D.Min. Writing Programs

The Doctor of Ministry Writing Program is held twice a year for current Gordon-Conwell D.Min. students. You must be a current D.Min. student to participate in this program. The purpose of the D.Min. Writing Program is to provide one-on-one interaction with editor, Linda Cook, to help you with your thesis project. Group sessions are also part of the schedule where basic guidelines are reviewed.  Participants value the time away from home to focus intensively on their writing and also the opportunity to receive feedback on their projects.

For students attending the January session, you also have interaction with other students in the writing program, but also the opportunity to interact with participants of the Brown Bag Sabbatical.

 

The next D.Min. Writing Program will take place from January 9-13, 2017. CLICK HERE to register!

 

Program Dates

The D.Min. Writing program takes place twice a year: once in January and once in August. The January session runs concurrently with another Shoemaker Center program called the Brown Bag Sabbatical.

D.Min. Writing Program Schedule

The following schedule is what you can generally expect during the program. The schedule is subject to change. For the most updated iteration of the schedule, please email us.

Monday

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch and Introductions
  • 2:00 - 3:30 PM Overview/Beginnings and Endings
  • 3:45 - 4:45 PM Writing a Proposal (only if needed)

Tuesday

  • 8:30 - 10:00 AM Blueprints 1: Basic Research Techniques, Literature Review
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Worship (January only; no worship during August program)
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch (January program has lunch with a GCTS Professor)
  • 2:00 - 3:30 PM Blueprints 2: Citations, Putting It All Together

Wednesday

  • 8:30 - 11:30 AM Individual Sessions
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Worship (January only; no worship during August program)
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM Cross-cohort lunch or Group Lunch with Mentor (January program has lunch with a GCTS Professor)
  • 2:00 - 4:30 PM Individual Sessions

Thursday

  • 8:30 - 11:30 AM Individual Sessions
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Worship (January only; no worship during August program)
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch (January program has lunch with a GCTS Professor)
  • 2:00 - 4:30 PM Individual Sessions

Friday

  • 8:30 - 11:30 AM Individual Sessions
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Worship (January only; no worship during August program)
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch (January program has lunch with a GCTS Professor)

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Program Details

COST:

The cost for the Doctor of Ministry Writing Program is $380/person and includes lunches and snacks during the week. Accommodations, travel and other meals are not covered in the program cost. Due to the high demand for this program and the focus on one-on-one feedback, there are only 14 spots available for this program: first come, first served. If you cannot register due to the program being filled, please e-mail us to be put on a waiting list or contact list.

HOUSING & TRANSPORTATION:

Transportation to and from the program is not included and is the responsibility of the guest to arrange. Housing is also a separate cost, however, we always provide a room block at a local hotel for your convenience. 

August 2016 Program:
Housing during the program is the responsibility of the guest.  The North Wing has been reserved for this group. A hotel room block may also be created soon. If you are having difficulty securing a room or are late, please contact us so we may try to help.

January 2017 Program:
Housing during the program is the responsibility of the guest. A room block for the January 2017 program has been made at the TownePlace Suites Boston North Shore/Danvers located at 238 Andover St., Danvers, MA 01923. Reservations must be made on or before Monday, December 19, 2016. Rates are from January 8 - January 12 and are $79/night (plus tax) for a studio suite. Call 800-257-3000 to make your reservation and mention that you are part of the "Gordon-Conwell DMin Writing Program."

CONFIRMATIONS & CANCELLATIONS:

You will receive an email confirmation upon registering online that acts as your receipt and registration confirmation. If you do not receive it in your inbox, please check your junk mail folder. 

August 2016 Program
Due to the planning involved with the program, cancellations must be received by July 6, 2016 to receive a refund less a $10 processing fee. Cancellations made by July 20, 2016 will be refunded 50%. Cancellations made after July 20, 2016 will not be refunded.

January 2017 Program
Due to the planning involved with the program, cancellations must be received by December 7, 2016 to receive a refund less a $10 processing fee. Cancellations requests received by December 21, 2016 will be refunded 50%. Cancellations made after December 21, 2016 will not be refunded.

TIME & LOCATION:

The program will take place at the Hamilton campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Registration will be held on Monday in Academic Center Room 351. Group and individual sessions will take place in an Academic Center classroom. Snacks are provided throughout the day in the Ockenga Atrium and lunches are provided in the Dining Hall.

DIRECTIONS:

For directions to the Hamilton Campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, click here.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:

There are a number of local attractions in the Northshore of Boston that you may want to explore during your time here. You may reference the Gordon-Conwell "Out & About" for information about local eateries, activities and shopping. Another resource you may find useful is Exploring New England's Spiritual Heritage written by Garth M. Rosell, a self-guided tour book tracing the spiritual heritage of New England. For more information click here.

 

D. Min. Writing Program Registration

  • Registration for the August 2016 D.Min. Writing Program: CLOSED

  • Registration for the January 2017 D.Min. Writing Program: CLICK HERE

  • Call 800-294-2774 to register over the phone. 

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