A REFRESHING TIME TO STUDY, PRAY, AND FOCUS ON YOUR MINISTRY
All students coming to Knox from out of town, please know that Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) is the nearest airport to the seminary.
PASTORS AND DOCTOR OF MINISTRY STUDENTS
Experience time away to pray, study, and focus on the future of your ministry during one-week intensive sessions offered throughout the year here in Fort Lauderdale. Whether you are studying with us online or on-campus, you will sit under world-class faculty.
Master-level students must obtain written permission from the academic dean before registering for Doctor of Ministry courses.
Hybrid courses and one-week intensives count towards residential credit hours. This is particularly beneficial for MDiv students who must meet the required 30 residential credit hours for their degree.
To optimize a student’s course experience and success, Knox recommends that all students register for master- and doctoral-level classes at least one month in advance. Students will then receive the syllabus that outlines reading requirements and course expectations. There is a substantial amount of pre-course reading and preparation for these one-week intensive courses so it is suggested that a student register as early as possible.
Summer 2018 Course Offerings
DM851 / CH601 Scripture & Canon in the Early Church
June 11-15 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Taught by Dr. Scott Manor
Scripture is central to ministry, and yet questions concerning the formation of the canon of scripture and its legitimacy are becoming more and more common. As Christians who are called to declare and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it is imperative that we understand how the church received the various texts of scripture in the first place. This course examines the history and theology behind the early stages of the development of the canon of scripture by means of a detailed study of the formation of the canon (especially the NT texts) within the context of the development of orthodoxy in the early church. Central focal points of this course include key texts, figures, historical events, and the role each played in the discussions and development of textual authority. Specific attention is paid to the issues of textual and manuscript concerns and questions, orthodoxy and heresy, extra-canonical literature, and questions of inter-textual compatibility and biblical interpretation. The aim of this course is to provide students with an informed perspective from which they may engage in ministerial and cultural questions about the history, theology, and authority of scripture. In addition to course
DM888: Theological Ethics for Ministry
**DOCTORATE LEVEL** • June 11–15 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Taught by: Drs. Tim Sansbury & Robbie Crouse
This doctoral-level class combines a theological and philosophical study of ethical theory with the practical demands of ethical ministry work. By means of a survey of approaches to ethics, secular and theological, the class will approach ethical problems to examine them in the complexities of practical application. Students should expect to be equipped for the usual and expected ethical issues in practical ministry with congregants, with the means to approach the unusual and unexpected when they arise. Furthermore, students will be challenged to consider organizational structures to both define and provide accountability to appropriate ethical standards for themselves personally as ministry leaders and to the ministries to which they are called.