Course Information

 

for Doctor of Ministry Department


CHURCH PLANTING AND GROWTH (DM-5045)

Credits:3

This course will focus on the theory and praxis of planting and growing churches. Class meets daily, 1/17/11 - 1/22/11, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at ABSW.

LDRSHP IN URBAN COMMUNITIES (DM-5050)

Credits:3

The course is designed to acquaint participants with the socio-cultural dynamics that affect the quality of life, inform theology and challenge the manner in which ministry is conducted in our urban world. Using the San Francisco Bay Area as a case study, an analysis of the urban context and ministry strategies will be examined through multi-disciplinary readings, discussions, interviews with community leaders, and site visits. Class meets daily, 1/25/16-1/29/16, from 9:00am-5:00pm, at ABSW.

BIBLE AND PUBLIC POLICY (DM-5060)

Credits:3

This exciting new course, taught by two outstanding church and community leaders on the topic, will: explore biblical and theological foundations for establishing a moral basis for public policy; facilitate skill development for evaluating effects of public policy upon those least able to protect and defend their interests; introduce the student to social advocacy groups and ^Watch Dog Agencies^ for collaboration in influencing public policy; and assist the student in creating a sustainable plan for keeping abreast of ever changing social policies that threaten to undo justice-oriented public policy. Please contact the ABSW Registrar for PIN code information. [25 max enrollment; PIN code required] Class meets daily, 6/27/11-7/1/11, from 9:00am-5:00pm, at ABSW.

RELIGION & SOCIETY (DM-5311)

Credits:3

This course is part of the 5 course Public Theology Leadership program. The class will be geared toward a study of the ways religion has and continues to impact US social issues of our day as well as how the US social issues have and continue to impact religion today. The most recent newsworthy issues will be discussed as well as the following topics: civil religion; religion's role in the formation of society; society's role in the formation of religion; capitalism and the free market enterprise; freedom of speech; freedom of religion; trauma; activism; and conflict resolution. SPRING 2018 Class meets Friday/Saturday: 2/23-24; 3/23-24; 4/13-24; 5/4-5/2018; Fridays from 6:10pm-9:40pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am-4:00pm at ABSW.

D.MIN. SEMINAR (DM-6000)

Credits:3

This seminar is designed to assist PSR Doctor of Ministry students focus their projects and create a plan of study for the first year in the program before their "Request to Proceed with Project" form is submitted. The course will introduce a number of research methods, contextual and interdisciplinary modes of inquiry, and consider multi-cultural, multi-generational and socio-economic environments of ministry today. This is a seminar/discussion course and students will be evaluated on a preliminary essay, class participation, a bibliography and a plan of study. The seminar will run for four hours 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. from January 7-18, 2019 Pass/Fail only.

CDSP/PSR D.MIN. SEMINAR (DM-6012)

Credits:3

This seminar is designed to assist Doctor of Ministry students focus their projects for the Integrative Review. Attention will be given to contextual and interdisciplinary methods of inquiry and multi-cultural environments of ministry today. Open to PSR and CDSP DMin students only. Pass/Fail only. Course meets wwekdays, 1/13/14-1/24/14, from 9:00am-1:00pm in MUDD 102.

D.MIN. SUPERVISION II (DM-6013)

Credits:6

Dmin Supervision 2 applies to students at the D/P stage. This course is designed for students enrolled in the DMin program at SFTS. It is not available for GTU cross-registration. Eligible students may apply directly to SFTS, Advanced Pastoral Studies. For more information, please go to: http://sfts.edu/academics/doctor-of-ministry/ . Pass/Fail only. [Faculty Consent required; Auditors excluded]