Each seminar is a one-week intensive course usually taking place on Baylor's campus.
- Proclaiming the Kingdom - This seminar is designed to increase the students' competency in exegetical, theological, and homiletical reflections on the biblical text. It centers on the interplay among informed interpretation of the biblical text, thoughtful reflection on theology and culture, and useful methods of communication in a contemporary context.
- Living the Kingdom - This seminar is designed to increase students' competency in connecting a robust understanding of ecclesiology and worship to the patterns of life and spiritual growth in the church and among its congregants. It centers on the interplay among theological reflections on the church's identity and purpose, the formative centrality of worship, and Jesus' direction commission to "make disciples."
- Leading in the Kingdom - This seminar is designed to increase students' competency in developing leadership patterns that faithfully portray deep theological and ethical reflections on what it means to be a Christian leader. It centers on the interplay among ethical reflections on the nature and values of specifically Christian leadership, the challenges of competing value systems, and the contemporary application of Christian leadership principles and practices.
- Sharing the Kingdom - This seminar is designed to increase students' ability to recognize cultural patterns and prejudices, appreciate cross-cultural encounters for deeper biblical and theological insight, and share the Christian gospel in a world where global has become local. It centers on the interplay among the evangelizing power of competing world views, broader Christian engagement with issues of justice, the difficulty of cross-cultural communication, and the biblical call to share the good news about Jesus Christ.
Each seminar is one week long and takes place during the following months:
|SEMINAR||FALL COHORTS||SPRING COHORTS|
|Proclaiming the Kingdom||September||February|
|Living the Kingdom||February||September|
|Leading in the Kingdom||September||February|
|Sharing the Kingdom||May||October|
Individual Study & Reflection on Personal & Professional Growth
- Mentored study of your own gifting and ministry calling
- Formative discussions with your Field Supervisor
- Collaboration with a Professor of Sociology for your project development
- Focus on spiritual growth guided by a director
- Theological research directed by your Academic Supervisor
Culminating Project Dissertations are producing exciting innovations in ministry practice. As part of the DMin degree, you are required to design, implement and evaluate a new approach to ministry or a major revision of an existing approach. The projects are based on extensive biblical and theological study and reflection - giving a substantial and worthy framework for doing ministry.