Weekly Program Schedule for Cohort Starting August 2016
2016 MODULE ONE
August: Orientation 6:30 pm
August 15-19: 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 – WEDNESDAYS
September 14: Elementary Greek I (NEWT I801) 6 weeks @ 4 hours/day
September 21: Elementary Greek I, 2
September 28: Elementary Greek I, 3
October 5: Elementary Greek I, 4
October 12: Elementary Greek I, 5
October 19: Elementary Greek I, 6
October 26 and Nov 2: Reading Week
November 5: 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 9: Elementary Greek II, 1 (NEWT I802) 6 weeks
November 16: Elementary Greek II, 2
November 23: Elementary Greek II, 3
November 30: Elementary Greek II, 4
December 7: Elementary Greek II, 5
December 14: Elementary Greek II, 6
2017 MODULE TWO
January 11: Preaching Lab
January 18: Theological Reflection/Evaluation of Spiritual Formation
January 25: Greek Exegesis I (NEWT I803)
February 1: Greek Exegesis I, 2
February 8: Greek Exegesis I, 3
February 15: Greek Exegesis I, 4
February 22: Greek Exegesis I, 5
March 1: Greek Exegesis I, 6
March 8: Spring Break
March 15: Spring Break
March 22: Old Testament Theology & History, (OLDT I802) 6 weeks @ 4 hours/day
March 29: OT Theology and History, 2
April 5: OT Theology and History, 3
April 12: OT Theology and History, 4
April 19: OT Theology and History, 5
April 26: OT Theology and History, 6
April 29: Saturday Class: Internship Day II, followed by a dinner for families. It will include the other Cohorts.
May 3: Reading Week
May 10: Reading Week
May 17: N.T. Theology and History (NEWT I804) 6 weeks
May 24: N.T. Theology and History, 2
May 31: N.T. Theology and History, 3
June 7: N.T. Theology and History, 4
June 14: N.T. Theology and History, 5
June 21: 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.