Doctor of Ministry

WOrthy of Double Honor (32 Credits)

The Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching (DMin) is our most advanced professional ministry degree for those already engaged in full-time pastoral or missionary ministry. This program involves advanced instruction in expository preaching for pastors, parachurch leaders, missionaries, and college professors. It is designed to deepen and sharpen the minister’s ability to proclaim the Scriptures and to strengthen his competency in serving the church. You will receive practical instruction from highly qualified, experienced faculty who have themselves ministered in the church—most of them as pastors—for many years. The degree is comprised of three main areas, including courses in expository preaching, courses in areas of personal ministry and counseling, and a ministry project that culminates in a doctoral dissertation.

Those applying for this degree program must have a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent with a 3.0 minimum GPA. However, ministers with only a master’s degree are also invited to apply, and in many cases may be admitted to the program with some extra courses assigned to bring them up to the MDiv equivalency.

Through the crucible of ministry experience, the Lord has shaped your life and service far beyond the classroom knowledge of your previous seminary days. Now, questions you didn’t even know to ask when you first began your ministry cross your mind daily. Maybe you recognize aspects of your preaching and teaching that you would like to revitalize or there is a particular challenge in your ministry you would like to focus on. Maybe you desire once again to exchange biblical ideas and sharpen iron in the fellowship of other ministers who share a journey similar to your own. Now is an excellent time for you to apply for the Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching. Especially designed for those who have already been serving in the ministry with a MDiv or its equivalent, the DMin degree will sharpen your ability to proclaim the Word of God as well as allow you to focus on special ministry needs.

Doctor of Ministry Program

Class Options

  • RESIDENCE
  • LIVESTREAM
  • ONLINE
  • MODULE
  • EVENING FLEX

Residential courses extend over the Fall and Spring semesters with a break in the middle of each semester. To make these courses available for distance students, many of classes are live-streamed. These are classes designed with the busy pastor in mind. With multiple course formats, it is possible to earn the DMin without living in the Greenville area.

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Residential, module, and evening flex classes are often live-streamed, making it possible for students to interact live with a class from virtually anywhere in the world. These are classes designed with the busy pastor in mind. With multiple course formats, it is possible to earn the DMin without living in the Greenville area.

Online courses allow the convenience of working in an asynchronous program, meaning that students do not typically meet at prescribed times; rather, most tasks take place on a week-by-week basis over the seven-week period. These are classes designed with the busy pastor in mind. With multiple course formats, it is possible to earn the DMin without living in the Greenville area.

Module weeks are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters and sometimes during the summer. Each module contains one week in residency, preceded and followed by six-weeks of distance course work. The one week in residency is often offered through live-stream as well. These are classes designed with the busy pastor in mind. With multiple course formats, it is possible to earn the DMin without living in the Greenville area.

Students with day jobs can take classes on Monday or Thursday evenings. Five credits of class can be possible on both Monday and Thursday evening, with two-credit classes meeting for one hour and three-credit classes meeting for two hours. Many courses are live-streamed as well. These are classes designed with the busy pastor in mind. With multiple course formats, it is possible to earn the DMin without living in the Greenville area.

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