Weekly Program Schedule Year 1


Weekly Program Schedule for Cohort Starting August 2015

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2015 MODULE ONE

August 5: Orientation 6:30 pm
August 10-14: 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 – THURSDAYS
September 10: Elementary Greek I (NEWT I801) 6 weeks @ 4 hours/day
September 17: Elementary Greek I, 2
September 24: Elementary Greek I, 3
October 1: Elementary Greek I, 4
October 8: Elementary Greek I, 5
October 15: Elementary Greek I, 6

October 22: Reading Week

November 5: Elementary Greek II, 1 (NEWT I802) 6 weeks

*November 14: Saturday Class, 1:00-5:00 pm: Internship Day I (MVIM I800) 6 weeks, 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.

November 12: Elementary Greek II, 2
November 19: Elementary Greek II, 3
November 26: Elementary Greek II, 4
December 3: Elementary Greek II, 5
December 10: Elementary Greek II, 6

CHRISTMAS BREAK

2016 MODULE TWO

January 7: Preaching Lab
January 14: Theological Reflection/Evaluation of Spiritual Formation
January 21:Old Testament Theology & History, (OLDT I802) 6 weeks @ 4 hours/day
January 28: O. T. Theology & History, 2
February 4: O. T. Theology & History, 3
February 11: O. T. Theology & History, 4
February 18: O. T. Theology & History, 5
February 25: O. T. Theology & History, 6

March 3: Spring Break
March 10: Spring Break

March 17: Greek Exegesis I (NEWT I803)
March 24: Greek Exegesis I, 2
March 31: Greek Exegesis I, 3
April 7: Greek Exegesis I, 4
April 14: Greek Exegesis I, 5
April 21: Greek Exegesis I, 6

April 30: Saturday Class: Internship Day II, followed by a party for families. It will include the other Cohorts.

April 28: Reading Week
May 5: Reading Week

May 12: N.T. Theology and History (NEWT I804) 6 weeks
May 19: N.T. Theology and History, 2
May 26: N.T. Theology and History, 3
June 2: N.T. Theology and History, 4
June 9: N.T. Theology and History, 5
June 16: N.T. Theology and History, 6

SUMMER VACATION

2016 MODULE THREE

August 15-19: Ephesians – Greek Exegesis II (NEWT I806) Retreat Format: This course is conducted off campus at a retreat centre; 9:00 a.m. Monday to 4:00 p.m. Friday.

August 18: Reading Week
August 25: Reading Week
September 1: Reading Week

September 8: Gospel, Church, and Culture (MISS I805), 6 weeks
September 15: Gospel, Church, and Culture, 2
September 22: Gospel, Church, and Culture, 3
September 29: Gospel, Church, and Culture, 4
October 6: Gospel, Church, and Culture, 5
October 13: Gospel, Church, and Culture, 6

October 20: Reading Week
October 27: Reading Week

November 3: Forming Missional Leaders (LEAD I810) 6 weeks

November 12: Saturday Class: Internship Day III, Potluck for families, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. This will include the other Cohorts.

November 10: Forming Missional Leaders, 2
November 17: Forming Missional Leaders, 3
November 24: Forming Missional Leaders, 4
December 1: Forming Missional Leaders, 5
December 8: Forming Missional Leaders, 6

CHRISTMAS BREAK

2017 MODULE FOUR

January 19: Missional Hermeneutics (BIBL I807) 6 weeks
January 26: Missional Hermeneutics, 2
February 2: Missional Hermeneutics, 3
February 9: Missional Hermeneutics, 4
February 16: Missional Hermeneutics, 5
February 23: Missional Hermeneutics, 6

March 2: Spring Break
March 9: Spring Break

March 16: History of Christianity I (HIST I808) 6 weeks
March 23: History of Christianity I, 2
March 30: History of Christianity I, 3
April 6: History of Christianity I, 4
April 13: History of Christianity I, 5
April 20: History of Christianity I, 6

April 22: Saturday Class: Internship Day IV; followed by a party for families, 5:00-9:00 p.m. It will include the other Cohorts.

May 4: Gospel, Church & Culture projects
May 11: Reading Week
May 18: History of Christianity II (HIST I809) 6 Weeks
May 25: History of Christianity II, 2
June 1: History of Christianity II, 3
June 8: History of Christianity II, 4
June 15: History of Christianity II, 5
June 22: History of Christianity II, 6

SUMMER VACATION

2017 MODULE FIVE

August 14-18: Pastoral Care (PAST I814) Retreat Format: This course is conducted off campus at a retreat centre; 9:00 a.m. Monday to 4:00 p.m. Friday.

August 24: Reading Week
August 31: Reading Week
September 7: Reading Week

September 14: Systematic Theology I (THEO I811) 6 weeks
September 21: Systematic Theology I, 2
September 28: Systematic Theology I, 3
October 5: Systematic Theology I, 4
October 12: Systematic Theology I, 5
October 19: Systematic Theology I, 6

October 26: Reading Week

November 2:  Leadership Presentations

November 11: Saturday Class: Internship Day V; to be followed by an Advent/ Semester Party for families, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. It will include
the other Cohorts.

November 9: Integrative Seminar I (INTD I812) 6 weeks
November 16: Integrative Seminar I, 2
November 23: Integrative Seminar I, 3
November 30: Integrative Seminar I, 4
December 7: Integrative Seminar I, 5
December 14: Integrative Seminar I, 6

CHRISTMAS BREAK

2018 MODULE SIX

January 18  Theological Reflection and Evaluation of History Projects

January 25: Systematic Theology II (THEO I813) 6 classes
February 1 Systematic Theology II, 2
February 8: Systematic Theology II, 3
February 15: Systematic Theology II, 4
February 22:  Systematic Theology II, 5
March 1: Systematic Theology II, 6

March 8: Spring Break
March 15: Spring Break

March 22: Integrative Seminar II (INTD I815)
March 29: Integrative Seminar II, 2
April 5: Integrative Seminar II, 3

April 12: Reading Week

April 19: Faith and the Marketplace, 1 (INTD I817)

April 21: Saturday Class: Internship Day VI, followed by party for families, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. It will include the other Cohorts.

April 26: Faith and the Marketplace, 2
May 3: Faith and the Marketplace, 3
May 10: Faith and the Marketplace, 4
May 17: Faith and the Marketplace, 5
May 24: Faith and the Marketplace, 6

May 31: Reading Week

June 7: Integrative Seminar II, 4
June 14: Integrative Seminar II, 5
June 21: Integrative Seminar II, 6

SUMMER VACATION

2018 MODULE SEVEN

August 20 - 24  Urban Ministry (MISS I816) Retreat format. This course is conducted off campus at a retreat centre. 9:00 a.m. Monday - 4:00 p.m. Friday
CLASS DAY – Changes to FRIDAYS from September 2018 – Jan 2019

September 7  Pastoral Care Presentations
September 14: Contextual Ministry (INTD I818)
September 21: Contextual Ministry, 2
September 28: Contextual Ministry, 3
October 5: Contextual Ministry, 4
October 12: Contextual Ministry, 5
October 19: Contextual Ministry, 6

CHRISTMAS BREAK

January 18: Present Contextual Ministry Project Research
January 25: Present Research
February 9:  Closing Retreat

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.