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Catalog

2013
THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL SEMINARY
Preparing Christian Leaders for Ministry

Academic Catalog

FOR 2013

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs of the MINTS International Seminary

MINTS 14401 Old Cutler Road Miami, FL 33158 www.mints.edu Phone 786-573-7001 Fax 305-238-2045

Order of Content
I. II. III. INTRODUCTION DECLARATION OF PURPOSE IDENTIFICATION OF GENERAL GOALS A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. IV. V. MINTS MIAMI MENTORING MINISTERIAL STUDIES MULTI-LINGUAL MULTI-MEDIA MISSIONS MODERATE PRICING SCALE

EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY SYSTEM ACADEMIA A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. AUTHORIZATION OF COURSES DOCUMENTATION NEEDED FOR ENROLLMENT TRANSFER OF CREDITS TRANSFER EQUIVALENCY TRANSCRIPT REQUEST STUDENT DOCUMENTATION ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS ACADEMIC ETHICS CLASS CONDUCT EXAMINATIONS GRADING STUDENT CONCERNS

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FORMAT OF STUDIES FINANCES A. B. C. D. E. REGISTRATION FEES COURSE FEES PAYMENT SCHEDULE REFUND POLICY SCHOLARSHIPS AT LOCAL STUDY CENTERS

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MINTS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS A. CERTIFICATE LEVEL PROGRAMS 1. 2. 3. 4. CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES BACHELOR CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES MASTERS CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES DOCTOR OF MINISTRY CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES B. BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES 1. 2. C. ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (ABATS) BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (BATS)

MASTER LEVEL PROGRAMS 1. 2. 3. MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (MATS) MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (MCE) MASTER OF DIVINITY (MDIV)

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DOCTORAL LEVEL PROGRAMS 1. 2. DOCTOR OF MINISTRIES (DMIN) DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (PHD)

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MINTS STAFF AND FACULTY ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE

Appendix A: Statement by Florida Department of Education

3 I. INTRODUCTION

THE MISSION SEMINARY CONCEPT


MINTS has developed a new approach.

INTS has developed a unique approach to education for the new millennium, a pattern that will become more and more common for schools in the near future. Traditionally, schools have organized a residential campus and invited students to move to their

location to study. MINTS, on the other hand, takes education to the people: in the city, in the suburbs, on islands, and to countries around the world. Our distance, or mission oriented, education consists of sending not just information but professors to almost any place in the world where Christians are found. Working through local churches, the professors and local leaders together develop interested ministry students to serve the local churches. The education emphasis is on church planting,
H O W T O U S C O N T A C T

evangelism, and mentorship in the most necessary skills. In Miami this means that our campus is the city. Classes are taught around town in various study centers in English, Spanish, and occasionally French.

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Internationally, the goal is to plant fully functioning, free-standing seminaries that will be locally owned and will become an ongoing resource for that region. As students mature they should become the primary professors for their people. Planted seminaries are linked together through the MINTS system, which provides professors, study guides, and courses to the growing collection of like-minded schools established. We often say, It has their name on the door, but MINTS at the core.

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DECLARATION OF PURPOSE

The mandate for MINTS is, Preparing Christian Leaders for Ministry. This is accomplished through academic and ministerial training of students to be ministers according to the Christian gospel both in Miami and throughout the world by offering continuing theological education at a variety of academic levels, via multi-media technology, offering courses in a variety of languages, and in the context of ministry."

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The degree programs of this seminary are designed solely for religious vocation. As we are dedicated to world outreach and training we cooperate with many international organizations dedicated to similar ends. These include:

APOYO, a ministry of HCJB World Radio Ligonier Ministries, RC Sproul Langham Preaching, John Stott Ministries ITS, Institute of Theological Studies Third Millennium Ministries, Dr. Richard Pratt MTW, Mission to the World of the Presbyterian Church in America United Reformed International Mission Joint Venture Committee ELI, Equipping Leaders International CLIR, Confraternidad Latino Americano de Iglesias Reformadas TNARS, The North American Reformed Seminary EPI, Equipping Pastors International

IDENTIFICATION OF GENERAL GOALS


A.

MINTS will provide theological education courses in Biblical, Theological, Ministerial, Contextual, and Liberal Arts studies.
This will be accomplished by offering courses for the following degrees: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Associate of Arts in Theological Studies Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies Master of Arts in Theological Studies Master of Christian Education Master of Divinity Doctor of Ministry Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies

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B.

MIAMI will be the location from which theological education will be provided with a vision to have a worldwide impact.
Courses will be offered in the following formats: 1. 2. 3. Regular evening and Saturday courses will be offered on a trimester basis in Miami Distance education classes will be offered world wide On line courses will be offered globally

Students will be supported during their coursework through on-line services.

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MENTORING will be provided by study center coordinators to all degree students in order to enhance ministerial and educational excellence.
Each student will be assigned a coordinator whose responsibility will be to help the student develop an educational and ministerial portfolio. This portfolio will contain the following information: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Birth certificate Social status identification (social security card or passport) High school diploma All post-high school academic diplomas and grades Letter of current church status Ministerial documentation Resume, letters of reference, articles written, sample essay Professional membership certificates Documentation of awards Plan for MINTS participation: a. b. c. d. e. f. Letter of admittance and convalidation Record of payment receipts to local study center Record of MINTS grades Record of MINTS correspondence Study schedule for current year Completion schedule for MINTS program

The mentor and student will meet regularly in order to keep track of the students spiritual and ministerial progress.

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D. MINISTERIAL STUDIES are immediately implemented in the Christian Community.
The field education program for the implementation of ministerial skills will be coordinated in conjunction with the regular course load. Field education supervisors will be recommended by the faculty and approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs. E.

MULTI-LINGUAL courses will be offered in the MINTS curriculum.


Most courses may be taken in English or Spanish if there are a minimum of eight (8) full time equivalence students registered. As able, we will provide courses in the native language of each region according to need.

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MULTI-MEDIA resources and technology will be used for the classes as appropriate.
Online courses are available. As deemed necessary, professors and teachers will have their class information available on the MINTS web page. The following items will be posted: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Brief course description Course admission data and form Course attendance requirements Course outline Course work assignments Course reading assignments Examination arrangements Feed-back instructions

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MISSIONS, both at the local and international level, will constantly be promoted.
One of the mission assignments for students is to teach what they have learned to other students.

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MODERATE pricing scale will be implemented in order to facilitate participation by all.


Special tuition rates are offered in different countries based on their local economies. Each student needs to apply for financial assistance through their local study center. Discounts may be made available based on the students and immediate familys income. Effort will be made to maintain MINTS tuition fees at affordable prices.

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A variety of distance education materials such as videocassette and

The MINTS courses in Miami may be taken at one of several city-wide church locations during the regular academic year. programmed textbook courses are available on a limited basis.

V.
A. Authorization of Courses

ACADEMIA
MINTS is registered with the Florida Department of Education. This is not the same as accreditation. The State of Florida does not accredit schools. Only regional and national accrediting bodies offer accreditation to private institutions. Registration with the State of Florida shows that MINTS is qualified and registered to grant religious vocational degrees in the State of Florida and that it meets the regulations of the State.

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Admission
1 To see if you qualify for the study program speak with a local study center coordinator, an Associate Academic Dean or the Academic Dean of MINTS (hegjkm@aol.com) If you qualify for the study program, fill out admission form (go to www.mints.edu and to admissions link, then on to forms link). Send to hegjkm@aol.com Going to the same internet address, make copies of reference forms, collect them and have them sent in to hegjkm@aol.com. Provide photo, national identification, copies of academic titles/degrees, copies of grade transcripts. These can be scanned and sent to president@mints.edu. Wait for the response from MINTS. If there is no response within a week, email president@mints.edu or hegjkm@aol.com.

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Documentation Needed for Admission


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Birth certificate Secondary school diploma Bachelor degree diploma and transcript (for Master and Doctoral students) Social security number or national identification number Three letters of recommendation (academic instructor, pastor, and a friend) Completed registration form

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Transfer of Credits

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The Academic Dean will consider academic credits from other educational institutions. The recognition of MINTS courses in other educational institutions is the responsibility of each institutions Academic Dean. MINTS will accept up to 75% of academic credits at the BA level .

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Transfer/Equivalency
Students should submit academic transcripts and documentation of professional training and/or ministerial service. Based on this documentation, the Academic Dean will approve transfer/equivalencies for courses and practicum.

Transcript Requests
Transcript requests are made through the Associate Academic Dean associated with the local study center. The Associate Academic Dean will ask MINTS Miami to print the students official transcript.

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Student Documentation
1. Local study centers are responsible for keeping all class records and final grades. The class records will indicate marks for attendance, homework, readings, academic writing, final exam and final grade. 2. Local study centers will archive a copy of the student application, 3 letters of reference, copy of national identification, a photo, High School diploma, academic grade transcripts, other post-secondary diplomas, record of MINTS convalidations and other correspondence. 3. Copies of the aforesaid documents are sent to the Associate Academic Dean prior to the request for student graduation. The AAD will send these records to the Academic Dean in digital form. This process will take time so the student documentation needs to be given to the AAD two months prior to graduation. 4. The degree granting institution(s) require copies of the aforesaid documents and records will be kept of the grades, transcript and graduation of the students.

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Academic Requirements
To register for academic credit, the following time requirements apply: one academic credit constitutes 30 hours of academic work including lectures, assignments, and/or project work.

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For every three hour course, the following tasks will be completed for Bachelor and Master levels: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Minimum of 15 hours of class time or interaction time in on-line courses and correspondence courses. 15 hours of homework outside of class that is reported on in class Reading: 300 pages for BA, 600 pages for MA Essay: 10 pages for BA, 15-20 pages for MA An examination on the course content An evaluated assignment or equivalent educational evaluated activities

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Academic Ethics
MINTS students should submit original academic work for their assignments, essays and exams. All ideas and communications from sources other than the students must be documented. (See: MLA Style Citations.) Failure of a student to heed faculty warnings may result in the expulsion of the student from the course and the MINTS program. All MINTS board members, professors, staff and students will treat each other in a decent and orderly manner. Unchanged immoral behavior as defined by the Ten Commandments and Biblical Ethics may result in expulsion from the MINTS program. Students, staff, professors, board members and supporters of the MINTS program may appeal to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Education Committee concerning academic and moral ethical responsibilities.

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Class Conduct
All classes will begin with prayer. Class attendance is required. 80% attendance is required for classes. Less than 80% attendance may result in a failing grade. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the professor in case of absence and to make arrangements for all necessary work. The professor, after consulting with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, has the authority to cancel and/or reschedule class.

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Assignments
Students course progress will be evaluated through graded assignments. All final exams must state clearly at the top of the examination what tools or materials may be used in the exam. Re-examination may be permitted at the discretion of the course instructor. Students may complete assignments and take exams in appropriate languages. The professor will announce the language choices at the beginning of the course and the student will indicate his or her preference.

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Grading
Grading Scale A+ A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DF

4.0 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.7

97-100 93-96 90-92 87-89 83-86 80-82 77-79 73-76 70-72 67-69 63-66 60-62 59 and under

Required courses in which a student receives an F must be retaken in order to fulfill graduation requirements. To improve a course grade by no more than 15%, the course may be retaken. The final due date for all course assignments is the last examination day of each trimester. Work turned in after the trimester deadline may be penalized one percentage point per week up to 20% at the discretion of the professor. Course assignments more than three months late will not be accepted.

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The deadline for grades is established by the Vice President of Academic Affairs and normally will be submitted to the Vice President of Academic Affairs within two weeks of the last day of the trimester. Only a professor, in consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, can change a students grade.

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Student Concerns
Students may appeal to the professor concerning the grade given for the course. If the students concern persists after discussion, both the student and the professor will meet with the Vice-President of Academic Affairs. Following the consultation, the professor will issue the final grade. The following process will be used to deal with unresolved grievances involving MINTS students, faculty and staff: 1. 2. Should a grievance arise, first approach the other individual(s) involved to attempt to resolve the situation in accordance with Matthew 18:15. If no resolution is reached, discuss the situation with the Vice-President of Academic Affairs. The Vice-President of Academic Affairs will assist the student in formulating a plan to resolve the problem. The Vice-President of Academic Affairs will submit a written report of the plan to the President once the matter has been adopted by the Vice-President of Academic Affairs and reported to the President. 3. If no resolution is reached, or if the student is not satisfied with the mediation of the Vice-President of Academic Affairs, the student is encouraged to speak with the President and then the board.

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FORMAT OF STUDIES

Mints offers study programs through a vareity of delivery systems: A. Study Center classes 1. 2. 30 hours of classes for traditional program 15 hours of classes for distance education programs a. 8 hours orientation and 7 hours of follow up classes with facilitator or/ b. 4 hours orientation and 11 hours of follow up classes with facilitator

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B. On line courses available in some languages 1. 2. 3. C. 1. 2. Dr. Jaime Morales in San Jos, Costa Rica in Spanish Juan Gonzlez Ferrer in Cuidad Jurez in Spanish Instituto Biblico Reformado in Colombia in Spanish ITS (Institute of Theological Studies) master degree in English MINTS courses in Spanish

Correspondence courses available in some languages

VII. FINANCES
A. Registration Fee
Local study centers may collect registration fees.

B.

Course Fees
Course fees are established by the local study centers. MINTS asks that the BA fees not exceed 50.00 USA dollars and that MA fees not exceed $75.00 USA dollars per course. It is preferable that the fees are less.

C.

Distance Education Course Fees


Local centers determine their own rates in consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

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Payment Schedule
Students will pay full credit fees upon registering for a course. All checks are to be made payable to Miami International Seminary.

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Refund Policy
Course refunds are available upon request and determined according to the date of the request. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of registered withdrawal. Application fees and registration fees are non-refundable. Cancellation of all obligations will be made within three (3) working days. Refunds will be issued as follow: 1. Course withdrawal prior to start of first class: 100 % refund

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2. 3. Course withdrawal prior to midway point of trimester: 50% refund Course withdrawal after mid-term and before final: 25% refund.

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Discounts
1. 2. All student discounts are given at the local levels. Student discount need not be requested from MINTS Miami office. MINTS partners with donors who give student discounts for students in particular nations. Donations are given directly to the local study center.

VIII.EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
A. Certificate Programs
1. Certificate in Theological Studies Program for non-degree seeking student who want to study course in Bible, theology, ministry, church history and missions. The professor determines the appropriate amount of home work and assigns grades. 2. The Certificate Program in Bachelor Theological Studies Designed for non-degree seeking students who want to study academically at the Bachelor level, this program consists of ten (10) courses in Biblical, theological, ministerial, missions, church history, and liberal arts studies, or a combination of these, from the Bachelor Degree program. 3. The Certificate Program in Master Theological Studies Designed for non-degree seeking students who want to study academically at the Master level, this program consists of ten (10) courses in Biblical, theological, ministerial, missions, church history and liberal arts studies, or a combination of these, from the Master Degree program. 4. The Certificate Program in Doctoral Theological Studies Designed for non-degree seeking students who want to study academically at the Doctoral level, this program consists of five (5) courses in Biblical, theological, ministerial, mission and church history from the Doctor of Ministry Degree program.

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B. Bachelor Level Programs
1. Associate of Arts in Theological Studies (A.A.T.S.) Students seeking the A.A.T.S. degree must fulfill 60 academic hours by completing the following: a. b. c. d. e. 2. Bible Theology Ministerial Studies Humanities Electives 6 courses (18 hours) 3 courses (9 hours) 3 courses (9 hours) 2 courses (6 hours) 6 courses (18 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies (B.A.T.S.) Students seeking the B.A.T.S. degree must fulfill 120 academic hours by completing the following: a. b. c. d. e. Bible Theology Ministerial Studies Humanities Electives 12 courses (36 hours) 6 courses (18 hours) 6 courses (18 hours) 2 courses (6 hours) 14 courses (42 hours)

Majors may be declared in Bible, Theology, Ministerial Studies, History, and Humanities

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15 BACHELOR AND MASTER LEVEL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


BACHELOR COURSES 1. BAB 01 BAB 011 BAB 012 BAB 02 BAB 021 BAB 022 BAB 031 BAB 032 BAB 11 BAB 111 BAB 112 BAB 113 BAB 114 BAB 115 BAB 12 BAB 121 BAB 122 BAB 123 BAB 124 BAB 125 BAB 126 BAB 127 BAB 128 BAB 129 BAB 130 BAB 131 BAB 21 BAB 211 BAB 212 BAB 213 BAB 214 BAB 215 BAB 216 BAB 217 Bible Introduction to the Bible Biblical Theology of the Old Testament Biblical Theology of the New Testament Survey of the Bible Old Testament Survey New Testament Survey Cultural History of the Old Testament Biblical History and Geography Old Testament Studies (Pentateuch) Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Old Testament Studies (History Books) Joshua Judges I Samuel II Samuel I Kings II Kings I Chronicles II Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah Esther Old Testament Studies (Poetry) Ruth Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Songs Lamentations MASTER COURSES 1. MAB 01 MAB 011 MAB 012 MAB 02 MAB 021 MAB 022 MAB 031 MAB 032 MAB 11 MAB 111 MAB 112 MAB 113 MAB 114 MAB 115 MAB 12 MAB 121 MAB 122 MAB 123 MAB 124 MAB 125 MAB 126 MAB 127 MAB 128 MAB 129 MAB 130 MAB 131 MAB 21 MAB 211 MAB 212 MAB 213 MAB 214 MAB 215 MAB 216 MAB 217 Bible Biblical Theology of the Bible Biblical Theology of the Old Testament Biblical Theology of the New Testament Survey of the Bible Old Testament Survey New Testament Survey Cultural History of the Old Testament Biblical History and Geography Old Testament Studies (Pentateuch) Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Old Testament Studies (History Books) Joshua Judges I Samuel II Samuel I Kings II Kings I Chronicles II Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah Esther Old Testament Studies (Poetry) Ruth Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Songs Lamentations

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BAB 31 BAB 311 BAB 312 BAB 313 BAB 314 BAB 315 BAB 316 BAB 317 BAB 318 BAB 319 BAB 320 BAB 321 BAB 322 BAB 323 BAB 324 BAB 325 BAB 326 BAB 32 BAB 33 BAB 41 BAB 411 BAB 412 BAB 413 BAB 414 BAB 51 BAB 511 BAB 61 BAB 611 BAB 612 BAB 613 BAB 614 BAB 615 BAB 616 BAB 617 BAB 618 BAB 619 BAB 620 BAB 621 BAB 622 BAB 623 BAB 624 BAB 625 BAB 626 BAB 627 BAB 628 BAB 629 BAB 6291 BAB 6392 BAB 63 Old Testament Studies (Prophecy) Isaiah Jeremiah Ezekiel Daniel Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi Old Testament Exegesis Inter-testamental Studies New Testament Studies (Gospels) Matthew Mark Luke John New Testament Studies (Acts) Acts New Testament Studies (Epistles) Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians I Thessalonians II Thessalonians I Timothy II Timothy Titus Philemon Hebrews James I Peter II Peter I John II John III John Jude Pastoral Epistles Studies MAB 31 MAB 311 MAB 312 MAB 313 MAB 314 MAB 315 MAB 316 MAB 317 MAB 318 MAB 319 MAB 320 MAB 321 MAB 322 MAB 323 MAB 324 MAB 325 MAB 326 MAB 32 MAB 33 MAB 41 MAB 411 MAB 412 MAB 413 MAB 414 MAB 51 MAB 511 MAB 61 MAB 611 MAB 612 MAB 613 MAB 614 MAB 615 MAB 616 MAB 617 MAB 618 MAB 619 MAB 620 MAB 621 MAB 622 MAB 623 MAB 624 MAB 625 MAB 626 MAB 627 MAB 628 MAB 629 MAB 6291 MAB 6392 MAB 63 Old Testament Studies (Prophecy) Isaiah Jeremiah Ezekiel Daniel Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi Old Testament Exegesis Intertestamental Studies New Testament Studies (Gospels) Matthew Mark Luke John New Testament Studies (Acts) Acts New Testament Studies (Epistles) Romans I Corinthians II Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians I Thessalonians II Thessalonians I Timothy II Timothy Titus Philemon Hebrews James I Peter II Peter I John II John III John Jude Pastoral Epistles Studies

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BAB 64 BAB 65 BAB 70 BAB 71 BAB 73 BAB 731 BAB 732 BAB 733 BAB 734 BAB 72 BAB 721 BAB 722 BAB 723 BAB 724 BAB 81 BAB 811 BAB 82 BAB 91 BAB 92 BAB 101 BAB 111 BAB 121 BAB 122 2. BAT 02 BAT 021 BAT 022 BAT 023 BAT 21 BAT 22 BAT 31 BAT 32 BAT 321 BAT 322 BAT 323 BAT 324 BAT 41 BAT 411 BAT 51 BAT 511 BAT 610 General Epistle Studies Prison Epistles Studies New Testament Studies (Revelation) Introduction to Biblical Languages Introduction to Hebrew Hebrew as an Exegetical Tool Intermediate Hebrew Advanced Hebrew Hebrew Exegesis Introduction to Greek Greek as an Exegetical Tool Intermediate Greek Advanced Greek Greek Exegesis Hermeneutics Studies in Hermeneutics English Bible Exegesis Bible Elective Bible Elective Elective Teaching Bible Teachers Practicum I Practicum I Theology Introduction to Theology Revelation and the Bible Confessional Theology Patristic Theology Doctrine of God (Theology Proper) Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology) Doctrine of Man (Anthropology) Christian Ethics Pastoral Ethics Business Ethics Medical Ethics Ethical Studies Doctrine of Christ (Christology) Christology II Doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology) Studies in Doctrine of Salvation Doctrine of Church MAB 64 MAB 65 MAB 70 MAB 71 MAB 72 MAB 721 MAB 722 MAB 723 MAB 724 MAB 73 MAB 731 MAB 732 MAB 733 MAB 734 MAB 81 MAB 811 MAB 82 MAB 91 MAB 92 MAB 101 MAB 111 MAB 121 MAB 122 2. MAT 02 MAT 021 MAT 022 MAT 023 MAT 21 MAT 22 MAT 31 MAT 32 MAT 321 MAT 322 MAT 323 MAT 324 MAT 41 MAT 411 MAT 51 MAT 511 MAT 610 General Epistles Studies Prison Epistles Studies New Testament Studies (Revelation) Introduction to Biblical Languages Introduction to Hebrew Hebrew as an Exegetical Tool Intermediate Hebrew Advanced Hebrew Hebrew Exegesis Introduction to Greek Greek as An Exegetical Tool Intermediate Greek Advanced Greek Greek Exegesis Hermeneutics Studies in Hermeneutics English Bible Exegesis Bible Elective Bible Elective Elective Teaching Bible Teachers Practicum I Practicum I Theology Introduction to Theology Revelation and the Bible Confessional Theology Patristic Theology Doctrine of God (Theology Proper) Doctrine of the Holy Spirit(Pneumatology) Doctrine of Man (Anthropology) Christian Ethics Pastoral Ethics Business Ethics Medical Ethics Ethical Studies Doctrine of Christ (Christology) Christology II Doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology) Studies in Doctrine of Salvation Doctrine of Church

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BAT 611 BAT 612 BAT 613 BAT 614 BAT 62 BAT 621 BAT 622 BAT 623 BAT 624 BAT 63 BAT 64 BAT 71 BAT 76 BAT 77 BAT 81 BAT 811 BAT 812 BAT 813 BAT 814 BAT 815 BAT 816 BAT 91 BAT 921 BAT 100 BAT 101 BAT 111 BAT 121 BAT 1211 BAT 1212 BAT 131 (Ecclesiology) Church Government and Order Sacraments Roman Catholic Church Theology Evangelical Theology Reformation Theology Westminster Confession of Faith, Part 1 Westminster Confession of Faith, Part 2 Covenant Theology Revival and Reformation Multi-cultural Church Applied Theology for Racial Healing in Church Doctrine of Church and Kingdom Doctrine of Spirituality Theology of Prayer Apologetics Apologetic Theory Applied Apologetics Applied Apologetics: Responding to the Cults and World Religions Apologetics Elective Apologetics Elective Developing A Christian Worldview Specialized Theological Study Specialized Theology Elective Eschatology Millennial Positions Teaching Theology Theology of Ministry Practicum I Practicum II Theology Elective MAT 611 MAT 612 MAT 613 MAT 614 MAT 62 MAT 621 MAT 622 MAT 623 MAT 624 MAT 63 MAT 64 MAT 71 MAT 76 MAT 77 MAT 81 MAT 811 MAT 812 MAT 813 MAT 814 MAT 815 MAT 816 MAT 91 MAT 921 MAT 100 BAT 101 MAT 111 MAT 121 MAT 1211 MAT 1212 MAT 131 (Ecclesiology) Church Government and Order Sacraments Roman Catholic Church Theology Evangelical Theology Reformation Theology Westminster Confession of Faith, Part 1 Westminster Confession of Faith, Part 2 Covenant Theology Revival and Reformation Multi-cultural Church Applied Theology for Racial Healing in Church Doctrine of Church and Kingdom Doctrine of Spirituality Theology of Prayer Apologetics Apologetic Theory Apologetics Elective Applied Apologetics: Responding to the Cults and World Religions Apologetics Elective Apologetics Elective Developing A Christian Worldview Specialized Theological Study Specialized Theology Elective Eschatology Millennial Positions Teaching Theology Theology of Ministry Practicum I Practicum II Theology Elective

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3. BAM 01 BAM 011 BAM 012 Ministerial Studies and Humanities Evangelism Introduction to Evangelism History, Theology, Philosophy and Ethics of Evangelism BAM 013 Evangelism Administration BAM 014 Character and Spiritual Development of Evangelist BAM 015 Curriculum and Resources for Evangelism BAM 016 Skill Training in Evangelism I BAM 017 Evangelism Elective BAM 110 Introduction to Worship BAM 1110 Worship Ministry I BAM 1120 Worship Ministry II BAM 1130 Worship Ministry III BAM 130 Preaching I BAM 131 Advanced Preaching BAM 132 Preaching Elective BAM 133 Preaching Elective BAM 21 Communicating the Gospel BAM 211 Mass Media in Ministry BAM 212 Communication Elective BAM 23 Communication and Investigation BAM 231 Communication Elective BAM 232 Advanced Communication BAM 25 BAM 251 BAM 252 BAM 253 BAM 254 BAM 255 BAM 31 BAM 311 BAM 312 BAM 313 BAM 314 BAM 315 BAM 316 BAM 317 BAM 318 BAM 319 Course Development for the Internet Setting Up an On-line Program Setting Up a Web Page Writing an On-Line Course Writing a Web Page Course Internet Ministry Elective Introduction to Counseling Introduction to Christian Counseling History, Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics of Christian Counseling Counseling Administration Character and Spiritual Development of the Counselor Curriculum and resources for Christian counseling Pregnancy Counseling Family Counseling Crisis Counseling Addiction Counseling 3. MAM 01 MAM 011 MAM 012 MAM 013 MAM 014 MAM 015 MAM 016 MAM 017 MAM 110 MAM 1110 MAM 1120 MAM 1130 MAM 130 MAM 131 MAM 132 MAM 133 MAM 21 MAM 211 MAM 212 MAM 23 MAM 231 MAM 232 MAM 25 MAM 251 MAM 252 MAM 253 MAM 254 MAM 255 MAM 31 MAM 311 MAM 312 MAM 313 MAM 314 MAM 315 MAM 316 MAM 317 MAM 318 MAM 319 Ministerial Studies and Humanities Evangelism Introduction to Evangelism History, Theology, Philosophy and Ethics of Evangelism Evangelism Administration Character and Spiritual Development of Evangelist Curriculum and Resources for Evangelism Skill Training in Evangelism I Evangelism Elective Introduction to Worship Worship Ministry I Worship Ministry II Worship Ministry III Preaching Advanced Preaching Preaching Elective Preaching Elective Communicating the Gospel Mass Media in Ministry Communication Elective Communication and Investigation Communication Elective Advanced Communication Course Development for the Internet Setting Up an On-line Program Setting Up a Web Page Writing an On-Line Course Writing a Web Page Course Internet Ministry Elective Introduction to Counseling Introduction to Christian Counseling History, Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics of Christian Counseling Counseling Administration Character and Spiritual Development of the Counselor Curriculum and resources for Christian counseling Pregnancy Counseling Family Counseling Crisis Counseling Addiction Counseling

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BAM 111 Christian Leadership Studies BAM 1111 Introduction to Christian Leadership BAM 1112 History, Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics of Christian Leadership BAM 1113 Christian Leaders Administration BAM 1114 Character and Spiritual Development of Christian Leaders BAM 1115 Curriculum and Resources for Christian Leaders BAM 1116 Skill Training in Christian Leadership I BAM 1117 Leadership Elective BAM 121 Music Ministry BAM 1211 Music Ministry Elective BAM 131 Ministry and the Arts BAM 1311 Ministries and the Arts Elective BAM 141 Pastoral Studies (Level 1) BAM 1411 Introduction to Pastoral Studies BAM 1412 History, Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics of Pastoral Studies BAM 1413 Pastoral Administration BAM 1414 Character and Spiritual Development of the Pastor BAM 1415 Curriculum and Resources for Pastoral Studies BAM 1416 Skill Training in Pastoral Studies BAM 142 Reflections on Reality BAM 151 Ministry Elective 4. BAH 01 BAH 02 BAH 11 BAH 112 BAH 21 BAH 22 BAH 41 BAH 51 BAH 61 BAH 71 BAH 72 BAH 73 BAH 74 BAH 75 BAH 81 History and Missions World History and Culture Bible History Early and Medieval Church History Medieval Church History 16th Century Church History 17th Century Church History 18th Century Church History 19th Century Church History 20th Century Church History Modern Church History /Denomination history The Roman Catholic Church and Protestantism Church Histories in Latin Am. Church History regional st. Church History Elective Church Order/Church Gov MAM 111 MAM 1111 MAM 1112 MAM 1113 MAM 1114 MAM 1115 MAM 1116 MAM 1117 MAM 121 MAM 1211 MAM 131 MAM 1311 MAM 141 MAM 1411 MAM 1412 MAM 1413 MAM 1414 MAM 1415 MAM 1416 MAM 142 MAM 151 4. MAH 01 MAH 02 MAH 11 MAH 112 MAH 21 MAH 31 MAH 41 MAH 51 MAH 61 MAH 71 MAH 72 MAH 73 MAH 74 BAH 75 MAH 81 Christian Leadership Studies Introduction to Christian Leadership History, Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics of Christian Leadership Christian Leaders Administration Character and Spiritual Development of Christian Leaders Curriculum and Resources for Christian Leaders Skill Training in Christian Leadership I Leadership Elective Music Ministry Music Ministry Elective Ministry and the Arts Ministries and the Arts Elective Pastoral Studies (Level 1) Introduction to Pastoral Studies History, Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics of Pastoral Studies Pastoral Administration Character and Spiritual Development of the Pastor Curriculum and Resources for Pastoral Studies Skill Training in Pastoral Studies Reflections on Reality Ministry Elective History and Missions Bible History World History and Culture Early and Medieval Church History Medieval Church History 16th Century Church History 17th Century Church History 18th Century Church History 19th Century Church History 20th Century Church History Modern Church History /Denomination History The Roman Catholic Church and Protestantism Church History in Latin Am. Church History regional sts. Church History Elective Church Order/Church Gov

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Note: Specialties in the areas of Ministerial Studies, Missions, and Liberal Arts can develop courses according to the following paradigm: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Introduction to course History, Theology, Philosophy and Ethics of course Administration and course Character and Spiritual Development Curriculum and Resources Skill Training I Skill Training II Skill Training III Skill Training IV Skill Training V

MINTS may create a major by identifying 20 courses: 1. 2. 3. 10 courses in the area of special studies 5 interdisciplinary courses 5 basic courses in Bible, Theology, Ministerial Studies, and History and Missions

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Master Level Programs


1. The Master of Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.) Students seeking the M.A.T.S. degree must fulfill 60 academic hours by completing the following: a. Bible 6 courses (18 hours)

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The Master of Christian Education Program (M.C.E.) Students seeking the M.C.E. degree must fulfill 60 academic hours by completing the following: a. b. c. d. e. f. Bible Theology Ministerial Studies Humanities Christian Education Electives 2 courses (4 hours) 2 courses (4 hours) 2 courses (4 hours) 2 courses (4 hours) 10 courses (30 hours) 2 courses (4 hours)

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The Master of Divinity program (M.Div.) Students seeking the M.Div. degree must fulfill 105 academic hours by completing the following: a. b. c. d. e. f. Bible Theology Ministerial Studies History Humanities Electives 12 courses (36 hours) 6 courses (18 hours) 6 courses (18 hours) 4 courses (12 hours) 2 courses (6 hours) 5 courses (15 hours)

Core courses will take up 90 hours. 15 hours will be electives. a. Core Courses (1) Bible (12) (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) English Bible Exegesis Old Testament Introduction Old Testament Survey Old Testament Book Study New Testament Introduction New Testament Survey New Testament Book Study

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(h) (i) (j) (k) (l) (2) (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (3) (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d) (5) (a) (b) (6) (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Hermeneutics Introduction to Hebrew Introduction to Greek Hebrew Exegesis Greek Exegesis God Man and Salvation Christology Ecclesiology and Eschatology Bibliology Apologetics Worship Evangelism Preaching I Ministry I Ministry II Ethics Early Church History Medieval Church History and Reformation Modern Church History Introduction to Missiology Philosophy of Christian Education An Introduction to Counseling Sociology (recommended) Preaching II (recommended) Student choice Student choice Student choice

Theology (6)

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Note: Specialties in the areas of Ministerial Studies, Missions, and Liberal Arts can develop courses according to the following paradigm: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Introduction to course History, Theology, Philosophy and Ethics of course Administration and course Character and Spiritual Development Curriculum and Resources Skill Training I Skill Training II Skill Training III Skill Training IV Skill Training V

MINTS may create a major by identifying 20 courses: 4. 5. 6. 10 courses in the area of special studies 5 interdisciplinary courses 5 basic courses in Bible, Theology, Ministerial Studies, and History and Missions

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Doctoral Level Programs


1. Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) The D.Min. program is only available for those who are teaching, or will teach, in MINTS a. Purpose The D.Min. is orientated to students writing theological curriculum that will be functional in international theological education. b. Prerequisites (1) A Master of Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.) or its equivalent 60 academic hour master degree (Students with a non-theological degree need at least 45 academic hours of master level theological courses) (2) Active in theological training at graduate and/or post-graduate level

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(3) (4) (5) (6) c. (1) Willing to have ones course materials be posted on MINTS web site and be used for a MINTS course Recommended by an ecclesiastical body as a church member in full communion Approved by the MINTS Academic Dean. Able to demonstrate that studies can be completed in 5 years. Provide mentorship for theological curriculum developers by D.Min. and Ph.D. credentialed professors of education and theology (2) (3) (4) d. Produce theological curriculum materials in different languages. Prepare the graduates to be doctoral program mentors in their language and field of work. Develop teams of doctoral mentors to develop contextualized courses for regional study centers. Course Requirements (1) The completion of 5 modules of study. (a) Each module of study is supervised by a D.Min. or Ph.D. professor, approved by the Doctoral Program Coordinator and final reading committee. (b) The course will be no less than 100 pages (8 by 11, 12 font, 1.5 spacing) and no more than 150 pages, not including the appendix. (b) At least 5,000 pages of bibliography will be read and annotated for each module entry (a total of 25,000 annotated bibliographies) (2) Language and investigation techniques (a) (b) (c) Courses can be taken in the language of the students choice if MINTS is able to locate such language teachers The MINTS guidelines as stated in How to Write a Theological Course will be followed The guidelines of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers or other MINTS approved guides will be used

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e. Oversight (1) (2) (3) The Doctoral Program Coordinator (DPC) and MINTS Academic Dean will assign the student to a mentor The mentor will oversee the students development of each course. Each course will have a title page, index, preface, students instruction, 8 lessons, proper footnoting, questions at end of each lesson, 5,000 page annotated bibliography, teachers manual with answers to questions and instructions for the distance education teachers. (4) (5) The mentor will send corrected course to the DPC for approval. After the Doctoral Program Coordinators approval of the 5th course, the courses are given by the DPC to a reading committee for final approval. The reading committee has five weeks to complete its readings and give final approval. (6) (7) The DPC presents the students work to MINTS board for graduation. Graduation of D.Min.student can take place in students country or in Miami. f. Finances (1) (2) f. D.Min. students are volunteer teachers in the MINTS distance education system. MINTS will be granted the rights to post and use the course materials developed by the D.Min. student. Duration The program should not take more than 5 years. In order to continue after 5 years, an extension can be applied for from the Academic Dean. g. Mentors Students will be assigned a course mentor by the MINTS Academic Dean from the following list: Dr. Benjamin Hegeman, Ph.D. (Dutch, English, French) Dr. Johan Hegeman, Ph.D. (Dutch, English) Dr. Cornelius Hegeman, Ph.D. in Christian Thought, D.Min. (Dutch, English, Spanish) Dr. Ken Hinkson, D.Min. (English) Dr. Bruce McDowell (English, Spanish) Dr. Jaime Morales, D.Min, Ph.D., (Spanish)

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Dr. David Moran, D.Min. (English, Spanish) Dr. Norberto Quezada, D.Min., Ph.D (Spanish) Dr. Ismael Quintero, D.Min., Ph.D (Spanish) Dr. Richard Ramsay, D.Min. (English, Spanish) Dr. Larry Ruddell, D.Ed. (English, oversee Turkish) Dr. David Sills, Ph.D. (English, Spanish) Dr. Roger Smalling, D.Min. (English, Spanish) Dr. Michael Saunders Dr. Turgay Ucal, Ph.D (Turkish) Dr. Julian Zugg, D.Min. (English) h. Recognition The D.Min. is a religious degree offered in the State of Florida. According to current Florida law educational institutions that grant religious degrees need to abide by the Fair Consumers Practices guidelines given by the State (Florida Statutes, 1005.04). Institutions need to notify and register with the Commission for Independent Education of the State of Florida (Chapter 1005, Florida Statutes). The MINTS doctoral program is not accredited. It is a fraternity of Christian doctoral level distance education theological course writers and teachers meeting MINTS educational standards. MINTS participates with the Association Committee of the Confraternidad Latinoamericana de Iglesias Reformadas (A-CLIR). i. Enrollment (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 2. Contact the Academic Dean of MINTS at hegjkm@aol.com. Download necessary forms at www.mints.edu . Provide three reference letters (pastor, educational and friendship.) Provide copies of grade transcripts for Bachelor and Master degrees. Provide national identification and picture.

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curriculum to make a significant impact in international theological education. b. Prerequisites (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) c. (1) (2) (3) (4) A Master of Divinity degree (minimum 90 credits) or its equivalent A working knowledge of the Biblical languages, English, and one other language. Active in theological training at the graduate and/or post-graduate level. Willing to have ones research results posted on the MINTS website. Recommended by an ecclesiastical body. Approved by the MINTS Academic Dean and Ph.D. program director. Able to demonstrate that studies can be completed in 5 years. Provide mentorship for theological research by Ph.D.-credentialed theology professors. Produce curriculum materials in the language of target field of study. Implement Ph.D. studies in international theological distance education programs. Establish the potential of setting up the full range of theological study programs in national and international centers, including a Certificate of Theological Studies as well as the Associate Bachelor, Bachelor, Masters, and Ph.D. in Theological Studies. d. Principal Course Requirements (1) The completion of 8 modules of study. (a) (b) (c) Each module of study will be supervised by a Ph.D. professor At least 5,000 pages of bibliography will be read and annotated per module Each module will require a module contract signed by the student, the supervising professor, and the programs Academic Dean and filed in the MINTS office (2) Five modules will be dedicated to writing theological curriculum Program Goals

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(a) (b) (c) (d) Students will be assigned a course mentor by the MINTS Ph.D. Program Director The curriculum development undertaken by students will be approved by the Ph.D. Program Director MINTS will assign two Ph.D. readers (a primary reader and a secondary reader) who will review the materials Courses may be taken in the language of the students choice if Ph.D. readers can be identified to read the students research and writings (e) (f) (g) (3) The MINTS guidelines as stated in How to Write a Theological Course will be followed The guidelines of the MLA Handbook for writers of Research Papers or other MINTS approved guides will be used. The five courses written at the D.Min. level can be used as the first five modules of the Ph.D program. Two modules will be taken in the area of study specialty (a) The students area of theological study interest will be identified in conjunction with the MINTS Ph.D. Program Director (b) (c) Two courses in the area of theological study interest will be developed under the supervision of Ph.D. mentors The special interest courses will demonstrate a thorough application of Biblical exegesis, historical theology, systematic theology, ministerial application, and the proper use of the liberal arts (4) The Ph.D. Dissertation (a) (b) (c) (d) The doctoral student will be assigned a Ph.D. dissertationsupervisory professor by the Ph.D. Program Director The student and supervisory professor will present a thesis proposal to the Ph.D. Program Director for approval The dissertation will include 50,000 pages of annotated bibliography that is generally accessible to the reader The dissertation will be written in standard form (Chicago, APA or MLA if in English and its equivalent otherwise)

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(e) The dissertation may be written in a language other than English if the supervisory professor and reading committee are able to do research in the designated language (f) (g) (h) (i) (j) e. Finances The MINTS Ph.D. in Theological Studies is a fraternity of volunteer professors who seek to promote Christian education and the training of professors at its highest levels in international settings. MINTS will oversee the development of the courses and asks the student for the right to use and post the students theological writings on the Internet. f. Program Duration Doctoral students will have five years to complete the writing of the 5 curriculum development courses, two years to complete the two special courses, and one year to complete the dissertation. Students who have been accepted into the Ph.D. in Theological Studies program will be guaranteed to finish the program if courses are satisfactorily completed in the allotted 5 years. Yearly program extensions may be granted for up to 5 more years. g. Readers, Mentors, and Directors There are three levels of involvement by Ph.D. professors. At the basic level, MINTS Ph.D. adjunct professors will be readers and respond to student writings. Second, Ph.D. professors will mentor students in specific courses or the dissertation. Third, there will be a Ph.D. Director for the Ph.D. in Theological Studies program. The Ph.D. Program Director is responsible for appointing regional as well as language group directors; approval of the MINTS board is necessary. The dissertation will be no less than 200 pages (8 by 11, 12 font, 1.5. spacing) and no more than 500 pages Dissertation correspondence may be via the Internet The dissertation will be presented and defended orally in a previously agreed upon on-site location One copy will be provided to each of the MINTS Ph.D. professors, staff, board members, and two for the library Arrangements for publication of the dissertation will be approved by MINTS prior to the students graduation.

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h. Recognition for the Doctor of Philosophy Program The Ph.D. in Theological Studies is a religious degree offered in the State of Florida. According to current Florida law, educational institutions that grant religious degrees must abide by the Fair Consumers Practices guidelines provided by the State (Florida Statutes, 1005.04) and institutions must notify the Commission on Independent Education of the State of Florida (Chapter 1005, Florida Statutes). MINTS is not accredited by secular entities or other CHEA bodies. i. Enrollment (1) Contact Dr. Cornelius Hegeman (hegjkm@aol.com) or President Hauenstein at (president@mints.edu) to apply for admission to the Ph.D. in Theological Studies (2) An original copy of the master degree transcript as well as photocopies of graduate and post-graduate transcripts must be sent to the MINTS office. (3) The Academic Dean will arrange for an Internet or on-site meeting in order to plan the course of study for the five years

IX.

FACULTY AND STAFF

Staff
President Vice-President of Academic Affairs English International Coordinator Miami Coordinator Africa Coordinator Malawi Coordinator Chinese Curriculum Developer Turkey Coordinator Central America Coordinator Far East English Program Coordinator Brazil Coordinator Moodle Online Program Coordinator China Coordinator Dr. Greg Hauenstein Dr. Cornelius Hegeman Dr. Julian Zugg Rev. Jared Reed (PhD Candidate) Rev. Jeff Borden (PhD Candidate) Rev. Rick Armstrong Ms Virginia Yip Dr. Larry Ruddell Rev. Eric Pennings Rev. Allen Vander Pol Rev. Larry Buckman Dr. Jaime Morales Dr. Biao Chen

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Emeritus Finances Dr. Kent Hinkson Craig Young, Business Manager Pam Hathaway, CPA. And Mary Sweeney, CPA

Faculty
Professors Dr. Rickey Armstrong, D.D., Miami International Seminary; D. Min. candidate, Reformed Theological Seminary; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A., Ouachita Baptist University Rev. Julio Benitez, M.A.T.S., Miami International Seminary Rev. Jeff Borden, PhD Candidate, Univ. Of Pretoria, ThM, Univ of Stellenbosch, M.Div, Columbia Seminary. Rev. Brgido Cabrera, M.A.T.S., Miami International Seminary; BATS, FLET. Rev. Richard Crane, M.Div. Rev. Matthew Dubocq, M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Seminary Rev. Eliezer Gonzalez, M.A. Theological Studies, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A., Trinity Evangelical Seminary of New York. Dr. Greg Hauenstein, Ph.D. Studies, Miami International Seminary; D.D. MINTS, M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Emmanuel School of Religion; B.A., Florida Bible College Dr. Cornelius (Neal) Hegeman, Ph.D. in Christian Thought, AUBS; D.Min. MINTS; D.Min. Missiology, Westminster Theological Seminary; Th.D. (hon.), National Evangelical University, Dom. Rep.; M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary; B.R.E., Reformed Bible College; B.A., Wilfrid Laurel University Dr. Ken Hinkson, D.Min., Reformed Theological Seminary; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; B.S.E. Education and Social Studies, State University of Kansas Rev. Bill Huston, M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; B.A., Biola University Dr. Jaime Morales, D.Min., Ph.D in Theological Studies, Miami International Seminary Dr. Dave Moran, D.Min., Reformed Theological Seminary; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; B.A., Belhaven College

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Rev. Javier Muoz, M.A.T.S., Miami International Seminary Rev. Eric Pennings, M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary; B.R.E., Reformed Bible College Dr. Ismael Quintero, D.Min., Miami International Seminary; Ph.D inTheological Studies., Miami International Seminary Dr. Richard B. Ramsay, D.Min. Urban Missions, Westminster Theological Seminary; Th.M. Apologetics, Covenant Theological Seminary; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; B.A., University of Kansas Rev. Jared Reed, Ph.D. candidate, Westminster Theological Seminary; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; B.S., Miami Christian College Dr. Lawrence S. Ruddell, Ed.D., University of Houston; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; M.A., Ohio State University; B.A., Davidson College Rev. Allen Vander Pol, M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary. Lecturers Dr. Mariano Avila, Ph.D. Hermeneutics, Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D. candidate Social Sciences, Universidad Autnoma Metropolitana, Mexico; Th.M., Calvin Theological Seminary; M.A. History, Temple University Rev. Craig Branson, M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary; B.A., Belhaven College Rev. Larry Buckman, M.A., Columbia College; B.S., Philadelphia Biblical University Patrick Carrington, D.Min. candidate, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; M.A. Counseling Psychology; B.S. Psychology, Miami Christian College Rev. Worth Carson, D.Min candidate, Covenant Theological Seminary; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; B.A., Gardner-Webb University Rev. Mike Khandjian, D.D., Miami International Seminary; M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary; B.A., Belhaven College Rev. Ken MacHarg, M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary; B.A., Maryville College Rev. Mark Mailloux, M.Div., Facult Libre de Thologie Rform d Aix-en-Provence, University of Paris (Sorbonne); Gordon College; School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Dr. David Sills, Ph.D. Intercultural Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary; D.Miss., Reformed Theological Seminary; M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Seminary; B.A., Belhaven College

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Dr. Roger Smalling, D.Min., Miami International Seminary; M.A.T.S., Miami International Seminary; M.A., Baptist Christian University; B.A., Baptist Christian University; B.A. Hispanic Studies, University of Northern Colorado; A.A., Compton College Rev. John Stevenson, D.Min. candidate, Reformed Theological Seminary; M.Div., Knox Theological Seminary; B.A., Florida Bible College Rev. Turgay Ucal, M.A., Chesapeake Theological Seminary, Ph.D. in Theological Studies, MINTS. Visiting Professors and Lecturers, Consultants, Adjuncts, Trainers, and Speakers Dr. No Acosta David L. Burke Rev. Steven De Vries Jennifer del Pino Dr. Chuck Dickson Fernando Fernandez Rev. Richard Gainer Rev. Bill Green Rev. Ernie Langedoen Rev. Stan Line Dr. John Medendorp Dr. Bruce McDowell Dr. Bob Penhearow Dr. Walford Thompson Rev. Richard Tyson Rev. Martin Windle Rev. Bill Yarborough

Board of Directors
Mr. A.J. Ager (Chairman) Mr. Roy Berube Rev. Brgido Cabrera Mr. Dan Delange Mrs. Sandy Goode

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Rev. Bill Huston Mr. Jim W. Kern Dr. Bill Richards Dr. Walford Thompson Mr. George Lawrence

Board of Reference Dr. Richard Pratt Dr. Steve Brown Dr. Michael Khandjian Charles Morgan, Esq. James A. Kern

X. ACADEMIC AND EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE


A. Academic Program Directors
1. 2. 3. 4. Bachelor Studies: Masters Studies: Doctor of Ministry: Doctor of Philosophy: Biblical Studies Systematic Theology Ministerial Studies History and Missions Humanities English Spanish Portuguese Turkish Academic Dean Dr. Cornelius Hegeman Dr. Greg Hauenstein Dr .Julian Zugg Dr. Cornelius Hegeman Larry Buckman Dr. Turgay Ucal Dr. Cornelius Hegeman Dr.. Greg Hauenstein Dr. Neal Hegeman Dr. Neal Hegeman Dr Neal Hegeman Dr. Julian Zugg Rev. Allen Vander Pol

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2. Associate ADs in Colombia Dr. Ismael Quintero Rev. Javier Muoz Rev. Julio Bentez DMin Rev. Leonel and Belgica Ortiz Rev. Javier Gil 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Associate AD for Central America Associate AD for Turkey Associate AD for Miami Associate AD for English Caribbean Associate AD for English Africa Associate AD for English International Associate AD for Spanish Online Associate AD for Venezuela Associate AD for La Paz, Bolivia Associate AD for Cochabamba, Bolivia Associate ADs in Dominican Republic Rev. Eric Pennings DMin, PhD cand. Rev. Jos J. Ramrez (DMin cand.) Dr. Larry Ruddell Rev .Jared Reed PhD Cand. Dr. Julian Zugg Rev. Jeff Borden, PhD Cand. Dr. Julian Zugg Dr. Jaime Morales Rev. Leoner Espejo (doct. cand.) Rev. Edgar Flores (doct. cand.) Rev. Nicolas Vaca (doct. cand.) Dr. Felix Caraballo, Rafael Jimnez (doct. cand.) Juan Fernando Perez (doct. cand.) 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Associate AD Eastern Europe Associate AD for Malawi Associate AD in California Associate AD in California Associate AD for Reformed Church in America Associate AD in Quito, Ecuador Associate AD in Cuidad Juarez Associate ADs in Mexico Rev. Brgido Cabrera (doct. cand.) Carlos Luis Moreno Rev. Juan Gonzalez Ferrer (doct. cand.) Rev. Fransisco Limon (doct. cand.) Rev. Juan G. Ferrer (doct. cand.) Rev. Ernesto Ucan (doct. cand.) Rev. Amos Cauich (doct. cand.) Rev. Ricardo Tun (doct. cand.) Rev. Moiss Osorio Castillo (doct. cand.) Rev. Huascar de la Cruz (doct. cand.) Rev. Alfredo Narvaez (doct. cand.) Dr. Julian Zugg Dr. Rickey Armstrong Benjamin Ortega Rev. Eddy Aleman (doct. cand.)

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