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Doctor of Ministry in Preaching

Earn a DMin in Preaching

Explore your call to proclaim God’s word in this doctoral program that combines classroom education and practical experience in your ministry context. No matter where you serve, preaching is a vital element of congregational ministry. A doctor of ministry (DMin) in preaching will help you discover your own pulpit hermeneutic, nurture your preaching voice, and consider the task of preaching within a variety of contexts. This degree will provide valuable experience and further training in bringing God’s word to the church, whether you choose to remain in your current position or find God calling you to a different place.

Faculty Spotlight:
Dwight Perry

Rev. Dr. Dwight Perry serves as our new Dean of Faculty and Professor of Homiletics and Leadership. He is a sought-after national speaker and is passionate about proclaiming God’s Word. As a pastor and teacher in homiletics, he is one of the premier expository preachers in the U.S.A. He has spoken across the country in the area of diversity and inclusion, homiletics, organizational and systems development especially within a not for profit setting along with strategic planning and leadership development.

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Coursework

This DMin program is structured around a series of core and elective courses taken during three summer residencies in Chicago. The core courses examine preaching as interpretation, performance, and social transformation, and are followed each summer by a variety of elective options taught by renowned preachers and scholars.

Cohort Learning Model

Each year, 32 students are accepted into a new cohort for the DMin in preaching program. Students are both women and men and represent each of the partner schools, bringing a wide range of tradition and perspective to the group. You’ll study with this cohort throughout your DMin program, providing peer review and support to each other as you all grow in your practice.

Preaching Project

You will personalize your DMin experience through completing a unique preaching project in collaboration with members from your own ministry. Through this, you’ll integrate coursework into your local ministry practice while exploring an issue facing the preaching ministry at your church. Learn more.