Ligonier Academy is pleased to announce the courses that will be offered in 2010 as part of our Doctor of Ministry program. For more information on this new program, please visit the Ligonier Academy Doctor of Ministry website.
The Winter 2010 D.Min. course schedule is:
- January 11-15: Reformed Philosophy of Ministry - Dr. Mark Ross
- January 18-22: Worship - Dr. Sinclair Ferguson
The Summer 2010 D.Min. course schedule is:
- July 12-16: Issues in Theological Studies (Covenant Theology) - Dr. Michael Horton
- July 19-23: Pastoral Care - Dr. Derek Thomas
All application documents must be received by the Admissions Office no later than September 1, 2009 for Winter courses, or March 1, 2010 for Summer courses.
The deadline for registration is September 15 for Winter courses and March 15 for Summer courses.
Download the D.Min. application here.
Dr. Mark Ross is Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Columbia campus of Erskine Theological Seminary and Director of the Institute for Reformed Worship. A graduate of University of Pittsburgh (B.A.), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and University of Keele, England (Ph.D.), Dr. Ross holds the First Presbyterian Church John R. de Witt Chair of Systematic Theology. Prior to joining the Erskine faculty in 2004 he served for twenty years as Associate Pastor for Teaching at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. From 2003-2008 he chaired the Special Committee on Worship in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, which produced the new Directory of Public Worship adopted by the church in 2008.
Dr. Sinclair Ferguson is Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, South Carolina, and is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is author of numerous books, including Taking the Christian Life Seriously; Discovering God's Will; A Heart for God; John Owen on the Christian Life; Daniel (Communicator's Commentary); The Holy Spirit; The Big Book of Questions and Answers; Let's Study Philippians; and Let's Study Mark. Dr. Ferguson has also been a contributor to numerous books, including The Westminster Confession Today, The Preacher and Preaching, New Dictionary of Theology (editor), Dictionary of Scottish Church History & Theology; Theonomy: A Reformed Critique; Blackwell's Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1730-1860; The New Bible Commentary; and The Glory of the Atonement. He has also contributed to the following journals: The Christian Graduate, Discipleship, Banner of Truth, and Westminster Theological Journal.
Dr. Michael Horton has taught apologetics and theology at Westminster Seminary California since 1998. In addition to his work at the Seminary, he is the president of White Horse Media, for which he co-hosts the White Horse Inn, a nationally syndicated, weekly radio talk-show exploring issues of Reformation theology in American Christianity. He is also the editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. Before coming to WSC, Dr. Horton completed a Research Fellowship at Yale University Divinity School. A member of various societies, including the American Academy of Religion and the Evangelical Theological Society, Dr. Horton is the author/editor of twenty books, including a series of studies in Reformed dogmatics published by Westminster John Knox, whose final volume (People and Place: A Covenant Ecclesiology) was published in 2008. Dr. Horton is a minister in the United Reformed Churches in North America. He has served two churches in Southern California. He resides in Escondido, California, with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.
Dr. Derek Thomas is the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at the Jackson campus of RTS. After pastoring for 17 years in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dr. Thomas returned to the USA in 1996 where, in addition to his work at the seminary, he serves as the Minister of Teaching at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. In addition to serving in the pastorate, Derek has served as editor of the Evangelical Presbyterian, a monthly denominational magazine. A graduate of RTS in 1978, he gained a Ph.D. from the University of Wales, Lampeter in Calvin's preaching on the book of Job. He has written or edited 15 books and has contributed to commentary series by Banner of Truth and Evangelical Press. He also co-edited Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship, (P & R) with Philip Ryken and Ligon Duncan. In 2004, Derek Thomas became Editorial Director for The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and the editor of its ezine, Reformation 21 (www.reformation21.org ).