Doctor of ministry Courses 2017

All students enrolled in the DMin are eligible to register for courses within their program requirements.

Graduates of the Acadia DMin program, those who hold doctorates in a related discipline from other recognized schools, and current DMin students are welcome to audit DMin classroom-based courses, space permitting.


Spring 2017

Wolfville Campus

DMIN 8493 X5 / PAST 7213 X5 - "Preaching Master Class"
Rev. Dr. Andrew Stirling
May 29-June 2, 2017


DMIN 8111 X5 - "Orientation"
Dr. John McNally and Dr. Jody Linkletter
June 8-9, 2017

This course is an orientation to Acadia Divinity College, Acadia University, and the Doctor of Ministry program. It is designed so that students will become familiar with the facility and resources of Acadia, as well as the expectations of the DMin program for successfully completing the program in a timely manner. It is also designed for students to reconsider the process of:  carrying out quality research, writing quality academic papers and thinking theologically. During this course students will be introduced to ADC faculty, staff and fellow students. 

DMIN 8253 X5 - "Psalms"
Dr. Glenn Wooden
June 12-16, 2017


DMIN 8393 X5  - "A Theology for Holistic Mission and Ministry"
Dr. Ronald Sider
June 19-23, 2017

Fall 2017

Wolfville Campus

DMIN 8111 X1 - "Orientation"
Dr. John McNally and Dr. Jody Linkletter
October 12-13, 2017

This course is an orientation to Acadia Divinity College, Acadia University, and the Doctor of Ministry program. It is designed so that students will become familiar with the facility and resources of Acadia, as well as the expectations of the DMin program for successfully completing the program in a timely manner. It is also designed for students to reconsider the process of:  carrying out quality research, writing quality academic papers and thinking theologically. During this course students will be introduced to ADC faculty, staff and fellow students. 

DMIN 8433 X1 - "Reaching Muslims: Theology, Apologetics and Effective Engagement"
Dr. Andy Bannister
October 16-20, 2017

By the end of this course, students should: have a broad grasp of the history and development of Islam, understand Islam's core beliefs and practices, as well as be equipped to engage theologically with Islam's claims and teachings. Students should also feel more confident in having conversations with Muslims and be motivated to personally reach out to Muslims and to encourage their churches to do the same. 

Syllabus will be available upon request. 

DMIN 8112 X1 - "Research Methodology"
Dr. John McNally and Dr. Jody Linkletter
October 23-26, 2017

DMIN 8413 X1 - "Nurturing Ministry Resilience: Care of Self for Care of Others"
Dr. Wanda Malcolm
October 30-November 3, 2017

Nurturing Ministry Resilience focuses on the importance of attending to our own wellness in order to serve others well, and recognizes that there is an inherent challenge to being a living sacrifice without becoming a burnt offering. The course material is built from the findings of the instructor’s research about the ups and downs of ministry life, and covers topics like responding to conflict constructively, examining one’s relationship with time, working with strong emotions, safeguarding relationships, practicing and facilitating forgiveness, and the importance of cultivating habits of Sabbath rest and renewal. The course involves a combination of readings, theoretical/conceptual learning, experiential exercises, and personal reflection. 

IN YOUR MINISTRY CONTEXT

DMIN 8123 X0 - "Ministry Mentoring and Reflection"
Dr. John McNally and Dr. Jody Linkletter

A nine-month mentoring experience completed at home, normally taken in year one, following Orientation.