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FINISH A COURSE IN AS LITTLE AS 6-8 WEEKS!  Online Live or On-Site Live Seminar Courses are a learning alternative provided for the benefit of those individuals who find person-to-person instruction helpful.  Most students who elect to attend Live Seminar Courses do so after enrolling in the standard distance education program, then deciding later to elect  to use a Live Seminar Course to substitute for one or more of the standard directed study courses in their program.  In fact, depending upon the degree major, it may be possible to complete an entire degree program by attending Live Seminars.

QUICK OVERVIEW OF LIVE SEMINAR COURSES
Online seminar courses involve time online during a scheduled day.  Pre-seminar assignments prepare the student.  This makes it possible to complete a 3 credit course in 6 - 8 weeks.  No special software is required, only basic computer skills using  a computer or smart device On-site seminar courses are held at strategic locations.  Pre-seminar assignments prepare the student to take maximum advantage of the live seminar sessions.  This makes it possible to complete a 3credit course in 6 - 8 weeksOn-site seminars usually prove top be a time of spiritual refreshment.

 HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE LIVE SEMINAR OF YOUR CHOICE

  • Select a seminar from the schedule immediately below.  It's best to allow yourself at least four weeks to prepare for the seminar by completing the pre-seminar reading and writing projects.

  • You can enroll by clicking on the Seminar Registration link anywhere on this page.  You will then be sent a study guide so that you can begin the pre-seminar reading and writing projects.

  • If you are uncertain whether you qualify to attend a particular seminar, you may call to speak with Dr. Ray Parker, Executive Director for Coordinated Learning (1-800-933-1445) or email him drparker@mdivs.edu.

  • COST OF LIVE SEMINARS: Regular program tuition covers the cost of standard directed study courses.  The cost of seminars is not charged at the time of initial enrollment.  Seminar courses offer a unique alternative, and require a modest additional fee.    This charge is payable only if and when the student elects to take advantage of the seminar option.  See the schedule below for fees per seminar.

  • SEMINAR REFUND POLICY:  Seminars Fees are not refundable, but may be applied to future seminars or other outstanding balances.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Check back often for up-dates and additions.



 
ONLINE SEMINAR SCHEDULE

2015 SCHEDULE


June | July | August | September
October | November | December
 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:  For our online seminars, we have elected to use GoToTraining.com, the training division of GoToMeeting.com, America's best known online meeting provider.  This makes it possible for students to easily access an online seminar from just about anywhere in the world.  Only basic computer technology is required.  Nothing fancy.  Nothing difficult.  All you will need is:

  • A computing device with Internet connection (the faster the better).

  • Speakers & microphone for your computer (built in or added on).

SEMINAR SCHEDULE:  Seminars may have different days and times.  For individual schedules refer to the individual seminar information blocks below.

ALL ONLINE SEMINAR TIMES
ARE U.S. CENTRAL TIME ZONE

If you would like to know if you qualify to enroll in a particular seminar, contact Dr. Ray Parker, Executive Director for Coordinated Learning drparker@mdivs.edu or 1-800-933-1445 or 812-471-0611.

*COST FOR MOST ONLINE SEMINARS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED:  FOR CREDIT Registration Fee $40 + Seminar Fee $100 = TOTAL $140.  FOR AUDIT & CEU Registration Fee $20 + Seminar Fee $50 = TOTAL $70.

*Some seminars may be priced differently.  Where this is the case, it will be noted in the seminar information block.

June 2015

Mormonism: Historical, Theological, and Evangelistic Survey  MOR-1500-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY JUNE 27, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  Cultured, refined, socially acceptable, educationally skilled, evangelistically engaged, and religiously committed -- these are descriptive of the Mormon faith. The looming question for the evangelical community is: Where does the Mormon religion fit? Is Mormonism another denomination within Christendom or is there another dynamic involved? This course explores answers to these question historically and theologically with evangelistic application.
Register for this Seminar Course

July 2015

Counseling the Woman of Trauma
CWT-1500-OLS

Professor: Deena Crandall, A.A., Moody Bible Institute;
B.A., Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL); M.Min., MISD; M.A., Northwest Christian University.

SATURDAY July 11, 2015
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: The core purpose of this course is to give the counselor a place to start when faced with the prospect of counseling women who have experienced sexually based trauma, and to provide the counselor with a road map to reach the heart of these women, thereby avoiding the most common complaint of counselors in such situation…the sense of being overwhelmed and frustrated.
Register for this Seminar Course

Introduction to Pregnancy Counseling  PC-1500-OLS
Professor: Deena Crandall, A.A., Moody Bible Institute;
B.A., Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL); M.Min., MISD; M.A., Northwest Christian University.

SATURDAY JULY 18, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: This course will introduce and expose the student to the basic concepts of pro-life counseling; offer the student the opportunity to understand what the Bible says about being pro-life; and instruct the student about pregnancy and abortion so that the student will understand why a woman may choose abortion. Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Preaching and Personal Holiness
BP-1501-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY JULY 25, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  This course focuses on how preaching is effective in leading Christians toward maturity. Messages on Christian growth and sanctification will be modeled, and there will be instructional elements dealing especially with the dynamics of preaching in the local church.  Register for this Seminar Course

Content & Chronology of
 the Old Testament  OT-1500-OLS

Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY JULY 25, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: The purpose of this component is to provide the advanced student with an opportunity to present the Old Testament as a series of pictures which represent a continuous scene from the initial creation of the current heavens and earth to the return of the exiles to the Land of Israel.  Register for this Seminar Course

August 2015

Role & Function of the
Healthy, Healing Church
 HC-1500-OLS

Professor: Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to explore the biblical and experiential components that go into developing and leading a local church that is healthy and offers hope and healing to the lost and hurting.  Register for this Seminar Course

BIBLICAL BASIS/BIBLICAL DIRECTIONISM COUNSELING
(BD-401, 501-, 702)-OLS

 Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY AUGUST 8, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the Bible as an adequate handbook for the human mind, and to supply the student with a basic system for using the Bible as a counseling model.  
Register for this Seminar Course

Theology of Biblical Counseling
 CT-401-OLS / AT-501-OLS / AT-702-OLS

Professor: Dr. David Tyler

SATURDAY AUGUST 15, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to present to the more advanced student to the broader scope of topics in the discipline of Systematic Theology and the relevance of these topics to the work of biblical counseling.  Register for this Seminar Course

Developing Pastoral Skills DPS-1500-OLS
Professor:
  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY AUGUST 15, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll Right Away! 

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course to introduce to the pastor specific skills he will need to minister to, and bring freedom to, those members of his congregation who are hurting and dysfunctional. Realizing that individuals, families and churches are in conflict, this course is designed to equip the pastor to be effective in developing emotionally and spiritually healthy individuals, churches and families.  Register for this Seminar Course

Systematic Theology II  STH-1520-OLS
Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY AUGUST 22, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Component Purpose: This online course presents the student with an opportunity to demonstrate comprehension and general mastery of the ten (10) primary issues of Systematic Theology that form the basis of doctrine, and how these relate to the Bible as a foundational source. This online course will allow the student to document a mature understanding of the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; will enable the student to identify and describe relevant key doctrinal issues; and also document that knowledge in the context of the student’s current ministry; and finally to allow the student to relate doctrinal truths to a coherent system of thought consistent with the student’s own faith tradition.  Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Leadership
BLG-1501-OLS

Professor: Dr. Skip Moen

SATURDAY AUGUST 29, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Description: This seminar course covers the basic Biblical position on leadership in theory and action with a focus on transformation. This course will radically challenge everything the student has been taught about leadership, and will open an entirely new window into the truth of leadership from a Biblical perspective.  Register for this Seminar Course

September 2015

Content & Chronology of
 the New Testament  NT-1500-OLS

Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To present and expose the student to the study of the New Testament as a whole; to enable the student to recognize and interpret individual characters, the purpose and theme of each New Testament book and the relation of the Old Testament to the New Testament; to apply that knowledge in the student’s ministry and to lead the student to examine carefully the various interpretive options in New Testament studies. Register for this Seminar Course

Restoring Biblical Purity in the Church
RBP-1500

Professor: Audrey Werner, B.S.N.
READ AUDREY'S LATEST NEWSLETTER

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SPECIALTY COURSE!
WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE?

  • Anyone as just a single course, or as an elective in a certificate or degree program.

  • Current students as an elective in a current program.

  • Graduates as just a single course, or as an elective in a certificate or degree program.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

As a Result of Taking this Course

  • The student will be able to explain the history behind the sexual revolution.

  • The student will have the tools to expound on the rationale behind the legalization of birth control, abortion and sodomy in America.

  • The students will be able to identify the difference between the sex education, abstinence, and the purity movements.

  • The student will be able to research and identify the shift in the Christian churches stance on sex education, population control and sodomy over the last decade.

  • The student will be able to evaluate the impact of universal acceptance of Kinsey’s fraudulent science on the church, marriage, and children.

  • The student will be able to cite examples of how purity can be restored to our homes, church and nation.

Register for this Seminar Course

D.D. COMPONENT #4 - Theology
Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier
Note:  This a capstone seminar - Total cost $200

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18
& SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
Day 1 - 9:00a – 11:30a;  3:30p – 6:00p
Day 2 - 9:00a – 11:30a;  3:30p – 6:00p

 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  This Component will provide the D.D. student with an opportunity to demonstrate a personal comprehension and mastery of the particular theological position of his denomination or persuasion.

That is, the student will be able to compare and contrast his own theological position on the major themes of Systematic Theology with that of groups holding differing positions.  Register for this Seminar Course

MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING/PREPARING COUPLES FOR A BIBLICALLY BASED MARRIAGE
Professor: Dr. David Tyler

 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

The purpose of this course is to further expose the student to a biblical approach to Marriage and Family counseling so that the student will acquire the basic knowledge of the biblical conceptions of family roles and interpersonal relationships, and be able to trace the importance of these data and interpret them in terms of the counseling process.  Register for this Seminar Course

Systematic Theology I  STH-1510-OLS
Professors: Dr. Dennis Frey

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: This online course presents the student with an opportunity to demonstrate comprehension and general mastery of the two initial  primary issues of Systematic Theology that form the basis of all the other tenants (the Prolegomena and Bibliology), and how these relate to the Bible as a foundational source.  This online course will allow the student to document a mature understanding of the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; will enable the student to identify and describe relevant key doctrinal issues; and also document that knowledge in the context of the student’s current ministry; and finally to allow the student to relate doctrinal truths to a coherent system of thought consistent with the student’s own faith tradition.
Register for this Seminar Course

October 2015

Spiritual Warfare  SW-1500-OLS
Professor: Dr.
Ray Parker

SATURDAY OCTOBER 10, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll Right Away! 

Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to assist the student to undertake a deeper and genuinely biblical study of spiritual warfare within the context of the Christian life so that they acquire an understanding regarding the nature of spiritual warfare, and identify and describe strategies for overcoming the enemy, and to develop the student’s ability to summarize the nature of spiritual warfare and evaluate various strategies for overcoming the enemy.
Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Research & Writing  RW-1501-OLS
 Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY OCTOBER 10, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Objectives: 1. To present the student with an opportunity to read, research, and then write on the content of the Books of Genesis and Revelation, including a generic overview of the various methods of interpreting the historic and eschatological implications.  2.  To present the student with the basics of good research and writing which will allow him or her to understand the essentials of Bible College level research and writing.  3.  To assist the student to be prepared to research, write on, and then competently teach the Books of Genesis and Revelation in a ministry situation.  Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Apologetics  BAP-1510-OLS
 Professors:  Dr. Dennis Frey &  Dr. Thomas Baurain

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s understanding of the requisite issues in the study of Apologetics; to enable the student to identify key terms and describe essential issues of Apologetics and to apply Apologetic methodology to contemporary challenges; to offer the student the opportunity to explore significant challenges to the Christian faith and apologetic responses to those challenges; to examine and analyze the competing truth claims of rival world views. 
Register for this Seminar Course

November 2015

Comparative Analysis  COM-1510-OLS
Exploring the Contrasts Between
Biblical Theology & Secular Psychology

Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To encourage the student to complete a comparative and critical analysis of the foundational premises of humanistic psychology as contrasted against an analysis of the human person from a biblical perspective.  Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Role & Function of the Pastor
FP
-1500-OLS
Professor:
Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll Right Away! 

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to introduce the biblical role and function of the pastor in the local church so that the pastor can stand on “biblical foundation” in the performance of that role and function. This course is designed to focus the student on the pastoral role in light of scriptural teaching so as to overcome the many erroneous and damaging philosophies of pastoring. This course also discusses pastoral development, families, and potential traps and pitfalls.  Register for this Seminar Course


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Sex Education, Abstinence, Purity:
 An Investigation - SAP-1500

Professor: Audrey Werner, B.S.N.
READ AUDREY'S LATEST NEWSLETTER

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SPECIALTY COURSE!
WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE?

  • Anyone as just a single course, or as an elective in a certificate or degree program.

  • Current students as an elective in a current program.

  • Graduates as just a single course, or as an elective in a certificate or degree program.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

As a Result of Taking this Course


1. The students will be able to identify the difference between the sex education,
abstinence, and the purity movements.
2. The student will be able to explain the history behind the sex education and
abstinence movements.
3. The student will be able to demonstrate the outcome of the sex education and
abstinence movements.
4. The student will be able to apply Biblical principles to the instruction of children on
God’s Life process.
5. The student will have a clear understanding of the SAR (Sexual Attitude
Restructuring) technique and how it has been used to change the public’s opinion
regarding sexual sin.
6. The student will be able to cite examples of how Christians can use the PAR
(Purity Attitude Restructuring) technique to inspire the next generation to restore
social virtue and purity to our society.

Register for this Seminar Course

Essentials (Fundamentals) in Biblical Counseling
 FB-401-OLS / AE-501-OLS / AE-702-OLS

Professor: Dr. David Tyler

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To introduce the student to the concepts of multidimensional Biblical counseling. The student will have the opportunity to recognize, identify and recite these concepts, and to recognize important differences with other counseling theories.  Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Preaching and Personal Holiness
BP-1501-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  This course focuses on how preaching is effective in leading Christians toward maturity. Messages on Christian growth and sanctification will be modeled, and there will be instructional elements dealing especially with the dynamics of preaching in the local church.  Register for this Seminar Course

December 2015

Consider attending one of the on-site seminars
held the week of graduation.  Click Here.

 

ON-SITE SEMINAR SCHEDULE

2015 ON-SITE SEMINAR SCHEDULE
 December

The On-Site Seminars are held in either Melbourne, Florida or Jerusalem, Israel.   On-site seminars are a great opportunity for spiritual refreshment, fellowship, or a family vacation.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE:  On-site seminars will have different days and times.  For individual schedules refer to the individual seminar information blocks below.

If you would like to know if you qualify to enroll in a particular seminar, contact Dr. Ray Parker, Executive Director for Coordinated Learning drparker@mdivs.edu or 1-800-933-1445 or 812-471-0611.

*COST FOR MOST ON-SITE SEMINARS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED:  FOR CREDIT Registration Fee $40 + Seminar Fee $160 = TOTAL $200.  FOR AUDIT & CEU Registration Fee $20 + Seminar Fee $80 = TOTAL $100.

*Some seminars may be priced differently.  Where this is the case, it will be noted in the seminar information block.

December 2015 Graduation Week


Click for 2015 On-Site Graduation Info
Click for Seminar Only Travel & Housing Info



Held in Sunny Melbourne, Florida
Located on the beautiful Space Coast!

FLORIDA SEMINAR & EVENT LOCATION
Click for 2015 On-Site Graduation Info
Click for Seminar Only Travel & Housing Info
5995 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32940

Eastern Time Zone

Wednesday December 2
New Testament Theology NTH-1501-OLS
3 credits
Raymond Parker, Ph.D.

9:00a - 12:00p | 1:30p - 4:30p | 6:00p - 8:00p

 

Wednesday-Friday December 2-4
Bible Mastery BM-501-OLS
10 credits
Dennis Frey, Th.D.
Begin
-1:30p - 4:30p | 6:00p - 8:00p
9:00a - 12:00p | 1:30p - 4:30p | 6:00p - 8:00p

Finish - 9:00a - 12:00p

 

Thursday December 3
Marriage & Family Counseling MF-1501-OLS
3 credits
David Tyler, Ph.D.

9:00a - 12:00p | 1:30p - 4:30p | 6:00p - 8:00p

 

Thursday December 3
Israel and the Church IAC-1510-OLS
3 credits
Jim Solberg, D.D., Bill Adams, D.D. Lenny Allen, D.D.

9:00a - 12:00p | 1:30p - 4:30p | 6:00p - 8:00p

 

Thursday-Friday December 3-4
Bible Mastery BM-501-OLS
10 credits
Dennis Frey, Th.D.
9:00a - 12:00p | 1:30p - 4:30p | 6:00p - 8:00p

 

Friday December 4
Bible Mastery BM-501-OLS
10 credits
Dennis Frey, Th.D.
9:00a - 12:00p

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS MAKE USE OF A PERSONAL COMPUTING DEVICE SUCH AS A LAPTOP COMPUTER, NOTEBOOK OR SEMINAR DIGITAL DEVICE.

FEES FOR THE ABOVE SEMINARS

New Testament Theology, Marriage & Family Counseling, and Israel and the Church: Currently enrolled  students wishing to take one or more of these seminars for credit: Registration Fee $40 + Seminar Fee $100 = TOTAL $140.  Audit/CEU Fee: Registration Fee $20 + Seminar Fee $50 = TOTAL $70.

To register, please contact Dr. Ray Parker at drparker@mdivs.edu or call 1-800-933-1445.

Bible Mastery: Currently enrolled  students wishing to take this seminar for credit: Registration Fee $40 + Seminar Fee $160 = TOTAL $200.  Audit/CEU Fee: Registration Fee $40 + Seminar Fee $60 = TOTAL $100.

To register, please contact Dr. Ray Parker at drparker@mdivs.edu or call 1-800-933-1445.
 

FLORIDA SEMINAR & EVENT LOCATION
Click for 2015 On-Site Graduation Info
Click for Seminar Only Travel & Housing Info
5995 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32940

 

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