Weekly Program Schedule for Cohort Starting August 2019
2019 Module One
August 12-16: Spiritual Formation (SPIR I801) Retreat Format: this course is conducted off campus at a retreat centre (TBC): 9:00 a.m. Monday to 4:00 p.m. Friday.
CLASS DAY – WEDNESDAYS
September 11: Elementary Greek I (NEWT I801) 6 weeks
September 18: Elementary Greek I, 2
September 25: Elementary Greek I, 3
October 2: Elementary Greek I, 4
October 9: Elementary Greek I, 5
October 16: Elementary Greek I, 6
October 23 and 30: Reading Weeks
November 9: 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. More information on the internship program.
November 6: Elementary Greek II, 1 (NEWT I802) 6 weeks
November 13: Elementary Greek II, 2
November 20: Elementary Greek II, 3
November 27: Elementary Greek II, 4
December 4: Elementary Greek II, 5
December 11: Elementary Greek II, 6
2020 Module Two
January 8: Preaching Lab
January 15: Theological Reflection/Evaluation of Spiritual Formation
January 22: Greek Exegesis I (NEWT I803) 6 weeks
January 29: Greek Exegesis I, 2
February 5: Greek Exegesis I, 3
February 12: Greek Exegesis I, 4
February 19: Greek Exegesis I, 5
February 26: Greek Exegesis I, 6
March 5: Spring Break
March 12: Spring Break
March 18: Old Testament Theology & History, (OLDT I802) 6 weeks
March 25: OT Theology and History, 2
April 1: OT Theology and History, 3
April 8: OT Theology and History, 4
April 15: OT Theology and History, 5
April 22: OT Theology and History, 6
April 25: Saturday Class: Internship Day II, followed by a dinner for families. It will include the other Cohorts.
April 29: Reading Week
May 6: Reading Week
May 13: N.T. Theology and History (NEWT I804) 6 weeks
May 20: N.T. Theology and History, 2
May 27: N.T. Theology and History, 3
June 3: N.T. Theology and History, 4
June 10: N.T. Theology and History, 5
June 17: 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.