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.
 

Sign up for the August 2015 D.Min. Writing Program from August 10-14, 2015. CLICK HERE to register.


Purpose
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Purpose

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.

D.Min. Writing Program Schedule

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

August 2015 Program Schedule (August 10-14, 2015)

Monday, August 10, 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, August 11, 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
2:00 - 3:30 PM Blueprints 2: Citations, Putting It All Together
Wednesday-Thursday, August 12-13, 2015
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 14, 2015
8:30 - 11:30 AM Individual Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Worship
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch

January 2016 Program Schedule (January 11-15, 2016)

Monday, January 11, 2016
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 12, 2016
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 13-14, 2016
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 15, 2016
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 for the 2015 programs, and will be $380/person for the 2016 programs 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 2016 Program

Housing during the program is the responsibility of the guest. Room block options will be posted in the near future.

August 2015 Program

Housing during the program is the responsibility of the guest. A room block has been created at the TownePLace Suites in Danvers from Sunday, August 9 - Friday, August 14, 2015 for $119/night (plus tax) Reservations must be made by July 17, 2015.

Reserve your room by July 17 at the TownePlace Suites, Danvers, MA

  • Click here to reserve your room online via the TownePlace Suites website
  • Call-in to reserve your room at 800-257-3000 and request the "DMin Writing Program" rate.

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 2016 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 9, 2015 to receive a refund less a $10 processing fee. Cancellations requests received by December 22, 2015 will be refunded 50%. Cancellations made after December 22, 2015 will not be refunded.
 

August 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 July 8, 2015 to receive a refund less a $10 processing fee. Cancellations made by July 22, 2015 will be refunded 50%. Cancellations made after July 22, 2015 will not be refunded.

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D.Min. Writing Program Registration

  1. Registration for the August 2015 D.Min. Writing ProgramCLICK HERE

  2. Registration for the January 2016 D.Min. Writing Program: CLICK HERE

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

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