The first two years consist of two 4-day seminars per year (a total of four seminars), a 1-day writing seminar, and a week-long Project Methodology section. All seminars are held in the Winter and Summer terms – typically January and July.
Prior to each seminar, students will complete pre-seminar work that typically consists of approximately 2500 pages of reading and several writing assignments. Seminars will require some assignments during the week of the class. Following each seminar, students will take a Contextualized Writing Seminar in which they will work toward the completion of their ministry research project.