DMin in Expository Preaching

The specialization aims to equip students with the skills to prepare and deliver effective and compelling expository sermons. Skills will be developed for hermeneutical treatment of a biblical passage, treatment of the various genres of the Bible, particularly with Christ-centered perspective, and the delivery of sermons with clarity, power, biblical purity, and relevance. Attention will be given to preaching style with critiques to help in developing an effective style. Students will be led to a better understanding of the relationship between the preacher as person and professional and the theological importance of expository preaching.

This program is designed to be completed while continuing to serve in a ministry context. The program provides opportunities for advanced study in intensive seminars, courses and field settings. It combines academic study and experiential learning under faculty and field supervision to integrate theology and practice.

This program includes a 1-credit hour program orientation, a 3-credit hour Minister as Person and Professional workshop, a 2-credit hour integrative theology workshop, 12 hours of intensive seminars, 4 hours of contextualized learning experiences, and 9 hours related to the student's final project.

Program at a Glance

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What courses will I take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • DMN 8901 - Engaging Exposition
  • DMN 8902 - Engaging Exposition II: Preaching the Genres
  • DMN 8903 - Christ-centered Exposition
  • DMN 8904 - Leading through Exposition
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What can I do with this degree?

D.Min. graduates serve in ministry positions, and the program is designed to equip them to serve at a higher level of professional competency.

  • Leading the local church
  • Specialized ministry

Learn from over 60 professors who know what it's like to be in ministry. Our world-class faculty will teach you how to think critically about the Bible so you can minister faithfully throughout the world.

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