Weekly Program Schedule for Cohort Starting August 2017
2017 MODULE ONE
August 21-25: Spiritual Formation (SPIR I801) Retreat Format: this course is conducted off campus at a retreat centre: 9:00 a.m. Monday to 4:00 p.m. Friday.
CLASS DAY – TUESDAYS
September 12: Elementary Greek I (NEWT I801) 6 weeks
September 19: Elementary Greek I, 2
September 26: Elementary Greek I, 3
October 3: Elementary Greek I, 4
October 10: Elementary Greek I, 5
October 17: Elementary Greek I, 6
October 24 and 31: Reading Weeks
November 11: Saturday Class, 1:00-5:00 pm: Internship Day I (MVIM I800) 6 internship days, spread over the life of the program, one/semester. This will conclude with a potluck supper shared with the other cohorts; 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Spouses are invited for supper. For more information on the internship program for the cohort click here.
November 7: Elementary Greek II, 1 (NEWT I802) 6 weeks
November 14: Elementary Greek II, 2
November 21: Elementary Greek II, 3
November 28: Elementary Greek II, 4
December 5: Elementary Greek II, 5
December 12: Elementary Greek II, 6
2017 MODULE TWO
January 9: Preaching Lab
January 16: Theological Reflection/Evaluation of Spiritual Formation
January 23: Greek Exegesis I (NEWT I803) 6 weeks
January 30: Greek Exegesis I, 2
February 6: Greek Exegesis I, 3
February 13: Greek Exegesis I, 4
February 20: Greek Exegesis I, 5
February 27: Greek Exegesis I, 6
March 6: Spring Break
March 13: Spring Break
March 20: Old Testament Theology & History, (OLDT I802) 6 weeks
March 27: OT Theology and History, 2
April 3: OT Theology and History, 3
April 10: OT Theology and History, 4
April 17: OT Theology and History, 5
April 24: OT Theology and History, 6
April 28: Saturday Class: Internship Day II, followed by a dinner for families. It will include the other Cohorts.
May 1: Reading Week
May 8: Reading Week
May 15: N.T. Theology and History (NEWT I804) 6 weeks
May 22: N.T. Theology and History, 2
May 29: N.T. Theology and History, 3
June 5: N.T. Theology and History, 4
June 12: N.T. Theology and History, 5
June 19: N.T. Theology and History, 6
To complete the M.Div. requirements, the student will need to take an additional six electives. These are open to the discretion of the student. (For students who have taken New Testament Greek at the undergraduate level, or received an exemption by passing the Greek exam, there are two additional Bible electives needed to fulfill the degree requirements for graduation.)
• Many denominations have courses in denominational history and polity that are required for ordination. It is recommended that the student use these electives to fulfill those requirements.
• The student may also use these courses to develop a major or concentration in a particular area of interest to them.
• Students may also choose to use these electives to develop a tailor made mix of courses designed to meet their ministry needs and interests.