Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host four Doctor of Ministry cohort groups in January including two Parish Focus cohorts, one Reformed Focus, and one Science & Theology Focus group.

In October, the new Science & Theology Focus began. Taking clues from the gospel narrative, the purpose of this DMin focus is to create opportunities for pastors and scientists to be in conversation, to share concerns, to listen, to research new ways of working together, and to prepare pastors to model and shape an interdisciplinary approach.

One Parish Focus will meet in Phoenix to study homiletics with the Rev. Dr. Craig Barnes, Robert Meneilly Professor of Leadership and Ministry, and pastor of Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. The second Parish cohort will meet for the first time with the Rev. Dr. Susan Kendall, director of the D.Min. Program for an introductory course. The Reformed group will finish up their time together studying theological and ethical issues before the church and the nature and authority of the Bible. The Science & Theology group will discuss history and theological methods in addition to biblical texts in the world of contemporary science with the Rev. Dr. Steven Tuell, associate professor of Old Testament at PTS.

To learn more about the programs or schedules of the focus groups, visit the Doctor of Ministry website.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.