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All students coming to Knox from out of town, please know that Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) is the nearest airport to the seminary.


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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.

Winter 2015-2016 COURSE OFFERINGS


Location: Knox Online and Residential Campus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


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  1. 3-credit hybrid courses are comprised of 4-weeks of online study followed by 2.5 days of residential work here at Knox.

Who are hybrid courses for?

Hybrid courses are ideal for students who want to earn residential credit in an intensive format. Hybrid courses count as residential credit, which is particularly valuable for those seeking to fulfill the MDiv residency requirement (30 credit hours). Earn up to EIGHT credit hours in one week!

CH601 Scripture/Canon in the Early Church | 3 Credit Hours | Taught by Dr. Scott Manor

Knox Online Portion: December 7-20, 2015 > Christmas Break > Resume: January 4-17, 2016

Residential Portion in Fort Lauderdale, FL: January 18-20

AT608 Ministry and the Church | 3 Credit Hours | Taught by Dr. Steve Brown

Knox Online Portion: December 7-20, 2015 > Christmas Break > Resume: January 4-17, 2016

Residential Portion in Fort Lauderdale, FLJanuary 20-22

AT***-1 Preaching Practicum (1 Credit Hour) | January 18-20 | TBD

AT***-2 Preaching Practicum (1 Credit Hour) | January 21-23 | TBD

*The AT*** courses listed above will meet the requirements for any of the Preaching Practicums AT602 (1), AT604 (2), AT702 (3)

DM908 Ephesians: Theology & Exegesis

3 credits  •  January 4-8, 2016  •  Fort Lauderdale, FL

A study of Ephesians that focuses on its literary and canonical argument, drawing on the history of interpretation and considering its implications for Christian doctrine and ministry. In so doing, we consider a number of major issues in theology and ministry that are particular to this New Testament epistle. Taught by Dr. Michael Allen.


3 credits  •  January 11-15, 2016  •  Fort Lauderdale, FL

This class will examine the use of humor and storytelling, starting with the book of Genesis and moving through the Bible looking for instances of storytelling and humor in the Old Testament, Gospels, and Epistles. Then the use of humor and storytelling will be examined as a sermonic tool for use today. Modern sermons and writings on both the use of humor and the telling of stories will be read and listened to. Questions of appropriateness of humor, overuse of stories, proper storytelling technique, and how such tools can either hurt/help a sermon will be discussed. The student should be prepared to think through the use of humor and storytelling in his/her own ministry. On the final day of class each student will be expected to tell a story to the class using some of the tools that have been learned. Taught by Dr. Sam Lamerson

DM817 History of the English Reformation

3 credits  •  January 18-22, 2016  •  Fort Lauderdale, FL

This course covers the history of the English Reformation from its beginnings in the reign of Henry VIII until its final acceptance 150 years later. It examines the motives that led the king to break with Rome, the theological currents that influenced the independent Church of England and the controversies that emerged within it. Particular attention will be given to the different confessions of faith which defined the Reformation and the ways in which Reformed doctrine was communicated to the people. the causes and nature of Puritanism will be outlined and the reasons for its ultimate failure will be discussed. Taught by Dr. Gerald Bray.


Spring 2016 Course Offerings

AT704 Worship


3 credits  •  March 7-11, 2016  •  Fort Lauderdale, FL

This class is designed to motivate and equip pastors and worship leaders to develop worship ministries in the church that are biblical, God glorifying, full of reverence and joy, and formational in the life of God’s people, transforming them into people of gospel experience, action and mission. Students will gain a theological and biblical foundation for worship, as well as practical helps in planning and leading worship services that are excellent in quality, contextually relevant, transformational and balanced in joy and reverence. Taught by Rev. Zac Hicks.

DM918 Christ-Centered Preaching

3 credits  •  March 7-10, 2016  (Note: four-day class) •  Fort Lauderdale, FL

Moving from theory to practice, this course teaches the student how to read hearers, how to show the relevance of the text to them, how to structure a sermon or lesson for maximum effectiveness, what style to strive for, how best to illustrate and how to tell Scriptural stories effectively. Taught by Dr. Bryan Chapell.

AT502 Introduction to Homiletics


3 credits  •  March 14-17, 2016  (Note: four-day class) •  Fort Lauderdale, FL

This course introduces the biblical basis for preaching and the fundamentals of expository preaching. Students will gain experience in classic elements of sermon construction along with fundamentals of persuasion and pulpit delivery. Taught by Dr. Bryan Chapell.

DM863 God at Work: Reformation and Vocation

3 credits  • March 14-17, 2016  (Note: four-day class) •  Fort Lauderdale, FL

Work is a hot topic. From blog posts and podcasts devoted to “work-life balance” and job satisfaction to the development of work place ethics, we are obsessed with work, especially inside the church, which is preoccupied with how our professional careers connect to God and His work. As the Internet and other media technologies change the very nature and meaning of work, a recovery of the Reformation understanding of vocation can offer important insights for making our way through an increasingly complex world in which “home,” “office,” “work,” and “leisure” are undergoing radical revision. But the Reformation understanding of vocation is not limited to work, to our jobs, our careers; it addresses how we understand our roles in the church, family, and community, encompassing all that we do and for whom we do it. This course will explore how all that we do has its origin in freedom, but not a freedom which we generate, but which we receive from God, through Christ, a freedom that is a call, to which we respond, in faith. Taught by Dr. Dan Siedell.

Summer 2016 Course Offerings

DM825 Doctoral Research and Writing

3 credits  •  June 13-17, 2016  •  Fort Lauderdale, FL

Taught by Dr. Scott Manor.

DM869 Jeremiah: Exegesis and Theology

3 credits  •  June 20-24, 2016  •  Fort Lauderdale, FL

Taught by Dr. Seth Tarrer.

AT613 Christ, Culture, and Mission


3 credits  •  June 27-July 1, 2016  •  Fort Lauderdale, FL

Taught by Dr. Dan Siedell.

Schedule of Doctor of Ministry Courses Offered Online

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