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Doctor of Ministry in Theology in Culture

The Doctor of Ministry degree (D.Min.) in Theology in Culture (TIC) is granted for demonstration of competencies related to building biblical theology and doing theology in culture, particularly by those in ministry with responsibility extending beyond the local church level and who are actively engaged in ministry and positioned to have significant influence on formal and informal church networks.

The general objectives of all Antioch School programs are:

  • Comprehensive development in character, skills, and knowledge for effective ministry.
  • Life development and lifelong learning orientation.
  • Recognition of and participation in the centrality of the local church in the plan of God.
  • Ability to master biblical content, benefit from significant contributions of scholars, and build strategic models of ministry accordingly.

The general objective of Theology degrees is to help train those who desire to understand thoroughly the unfolding message of Scripture itself as a guidebook for life and ministry, paying special attention to the implications of that message in one's personal life, ministry, and culture.

Specific program objectives of the D.Min. in TIC include:

  • Mastery of Scripture using a biblical theology approach, which allows the teaching of the Bible to unfold naturally according to author's intention and literary design with special attention to genre and overaching themes of each Bible book.
  • Reflection on the contributions of leading scholars regarding biblical theology and theology in culture.
  • Address the pertinent issues related to biblical theology and theology in culture and analyze Scripture and other contributions related to those issues.
  • Formulate conclusions and personal applications regarding those issues.
  • Obtain advanced mastery of biblical theology, particularly through study according to the eight canonical sections of the Bible.
  • Develop a framework for beginning to use the canonical sections in both life and ministry.
  • Identify and develop the key theological and hermeneutical themes for the entire Bible based on study of each Bible book, canonical section, and testament.
  • Produce a comprehensive exegesis of a particular culture.
  • Articulate the specific relation of biblical theology to that culture.
  • Design strategic ministry models and tools to implement the theological and hermeneutical themes in that culture.

Competency Sets

1. Life and Ministry Development 6
  MAP 700 SIMA MAP First Response
  MAP 800 SIMA MAP Second Response
  LN 700 Lifen Initial Plan
  LN 800 Lifen First Revision
  PDA 700-1,2,3,4 Personal Development Assessments with Local Mentors
  PDA 800-1,2,3,4 Personal Development Assessments with Local Mentors
2. Core Training Modules (Biblical Theology in Culture Seminars) 24
  BTC 800 Theology in Culture
  BTC 701 Biblical Theologies of Each Book and Canonical Section (OT)
  BTC 702 Bilbical Theologies of Each Book and Canonical Section (NT)
  BTC 801 Biblical Theology of the Old Testament
  BTC 802 Biblical Theology of the New Testament
  BTC 809 Theology in Civilization
3. Doctoral Biblical Theology in Culture Projects 7
  DBT 901 Doctoral Major Project Proposal
  DBT 902 Doctoral Major Project Rough Draft
  DBT 903 Doctoral Major Project Final Draft and Defense
4. Ministry Practicum (Learning by Doing) 9
  MP 701-9 Ministry Practicum
5. Teaching Practicum (Learning by Teaching) 15
  TP 701,2,3 The First Principles Series I,II,III
  TP 800 Theology in Culture
  TP 860 Interpreting the Word I
  TP 870 Interpreting the Word II
  TP 801-9 Leadership Series II course on OT or NT
Total   60

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