- Dean's Welcome
- History & Mission
国产偷拍视频Welcome to the Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies, the advanced ministry education arm of Olivet University. The name we chose evokes the heart of Olivet's mission. Our goal is to help further equip mature Christian leaders as they seek to expand and strengthen the church of God globally.
Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760) is our historical model. He was a father of the Moravian Brethren, a 17th century Pietist movement that was in turn based on a 15th century reformation in Bohemia. Moravians added missions to the heart of the Evangelical theology recovered during the 16th century Protestant Reformation. It was through contact with the Moravians that John Wesley was transformed to become a leader in the Evangelical revivals of his time in Europe and North America.
Moravians defined four essential values for global ministry which Olivet and the Zinzendorf school share:
- Commitment to personal transformation by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Commitment to Christian community, demonstrated in worship, prayer, and the sharing of resources.
- Commitment to serving the Great Commission by bringing the "Good News" of Jesus Christ to the nations through evangelism, church planting, and social transformation.
- Commitment to the shared beliefs of the Evangelical movement rather than the distinctives of the various Protestant confessions. This is indicated by our statement of faith being that of the World Evangelical Alliance, of which Olivet is a supporting member.
From their base at the count's estate in Germany, ("Herrnhut," meaning "the Lord's protection,") Moravians carried the gospel to every continent while surrounding the enterprise with concerted prayer. God's formula for successful mission was linked with Evangelical theology and vibrant spirituality. This is the tradition we seek to uphold as we help educate a new generation from among all nations of the world. We invite you to consider the possibilities of joining us in pursuing a doctoral degree. The goal for us and you is to increase your God-given abilities to be of even better service for the Church of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God.
国产偷拍视频God bless you as you seek His will,
Dr. Donald Tinder, Dean
History & Mission
Nicolaus Zinzendorf was a distinguished German religious reformer. Born with privilege into an Austrian noble family, he is lauded for using his personal resources in the service of missions. Zinzendorf sought to bring a spiritual awakening to the church by funding and organizing communities of believers that are now known as the Moravian Church.
Having served as both a bishop and a missionary, Zinzendorf, lived a life of preaching and church-planting. Olivet University strives to honor that vision through the Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies.
Olivet University's Doctoral Programs
Doctor of Philosophy program
The Doctor of Philosophy program at Olivet University was established to help students be conversant with some of the major issues at the forefront of recent theological research and have a grasp of relevant research methodologies in their area of study.
Doctor of Ministry program
The Doctor of Ministry program at Olivet University was established to give students an opportunity to help research issues and topics related to church planting, mission strategies, parachurch and missionary work.
Doctoral Colloquium 2019
Doctoral Colloquium 2018
Doctoral Colloquium 2017
Doctoral Colloquium 2016
Doctoral Colloquium 2015
ZSDS Conference 2015
Doctoral Colloquium 2014
Olivet University Leadership Retreat 2014
Doctoral Colloquium 2013
Zinzendorf About Us - Slideshow 2013
Zinzendorf About Page
国产偷拍视频The Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies' 2019 doctoral colloquium, hosted by Olivet University San Francisco Campus, has successfully concluded with over 50 doctoral students participating.
The annual doctoral colloquium has kicked off at Olivet University's San Francisco Campus on October 14. The colloquium will be held from October 14 to 25, discussing and presenting diverse theological and ministerial topics of today's Christian world.
国产偷拍视频The Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies held a doctoral committee meeting to discuss the preparations for its upcoming doctoral colloquium at Olivet University's San Francisco campus.
国产偷拍视频The Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies is planning to launch its brand-new website to better serve the current and prospective students in early September.
国产偷拍视频The 2019 Doctoral Colloquium for the Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies will be held at Olivet University's San Francisco Campus in Mill Valley, CA.
A series of Doctor of Ministry candidates from the Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies continued to defend their projects in front of the committee this past month.