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Doctor of Ministry Applicants

목회학 박사 과정 지원자들에게

맥코믹신학교 목회학 박사 과정에서 환영의 인사를 전합니다.

한인목회자를 위해 언어의 장벽을 넘어서는 교육 과정을 준비하는 일은 지원자들은 물론 맥코믹 신학대학원에게도 큰 축복입니다. 오랜 동안 한인목회자들의 신학교육에 협력했던 맥코믹 신학교의 한국어 박사 과정은 한인목회자들과 교회를 위한 최적의 교육이 될 것을 확신하며 기쁜 마음으로 소개해 드립니다.  

 

목회학 박사 과정에 대한 내용을 자세히 살펴보시기 바랍니다. 질문과 상상을 오가며 이 과정에 대해 고려해 주십시오. 그리고 스스로에게 질문할 수 있기를 바랍니다.

“맥코믹의 목회박 박사 과정이 나의 소명을 새롭게 하고, 목회를 변화시키며, 그리고 내가 섬기는 이들을 회복시킬 수 있는가?”

 

우리는 그럴 수 있기를 소망합니다. 도전적인 학문, 열정적인 토론, 집중적인 연구, 그리고 상상력을 통하여 여러분의 목회를 새롭게 변화시키고 생명력있게 하는 것이 이 과정의 목표입니다. 일반적이거나 이상적이거나 이론적인 목회가 아닌, 바로 지금 여러분이 헌신하고 있는 목회 현장을 위한 과정입니다.

 

맥코믹 목회학 박사 과정은 학문연구를 교실과 목회현장에 적용시키기 위해 리더십, 교회와 문화, 성서학, 그리고 집단 역학 등의 중요 과목을 기초로 하고 있습니다. 여러분의 목회에 가장 필요한 주제를 연구하도록 선택과목을 디자인할 수 있습니다. 

 

목회학 박사 과정의 모든 프로그램은 “개혁신학, 교회협력, 문화적 다양성, 그리고 도시목회”의 맥코믹 신학대학원의 고유한 신학교육의 가치를 반영합니다. 맥코믹 목회학 박사과정의 학생들은 자신들의 국가, 교단, 목회 현장으로부터 온 고유의 환경, 경험, 도전 등을 공유하고, 그것들을 새롭게 하기 위해 함께 연구할 것입니다.

 

맥코믹 목회학 박사과정에 대해 깊이 있게 살펴 주시길 바랍니다. 우리는 이 과정을 더 자세히 설명해 드리길 원합니다. 목회학 박사과정이 여러분과 여러분의 목회를 위한 최적의 교육이 될 수 있는지 계속 이야기 나누길 기대합니다. 

 

Jennifer M. McBride, Ph. D.

목회학 박사 과정 학장 Associate Dean of Doctor of Ministry Programs

 

더 자세한 정보와 상담을 원하시면 맥코믹 신학대학원 목회학박사원으로 연락하시기 바랍니다.

 

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Doctor of Ministry Applicants

목회학 박사 과정 지원자들에게

맥코믹신학교 목회학 박사 과정에서 환영의 인사를 전합니다.

한인목회자를 위해 언어의 장벽을 넘어서는 교육 과정을 준비하는 일은 지원자들은 물론 맥코믹 신학대학원에게도 큰 축복입니다. 오랜 동안 한인목회자들의 신학교육에 협력했던 맥코믹 신학교의 한국어 박사 과정은 한인목회자들과 교회를 위한 최적의 교육이 될 것을 확신하며 기쁜 마음으로 소개해 드립니다.  

 

목회학 박사 과정에 대한 내용을 자세히 살펴보시기 바랍니다. 질문과 상상을 오가며 이 과정에 대해 고려해 주십시오. 그리고 스스로에게 질문할 수 있기를 바랍니다.

“맥코믹의 목회박 박사 과정이 나의 소명을 새롭게 하고, 목회를 변화시키며, 그리고 내가 섬기는 이들을 회복시킬 수 있는가?”

 

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Program Information | Course Descriptions

Program Information

Length of Program: 3 years (2016 - 2019)
Total Number of Courses: 9 courses plus thesis completion
Length of Course: 5-day course intensives with pre- and post-work
Tuition: $9,000 plus travel costs and fees
Thesis Residency: 2-week residency September 2018
Housing: affordable options are available
Location: McCormick's Hyde Park campus in Chicago

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Course Descriptions

The Pan-African Imaginary and Non-Racial Ministry
Using the Afro-British practical theologian William Ackah’s paradigm of a “Pan-African imaginary,” this class exposes students to African theologians, Afro-British theologians, African American religious scholars, and the South African understanding of “non-racial” where all races and ethnicities are acknowledged and honored; but none privileged above another.

West African Study Tour
This course helps students connect the dots between Africans on the continent and Africans in the Diaspora. Readings in church history, West African religion and culture, the European Slave Trade and the “roots” of the Black religious experience helps students to understand the various “routes” and the trajectories that the black religious experience has taken in the “New World.”

Religions of the Black Atlantic Diaspora
This course exposes students to various religious traditions of Africans in the Caribbean, the United States, Central America, South America and the various combinations of African traditional religions and Christianity (Catholic and Protestant).

Prophetic/Social Justice Preaching
This course traces the long and rich history of the role of religion in the black radical tradition, the wide variety of black prophetic preaching from the 19th century to the present, and the role of politics in social justice issues facing Africans living in the “New World.”

Black Sacred Music
This course traces the development of Black Sacred Music from the continent through the Caribbean into North and South America. Music as “protest,” music as inspiration, music as coded language, music as resistance, music as resilience, and music as access to the Divine are among the many topics that are covered in this course.

South Africa Study Tour
Slavery in Southern Africa, the Portuguese role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the slave routes from Mozambique to Mexico via Portuguese slave traders, and the religious creolization that Africans developed during chattel slavery are covered. The points of contact, agreement and divergence between black theology in the South African context, and black theology in the Afro-British and United States contexts are covered.

Interdisciplinary/Intersectionality Studies
This course covers social justice issues, black church theology, black practical theology, black church history, linguistics, the Maroons, the Quilombos, and black biblical studies.

Black Theology/Pastoral Care
The theologies of Africentric, Womanist and LGBTQI scholars, African cultural and political readings of the scriptures, pastoral care as it pertains to African Americans, bioethics, Alzheimer’s, ministry to the elderly, mental health ministry, and persons with health challenges are addressed. African American leadership in the 21st century and developing ministries which address “this present age” are also explored.

Thesis Residency
Students explore methods of practical theological research and develop a thesis proposal grounded in their context of ministry.

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MDiv Equivalency: The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) requires an MDiv degree or its educational equivalent for admission to a doctor-of-ministry program. In most circumstances, an applicant will hold an MDiv degree. A student may be admitted to one of McCormick’s doctor-of-ministry programs without an MDiv degree by meeting the following requirements in order to establish MDiv-equivalency:

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Possession of a master's degree in a related field from an accredited graduate school or seminary, plus additional graduate study as necessary, that together account for a minimum of 72 credit hours of graduate-level course credit in the following areas:

BIBLE: a minimum of 4 courses, or 12 credit hours, that will normally include two courses in Old Testament studies and two courses in New Testament studies, one of which shall be an exegesis course in Old or New Testament studies;

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What McCormick Students Say About the D.Min. Program
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"My ministry context is broad, diverse and sometimes unpredictable.  The academic and personal reflection components of the program continually enhance my ability to serve in new ways.  The ecumenical setting is a bonus as it helps to be reminded that God comes to people in different ways and all should be respected." The Reverend Angela Shepherd, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

"I was seeking the opportunity for advance study in an Adult Learning environment where the interaction between mature practitioners, facilitators, and students alike, enables growth in collaboration with one another. This context is not available everywhere, but I found it at McCormick." The Reverend Peter Bartlett, Eastminster United Church, Belleville, Ontario.

"I'm not the same person I was when I started the D.Min. program a year ago, because I have been stretched to view my surroundings with complexity and multiculturally. I feel I am evolving, growing and changing to be the leader in Christ's church fulfilling a continual call." The Reverend Sara Rabe, Zwingli United Church of Christ, Paoli, WI.

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McCormick welcomes international students to its Doctor of Ministry Programs.
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McCormick welcomes international students to the Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program. Prospective International  Students are encouraged to carefully study the curricula and the admissions requirements for the program prior to  submitting an application.

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The Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry program is designed to meet the needs of International students in terms of subject matter content, length of time to complete the degree, and U.S. Visa requirements. A separate application is required for this program and may be obtained from the Ecumenical D.Min.

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Brief overview of the nuts and bolts of the Doctor of Ministry Program
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What are the distinctive characteristics of the Doctor of Ministry program at McCormick?

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Welcome to the Doctor of Ministry Program
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Welcome to the McCormick Doctor of Ministry Program
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We are delighted that you are considering McCormick Theological Seminary as the place to do your doctoral work. McCormick’s Doctor of Ministry program integrates theory and practice, values your experiential knowledge, focuses on peer-based learning in cohorts, and is rooted in culturally attentive contextual education. Our goal is to provide you a challenging course of study directly applicable to your ministry.

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Downloadable PDF of D.Min. Application Form
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Begin your application process today!

Cohorts are admitted for matriculation in January and applications must be postmarked on or before October 15. Once a student is admitted, s/he is welcome to register for any doctoral level elective course offered in June-October of the academic year before matriculation. Download the Application Form and return the completed form and supporting documents to:

Recruitment and Admissions Office
5460 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615