Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

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.

Vocational Development

From the moment you enter Seminary, you will be immersed in a community that places vocational development front and center alongside academic preparation. You will be enriched through identity and spiritual formation coursework, psychological testing, and opportunities to explore ministry and self-care habits.

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Community Life

At North Park Theological Seminary, our community extends beyond the classroom to support you and provide formational learning opportunities on campus and across Chicago. Our on-campus housing options, community events, and worship services will help you connect with your faculty, peers, and neighborhood.


Alumni Profile: Curtis Ivanoff

Curtis Ivanoff S’08 found rich community and a deepening of his faith and understanding of God’s work in the world through his MACM program at North Park. He’s taken this training back to his home in Alaska, where he now serves as the Superintendent for the Alaska Conference of the ECC.

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Course Areas

This 36-hour degree includes courses in Old and New Testament, history, theology, spiritual formation, ministry, and Christian education and formation, with elective courses that fit your own educational goals and ministry context. This program can be completed with two years of full time study or three years of distance or part-time study.

Faculty Spotlight:
Dr. Timothy Johnson

Dr. Timothy Johnson appreciates being able to help students develop clarity of discernment. “We will tailor your Field Education in a way that fits you and what your passion is, and what you aspire to do,” he says.

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Dual-Degree Options

If you are serving in a nonprofit or para-church ministry, North Park’s dual-degree options with the MA in Christian Ministry may be a great avenue for developing the skills you need. In one 60-hour program you can complete the MACM and a Master of Business Administration or Master of Nonprofit Administration.