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Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Ministry, Advanced Expository Preaching

The Doctor of Ministry in Advanced Expository Preaching is designed to equip pastors and other ministry leaders in the skills of sermon construction and public proclamation of the Scriptures by means of advanced training. Students will aspire toward increased effectiveness in multi-sensory high-impact expository preaching. Special emphasis will be on leading from the pulpit and biblical preaching with accuracy, passion, and creativity.

Being a lifelong learner should be a high priority for every pastor who wants to grow personally and stay relevant in ministry. The Doctor of Ministry degree is an advanced professional degree program designed for the continuing development of those involved in pastoral ministry.

This program is designed to enhance professional competence by expanding upon an initial foundation of theological studies and ministry experience, to enable those in vocational ministry to enhance current strengths, address areas of weakness, and increase overall effectiveness.

Ideal Fit

The Doctor of Ministry in Advanced Expository Preaching is designed to equip pastors and other ministry leaders in the skills of sermon construction and public proclamation of the Scriptures by means of advanced training.

Students will aspire toward increased effectiveness in multi-sensory high-impact expository preaching. Special emphasis will be on leading from the pulpit and biblical preaching with accuracy, passion, and creativity. Attention will be given to leading congregations from the pulpit through pastoral credibility from the powerful preaching of God’s Word.

Preaching Proclamation Teacher Expositor

Career Opportunities

A Preaching Pastor or Pastor of Proclamation is the primary herald of God’s Word during public worship services.

The primary role of Preaching Pastors is to proclaim God’s Word in an effective manner which includes edifying believers and evangelizing unbelievers. In addition, they are responsible for developing and leading other preaching/teaching ministries in the local church.

  • Preaching Pastor
  • Itinerant Preacher
  • Senior Pastor
  • Homiletics Professor

Curriculum Examples

Multi-Sensory Preaching
High Impact Expository Exegesis
High Impact Expository Preaching Method
High Impact Expository Preaching Lab
The Effective Communicator
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Course Overview

An application of current educational psychology and brain research in the field of homiletics.

An exegetical approach in which students will learn to accurately mine the biblical text for the sermon’s central proposition as well as the subsequent outline and content.

Attention will be focused on developing a deep understanding of the impact of anointed expository preaching using a Bible-centric, skill-based, and outcome driven method.

A practical preaching lab requiring a step-by-step application and mastery of the High-Impact Expository Preaching (HIEP) Method.

The goal of the course is to increase a speaker’s ability to develop messages which are: True to the biblical text; Clear and well-organized; Interesting to listen to; Specifically relevant to the listener’s needs.

Doctoral Seminar Schedule

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Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for the Doctor of Ministry program, the applicant must have a Seminary MA or M.Div degree (3.0 GPA), and have full-time professional ministry experience (length varies depending on the degree).

 

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Admission Requirements

Grace Theological Seminary welcomes applications from all individuals who have a testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

To be admitted as a Grace Theological Seminary student, you’re asked to provide:

  • Official transcripts from the school where you obtained your bachelor’s degree. (If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to admissions@grace.edu.)

  • A spiritual life reference

  • International applicant must provide a copy of TESOL test scores, and provide a financial certificate indicating sufficient funding for the program of study.

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