Jewish Worldview and the Kingdom of God (DMIN 745)
This course factors in the given Jewish raison-d’etre or reason for Jewish existence as expounded in Jewish literature, as popularized in Jewish cultural experience, and as challenged by modern trends. The King’s University resources can strengthen the Messianic Jewish leader’s understanding of the role of divine intervention into the Jewish community by means of the Spirit’s giftings (charisms) as attested in modern Spirit-filled movements and spiritual awakenings. This course also examines the Jewish view of Church history, theodicy, and the Jewish mission.
Yeshua and Israel in the Third Millennium (DMIN 746)
All those engaged in Messianic Jewish ministries are eager for a culture-wide proper Jewish understanding of Yeshua’s true identity, His authentic Jewish character and life experience, and His ongoing active involvement in the execution of the will of God for Israel and the nations. This course examines the classical disinformation circulated in rabbinical literature, in Jewish folklore, as well as that resulting from Christian theological and ethnic abuses of the Jewish people through the centuries. In recent years a more balanced and extensive perspective on Yeshua can be found in Jewish scholarship. Ideas and strategies for accurately portraying the real Yeshua among “All Israel” are explored.
Jewish Identity in Messianic Ministry (DMIN747 )
This seminar provides a theologically sound and culturally Jewish foundation for the Messianic Jewish Leadership Doctor of Ministry program at The King’s University. It then explores the importance of the leader’s identity and spiritual authority within a theology of Spirit-filled Messianic Jewish ministry. Identity issues for Messianic rabbis or pastors of Messianic Jewish Congregations, non-Jewish leaders in Jewish ministries, and congregationally-related Jewish disciples of Yeshua are considered in light of Holy Writ, cultural conditioning, societal expectations, and sense of divine calling.
Fostering Ruach/ Spirit-Filled Life and Ministry in Messianic Congregations and Organizations (DMIN 749)
The congregational shepherd’s (or religious organizational leader’s) careful and deliberate encouragement of meaningful corporate worship, successful discipleship, proper use of congregational spiritual giftings (charisms), and biblically grounded reliance upon the leading of the Ruach HaKodesh (the Spirit of God) are considered and evaluated leading to purposeful and strategic planning. This seminar also considers various leadership, administrative, and management styles as appropriately employed in the Spirit-led and anointed work of the Kingdom of God.
Basic daily Hebrew prayers will be incorporated into the classroom experience as a Messianic spiritual exercise in communal worship.
The Messianic Spokesman and the Spirit of Prophecy (DMIN 750)
The Hebrew Prophets and Jewish Apostles God used within the biblical record serve as the foundation for considering how divine anointing comes to rest upon a modern spokesman and recognized voice for God; one who is Spirit-filled and charged with a chazon(heavenly word/message) for the House of Israel. The matter of political correctness or prophetic correction in divine perspective is addressed in terms of published truth and potential social consequences.
The ways and means of sending the prophetic message to contemporary Jewish and Gentiles audiences in light of post-modern themes and increasing paganism, social dismantling of the culture, anti-faith community antics, and hedonistic trends in American society are corporately evaluated and pursued with a view to intensified prophetic witness to spiritually alienated and secularized humanity.
Yeshua as Israel’s Destiny (DMIN 751)
God created Israel, the Jewish people, to be a key instrument of God’s revelation of Himself to all mankind. In the process of working together with God and being His agency of the Missio Dei (mission of God), Israel was to have a biblically-balanced symbiosis with the nations throughout the world. That God-intended relationship between Israel and the nations degenerated into a very different history. Yet Yeshua remains God’s appointed Anointed King to ultimately lead Israel into the successful achievement of her God-issued purpose and destiny. This seminar evaluates what is to be the relationship between Israel and the Nations, the relationship between Israel and the Church, and the dynamic connection of Messianic Jewish believers with both Israel and the Church in view of God’s sacred purposes.
Integral to this course will be the investigation into the developing Messianic apologetic to overcome the conventional Jewish dismissal of Yeshua.
The Messianic Redemption of Israel in Century 21 (DMIN 752)
With a view to the responsibility of every generation of believers to plan for the successful accomplishment of the Messianic Mandate or Great Commission, this seminar focuses on the Messianic Jewish planning, strategizing, and commitments necessary to win “All Israel” during the first century of this third millennium since the Messianic Mandate was first issued on the Mount of Olives. What needs to be done? How can it be accomplished? Who needs to be involved?
Global missiological perspectives are considered as well as the history of the move of God among the Jewish people during the last half-century. The seminar, consisting of doctor of ministry students at The King’s, is to produce a class position paper for publication in a leading Messianic periodical.
The Place of Zion in Kingdom Expansion (DMIN 753)
To what measure can the centrality of Israel in much of modern Jewish thinking inform Messianic Jewish methodologies for communicating the “Israel’s National Redemption in Yeshua” theme to “all Israel?” These and related themes will be explored.
SPN – Consultation – The Rabbi’s Personal Life (DMIN 761)
Chancellor Hayford shares his views on the Messianic leader or rabbi’s personal life, with perspectives on the congregation and its ministry with Doctor of Ministry students. It is designed to acquaint students with current and historical concepts of pastoral care, counseling, and discipleship, and to facilitate the development of greater effectiveness in the practice of such activities. Within the context of a Messianic/ Pentecostal/Charismatic theology, students will learn to assess pastoral care, counseling, and discipleship efforts, and experience the integration of biblical guidance, historical and systematic theology, and the principles of psychology and counseling with on-going application in ministry to the body of Messiah.
SPN – Consultation II (DMIN 762)
D.Min. students join with other leaders for an intensive discussion on the Messianic rabbi’s, pastor’s or organizational leader’s public life, with perspectives on personal preaching and passion in ministry.
SPN – Consultation III (DMIN 763)
D.Min. students join Messianic rabbis, Christian pastors and other religious leaders from around the world in a discussion of the spiritual leader’s professional life, with perspectives on administration and ministry direction.
The Professional Project in Messianic Jewish Ministry (DMIN 790)
The candidate will research and write a ministry project which relates to a significant aspect of the ministry in which the student is involved. To earn credit the candidate must complete a successful oral defense. The candidate is assigned an individual faculty advisor for the project. Faculty and peers process and approve the applied research project concept. Project updates, discussion of development, and suggested revisions are provided.
Creative Management of Messianic Conflict (DMIN 754) Elective
The strategic focus in this seminar views conflict as an opportunity for growth. It deals creatively with the special complexities of conflict within the Messianic community of faith and the approaches and methods that can prove useful in managing and resolving traditional or modern social conflicts. Ways and means of resolution will be applied to both Messianic congregational and organizational settings.
Messianic Jewish Professional Ethics (DMIN 755) Elective
This course provides an overview of classical Jewish and Christian ethics with a view toward critiquing contemporary debates surrounding Messianic professional ethics both from within the Messianic and Christian communities and from an accusing Jewish establishment. Messianic leaders are enabled to theologically examine their ethics and anticipate the potential public responses stemming from their own Messianic Faith community, as well as from the larger Christian and Jewish communities.
***If circumstantially necessary, one or two of the following standard Doctor of Ministry courses can be taken as electives without compromising the Messianic Leadership emphasis:
Additional Electives in the DOCTOR OF MINISTRY program:
DMIN735 Contemporary Communication of the Gospel
An examination of contemporary communication, homiletical, and teaching principles that prepares the candidate for effective and dynamic proclamation of the Word of God.
DMIN737 Leadership in Ministry
This course examines both the organic and the spiritual aspects of volunteer leaders and
workers in the local congregation. Theory, theology, and practice will be integrated into a balanced understanding of the process of developing leaders and volunteers in the 21st century Body.
DMIN738 The Pastor as a Change Agent
In preparing the pastor to function as a change agent, the seminar focuses upon principles for church change and the implementation of practical strategies based upon an integrated change theory. The seminar explores the characteristics and skills necessary for a pastor to steward change. In examining the dynamics of leading and managing a healthy, growing church, proven strategies for empowering people into effective ministry will be presented.
DMIN740 Biblical Resources for Ministry (Pneumatological Distinctives of N.T.)
A study and examination of pneumatological themes in New Testament which are relative to contemporary ministry.
DMIN745 Theological Resources for Ministry (Pentecostal/Charismatic Distinctions)
A study of the historical and theological development of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movement. A focused examination of their theological distinctives.
DMIN748 Pastoral Care for the Sinned Against
People are both sinners and victims of sin and injustice. This course theologically addresses the sinned against, discusses the ways in which the Holy Spirit ministers healing and justice, and offers practical tools that will help pastors to compassionately minister to the unique pastoral care needs of the sinned against within the context of a safe and healing church community.
DMIN753 The Ministry of Reconciliation
This course engages pastors in practical means by which they can facilitate racial harmony in their church and community.