Below you will find helpful information as you move through your DMin program at Wesley Theological Seminary. Please click on the drop down menu to see the information. Registration and Reading lists will be updated on a rolling schedule as new information is available.
If you are a prospective DMin student, please click here for application and track information.
Registration for January Term is open from September 1 - September 30 on Wesleyweb under "DMN January 2015" To register you must have a working Wesley student ID. If you have trouble logging on, send an email to email@example.com describing the nature of the issue.
Select the class you are registering for using the course numbers below. Reading lists for these courses are available by clicking the highlighted course number and printing/ viewing the pdf document. Faculty can be e-mailed by clicking their name.
Readings lists are posted when the course number is dark purple. Updates will occur as lists are received.
2015 January Term Reading Lists at Wesley
Courses offered January 5 - 9, 2015
DM-A602 Arts and Art Ministries - Dr. Deborah Sokolove
DM-C602 Current Theory and Best Practices in Soul Care - Dr. Michael Koppel
DM-L606 Trinity, Incarnation, and Church Leadership - Dr. Robert Martin
DM-T609 Creating Sacred Space; Shaping and Empowering Ministries - Dr. John Runkle
DM-L607 Person and Role of Church Leader - Dr. Lovett Weems and Dr. Sonnenday Vogel
DM-900A Project Seminar for Military Chaplains Track - Dr. Lew Parks
Course offered January 12-16, 2015
DM-A605 Drama and Ministry - Lisa Cole Smith
DM-C601 Foundations and New Directions for Soul Care - Dr. Beverly Mitchell
DM-L608 All for the Sake of the Gospel: Paul’s Mission and Ministry- Dr. Carla Works
DM-T602 Exodus, Covenant, Exile: Formation & Transformation of God's People - Dr. Bruce Birch
DM-M606 Pastoral Care for Warriors and their Families - Dr. Michael Koppel
DM-900B Project Seminar for Leadership Track - Dr. Lew Parks
Global Asian Track G | January 12-16, 2015
DM-G610-A Theology - Dr. Josiah Young
DM-G613-A Faces of Jesus - Dr. Sathianathan Clarke
Global Asian Track H | January 19-23, 2015
DM-G610-B Theology - Dr. Josiah Young
DM-G613-B Faces of Jesus - Dr. Sathianathan Clarke
Wesley, Mission, and Evangelism for the Nashville Episcopal Area
DM-N601 Wesleyan Theology for Mission and Evangelism - Dr. M. Douglas Meeks
January 12-16, 2015 meets at Scarritt-Bennett, Nashville, TN
DM-N602 Assessing the Neighborhood for Mission and Evangelism - Dr. Phil Schroeder with Dr. Lovett Weems
January 19-23, 2015 meets at Scarritt-Bennett, Nashville, TN
DM-N603 Exemplary Leaders Seminar (OL) - Dr. Lovett Weems
This course begins with the completion of the LPLI in the fall of 2014. Please see the syllabus for instructions.
Church Leadership Excellence -- May 2015
Military Chaplaincy -- May 2015
Faith and Health -- May 2015
Cambridge: Transformative Leadership in Wesleyan Perspective -- December 2015
DM-1005 OL Cultivating Eloquence: Mid-Career Assessment of Rhetorical Skills for Improvement with Dr. Christian Lundberg, Asst. Professor of Rhetoric and Cultural Studies, UNC, Chapel Hill (click on bio here)
This course provides a platform for reflection on and honing the rhetorical skills of pastors in the mid-course of their calling, both in preaching and in the workplace more generally. Because mid-career pastors already have extensive experience in preaching, teaching and leading, this course will provide an in-depth look at the theory, practice, and traditions of rhetoric to provide a platform for improving the pastor's present rhetorical skill. Students will not only read, write and discuss, but also preach and receive group feedback on their preaching.
DM-900D Project Seminar with Lewis Parks, DMin Director, Wesley Theological Seminary
This course will equip the DMin student to identify a DMin project, develop a plan of research and execution for that project, and delineate a constructive theological component to the project. The final outcome of the course is a project proposal that is sent to the DMin Committee for approval and assignment of a faculty reader. The faculty reader will oversee the writing of the student's project paper.
On-line segment: Tuesday mornings 8am - 9:30am synchronous format; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, Mar 10. Students must be available during these dates and times to participate in the course.
DM-1010 OL Ministry to LGBT Constituents in the Context of your Denomination and Congregation with Valeria Leyva, Associate Prof and Field Education Coordinator, CA State University
As the UMC and other denominations address the theological issues related to same sec marriage and ordination of lesbian/gay clergy, more and more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) individuals are opening up to family members and congregations about sexual orientation or gender identity. This course will provide informed pastoral care to LGBT members and families. This course will provide specific skills and techniques for ministry with LGBT individuals and families, including issues regarding the "coming out" process, couples counseling, and other salient questions of providing care with LGBT congregation and community members.
This course requires use of several sychonous collaborate sessions via Blackboard dates TBD
Registration for the May 2015 DMin term will be open in March 2015. Below you will find a tentaive list of courses. These are subject to change depending on faculty availablity. The letters in ( ) designate the cohort letter.
2015 May Term Tentative Course List
Courses offered May 12-15, 2015
DM-L601 Leadership (J) Effective and Visionary Leadership - Dr. Lovett Weems
DM-A601 Arts (E) Theological Aesthetics - Dr. Kendall Soulen
DM- L606 Leadership (I) The Tone of the Church - Dr. Michael Koppel
DM-900A Life Together (F) Project Seminary - Dr. Lew Parks
DM-M602 Military Chaplains Chaplaincy on the Line - Drs McAllister-Wilson and Bradfield
Courses offered May 18-22, 2015
DM-L602 Leadership (J) Contemporary Issues in Ecclesiology - Dr. Josiah Young
DM-C605 Soul Care (D) Grounded in the Living Word - Hopkins and Koppel
DM- L603 Leadership (I) Leading Congregational Outreach and Growth in a Pluralistic Culture - Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr.
DM-T607 Life Together (F) Spiritual Practices for Ministerial and Congregational Transformation - Dr. Bruce Epperly
DM-M602 Military Chaplains Past, Present and Future of Miliatary Chaplaincy - Dr. Brinsfield, Jr.
Global Asian in Washington, DC | June 22-26 and June 29 - July 3, 2015
DM-900C Project Seminar - Dr. Lewis Parks
Registration for Fall Electives will open in May. Reading lists for these courses are below. Click on the course title to pull up the reading list. Faculty can be e-mailed by clicking their name.
2015 Fall Electives coming soon updated January 8 2015
Download flier here
DM-965 Alabama Civil Rights Study Trip* (Dr. C. Anthony Hunt)
Dates: August 2-7, 2015
DM-966 Independent Study: Civil Rights History Study Trip* (Dr. C. Anthony Hunt)
* Booklists coming soon!
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