Preaching

2011 Cohort - Courses and Schedule 
2015 Cohort - Courses and Schedule

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Mission

Prompted by the promise of Christ's soon return, the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program at Andrews University is designed to develop spiritually mature and responsible professionals in ministry for worldwide church leadership. The DMin Preaching concentration prepares participants for excellence in prophetic preaching.

Outcomes

The outcomes of the Preaching concentration include 1) a knowledge base, 2) a transformational emphasis on being, and 3) doing, evidenced in skill training for homiletics.

Knowing: The knowledge base has the following components:

  1. Exceptional understanding of theory in the field of homiletics
  2. A faithful Adventist theology of prophetic preaching
  3. An understanding of servant leadership
  4. Integration of preaching and worship

Being: In the process of the Preaching concentration, participants will experience transformational development in the following ways:

  1. Security with humility in the high calling to ministry
  2. Enrichment of personal and family life
  3. Greater commitment to ministry
  4. Positive collegial relationships
  5. A global view of society and ministry

Doing: Participants in the Preaching concentration also enhance preaching skills and demonstrate competency in areas fitting their context from the practices listed below:

  1. To produce excellent exegesis of scripture
  2. To learn and practice diverse styles of preaching
  3. To evaluate the effectiveness of preaching
  4. To deliver prophetic semons with excellence
  5. To read scripture in public effectively
  6. To articulate theological and theoretical understandings that advance preaching and worship
  7. To develop vision for meaningful congregational worship
  8. To organize, lead, and equip others to lead public worship
Learning Modalities

The following learning modalities will be included in the concentration's andragogy:

  1. A ministry development plan
  2. A context support group
  3. Learning groups including collective assignments, consultations, and accountability
  4. Classroom consultation: including didactic and experiential learning as well as networking with top educators and experts in the field of homiletics
  5. Journaling
  6. Research: including perusal of the current literature, assigned readings, and case studies
  7. Praxis: including implementation of preaching in the context of ministry
  8. Mentoring
  9. Project: including theological reflection, field research, and intervention involving a specific challenge in their ministering context.
Contact

Dr. Hyveth Williams serves as concentration coordinator starting with the 2011 cohort. She can be reached at 1-269-471-6363, hyveth@andrews.edu.

Travel and lodging information is provided in the links under the "Intensive Location" column.

Cohorts are identified by the year in which they formed. Cohort participants will take these courses:

 

2011 Preaching Cohort
Course requirements and schedule for the cohort that began in 2011:
(follow the linked course names to obtain the course requirement documents)
Course # Course Name Instructors Intensive Dates Intensive Location
CHMN743 Prophetic Preaching in the Worship Context (6 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
Hyveth Williams July 5-15, 2011 Andrews University
GSEM790 DMin Project Seminar (2 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
Bill Knott and/or David Penno July 17-21, 2011 Andrews University
GSEM706 Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (6 cr) Joe Kidder May 7-17, 2012 Andrews University
GSEM730 Field Research for Ministry (2 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
David Penno May 20-22, 2012 Andrews University
CHMN744 A History of Preaching (5 cr) Finbar Benjamin July 8-18, 2013 Andrews University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   summer 2013  
CHMN748 Preaching the Literary Forms of the Bible (5 cr) Kenley Hall July 7-17, 2014 Andrews University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   summer 2014  

 

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2015 Preaching Cohort

Course requirements and schedule for the cohort that begins in 2015:
(follow the linked course names to obtain the course requirement documents)

Course #  Course Name Instructors   Intensive Dates Intensive Location
CHMN743 Prophetic Preaching in the Worship Context (4 cr) Hyveth Williams June 8-16, 2015 Andrews University
GSEM790 DMin Project Seminar (4 cr) Bill Knott and/or David Penno June 17-25, 2015 Andrews University
GSEM706 Spiritual and Theological Foundations for Ministry (8 cr) Jon Dybdahl or Allen Walshe May 9-19, 2016 Andrews University
CHMN744 A History of Preaching (5 cr) Hyveth Williams July 8-18, 2017 Andrews University
GSEM796 DMin Project ( 3 cr)   summer semester 2017  
CHMN748 Preaching the Literary Forms of the Bible (5 cr) Kenley Hall July 7-17, 2018 Andrews University
GSEM796 DMin Project (3 cr)   summer semester 2018  

For dates and locations of courses planned for cohorts in other concentrations, see the four-year DMin Program Planner.

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10/20/2014

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