New D.Min. Program Announced

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TYSONDean Stephanie L. Sauvé and Professor John R. Tyson, Visiting Professor of Church History and Director of United Methodist Studies, are very pleased to announce that a new Wesleyan / Methodist Studies concentration will be added to its Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min.) in Transformative Leadership program. The new course of study is set to launch in January 2014.

"CRCDS has a long history of serving pastors and people form the United Methodist Church tradition. This new program builds upon and continues what we have been doing for a long time," Prof. Tyson explained. "This development has also come to pass in response to a significant amount of interest in Wesleyan / Methodist Studies and inquiries about programs here."

The Wesleyan / Methodist-focused degree will be taught as one-week blocks by Professor Tyson and by nationally-renowned Wesleyan / Methodist Studies guest scholars, including Dick Heitzenrater (Duke University Divinity School) , Elaine Heath (Perkins School of Theology, SMU) , Chris Evans (Boston University School of Theology), John Wigger (University of Missouri ), Jennifer Woodruff Tait (United Theological Seminary) and Tom Albin (Dean of the Upper Room).

D.Min. programs at CRCDS include a two-week schedule of courses taught in January and June of each year. Students come to campus and engage in intensive classroom study and instruction lead by CRCDS faculty. In addition to being a faculty member, Prof. Tyson is also Pastor at the Arcade UMC (Niagara Frontier District). For more information, please contact him at