The Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching is a program designed to help pastors and church leaders take their proclamation to the next level. Students will participate in a series of seminars and a directed ministry project to enhance their understanding of biblical preaching and to further develop their preaching gifts.
The Doctor of Ministry is a professional doctoral degree focused primarily on the practice of ministry. The educational experiences in the D.Min. program at Anderson University will be delivered through a hybrid approach, involving independent and online study, three week-long seminars (two on campus, one in a selected city), three event-based seminars, and development and implementation of a significant ministry project and subsequent dissertation. The student will be expected to plan, carry out and evaluate the project at a level appropriate for a doctoral degree candidate.
A maximum of 15 students per year will be admitted to the D.Min, in Biblical Preaching, to assure each student of strong guidance and supervision at an appropriate level.
The 35-hour program consists of the following elements:
- Three residency seminars (five credit hours per seminar) (15 hours)
- Three event seminars (three credit hours per seminar) (9 hours)
- Applied Ministry Experience (3 hours)
- Project Methodology Workshop (2 hours)
- Ministry Project (6 hours)
The Doctor of Ministry student should anticipate spending approximately four years in pursuit of the degree; the student must complete the program within six years.
Applicants for the Doctor of Ministry should have a minimum of three years of full-time experience in a ministry vocation. The applicant must hold the basic theological degree (Master of Divinity, Master of Ministry, or its equivalent) from an accredited seminary or graduate school of ministry. A minimum of 42 hours of graduate study beyond the baccalaureate degree is required, including at least six hours in preaching/communication study. (Students without the prerequisite study in preaching can take the required courses through Anderson’s Master of Ministry program prior to beginning the D.Min. seminars.)
For additional information or to apply, contact the College of Christian Studies at Anderson University at (864) 328-1809, or send an email to email@example.com.