ADVANCE YOUR PREACHING SKILLS AND APPLICATION OF GOD’S WORD
No matter your ministry setting, you understand the importance of communicating God’s Word clearly, accurately, relevantly, and compellingly to your audience. Our Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching program will provide the in-depth teaching and coaching you need to develop advanced preaching skills, equipping you to interpret, prepare, and convey biblical truth that moves your listeners into a deeper walk with Christ.
Through world-class instruction and hands-on mentoring, you will enhance your effectiveness as a public speaker in creating and presenting messages that connect both newer and mature believers to the power of God’s Word—and reach spiritual seekers with the gospel. Designed for anyone with a Master of Divinity or equivalent and a passion for Bible-centered preaching, this 30-credit hour program sharpens your proficiency in composition, delivery, language, and presentation, with an emphasis on helping members of your congregation apply God’s Word in their own circumstances.
Take your preaching to a higher level with this ATS-accredited degree.
LEARNING VENUES AND PROGRAM OPTIONS
Designed for those with a Master of Divinity or equivalent, this advanced degree includes two years of course work, a Capstone Project shaped to enhance your distinct ministry goals, and an oral defense. Whether you serve in part-time or full-time ministry, you can select classes available through three flexible, convenient options:
- Study for your doctor of ministry degree online so you can keep your current schedule while you learn.
- Attend on campus in Chicago or Plymouth, Michigan, and engage with professors and colleagues in a classroom setting.
- Combine online and on-campus options with modular classes. Keep your commitments at home and a flexible schedule and still gain valuable classroom experience. See modular schedule.
Most classes are eight weeks, with some (highly recommended) four-day intensive on-campus classes.
Our new DMin program begins in January 2024. To apply, you must have a Master of Divinity degree or an MA in Biblical, Theological, or Ministerial Studies with additional work experience and graduate coursework. All applicants will have three years of ministerial experience and provide transcripts, writing samples, and character references.
FACULTY WHO TEACH IN THE DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM
Study under world-class professors offering a wealth of experience in the field and the classroom, including Dr. Brian Tucker, who has published numerous pastoral journal articles and books, including Reading Paul in Context: Explorations in Identity Formation.
This 30-credit hour degree is available at $695 per credit hour. The three-year program cost is equivalent to the tuition and fees for one year of undergraduate study at the typical four-year college. Specific scholarships for this program are available, and payment plans help you even more by defraying the cost of tuition and spreading out your financial obligations over time. You may also qualify for a federal loan.
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TUITION AND FEES
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