Students will experience an oxford-style
faculty mentor relationship with Len Sweet.
Leonard I. Sweet is an honors and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Richmond, having earned his Master of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School and PhD from the University of Rochester. The author of more than 200 articles, 1300+ published sermons, and more than sixty books, Leonard Sweet’s publications include the best sellers Soul Tsunami, Aqua Church, and Jesus Manifesto (with Frank Viola), as well as many other volumes that are revolutionizing the church’s mission.
In 2006 and 2007, Sweet was voted by his peers “One of the 50 Most Influential Christians in America” by Church Report Magazine, and in 2010, he was selected by the top non-English Christian website as one of the “Top 10 Influential Christians.” His popular podcast, “Napkin Scribbles,” is widely quoted, as is his homiletics resource, preachthestory.com.
Online | 36 Credits | Three Years
Seminar Experience - 12 credit hours
NS-SCSH-541 Foundations of Semiotics, Communications, & Spirit Hermeneutics
Regular ZOOM sessions to discuss the Readings
Orcas Advance: Context of Ministry
Project Experience - 12 credit hours
NS-SCSH-542 Deeper Discoveries within Semiotics, Communications, & Spirit Hermeneutics
Regular ZOOM sessions to define the Project
Oxford Advance: Presentation of the Project
Defense Experience - 12 credit hours
NS-SCSH-543 Expanding our Understanding of Semiotics, Communications,
& Spirit Hermeneutics
Regular ZOOM sessions to discuss your Project
Orcas Advance: Defense of Doctoral Manuscript
Tuition: $600 per credit hour
Application - Waived
Enrollment - $300
Library - Waived
Graduation - $300
2022 Fee - $300
Travel, Housing, and Meals at each Advance are the responsibility of the student.
Orcas Island, WA or Oxford England
Design Your Own Concentration
During the Project Experience students identify a specific area of ministry for in-depth research in consultation with Len.
During the Project Advance students present their research to their follow students and visiting faculty.
Publish Your Doctoral Project
During the Project Experience, students will complete a Manuscript as their Doctoral Treatise Paper.
During the Defense Advance, students defend their Manuscript to their fellow students and visiting faculty.
Following a successful Defense, students will have the opportunity to publish their peer-reviewed Manuscripts.