WEBINAR: Watch Doctors of Ministry in action

May 1, 2018
Online Webinar

An opportunity to transform your ministry for the better might sound too good to be true, but that is exactly what St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program was set up to be. And its most recent graduates want you to see fruits of the D.Min. program for yourself.

The Doctor of Ministry Class of 2018 with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of St. Vladimir's SeminaryThe Doctor of Ministry Class of 2018 with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of St. Vladimir's SeminaryOn Tuesday, May 1, we are hosting the second of three webinars featuring D.Min. graduates presenting their final projects. These webinars—free and open to the public—are meant to give people a taste of what the D.Min. program offers and what it can do for your ministry.

Registration ends Sunday, April 29 at 5 p.m., so register soon if you plan on joining us!

 

This second webinar session will feature Rev. John Parker, D.Min, rector of Holy Ascension Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Fr. John’s presentation is titled, “Radechesis: a Radical Return to the Roots of Christian Catechism.”

“Sociologist of Religion Amy Slagle has said, ‘The Orthodox Church in the United States has no uniform, cross-jurisdictional program for instructing and bringing new adult members into its fold,’” explained Fr. John. “In my experience, and demonstrated in the survey prepared for this effort, it is more often the case than not that new adult converts are educated to be parochial Masters of Divinity students, rather than being prepared to be divinized students of the Master.”

In this webinar, Fr John Parker shares a summary overview of his D.Min. work to address this issue, including a review of how it has worked in its first instantiation, in hopes of forming disciples, and not converts.

Registrants for Fr. John’s presentation will receive a link to join the webinar via email. Watch this space for information about the third and final webinar coming soon.