ministry during one-week intensive sessions offered throughout the year here in Fort Lauderdale. Whether you are studying with us online or on-campus, you will sit under world-class faculty.
Master-level students can gain permission to participate in Doctor of Ministry courses with written permission from the vice president of academic affairs.
To optimize a student’s course experience and success, Knox recommends that all students register for master- and doctoral-level classes at least one month in advance. Students will then receive the syllabus that outlines reading requirements and course expectations. There is a substantial amount of pre-course reading and preparation for these one-week intensive courses so it is suggested that a student register as early as possible.
Fall 2016 Course Offerings
AT608 Ministry and the Church
**MASTER LEVEL** 3 credits • October 10-14, 2016 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This class will explore the foundations of ministry in the church. Beginning with the call to ministry, the class will explore what gospel-centered ministry looks like in a post-Christian world. It will include discussion on the importance and development of a well-thought-out philosophy of ministry and resources on how to effectively minister in the stream of the Great Tradition. Taught by Dr. Steve Brown.
**MASTER LEVEL** 3 credits • October 17-21, 2016 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Our Lord’s words in Matthew 28:18-20 give clear direction and definition to the work His church is to pursue in all ages and cultures until His glorious return. Over the centuries, however; the church has become engaged in and developed many ministries, which may or may not be tied to the “Great Commission.” Those entering pastoral ministry must have exceptional clarity as to what the Lord of the Church has actually called them to accomplish in making disciples. Therefore this course will examine the clear priority of discipleship in the pastoral ministry of the local church along with the supporting Biblical texts. Special attention will be given to observing the practices of Jesus in discipleship, grace-based/Gospel-driven discipleship, gender issues involved in models of discipleship, and practical application in the context of the complexity of the 21st-century church in America. Taught by Dr. Pete Alwinson.
DM932 Reformation Revisited
3 credits • October 10-14, 2016 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Protestant Reformation is the centerpiece of reformed theology, and yet there are many other often forgotten but extraordinarily significant “reformations” that occurred throughout the history of the church. Alongside revisiting the complexities and outcomes of the Reformation, this course will focus on a number of these “other” moments of reform that, although distinct, work together as evidence of God always reforming His church by the Holy Spirit through scripture. Thus, the goal of this course is to revisit both common and overlooked or underappreciated aspects of God’s reformation of his church and how that bears influence on our ministry and work today. The first half of this course will focus primarily on pre-Reformation reforms in the church; the second half on reforms amidst and after the Reformation. Taught by Drs. Scott Manor and Orrey McFarland.
DM824: Christ and Culture
3 credits • October 17-20, 2016 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This course explores Christian participation, engagement, and witness in culture. Beginning with Richard Niebuhr’s book, Christ and Culture (1951), this course will survey the prominent approaches in North American Christianity to Tertullian’s question, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Special attention will be paid to thinking theologically about the relationships that we have with creative cultural artifacts like paintings, poems, films, television shows, and songs. Taught by Dr. Dan Siedell.
Winter 2017 Course Offerings
DM865 New Testament Textual Criticism
3 credits • January 9-13, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Taught by Dr. Dan Wallace.
ME702 The Missional Church
**MASTER LEVEL** 3 credits • January 16-20, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This class will explore the missional church. Topics will include God’s grand narrative of mission, perspectives on the missional church, and analyzing gospel-centered mission in the local church. Taught by Dr. Seth Tarrer.
DM851 Formation of the Canon
3 credits • January 16-20, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Scripture is central to ministry, and yet questions concerning the formation of the canon of scripture and its legitimacy are becoming more and more common. As Christians who declare and demonstrate the gospel of Jesus Christ, it is imperative that we understand how we got that gospel and the other texts of scripture in the first place. This course examines the history and theology behind the early stages of the development of the canon of scripture by means of a detailed study of the formation of the canon within the context of the development of orthodoxy in the early church. Central focal points of this course include key texts, figures, historical events, and the role each played in the discussions and development of textual authority. Specific attention is paid to the issues of textual and manuscript concerns and questions, orthodoxy and heresy, extra-canonical literature, and questions of inter-textual compatibility and biblical interpretation. The aim of this course is to provide students with an informed perspective from which they may engage in ministerial questions about the history, theology, and authority of scripture. In addition to course lectures students will engage with historical surveys, and primary source texts from an array of early ‘orthodox’ and ‘heretical’ writers including the Apostolic Fathers, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Origen, Augustine, Marcion, Valentinus, and others. Taught by Dr. Scott Manor.
DM888 Theological Ethics for Ministry
3 credits • January 23-27, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This doctoral-level class combines a theological and philosophical study of ethical theory with the practical demands of ethical ministry work. By means of a survey of approaches to ethics, secular and theological, the class will approach ethical problems to examine them in the complexities of practical application. Students should expect to be equipped for the usual and expected ethical issues in practical ministry with congregants, with the means to approach the unusual and unexpected when they arise. Furthermore, students will be challenged to consider organizational structures to both define and provide accountability to appropriate ethical standards for themselves personally as ministry leaders and to the ministries to which they are called. Taught by Drs. Robbie Crouse and Tim Sansbury.
NT504 New Testament II
**MASTER LEVEL** 3 credits • January 23-27, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This course will present critical and introductory issues in the New Testament epistles. The issues will include such topics as authorship, normative vs. cultural understanding of commands contained in the epistles, the authorship of disputed epistles, and the life and work of the apostle Paul. These issues will be in addition to the typical introduction and overview of the books from Romans to Revelation. Taught by Dr. John Markley.