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.
General objectives of all Antioch School programs:
- 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.
- Develop a foundational understanding through an integrated core of interdisciplinary studies.
The general objective of Ministry Degrees is to help train those who desire to be part of a leadership and ministry team that is one-minded in ministry, vision, and philosophy. Out of this team would come those who commit themselves long term to local church leadership or those who desire to train to be part of a missionary team involved in planting or establishing churches in other areas.
Specific program objectives of the D.Min. in TIC:
- Master 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 overarching themes of each Bible book. Reflect on contributions of leading scholars regarding biblical theology and theology in culture.
- Address 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.
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