Course Schedule


The course schedule lists all the courses offered at Fuller DMin (Pasadena campus, regional campuses, online, and directed studies). It represents the most accurate course information available at any given time. 

Unless indicated otherwise, all cohort track courses are 12 units and all personalized track courses are 8-units. Contact Julia Speck at for information on how to submit a petition if you hope to take personalized track courses for 4 or 12 units.

Please note the following courses which are offered regularly throughout the year:

Exploring the Contours of Ministry (DM711, 4 units), the DMin orientation course, is offered online three times a year beginning in January, April, and September. 

Developing the Doctoral Project Proposal (DM710, 2 units) is offered online twice a year beginning in September and March. 

DMin Mentoring Groups (CF704, 4 units) is offered each quarter.

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Looking for another topic not seen here or get DMin credit for a conference or other training? Check out our Independent Studies page!

Personalized Track
Start DateCatalogue No.CourseProfessorPlaceTopic
November 17, 2016 YF733 Youth Ministry in Practice (4 units) Chap Clark Cincinnati, OH Youth Ministry 
January 30, 2017 LG730 New Testament Greek and Exegesis for Ministry (4 units) Peter Hintzoglou Pasadena NT Greek 
February 20, 2017 ET725 Sexuality and the Church: Theological, Psychological, and Pastoral Perspectives Richard Mouw, Steve Yamaguchi, and Dean Given Pasadena Sexuality, Pastoral Counseling 
March 13, 2017 ----- DMin Writing Retreat DMin Staff Pasadena Writing Retreat 
April 24, 2017 LD700 Leading Others and Managing Yourself David McKechnie and David Peterson Houston Leadership 
April 24, 2017 TM710 Mission of God in Local Contexts Kurt Fredrickson and John Franke Pasadena Missional Ecclesiology 
April 24, 2017 SP764 Exploring the Celtic Heritage  John Drane Lindisfarne, Scotland Immersion Course, Spiritual Formation 
May 1, 2017 CN732 Theological and Biblical Foundations of Recovery Ministry Dale Ryan and Matt Russell Pasadena Recovery Ministry, Pastoral Counseling 
May 8, 2017 TC709 Interpretive Leadership  Craig Detweiler Pasadena Leadership 
May 8, 2017 CF705 Spiritual Formation and Discipleship in a Postmodern World Richard Peace Pasadena Spiritual Formation and Discipleship 
June 12, 2017 PR712 Preaching and Teaching the Old Testament John Goldingay Pasadena Preaching 
June 26, 2017 SP767 Leaders as Spiritual Mentors Tom Schwanda and Gary Sattler Pasadena Leadership, Mentoring, Spiritual Formation 
July 10, 2017 EV729 Kingdom Issues in Planting Multi-Ethnic Churches Soong Chan Rah and Brenda Salter McNeil Seattle Church Planting Track - Year 1 
July 10, 2017 OD709 Organizational Leadership in Urban Contexts Michael Mata Pasadena Leadership, Culture, Urban Ministry 
July 24, 2017 OD778 Advanced Christian Leadership Scott Cormode Pasadena Leadership 
August 7, 2017 SP727 The Call to Hospitality Richard Beck Pasadena Hospitality/Culture 
September 10, 2017 SP721 God's Creation, Spirituality and the Future of the Earth Tony Jones Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota Spiritual Formation, Christian Spirituality 
September 25, 2017 OD757 Organic Leadership Development Terry Walling and Mark Sayers Pasadena Leadership 
September 25, 2017 PM759 Military Ethics Alan Baker Online Chaplaincy (Military) 
October 16, 2017 OD708 Practicing Justice and Reconciliation in Christian Community Christena Cleveland and Shane Claiborne Pasadena Culture, Justice, Missional Leadership 
November 6, 2017 SP725 Deepening Spiritual Formation and Soul Care for the Church in Mission Chuck DeGroat Pasadena Spiritual Formation 
February 5, 2018 ----- Engaging Culture(s) for God's Mission  David Fitch Pasadena Missional Ecclesiology, Culture Engagement 
March 12, 2018 TM757 The Theology and Practice of Place: Engaging Neighborhoods and Social Space Lance Ford and Brad Brisco Pasadena Culture, Missional Leadership 
March 19, 2018 PR722 Contemporary Options for Preaching & Teaching Today A.J. Swoboda Pasadena Preaching 
June 11, 2018 GM720 Spirituality & Ministry Keith Matthews and Todd Hunter Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center (near Pasadena) Spiritual Formation, Christian Spirituality 
June 15, 2018 SP724 The Practice of Hearing and Noticing God Keith Matthews Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center (near Pasadena) Spiritual Formation, Christian Spirituality 
July 2, 2018 ----- Church Planting Movements Alan Hirsch Pasadena Church Planting Track Year 2 
August 6, 2018 PM724 Dietrich Bonhoeffer as Minister Andrew Root Berlin Immersion Course, Pastoral Ministries 
September 17, 2018 CN731 Trauma and Faith Cynthia Eriksson Pasadena Pastoral Counseling 
July 8, 2019 ----- Leadership for Church Plants Aaron Graham and Dharius Daniels Washington, D.C. Church Planting Track Year 3 
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Cohort Track
Note that the following cohort schedule is organized alphabetically by professor names, not by dates:
Start DateEnd DateCourseProfessorPlace
January 15, 2018 January 24, 2018 Holy Spirit Leadership and Ministry Practice Cohort - Year 1 AJ Swoboda Pasadena 
January 14, 2019 January 23, 2019 Holy Spirit Leadership and Ministry Practice Cohort - Year 2 AJ Swoboda Pasadena 
January 13, 2020 January 22, 2020 Holy Spirit Leadership and Ministry Practice Cohort - Year 3 AJ Swoboda Pasadena 
February 27, 2017 March 7, 2017 Youth, Family, and Culture Cohort - Year 1 Chap Clark Pasadena 
October 23, 2017 October 31, 2017 Youth, Family, and Culture Cohort - Year 3 Chap Clark Pasadena 
February 26, 2018 March 2, 2018 Youth, Family, and Culture Cohort - Year 2 Chap Clark Pasadena 
February 25, 2019 March 5, 2019 Youth, Family, and Culture Cohort - Year 3 Chap Clark Pasadena 
August 8, 2016 August 12, 2016 Transformational African-American Church Leadership Cohort - Year 1 Efrem Smith and Daniel Hodge Pasadena 
August 7, 2017 August 11, 2017 Transformational African-American Church Leadership - Year 2 Efrem Smith and Daniel Hodge Chicago 
August 6, 2018 August 10, 2018 Transformational African-American Church Leadership - Year 3 Efrem Smith and Daniel Hodge Newark 
September 6, 2016 September 16, 2016 Latino Ministry Cohort - Year 1 Garcia-Johnson, Ramirez-Johnson, and Juan Martinez Pasadena 
September 5, 2017 September 15, 2017 Latino Ministry Cohort - Year 2 Garcia-Johnson, Ramirez-Johnson, and Juan Martinez Pasadena 
September 4, 2018 September 14, 2018 Latino Ministry Cohort - Year 3 Garcia-Johnson, Ramirez-Johnson, and Juan Martinez Pasadena 
September 19, 2016 September 28, 2016 Spiritual Direction Cohort - Year 2 Gary Moon, Trevor Hudson, Chris Hall, and Renovare Staff Serra Retreat, Malibu 
September 18, 2017 September 27, 2017 Spiritual Direction Cohort - Year 3 Gary Moon, Trevor Hudson, Chris Hall, and Renovare Staff Serra Retreat, Malibu 
July 10, 2017 July 14, 2017 Missional Engagement in Asian-American Contexts - Year 1 Ken Fong and Kevin Doi Pasadena 
October 2, 2017 October 11, 2017 Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation Cohort - Year 1 Mark Roberts Pasadena 
October 1, 2018 October 10, 2018 Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation Cohort - Year 2 Mark Roberts Pasadena 
September 30, 2019 October 9, 2019 Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation Cohort - Year 3 Mark Roberts TBD 
July 4, 2016 July 15, 2016 Ministry and Leadership in Asian Contexts Cohort - Year 3 Peter Chao Thailand 
August 15, 2016 August 19, 2016 Lifelong Leadership Formation Cohort - Year 2  Terry Walling Pasadena 
August 14, 2017 August 17, 2017 Lifelong Leadership Formation Cohort - Year 3 Terry Walling Pasadena 
June 20, 2016 June 24, 2016 Leading Change Cohort - Year 2 Tod Bolsinger Pasadena 
June 19, 2017 June 23, 2017 Leading Change Cohort - Year 3 Tod Bolsinger Pasadena 
June 18, 2018 June 22, 2018 Leading Change Cohort - Year 1 Tod Bolsinger Pasadena 
June 17, 2019 June 21, 2019 Leading Change Cohort - Year 2 Tod Bolsinger Pasadena 
June 22, 2020 June 26, 2020 Leading Change Cohort - Year 3 Tod Bolsinger Pasadena 
June 14, 2017 June 23, 2017 Spiritual Direction Cohort - Year 1 Tom Schwanda and Laura Harbert Retreat Center near Pasadena 
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