JDS Education Symposium

Symposium On The Holy Spirit & Theological Education

The “Symposium on the Holy Spirit and Theological Education” will be held October 24-25, 2019 at the Potter’s House of Dallas in The PLACE. The symposium invites a conversation on what it means to love the Lord with the mind. Jakes Divinity School seeks to form leaders who bring Christian spirituality to bear on theological thinking for everyday leadership within the church and society.

The “Symposium on the Holy Spirit and Theological Education” is an annual academic forum that invites a general Christian audience, pastors, ministers, and theological students from around the world, scholars, and JDS students to participate in conversations that promise to be intellectually stimulating and theologically challenging. At the same time, it will inform Christian leadership and practice.

 At a Glance

Dates: October 24-25, 2019 (Thursday: 4:00pm-8:30pm; Friday: 7:30am-2pm)
Location: The Place @ The Potter’s House Dallas.
Registration: $85.00
Questions: 1-833-JD-STUDY


Thursday October 24,2019
4:00pm Registration & Check In

5:00pm Dinner

6:30pm Worship

6:45pm Dr. Leonard Sweet

“The Holy Spirit and the Mind: Semiotics and Prophetic Imagination”

7:15pm Conversation between Bishop TD Jakes & Dr. Leonard Sweet

8:30pm Evening Adjourned

Friday October 25, 2019
7:30am Registration & Check In

8:00am Breakfast

9:00am Worship

9:15am Plenary Speaker: Dr. Yolanda Pierce (Dean of Howard University School of Divinity)

“To be renewed in the Spirit of your mind:’ The Holy Spirit, Scripture, and Education”

9:45am Conversation Between Bishop TD Jakes & Dr. Yolanda Pierce

10:45am Break

11:00am Breakout Sessions

Speakers and Topics

Dr. Carlos Campo, President of Ashland University

“Nicodemus and Rebirth through the Holy Spirit”

Dr. Cynthia James, Associate Pastor and Dean of Education, The Potter’s House

“The Intersectionality of Exegesis and Spirituality”

Dr. Johnathan Alvarado, President and Professor of Greater Atlanta Theological Seminary

“Theological Education as Pentecostal Sacrament”

Dr. Mark Chironna, Senior Pastor of Church on the Living Edge

“The Art of Semiotics in Spirit-filled Revelation Knowledge”

Dr. Lisa Bowens, Assistant Professor at Princeton Theological Seminary

“Spirit-Shift: Paul, the Poor, and The Holy Spirit’s Ethic of Love”

Dr. Lee Roy Martin, Professor at Pentecostal Theological Seminary

“The Spirit of Wisdom: Thoughts on Daniel the Prophet”

Dr. Harold Bennet, President-Dean at CH Mason Theological Seminary

“An African American Understanding of the Holy Spirit”

12:30pm Lunch Panel


Dr. Jill Waggoner, Medical Doctor

Dr. David Reed, Theologian

Rev. Gaby Viesca, Portland Seminary at George Fox University

Dr. William Valmyr, Transformational Leadership

2:15pm Symposium Conclusion