The Pastor as Prophet: Studies in Biblical Ethics: 4 Credits Total
A prophet speaks to the surrounding culture in a way that makes plain their allegiance to the unflinching truth, surpassing value, and redeeming love of King Jesus.
The purpose of this course is to resource pastors to navigate, and to help their congregations to engage, the ethical challenges presented by our culture in a biblically faithful way.
The Pastor as Reader: Exegesis of the English Bible: 4 Credits Total
An active reader engages the text in an attentive, humble, and joyful manner in an effort to faithfully trace, and be transformed by, the author’s flow of thought.
The purpose of this course is to equip pastors and teachers for more a faithful and fruitful engagement with the text of Scripture.
The Pastor as Sage: Studies in Systematic Theology: 4 Credits Total
A sage embodies wisdom; the fruit of careful thinking about God which exercises an ardent love for God and overflows in conformity to his character and obedience to his commands.
The purpose of this course is to contemplate facets of the revelation God has given us of Himself and to do so in such a way that He becomes more lovely to us and we become more like His Son.
The Pastor as Shepherd: Pastoral Counseling and Soul Care: 4 Credits Total
A shepherd leads and protects, but also personally knows and prudently tends the flock of God that has been entrusted to his care.
The purpose of this course is to encourage and equip pastors for the Christ-like work of caring well for the souls of their congregation.
The Pastor as Disciple: Studies in Biblical Theology
:4 Credits Total
A disciple is one who follows Jesus; particularly one whose heart burns within them as he opens, across the whole of Scripture, the things concerning himself.
The purpose of this course is to explore the variegated ways in which God has woven his word together as a Christ-exalting unity, and therefore as the Spirit-given text for Christian worship and discipleship.
The Pastor as Herald: Expository Preaching: 4 Credits Total
A herald proclaims the message of the authority he represents, with special emphasis on fidelity to both the manner and the matter of the word.
The purpose of this course is to resource pastors and teachers in more faithfully and effectively delivering God’s word across its different genres.
The doctoral project is designed to involve the student in practical ministry research. The project allows the student to select a specific aspect of ministry to build or strengthen with robust biblical theological analysis, contextualization, and leadership. The subject, length and form of the project are determined by the director of the D.Min. program and the project supervisor.
Total Credits: 30 Credits
A colloquium is an academic seminar that introduces outside resources for the purpose of discussing contemporary issues facing the discipline.
The purpose of this colloquium is to draw on the experience of like-minded pastor-theologians in guiding Phoenix Seminary D.Min students through the application of their course work to pastoral ministry.