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.
Each D.Min. “track” (area of focus) requires the successful completion of 24 core credit hours and 6 credit hours of electives. 3 credit hours for the Project Seminar are included in the core courses. The project is generally written during the third year. Transfer credit is not accepted as a substitute for the required core courses, but may be permitted to replace elective courses. Prior approval must be granted from the D.Min. director before transfer credit may be granted.
Electives can be taken during the regular sessions in January and May or on-line in the spring and fall terms each year. On occasion special interest immersion trips will also be offered. Most on-line electives will have a synchronous on-line component - check the registration page for course detail.
Registration for Fall on-line courses 2015 opens August 1. Click here to view schedule.
Please call the DMin office if you have questions 202-885-8688.
To register for Doctor of Ministry Courses:
To register you must have a working Wesley student ID. Newly admitted students will receive a letter with their log-on information as soon as the seminary has received their admissions paperwork and deposit.
If you have trouble logging on, send an email to email@example.com describing the nature of the issue.
View the current course schedule here. Then go to Wesleyweb and select the term, and the then course you would like to register for. To help you select courses, the cohort track name is noted under each course on the schedule.
Book lists and reading lists for courses are available by opening the drop down menu below for the term or program you are registering for and clicking the highlighted course number. You can then either print and/or view 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. If you have a questions regarding a reading assignment, pelase contact the faculty person.
Any other question can be directed to the Dmin office by clicking here.
Registration for January Term will open soon for January term 2016. To register you must have a working Wesley student ID. If you have trouble logging on, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2016 January Term Reading Lists
Courses for Cambridge DMin (These courses take place at Wesley House in Cambridge, UK and are only open to student admitted to this track)
December 29, 2015 - January 2, 2016:
DM-TL601 Old Testament Perspectives on Transformative Leadership - Dr. Bruce Birch
DM-TL602 Transforming Community - Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr.
Courses offered on Campus at Wesley Theological Seminary
January 4 - 8, 2016:
DM-H601 Faith,Health and Community :: Church Role Promoting Health and Wholeness - Dr. Sam Marullo
DM-L603 Leadership (J) :: Images in Leadership in the Bible - Dr. Denise Dombkowski Hopkins
DM-L607 Leadership(I) :: Person and Role of Church Leadership - Dr. Lovett Weems
DM-N606 Nashville Track :: Paul's Urban Ministry - Dr. Carla Works
DM-S607 Spirituality and Story :: Engaging the Narratives of Other Religions - Dr. Sathi Clark
(no core courses for Arts or Soul Care this week. Students in these track may take any of these courses as an elective)
Course offered on Campus in Wesley Theological Seminary
January 11-15, 2016:
DM-A603 Arts and Theology :: The Arts in the Bible - Dr. Denise Dombkowski Hopkins
DM-C607 Soul Care :: Pastoral Assessment, Diagnosis and Psychopathology - Dr. Doug Thorpe
DM-H602 Faith,Health and Community :: The Healing Miracles of Jesus- Dr. Shively Smith
DM-N607 Nashville Track :: Engaging the Powers: the Gospel and Fallen Institutions - Dr. Sam Marullo
DM-S601 Spirituality and Story :: Theology as Story - Dr. Sondra Wheeler
DM-900 Project Seminar for Leadership (Track I) - Dr. Lew Parks
DM-977 Elective:: Alligators & Urgency: Leadership Readiness - Dr. George Thompson
(no core courses for Leadership J this week. Students in this track may take any of these courses as an elective)
Global Asian | January 11-15, 2016 (In Korea)
DM-G608-A Track H History of Mission in Asia
DM-G606-A Track I Counseling
Global Asian | January 18-22, 2016 (In Korea)
DM-G608-B Track I History of Mission in Asia
DM-G606-B Track H Counseling
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 Summer courses is now closed. Registration for fall on-line core and elective courses is now open as of August 1. Reading lists for these courses will be added as they are received. Click on the course title to pull up the reading list. Faculty can be e-mailed by clicking their name.
To Register, please go to Wesleyweb and select Fall DMin courses, except where indicated below.
Soul Care (D) Core Course
Sept 1 - Oct 30 2015
DM-C604OL Care and Counseling of Couples and Families (3 credit hours) (Valerie Leyva) This course will meet on-line September 1, 15, 29 and October 6, and 20 from 8pm - 9pm eastern time
Arts and Theology (E) Core Course
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2015
DM-A608OL Poetry for Spiritual Formation in Ministry (3 credit hours) (Kathleen Staudt) This course will meet on-line Thursday's from 11am - 12:30pm eastern time on October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12and 19.
June 1- June 5, 2015 * Register via the May Dmin drop down on Wesleyweb
DM-A609 Icon Writing Workshop taught by Russian iconogrpaher, Philipp Davydov
August 2 - 7, 2015
DM-965 Pilgrimage to the Alabama of the Civil Rights Movement (3 credit hours) (Dr. C. Anthony Hunt) Students are required to making their own arrangements to Alabama. The program will take care of the arrangement while on the trip, extra fees above tuition will apply. (currently projecting these fees to be around $300 for lodging and entrance to museums and activities)
Download Flier here
Down load booklist here
An optional additional three credit indenpendent study is also available. You must register for both the study trip and the independent study to qualify. If you are interested in the indenpendent study, please notify the dmin office.
DM-966 Independent Study: Alabama Civil Rights Movement (3 credit hours)
Download booklist for Independent Study here
September 1 - October 30, 2015
DM-969OL Small Church in Social and Ecological Context (3 credit hours) (Gilson Waldkoenig) This course will meet on-line Tuesday from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
September 30 - October 2, 2015
DM-393 Church Leadership Study Trip to Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS (3 credit hours) Dr. Lovett Weems | In addition to registering for the WTS course, students must register for the conference at COR. For conference details and to register click here.
October 1 - November 30, 2015
DM-975OL Process Theology: Spirituality, Theology and Mission (3 credit hours) (Bruce Epperly)
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