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. There are two sessions each year, one in January and one in August. The January session runs concurrently with another Shoemaker Center program called the Brown Bag Sabbatical.
 

The January 2015 D.Min. Writing Program will be held from January 26-30, 2015. CLICK HERE to register.


Purpose
  |  August Schedule  |  January ScheduleDetails  |  Registration
 

Purpose

The purpose of the D.Min. Writing Program is to provide one-on-one interaction with editor, Linda Triemstra 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.

D.Min. Writing Program Schedule

Please find below the schedule for the D.Min. Writing Program. This schedule is subject to change.

August 2014 Program Schedule (August 11-15, 2014)

Monday, August 11, 2014
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, August 12, 2014
8:30 - 10:00 AM Blueprints 1: Basic Research Techniques, Literature Review
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Worship
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 PM Blueprints 2: Citations, Putting It All Together
Wednesday-Thursday, August 13-14, 2014
8:30 - 11:30 AM Individual Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Worship
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch
2:00 - 4:30 PM Individual Sessions
Friday, August 15, 2014
8:30 - 11:30 AM Individual Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Worship
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch

January 2015 Program Schedule (January 26-30, 2015)

Monday, January 26, 2015
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, January 27, 2015
8:30 - 10:00 AM Blueprints 1: Basic Research Techniques, Literature Review
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Worship
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch Forum with a GCTS Professor
2:00 - 3:30 PM Blueprints 2: Citations, Putting It All Together
Wednesday-Thursday, January 28-29, 2015
8:30 - 11:30 AM Individual Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Worship
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch Forum with a GCTS Professor
2:00 - 4:30 PM Individual Sessions
Friday, January 30, 2015
8:30 - 11:30 AM Individual Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Worship
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch Forum with a GCTS Professor

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Program Details

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General:
Cost:
The cost for the Doctor of Ministry Writing Program is $375/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 contact us at shoemaker@gordonconwell.edu to be put on a waiting list or contact list.
 
Time and 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.

For directions to Gordon-Conwell, click here.

Public Transportation:
Gordon-Conwell is located near commuter rail stops, however, you must find transportation from the train stop to campus. The closest commuter rail stops are on the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line at North Beverly or Hamilton/Wenham. Click here for a link to the MBTA and train schedule.
 
Accommodations & Transportation:
January 2015 Program

Housing during the program is the responsibility of the guest. A room block has been created at the TownePlace Suites in Danvers, MA from Sunday, January 25 - Friday, January 30, 2015.

Rates at TownePlace Suites, Danvers, MA (click here):

  • $67/night for a single room (plus tax)
  • $120/night for a 2-bedroom suite (plus tax)

Reservations must be made by Monday, January 5, 2015. Request the "Gordon-Conwell D.Min. Writing Program" room block. Alternatively, you may click here to reserve your room online. Transportation to and from the program is not included and is the responsibility of the guest to arrange. 

There may be rooms available on campus at Gordon-Conwell. Contact our Housing Office via email at houserep@gordonconwell.edu for more information.

August 2014 Program

Housing during the program is the responsibility of the guest. A room block has been created at the SpringHill Suites in Peabody, MA from Monday, August 11 - Thursday, August 14, 2014. Rates are $109/night and reservations must be made by Monday, July 14, 2014. Request the "Gordon-Conwell Writing Program" room block. Transportation to and from the program is not included and is the responsibility of the guest to arrange.

There may be rooms available on campus at Gordon-Conwell. Contact our Housing Office via email at houserep@gordonconwell.edu for more information.

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.
 
Confirmation and Cancellations:
January 2015 Program

You may consider your cancelled check or credit card statement to be confirmation of your registration. Event tickets will not be mailed. Online registrations will receive an email confirmation.

Due to the planning involved with the program, cancellations must be received by December 10, 2014 to receive a refund less a $10 processing fee. Cancellations requests received by December 24, 2014 will be refunded 50%. Cancellations made after December 24, 2014 will not be refunded.
 

August 2014 Program

You may consider your cancelled check or credit card statement to be confirmation of your registration. Event tickets will not be mailed. Online registrations will receive an email confirmation.

Due to the planning involved with the program, cancellations must be received by July 9, 2014 to receive a refund less a $10 processing fee. Cancellations made by July 23, 2014 will be refunded 50%. Cancellations made after July 24, 2014 will not be refunded.

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D.Min. Writing Program Registration

  1. Registration for the August 2015 D.Min. Writing ProgramNot yet available

  2. Registration for the January 2015 D.Min. Writing Program: CLICK HERE

  3. To register over the phone, call (800) 294-2774

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